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Pt 101455

News From The Future – Glowing Glucose Sensor… via Element-14.

Researchers at the Institute of Industrial Science at the University of Tokyo have published initial trial results of a novel fluorescent fiber sensor for long-term in vivo continuous glucose monitoring. According to the study, which was published online earlier this month in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, the sensor aims to overcome current limitations with existing enzyme-based implanted glucose sensors which are currently limited by poor accuracy, stability and are oxygen dependent.

Long-term in vivo glucose monitoring using fluorescent hydrogel fibers & PDF.

In addition to implantable RFID and digital tattoos, this is a functional body hack / mod I think we’ll see people attempt once it’s more accessible.


  • http://twitter.com/lungofish Joe

    The only downside is that all the patients they’ve implanted it into have turned into hairless mice.

    • Anonymous

      @joe – in the future, we’re all hairless mice :)

  • http://twitter.com/lungofish Joe

    The only downside is that all the patients they’ve implanted it into have turned into hairless mice.

  • http://twitter.com/lungofish Joe

    The only downside is that all the patients they’ve implanted it into have turned into hairless mice.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_J2ZWWF3M2WEFCVCEBHKADTQON4 HomeyDaClown

    Yeah I know,  and there’s dozens of cures for diabetes….
    Flash in the pan cures rarely become reality

  • http://twitter.com/LesClay Les Clay

    Lambert, the lambent, glabrate lab rat — should be popular at rat raves.

  • Anonymous

    Oh the irony of lamenting advances in military technology from DARPA on the Internet with a computer.

  • Anonymous

    Oh the irony of lamenting advances in military technology from DARPA on the Internet with a computer.