AuthorsV. Naumova, L. Nita, J. Poulsen and S. V. Pereverzyev
TitleMeta-Learning Based Blood Glucose Predictor for Diabetic Smartphone App
AfilliationScientific Computing,
Project(s)Center for Biomedical Computing (SFF)
Publication TypeBook Chapter
Year of Publication2016
Book TitlePrediction Methods for Blood Glucose Concentration. Lecture Notes in Bioengineering.
Date Published12/2015
PublisherSpringer International Publishing
Place PublishedAachen (Germany)

The obvious and highly accepted convenience of smartphone apps will, already in the nearest future, bring new opportunities for diabetes therapy management. In particular, it is expected that smartphones will be able to read, store, and display the blood glucose concentration from the continuous glucose monitoring systems. Using our knowledge and experience gained in the framework of the large-scale European Union FP7 funded project ``DIAdvisor: personal glucose predictive diabetes advisor'' (2008-2012), we explore a possibility to develop a novel smartphone app for diabetes patients that provides estimations of the future blood glucose concentration from current and past blood glucose readings. In addition to reliable clinical accuracy, a prediction algorithm implemented in such an app should satisfy multiple requirements, such as easily and quickly implementable on any mobile operating system, portability from individual to individual without readjustment or retraining procedure, and a low battery usage feature. In this study, we present a description of the prediction algorithm, developed in the course of the DIAdvisor project, and its version on Android OS that meets the above-mentioned requirements. Additionally, we compare the clinical accuracy of the algorithm with the state-of-the-art in terms of the ``gold standard'' metric, Clarke Error Grid Analysis, and the recently introduced metric, Prediction-Error Grid Analysis.

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