Designed for children with diabetes, Glucoboy is a blood glucose meter cartridge for the Nintendo GameBoy. From an interview with inventor Paul Wessel, founder of Guidance Interactive Healthcare:
"My son Luke was diagnosed at age three with Type 1 (diabetes). At about age six Luke began losing his glucose meter way too often. But he knew exactly where his GAMEBOY was, even if it was under the sofa. So I thought - Why not combine the two devices into one."Link
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