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Tidepool’s Take on Glooko+Diasend

September 14th, 2016 | Howard Look
What We’re Excited To See, What We Hope to See, and What Tidepool is Up To Yesterday, Glooko and Diasend announced that they are merging, creating a new company and the largest diabetes data platform and app provider. As you might expect, given our position as the non-profit effort directed at providing T1D patients, their […]
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Precision Medicine, POTUS and T1D

February 29th, 2016 | Howard Look
Last Thursday I had the incredible opportunity to be on a panel discussion with President Barack Obama. The event marked one year of progress since the President kicked off the Precision Medicine Initiative in early 2015. It took place in the South Court Auditorium of the Eisenhower Executive Office Building, literally steps away from the […]
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Designing for Trends in D-Data

February 24th, 2016 | Sara Krugman
Now that Blip and the Tidepool Uploader are available, we’ve been learning a lot about how people use them to gain insights into their diabetes. We feel strongly about incorporating people with diabetes and their caregivers voices into our design and development process and want to share with you what we’ve been up to. The bottom […]
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It’s a Matter of Time

October 31st, 2015 | Brandon Arbiter
The end of US Daylight Savings 2015 is upon us. And in its honor, we at Tidepool offer this blog post about time. Specifically, why it’s so hard to keep track of time on diabetes devices, and what Tidepool just did to make it a whole lot easier. Have you ever looked at your device […]
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Dive In! Animas + Tidepool

August 4th, 2015 | Howard Look
We’re thrilled that Animas/J&J has joined Dexcom, Insulet/OmniPod, Tandem and Abbott in making data from their devices available through the Tidepool Platform. In this guest blog post, John Wilson, WW VP of Insulin Delivery at Johnson & Johnson Diabetes Solutions, shares the news. Thanks to John and everyone at Animas/J&J! — Howard Dive In! Animas […]
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Bionic Pancreas User Interface (4/4) : FAQ

July 24th, 2015 | Sara Krugman
Why black and white? We chose to use an eInk display for this first version of the BP. And yes, eInk screens are at thier best with black and white (for now, there is color but its just not as nice yet). This may come as a surprise but we chose this display technology for its […]
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Bionic Pancreas User Interface (3/4) : Interface details

July 20th, 2015 | Sara Krugman
In this post we will go into details of the decisions we made about individual screens and interactions. The main screen Should it be map or a path? (see Bill Verplank). A map shows the ins and outs; you can get a sense of where you are in relation to everything else that might affect […]
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Bionic Pancreas User Interface (2/4) : Mental models and user research

July 16th, 2015 | Sara Krugman
In order to wrap our head around how managing diabetes today with current insulin pumps will change with the bionic pancreas, we had to understand the experience. Our first question was Can we try it? An inherent challenge for good design of medical device: we can’t try it. Clinical trials have specific protocols, and we […]
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Bionic Pancreas User Interface (1/4) : Kickoff

July 13th, 2015 | Sara Krugman
The plane, the train, the car, and now what? Insulin pumps?! Yes! Finally? What do these things have in common? They are becoming increasingly automated. A few of us at Tidepool have spent the last 4 months designing the interface of the iLetTM, Boston University’s Bionic Pancreas (BP) device created by Ed Damiano and Firas […]
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Free for All: The Bionic Pancreas User Interface

July 10th, 2015 | Howard Look
Tidepool and Boston University are pleased to announce that we have recently completed a collaboration to create a fully-designed user interface for the Bionic Pancreas, and that we are releasing these designs freely to the public. Take these designs, please. Use them. Continue to innovate and iterate beyond what we’ve done. We are doing this […]
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