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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.

Phillip Torrone

Editor at large – Make magazine. Creative director – Adafruit Industries, contributing editor – Popular Science. Previously: Founded – Hack-a-Day, how-to editor – Engadget, Director of product development – Fallon Worldwide, Technology Director – Braincraft.


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  1. Joe says:

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

    1. Anonymous says:

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

  2. Joe says:

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

  3. Joe says:

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

  4. HomeyDaClown says:

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

  5. Les Clay says:

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

  6. Anonymous says:

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

  7. Anonymous says:

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