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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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  • Kouroth

    Glucoboy? … Hell, I don’t even know what to say about that horrid name.
    Hope it works though, could improve their lives a great deal if they just keep up with testing.

  • Fernando Dergalf

    I am interested in this product, I live in Mexico City and I want to know more about it and where I can get it?, in order to sell it in the goberment market.

    Thanks for all and I am waiting for your information.
    Fernando Dergal

  • http://www.iposs.net free glucose meter

    This seems to be a very good device, suffering from diabetes. Though checking glucose level is quite painful, when it is needed to be done on daily basis, but this device might soothe some part of the process