News From The Future – Glowing Glucose Sensor

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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.

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