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Glucoboy Rewards Blood Sugar Testing With GBA And Online Gaming

Glucoboy Rewards Blood Sugar Testing With GBA And Online Gaming

Glucoboy (Images courtesy Glucoboy)
By Andrew Liszewski

The current method for testing one’s blood sugar isn’t exactly fun, and that’s coming from someone who’s technically a grown-up. So I can’t imagine the process is any more enjoyable for kids who have to do it on a daily basis.

So the Glucoboy is a blood glucose meter that can be used in conjunction with a Nintendo Game Boy Advance or an online community to reward a child’s diligence when it comes to testing. Regular use of the meter combined with good results will earn them points that can be used to unlock mini-games on the included GBA cartridge or on the website.

Of course if you think you’ve seen the Glucoboy before you’re probably right. It’s taken the inventor, Paul Wessel, about 3 years to get approval from Nintendo to actually make the device. It’s finally available in Australia for about $260, but there are plans to eventually make it available worldwide.

[ Glucoboy ] VIA [ Joystiq ]







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