A student from Iqra University has developed a glucose-measuring device that provides accurate blood glucose results without having to prick and take out blood from the patients. The device also helps in measuring the pulse rate.
University student, Muhammad Faizan, has called this device as a ‘non-invasive blood test’. It took two-year’s hard work and research to develop this instrument. This manual device comprises an infrared sensor, LED, photodiode, IC and other circuits.
The device can really make a difference in the lives of people with diabetes. Currently, around 30 to 40 million people suffer from diabetes in Pakistan. It will make the blood tests way easier for people who have to check their glucose levels more than once a day.
Another good thing about this device is that it is economical, costing only Rs. 1500. The device contains a round box with infrared diodes and sensors. When a person puts a finger on this box, light falls on it and the display shows the blood sugar level.
Faizan started developing this device two years ago under the guidance of Dr. Irfan Anis.