Insulin Angel, a temperature and proximity tracking device that connects to an individual’s smartphone app, has been launched on crowd funding platform Indiegogo.
The smart medication tracker monitors the temperature 24/7 for both medication in-use and stored in a refrigerator, as well as reduces the risk of forgetting or losing critical equipment.
The device, which has a remote warning capability, is helpful for parents or carers of the young or elderly, who provide medical care from a distance. With its proximity tracking functions, Insulin Angel also reduces any incidences of forgotten insulin doses.
According to a study, more than one in three patients miss insulin doses and the Insulin Angel app notifies users (parent or carer) if they miss the medication.
Insulin Angel co-founder Amin Zayani said: "There is so much uncertainty and misunderstanding when it comes to diabetes.
"We created Insulin Angel because there was nothing out there that works in quite the same way, and we hope that, thanks to Indiegogo, we will be able to reduce some of the anxiety that surrounds the condition.
"Backers also have the option to nominate a school, hospital, community or charity to donate units to, which hopefully opens this project out to anyone and everyone who would benefit from this technology."
The Insulin Angel team are expecting to raise $55,000 on Indiegogo, with Pioneer pledges including shipping starting at $40.
Insulin Angel co-founder Steve Miller said: "Indiegogo is the perfect platform for Insulin Angel, as it is made up of a community that cares about health and values innovation, value and technology focused on improving peoples’ lives."
Currently, there are 3.2 million people diagnosed with diabetes in the UK and 29.1 million in the US and out of these 10% permanently and critically require insulin.