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The C8 MediSensors optical glucose monitor(TM) system for people with diabetes

Non-invasive glucose monitor for people with diabetes

C8 MediSensors has created a system that uses Raman spectroscopy to non-invasively detect glucose in blood by shining light through the skin and detecting changes in the returning spectrum.

Once the sensor is attached to the skin it sends out regular readings wirelessly over Bluetooth to a smartphone, allowing for tight glycemic control and near instant alerts when glucose levels go outside preset parameters. It’s currently compatible with Android phones and an iOS app is expected to be available next year.

Source: medgadget.comAdded: 14 January 2013