Glucose Meters: What's on the Horizon?
Contact lenses, tattoos, infrared light, and smart sensors will detect your glucose level in the "ouchless" future.
Sensors Tell the Story continued...
Sontra Medical Corporation has a continuous monitoring device that works via
ultrasound. Every morning, a patch is applied over a small area of skin that
has been prepped with a Skin Permeation Device. The patch transmits ultrasound
to body fluids to monitor glucose rate.
Sean Moran, Sontra's chief financial officer, reports that hospital
intensive care units will get the device in 2007, and home units will be
available in 2008. "Because of the level of skin permeability, you're
getting a reading every second -- so it provides better accuracy," he tells
WebMD. One finger prick daily is necessary to calibrate the device.
Published June 20, 2005.