Research award for the GlucoTab
Posted by Louise Birch Riley on 06. May 2014 00:00
The Medical University of Graz (MUG) and Joanneum Research (MSG) have won a scientific prize for the GlucoTab® System awarded by the federal state of Styria, Austria. The award ceremony took place on 5th May 2014.
The GlucoTab won in the category 'commercial applications' for 'Human-Technology-Interface': Read more. The prize was a certificate and 7000 euroes.
The GlucoTab system was developed in REACTION as a workflow and insulin dosing support system for glycaemic management of hospitalised patients with diabetes.
It implements a novel, mobile, tablet-based workflow support system for nurses and physicians at the ward which includes a validated basal/bolus insulin titration protocol (REACTION algorithm) to provide decision support for daily glucose management of patients with diabetes.
In REACTION the GlucoTab system was validated in two clinical trials involving a total of 129 patients. Results show a decrease of the mean blood glucose, no increase of hypoglycaemic events and a high user acceptance. The GlucoTab system was CE marked in November 2013 and can now be used in a clinical routine.