• This first-ever example of the flexible, easy-to-wear device could be a promising step forward in noninvasive glucose testing for patients with diabetes.
  • The tattoo currently doesn’t provide the kind of numerical readout that a patient would need to monitor his or her own glucose, but this type of readout is being developed to eventually have Bluetooth capabilities to send the information directly to the patient’s doctor in real-time.
  • The research team is also working on ways to make the tattoo last longer while keeping its overall cost down, he noted. “Presently the tattoo sensor can easily survive for a day. These are extremely inexpensive—a few cents—and hence can be replaced without much financial burden on the patient.”

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