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Abbott plans to develop a line of consumer wearables, pushing deeper into consumer health and nutrition

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January 14, 2022
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Abbott announced its plans to develop a new category of consumer wearables called Lingo at CES 2022. Lingo aims to measure biomarkers such as glucose, ketones, and lactates, which provide insights into physiological conditions like ketosis and lactate buildup after exercise. This announcement closely follows the release of Abbott's FreeStyle Libre minimally invasive continuous glucose monitor, which was introduced for diabetics, with a separate product line tailored to athletes in 2020. Using Lux's health spectrum model, we forecasted healthcare companies tapping into opportunities further up the wellness space. Clients should expect to see more developments from Abbott and other players expanding into personalized nutrition and wellness.

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