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One of the toughest things about living with diabetes is the need to constantly monitor blood sugar levels and make sure your body's chemistry doesn't get out of whack. There are plenty of portable solutions out there, but carrying yet another device in your purse or pocket can be a hassle, that's why iBGStar wants to turn your iPhone into a glucose monitor.
The iBGStar device easily snaps into the iPhone's 30 pin dock connector and can instantly send information from your last test onto a specially-designed app. Voilá, no need to carry around an insulin monitor, all you have to have on you is the collection device and your phone.
iBGStar is currently available in England, though the companion app hasn't been released quite yet. We're still waiting for the product to make its way Stateside and have high hopes that it will be arriving in the near future.
Most people are content to go through with their day-to-day activities without really considering how their bodies do what they do. It's a complicated set of systems that keep us moving, and one that lends itself well to Edutainment. Which is probably why Helen Sell and frukti Games made Good Blood!
Players will embark on a first-person journey through the blood stream, learning about the circulatory system along the way. Of course, it's not just about learning the ins-and-outs of blood cells and bacteria. There's also gaming to be had, with viruses that need exterminating and wounds that need plugging. With white and red blood cells, naturally.
Curious about blood and they way it does what it does? Looking for a corridor styled "shooter" with a lot of blood (*rimshot*)? Then take a look at Good Blood!. Or at least check out the trailer below. This amalgamation of learning and video gaming is available in the App Store right now for $1.