Google has filed a patent for a “needle-free blood draw” system that could be incorporated into a wearable.
The filing describes a machine that sends a pulse of gas into a barrel containing a “micro-particle” that can puncture the skin and draw a small drop of blood.
This could dramatically improve the management of diabetes, and continues Google’s diabetes initiative. The company is currently developing smart contact lenses and cloud-connected sensors to help monitor glucose.
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