The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) said on Thursday it will be launching a mobile-app-based tool to help people with serious conditions check their symptoms before symptoms get worse.
The mobile app-based device is called the MobileScreen, and will help people use it to check their glucose, blood pressure, blood sugar and cholesterol levels in real time and monitor their progress, according to the FDA.
It will not offer clinical information.
The FDA said it had received more than 3,000 applications for the device, which it will release publicly on Thursday.
The FDA said in its announcement that people with certain conditions, including diabetes, may be able to use the device.
The devices are currently available to anyone who has a smartphone or tablet and wants to monitor their glucose levels, which can help to determine how much they need to consume.
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