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Kyocera Corporation’s President, Hideo Tanimoto, announced that its smart, portable carbohydrate monitoring system was named the Grand Prix Runner-Up in the Smart X category at the 2019 CEATEC Awards. The first of its kind*, Kyocera’s carbohydrate monitoring system is designed to enhance wellness by estimating carbohydrate metabolism based on measurements of pulse-wave patterns from the user’s heartbeat. It was unveiled for the first time at CEATEC 2019 in Japan, one of Asia’s largest tradeshows for IT and electronics, with commercial availability planned for 2020 and applications including dietary support and managing pre-diabetic conditions.

Kyocera developed the world’s first portable wellness device for estimating carbohydrate metabolism by analyzing pulse-wave patterns with a gyro sensor. Once the user touches the device to their wrist, the monitor measures pulse waves to estimate carbohydrate metabolism in the blood in around 8 seconds, and the result is then visualized via a smartphone. Since it uses a gyro sensor which is commonly used in everyday electronic devices such as smartphones, the company believes it will be able to offer the product at an affordable price once commercialized.

“We are honored to be recognized with such a prestigious award at CEATEC 2019,” said Hiromi Ajima, an engineer at Kyocera’s Medical R&D Center, who developed the device. “Using just this simple device with your smartphone can provide you with better information about your health and help you achieve a higher level of wellness,” he explained.

Selected from applications submitted before the CEATEC 2019 tradeshow, CEATEC Award candidates were judged not only from the perspective of academic, technological, marketing, and future potential, but also on the basis of pure innovation.

The Smart X category in which Kyocera was named Grand Prix Runner-Up this year includes solutions, business models, technologies, products, services, software, and applications that are judged to contribute to ground-breaking innovation in specific industries and markets ― such as mobility, logistics, smart factories, smart energy, smart lifestyles, healthcare, and entertainment – contributing to the advancement of CPS/IoT and the realization of Society 5.0 (Ultra-Smart Society).

* World’s first radial arterial pulse wave gyro sensor. Based on research by Kyocera (as of October 28, 2019)

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