Consumer wearable devices currently available in the market can gather only limited health data and comprehensive devices that are sold in the market require prescription to monitor or treat a specific medical condition. Abbott new consumer biowearable sensors have tried to bridge this gap.
Abbott new line of consumer biosensors is based on diabetes monitoring technology. The biosensors can constantly monitor glucose, ketone, lactose, and alcohol levels of the user further allowing them to optimize nutrition and health.
Abbott is developing such devices with an aim to make decentralized and democratized testing. Translating such as a wide range of biometric signals is going to help make better decisions. Abbott is further planning to connect the device to users’ vehicles in future that will help prevent drunk driving by monitoring alcohol intake. The company is planning to introduce the biosensors at a wider level in the market that can be used at home.