Meet the Innovators: Alertgy
2019 NASA iTech Cycle II Finalist:
Alertgy of Melbourne, Florida
A wearable, continuous blood glucose monitor that provides accurate measurements without invasive probes or sensors.
What is your technology?
We are presenting the world’s only wearable noninvasive continuous glucose monitor and alert system. It’s also the only continuous glucose monitor that measures blood glucose levels in real time. Our innovation will improve and save the lives of millions of diabetics worldwide, while also saving patients billions of dollars in health care costs. It will provide the way for the one-third of the world’s population who are borderline diabetics to avoid the disease by better regulating their behavior. Our technology could also allow NASA to gauge how astronauts are tolerating radiation in real time.
What should people know about your team?
Alertgy was initially created as a result of me – president and founder Marc Rippen – saving my wife from going into a low blood sugar-induced coma. The name Alertgy comes from Alert. The “g” is for glucose, and the “y” is because we need it. In the United States, there are millions of people with diabetes that do not know it. It's ironic that through this work, I discovered I was among them.
What do you look forward to most about the NASA iTech forum?
We look forward to the opportunity to present to NASA experts and learn more about how we can help NASA with our innovation.
This information was provided by Alertgy. NASA iTech is a year-long effort to find innovative ideas that could address challenges facing space exploration. Ten competition finalists will present their ideas Oct. 7-8, 2019, at a NASA iTech forum in Las Cruces, New Mexico. At the culmination of the forum, three winning teams will be selected and recognized during a non-monetary awards ceremony.
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