STORIES

07 Sep 2018

Pen, Syringe, or Pump? Why?

We polled our community of followers and summarized your responses in this infographic! #BigfootWonders

29 Aug 2018

Which diabetes tech has had the biggest impact on your life?

We polled our community of followers and summarized your responses in this infographic! #BigfootWonders

22 Aug 2018

What’s the hardest diabetes management task to remember to do?

We polled our community of followers and summarized your responses in this infographic! #BigfootWonders

16 Aug 2018

What’s the hardest thing about living with insulin-requiring diabetes?

We polled our community of followers and summarized your responses in this infographic! #BigfootWonders

19 Jul 2018
Jaclyn Baron

Jaclyn Baron, Senior Human Factors Engineer

Jaclyn Baron, Senior Human Factors Engineer “The work of a human factors engineer is to improve the interface between humans and systems – reducing errors by making that interaction more intuitive in how information is presented. From an aviation cockpit to Microsoft Word to medical devices, you can probably find many examples in your daily life of interaction models that work well and those that don’t. While pursuing my PhD, I took an internship at the Mayo Clinic and then, […]

02 Jul 2018

Medical Innovations Must Benefit All, Not Some

Medical Innovations Must Benefit All, Not Some by John Sjölund, VP Connected Injection July 2, 2018 I’ve been living with Type 1 diabetes for more than 30 years, and I have worked hard to never let my condition slow me down or limit me. I am a regular at my local Crossfit box, I have completed the largest bike and cross-country ski races in the world and numerous triathlons and half-marathons. I have lived in Africa, Europe and the United […]

10 May 2018
smartphone in hand, padlock, stethoscope

Securing Medical Devices Requires New Thinking, Active Collaboration

Securing Medical Devices Requires New Thinking, Active Collaboration by Bryan Mazlish, Co-Founder and Chief Product Officer May 10, 2018 Many medical devices in use today were developed before the time of smartphones and IoT-connected devices. Medical device security, historically, has been built around an understanding that physical security is what you’re trying to achieve – focusing on gating the physical access to the device, removing the user controls, relying on a medical professional to reprogram device settings. Previously, if you were holding […]

01 May 2018
Alex Constantin

Alex Constantin, Staff Data Scientist

Alex Constantin, Staff Data Scientist “I’ve had type 1 diabetes since I was seven years old, and, to me, diabetes has always been a statistics problem. I have to make hundreds of decisions every day, optimize hundreds of treatment parameters used to calculate an insulin dose, and predict where my blood sugar will go and how different activities will impact it. My love of math has helped me successfully manage my diabetes while I continued my formal training in math […]

23 Apr 2018
Daniel Villamizar

Daniel Villamizar, Sr Hardware Design Assurance Engineer

Daniel Villamizar, Sr Hardware Design Assurance Engineer “My role at Bigfoot is to lead the effort to prepare for and execute verification testing for Bigfoot Loop, our investigational automated system. Design assurance work is a big web where you touch everything, and at Bigfoot, I’m empowered to learn a wide variety of new skills everyday that will develop my career. As a hardware design assurance engineer, it’s my job to stress and test the product, find bugs, and troubleshoot issues […]

05 Apr 2018
network of connected devices

People Shouldn’t Need Their Own IT Department to Manage a Disease

People Shouldn’t Need Their Own IT Department to Manage a Disease by Jeffrey Brewer, Co-Founder and CEO April 5, 2018 Medical device companies should put more focus on patient experience and take responsibility for the ecosystem that surrounds their products We live in a world of technological marvels, but too many people still wish they had their own IT department to make all their various devices work together in harmony. Our smartphones connect to our televisions, baby monitors, doorbells, thermostats, […]