Painless Tattoo-Sensor to Detect Glucose Levels

TatooBasedGlucoseMonitor
Scientists in the Department of NanoEngineering at the University of California, San Diego have developed a proof-of-concept for a Tattoo-Based Noninvasive Glucose Monitor. This is a very thin, flexible, wearable device that sticks to skin like a rub-on tattoo and can detect a person’s glucose levels in the fluid just under the skin. The sensor, reported in a proof-of-concept study in the ACS journal Analytical Chemistry, has the potential to eliminate finger-pricking for many people with diabetes. Read more at:  http://www.acs.org/content/acs/en/pressroom/presspacs/2015/acs-presspac-january-14-2015/tattoo-like-sensor-can-detect-glucose-levels-without-a-painful-finger-prick.html

Article Information:
DOI: 10.1021/ac504300n
Publication Date (Web): December 12, 2014
Copyright © 2014 American Chemical Society

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