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The sensor that measures blood sugar levels

Friday, 30 January 2015 12:13

Researchers from the University of California have designed a sensor which uses a mild electrical current to measure glucose levels.

 

This system may represent a great progress for diabetics to avoid the painful pricks in the finger that they must suffer every day.

 

The system come in a fully flexible format, like a temporary tattoo and completely painless.

The invention has been successfully tested in patients between 20 and 40 years old. According to the results, the sensors have done measurements with more accuracy than the traditional method.

 

Currently, researchers are working to make this sensor gets the ability to send this information directly to the patient’s doctor in real time or to store it in the cloud.

 

The world of sensors is revolutionizing the market, connectivity of objects we use everyday with data bases is here.

 

 


 

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Sources:

http://www.muyinteresante.es/innovacion/medicina/articulo/un-tatuaje-temporal-mide-los-niveles-de-azucar-en-sangre-791421924543

http://www.universityofcalifornia.edu/news/temporary-tattoo-measures-glucose-without-needle