Japanese startup to launch first noninvasive wearable glucose monitor

Smart Watch biochemical monitoring

Quantum Operation Inc., a Tokyo-based healthcare IoT startup, will present the world’s first noninvasive glucose monitor that is capable of truly continuous measurement.

And the best news? It measure your blood sugar from your wrist, without any pricks!

All this was announced at the 2021 CES.

A wristband for diabetes monitoring with no needles required? Quantum Operation Inc. says Yes!

The incidence of diabetes is increasing at an alarming rate worldwide, and glucose monitoring is critical to diabetes management. Non-invasive continuous blood glucose monitoring is highly sought after for diabetes management. 

Non-invasive glucose detection by spectroscopy methods have garnered much interest in recent years, however, still facing many challenges to be adopted for clinical applications.

The company’s patented spectrum sensing technology enables the monitoring sensor to accurately measure glucose in a person’s bloodstream through the skin while being worn around their wrist, similar in size to an Apple Watch.

Non-stop and needle-less blood sugar (glucose) monitoring is here!

The key to achieving this noninvasive 24/7 monitoring are Quantum Operation’s core technologies that include the novel spectrometer materials one of which is designed to emit an optimal spectrum, and another that is highly responsive to target spectra as well as the innovative firmware that efficiently extract targeted data by canceling noise.

These technologies can be used to measure all types of vital signs, ranging from heart rate to electrocardiography (ECG).

“Until now, sticking a need into your finger or arm has been the only available method for accurately measuring your glucose level. Our wristband will change that, making the painful daily routine unnecessary for all diabetic patients,” said Quantum Operation CEO Kazuma Kato.

 “Our core technologies also enable healthcare businesses to compile accurate big data and provide better solutions for disease control and management. We are very excited to introduce these technologies at CES 2021.”

Key features of Quantum Operation’s product offerings include:

  • Noninvasive, accurate and continuous glucose monitoring
  • Enables healthcare providers to monitor patients’ conditions remotely
  • Can serve as an effective tool for collecting big data

This will be a huge win for the company and the millions of users who struggle to monitor their Diabetes regularly.

I am a technologist with years of experience with Apple and wearOS products and have a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science. In my day job, I advise fortune 500 companies with their digital transformation strategies and also consult with numerous digital health startups in an advisory capacity. I'm VERY interested in exploring the digital health&fitness-tech evolution and keep a close eye on patents, FDA approvals, strategic partnerships and developments happening in the wearables and digital health sector. When I'm not writing or presenting, I run with my Apple Watch or Fossil Gen 5 LTE and keep a close eye on my HRV and other recovery metrics.


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