Alumni Startup Creates World’s First Smartphone Glucose Meter

Fathi Abdelsalam MPA ’13 and his colleagues at AkibaH — a Silicon Valley startup  specializing in utilizing data science has created the world’s first smartphone glucose meter.The meter, GluCase, utilizes smartphone technology to provide information to diabetes patients about their glucose levels. “By seamlessly integrating a glucose meter, test strips and lancets into a smartphone case, it eliminates the need for a person with diabetes to carry bulky meters, test supplies and logbooks,” Abdelsalam said. Leaderboard 1 The project founders said that the name, AkibaH comes from ‘akiba haiozi’ — a Swahili proverb that meaning “a person with foresight will always know prosperity.” “AkibaH focuses heavily on machine learning for personalized, data-driven care to empower patients,” Abdelsalam said. “As you increase the size of relevant data, you’ll begin to unlock…

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