Wednesday, November 01, 2006

Glucose Sensing RFID Chip

Checking blood glucose levels regularly is critical to properly managing diabetes. The conventional method – a finger prick – is invasive, painful and often inaccurate. The implantable bio-sensor chip has a passive transponder, glucose sensor and integrated circuitry that allow anyone implanted with the microchip to painlessly scan it to determine their level of glucose concentration. The RFID microchip quickly and accurately transmits the glucose data back to a wireless scanner that displays the glucose level. The RFID microchip is powered by the scanner signal, avoiding the need for a battery in the microchip.
That is pretty cool. I was all stoked about this glucose watch, but this sounds even better. I don't even have diabetes and I want one of these chips.
Digital Angel, a leading producer of electronic tags for livestock, pets, fish and humans, foresees expansion beyond the human market for the glucose-sensing RFID microchip. According to the company, diabetes is a major disease issue in animal livestock today.
Umm, our livestock have diabetes? That can't be good.

via Business Wire via Engadget

No comments:

Post a Comment

Note: Only a member of this blog may post a comment.