Enhancement of Information Design and its Retrieval in Glucose Monitoring Device
Journal Title:Ergonomics International Journal
Today we are living in emerging world where doctors, engineers and designers are collaborating for growth and development of Health care sector. Researchers are not only working on the cure and treatment of severe diseases but also taking care of their monitoring aspect. In current scenario, we are battling against diseases with no cure such as Cancer, Alzheimer’s, HIV and diabetes. Diabetes is spanning day by day in every generation around the world because of our unhealthy life style and ignorance towards precautions. According to IDF, the numbers of diabetics in the world are 365 million, representing around 8.5% of the global population. India has the highest number of diabetics in the entire world. In diabetes, glucose monitoring is crucial as it can be lethal if not checked regularly. Even with the discovery of glucose monitoring system days back in 1960s, its technology is still fresh and foreign to our population. Most of the glucose monitoring devices available in India is developed by foreign companies. User manual, patient leaflet and device interface is inspired by taking into account of emotions, life style and knowledge of foreign population. Glucose meter, which comes with measuring strips, is widely available in India and measuring glucose level with it, is a complex task. To make this measuring task simple for the user and offer better information regardless of age, gender and education is the demand of Indian users. Therefore, Designing and developing it for Indian population is a necessity. It should be designed in such a way that Indian users can connect with and understand it with their present knowledge.