MUNICH: Researchers for a firm called Fraunhofer have designed a nano-sized bio-sensor chip which is located on the patient’s body and can measure glucose levels via fluids other than blood.
Measuring just 0.5 x 2.0 millimeters, it can use tissue fluids other than blood, such as in sweat or tears and transmits the data via a wireless interface making it more discreet and comfortable for users.
Researchers have also attached the entire diagnostic system to it.
The circuitry also holds a battery which can last for months.
The company hopes to get the prototypes into production in the near-future to banish the finger pricks forever.