Temporary Tattoos Measure Diabetics' Glucose Levels
Nanoengineers have come up with a new way to measure the vital levels of diabetes patients: temporary tattoos. Amay Bandodkar, a researcher at the University of California, San Diego, created a sensor that measures glucose levels by using a mild electrical current. Since most diabetics avoid measuring their levels because of needle requirements, the new device, which contains electrodes printed on a thin tattoo paper that patients can dispose of after use, provides a painless alternative. Inexpensive and lasting a day, the tattoos have already been successfully tested on seven patients.
By Jordan Moses
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