A discontinued insulin pump is in demand *because* it contains a security vuln that can be exploited to provide healthcare
I wrote about the underground market for obsolete medical devices that have become—for very weird and very good reasons—super coveted lately
“It’s eBay, Craigslist, Facebook." This is not how a market for lifesaving medical devices is supposed to work. And yet, for diabetes patients who want to "loop," this is the only way it can work—for now, writes .
"The idea is to have multiple compatible pumps, glucose sensors, & algorithms, so patients can mix & match. #Looping is almost certainly the future for #T1D." ~ on why we're working with partners like make #OpenAPS tech mainstream.
Such a good dive into an especially compelling DIY community
As a parent of a Type-1 diabetic child, this piece on hacking insulin pumps is fascinating but also disheartening: innovation having to work around proprietary hardware. Wonder if NHSX will be recommending any standards in this area?
People Are Clamoring to Buy Old Insulin Pumps
'Looping' Created an Underground Insulin-Pump Market - The Atlantic
“It’s eBay, Craigslist, Facebook." This is not how a market for lifesaving medical devices is supposed to work. And yet, for diabetes patients who want to "loop," this is the only way it can work—for now, writes . #hacker #maker