Problem being addressed[edit | edit source]
Diabetics need to measure their blood glucose levels on a daily basis to effectively monitor their disease, however test strips and glucometers are often too expensive for people in developing world settings. There is a need for simple, cost-effective monitoring devices in these low-resource areas.
Detailed description of the solution[edit | edit source]
The DeNovo Meter pairs an optical reader and disposable paper strips, which allows for safe, accurate, and inexpensive measuring of blood glucose levels. The locally manufactured colorimetric paper test-strips cost only 2 cents, which is 1/50 of the market price.
Designed by[edit | edit source]
- 3 juniors at MIT; Paul Hlebowitsh, Allen Lin and Deepali Ravel
- 3 MIT alumni; Priyanka Jain, Shichao Liang and Yi Wang
Location: Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States
When and where it was tested/implemented[edit | edit source]
Clinical trials were conducted in two rural areas of Nicaragua.
Funding Source[edit | edit source]
This device was funded through the MIT IDEAS Global Challenge and private funds.
References[edit | edit source]
Internally generated reports[edit | edit source]
DeNovo Glucometer. (n.d.). D-Lab: Development through Dialogue, Design and Dissemination. Link available here.
DeNovo Meter. (n.d.). MIT IDEAS Global Challenge. Link available here.