Hearts, a young technology company, is based in Corona, California. There are only three members in a team: Joseph Kim, Joshua Nho and Jaeyoun You. All have engineering background, which helped them to develop a health diagnostic module for Project Ara smartphone – a glucose meter.
Project Ara’s modular architecture is an ideal mobile platform that can be used as a tool for mHealth, i.e. health research and healthcare delivery with aid of mobile technologies.
Joseph told us that the design stage is almost finished. The team is performing the calibration of the device and awaiting for FDA (US Food and Drug Administration) approval. The prototype of glucose meter has dimensions of 1X2 Ara module and a tiny display.
Although both Project Ara smartphone and Hearts glucose meter module are far from appearing on the market soon, there are some testimonials at the official Hearts website from potential customers who are following the project closely:
I don’t need to bring a big bag of glucose meter. I can carry this all the time since the glucose meter is a part of the cell phone and not an attachment.
This will be a perfect gift for my dad. He won’t need to ask me to find his glucose meter. He will always have his glucose meter on his Ara phone