Needle-free blood draw + smartwatch

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.

ApplySci presents:

Wearable Tech + Digital Health San Francisco – April 5, 2016 @ the Mission Bay Conference Center

NeuroTech San Francisco – April 6, 2016 @ the Mission Bay Conference Center

Wearable Tech + Digital Health NYC  – June 7, 2016 @ the New York Academy of Sciences

NeuroTech NYC – June 8, 2016 @ the  New York Academy of Sciences