Technology

Diabetes Management Technology April 22, 2020 The projected future of diabetes in numbers

Today, the number of new cases of Type 1 diabetes is increasing world wide by between 2-5% per year. If this trend continues the increase in people living with Type 1 diabetes will double in the next 20 years. Currently it is estimated that there are 40 million people worldwide living with type 1 diabetes. According …

Technology April 14, 2020 Tech For Good

When I decided to leave my last job, I knew that I wanted my next job to be somewhere where tech was used for good. Whatever that meant. Up to that point in my career I had helped a retail giant sell more trousers, advertised a London shopping area, changed the look of online food-shopping …

Technology March 30, 2020 Why diversity matters when building diabetes tech

At Quin, we believe that in order to build an app that matters for people with diabetes, you must first listen to people with diabetes.    Unsurprisingly, many people without diabetes have a mainstream view of what diabetes looks like. Google search results are clinically focused and people fill in the gaps, leading to stigma …

Technology March 18, 2020 5 Reasons Why You Should Apply To Apple Entrepreneur Camp

This Autumn, Apple invited us to attend a select cohort of women at their Apple Entrepreneur Camp. The programme aims to help female entrepreneurs improve their apps, and connect with Apple leaders and fellow women in tech. We were thrilled to be selected for such an exclusive opportunity. Soon enough, I was on a plane …

App Technology March 17, 2020 How do we go about building a great medical app?

At Quin, our goal is to help people with insulin treated diabetes get a good quality of life by helping them make the best possible self-care decisions. We also hope to be able to push the boundary of knowledge about diabetes and the endocrine system by grouping people who take similar treatments and get similar …

Technology March 13, 2020 Why do we need another diabetes app?

There are many apps out in the market that aim to help people living with diabetes. These days you can automatically log treatments from insulin pens and pumps, see continuous blood glucose levels and visualise trends, log food and track carb intake, predict future trends and treatments, export reports for healthcare professionals, and much more… …

Technology March 10, 2020 Disrupting Diabetes Tech

Disruptive innovation is a term coined in 1995 by Clayton M. Christiansen to describe the process by which small companies dislodge the giant corporations that lead their fields. By serving a new market or providing a cheaper alternative to an undervalued customer segment, disruptors seemingly come out of nowhere and dethrone an industry’s titans. These …

Technology February 24, 2020 Health Apps are the next big thing

Healthcare is going through a technological revolution. Everything from managing prescriptions to detecting early-stage cancer is changing fast. Despite this innovation blitz, not enough companies are capitalising on the power of smartphone apps. New sensors, faster chips and excellent app design can unlock better healthcare – without building a new device or bringing someone into …

Technology February 12, 2020 Why technology has the potential to solve diabetes now.

Over the past decade, there’s been a rise in the adoption of technology through phones and wearables. We’re now able to collect our data to help track steps; tune in when we need a reminder to breathe or get better sleep. Bearing this in mind, at Quin we realised we could use the data we …

Technology March 19, 2018 How to get started with Machine Learning and Apple’s CoreML (and solving diabetes)

We’re using machine learning to solve diabetes, and we’re excited about the progress and the possibilities. Like diabetes, machine learning is a vast and truly interdisciplinary field that spans computer science, statistics, signal processing, data processing, and more. Back in November, I was invited to give a talk to an audience of iOS developers and …