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Google invents a skin-implantable diagnostic device
Patent number: US 20160278638
Blood tests require a person to make appointments and wait… for hours at the doctor and for however long for test results. Now, Google plans to change the way blood diagnostic tests are performed.
A recent patent application filed by Google has revealed a skin-implantable diagnostic system that monitors physiological parameters of the person by analyzing blood, sweat, or interstitial fluid through a sensor implanted under a person’s skin. Further, the skin-implantable diagnostic system includes an antenna for sending and receiving wireless signals from the sensor implanted inside the person’s skin to a reader device.
Additionally, the reader controls the operation of the skin-implantable diagnostic system by controlling the supply of power to the sensor. The reader stores a series of measurements of various blood parameters over time without continuously powering the sensor.
About one year ago, Google X demonstrated a prototype for a health-focused smartwatch designed for medical research. The skin implantable sensor disclosed in the patent application may work with Google X’s smartwatch.
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