Depending on the type of Diabetes patients are conditioned by the disease in different extent. To encourage sustainable balanced sugar levels and respective insulin uptake and to prevent and inform about incidents wearable insulin robot could measure the key parameters, advice the patient with alert messages and when necessary inject painlessly insulin with correct portions. Security and the correct functioning of the robot would require several security levels with back-up systems. The robot would interact with the smart phone and the monitored data would be uploaded wirelessly to the cloud server. The patient could provide different levels of permissions to family members and doctors who would be better informed to help the patient. Such personal data entail privacy issues that require that the patient has the full control of the data and the data protection is taken cared of. Institutionalisation of the service in Diabetes treatment calls for exploring alternative business models.
There seems to be growing number of diabetes in society, which suggests that better solutions are evermore important. As in most of the cases, the piloting will be expensive, but once the solution hits the markets it would gradually become affordable and even cost efficient.
The costs aspects and long-term planning are relevant as the breakthrough of this innovation would require years of piloting and testing in different conditions that would create trust sufficient to rely ones life in this application. Liability issues in cases of malfunctioning need to be clarified; for instance, insurance companies need to get engaged as beneficiaries and to build trust in the service. Different business models could be tested in European-wide. Socio-economic studies on impacts of the system in patient health, life-style and productivity could be conducted to inform decision-makers.