How does a diabetis solution for the 21st century looks like?

CACTUS is a product that has been developed to support diabetics by providing relief in everyday life, reliable long-term-recording and integration into modern lifestyles. Special attention was given to seamless handling and high flexibility in every situation.


Currently diabetics have to take many different components along with them and to write a diary about blood sugar levels. The resulting effort in organizing these things and the possible mistakes make daily life more difficult. CACTUS optimizes this situation by offering every feature that is needed for regulation of blood sugar levels during the day and yet it is just about the size of a spectacle case.

Thereby CACTUS divides the application scenario into two product states – measuring blood sugar levels and insulin injection. If the measuring state is activated by opening CACTUS towards the bottom side, all the tools needed for measuring blood glucose levels and calculation of the insulin dose are accessible. Calculation and indications are displayed via energy efficient e-ink technology.

To counter the individual and societal burden of diabetes, CACTUS makes a deliberate statement with its fashionable appearance. It transfers the focus from the burden of the disease to an accessory that visualizes the individuality of the user.


CACTUS is the integration of functionality, engineering and aesthetics that simplify a complex procedure. It becomes a daily companion for diabetics. This results in a product that is more about a lifestyle than a necessity.

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