One of Abbott’s first biowearables was the FreeStyle Libre portfolio, which helps people living with diabetes continuously monitor glucose levels without fingersticks.
What Biowearables Can Do
Our vision is to increase visibility into the inner workings of the human body to be able to act upon patterns that impact our daily lives and health.
But biowearables can go beyond, holding the promise to give people more control over their health.
One of Abbott’s first biowearables was in the medical space – our FreeStyle Libre portfolio, which is for people living with diabetes. The continuous glucose monitoring technology is now used by more than 4.5 million people around the world, and studies continue to show the positive health outcomes for people with diabetes.
For consumers, however, biowearables are more about wellness: improving energy, losing weight, enhancing athletic performance and more.
For example, our Libre Sense Glucose Sport Biosensor is designed for athletes looking to improve endurance and performance, lasts up to 14 days and sends information to a mobile app. That constant view into how nutritional decisions and lifestyle choices impact our overall health, digitizing and democratizing healthcare in ways that haven’t been seen, with the goal to one day put control of health in everyone’s hands.
And as we know, knowledge is power.
Who knows, maybe it could help you run a marathon. Or maybe even break Eliud Kipchoge’s record. Anything is possible with good health.