Inc., a global technology and product development company, announced
today that it has developed a medically regulated iPhone app for the Senseonics
Glucose Monitoring System. The system has been designed to provide
self-management assistance to diabetes patients and enable sufferers to
live more confidently and easily.
The Senseonics Glucose Monitoring System consists of three major
components: an implanted sensor; a wireless transmitter that
communicates with the sensor; and a smartphone mobile medical
application. After insertion, the system can function non-invasively,
automatically and continuously for six months or longer before
replacement. With this approach, glucose levels of a patient can be
measured every few minutes with accurate and specific alerts being sent
to both the user and their physician about impending hyperglycaemia
(high blood sugar) and hypoglycaemia (low blood sugar).
Sagentia was brought into the project as the development partner to
provide expertise with Bluetooth Low Energy connectivity between the
mobile application and the System. In addition, the team recommended and
implemented solutions to provide an enhanced user experience. The final
system was delivered within three months, in time for a clinical trial
of the first generation product. As a result of the collaboration with
Sagentia, the Senseonics system is now capable of extremely fast and
reliable communication between the smartphone application and the
embedded device, yielding a 10x bandwidth improvement.
Tim Goodnow, CEO at Senseonics, comments: “Sagentia has provided
tremendous value in the implementation of the novel Bluetooth Low Energy
Technology utilized in our medical mobile app. Sagentia offered to bring
in the subject matter expert to meet the company’s aggressive timeline
and partnered effectively with a start-up medical device company like
The Sagentia team initially conducted a system level review of the
transmitter hardware, transmitter firmware and application software.
Through this analysis the team identified and significantly improved
connection drop outs and low data rates. Sagentia then recommended and
implemented several user interface improvements.
With its expertise in smart sensing systems, intelligent algorithms, low
power connectivity and big data, Sagentia is actively involved in
health technologies, which facilitate the management of a patient’s
condition at a distance. The potential benefits of connected health
systems such as this include increased access to specialist knowledge,
improved patient compliance with treatment, greater patient mobility,
alerts for acute events and easier collection of clinically relevant
data outside of clinical settings.