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New contact lens monitors blood sugar
January 9, 2012 | 4 comments
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Tears contain a lot of vital information about our bodies and could help to monitor blood sugar levels.
A new and painless way of monitoring blood sugar levels for individuals with Type I diabetes could be in the works, rather than having to prick a fingertip a few times a day a special contact lens can be worn that draws the information from a person's own tears.
That idea is being taken seriously by Microsoft Research and the University of Washington. In a joint research project, the two institutions are developing a contact lens equipped with a glucose sensor that can monitor blood sugar and transmit the data wirelessly to another device.
Source: Discovery News
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