The GMD X4 is a universal glucose monitoring device for those who have type 2 diabetes. The design aims to simplify the process of blood sugar checking by combining the three separate actions of finger pricking, blood transfer and test strip reading into one. This minimises hand movements which would help those with hand muscle problems.
The GMD X4 glucose monitoring device is a Universal design project which came about from a real life case study, in which a 37 year old man has type 2 diabetes and Parkinson's disease with a marked tremor of hands.
The GMD X4 allows users, especially those with hand tremors, monitor their blood glucose levels more easily than existing products by including a tunnel feature into which the user can slide their finger. It is then held in place securely for pricking. Once the finger is slid out, the blood is tested by the press of a button. With Bluetooth capability, the result is sent to the user’s hand phone which has been pre-installed with GMD X4 software. Testing is therefore done in the least amount of hand movements possible. Manufactured by injection molding, the tool’s main body can easily be taken apart for cleaning. It is made of PP, a tough material with high chemical resistance that is used in sterilisable medical ware. The silicone rubber for the finger hold comes in 3 sizes to allow for different people. The modern design of the GMD X4 also sets it apart from other devices. A small portable device that is easy and ready to use whenever necessary, the GMD X4 is suitable for anyone.