Modz brings Angry Birds in eHealth
The world’s first Angry Birds-themed blood glucose meter has been released in the UK and Europe. The device was developed by Finnish health technology company Modz. The meter aims to make blood testing less of a chore for children with diabetes and increase their motivation to achieve improved blood glucose levels.
The meter fits into pockets and reminds users to test their blood sugar levels, while meal times can be stored in the memory of the meter.
“We’re extremely excited to help motivate diabetic children and young adults to live healthier lives,” says Modz CEO Vesa Kemppainen. “Modz makes the link between frequent measuring and feeling good very concrete. The meter fosters self-care and helps juveniles become independent.”
The meter features a touchscreen interface that includes Rovio’s Angry Birds characters, with each coloured character corresponding to the blood test result. Points and rewards are given for good test readings, allowing children to progress up each level. Parents can keep informed of their child’s results with email and text message notifications. All results are stored on a secure cloud device.
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