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Description: Google just filed a patent application for a “needle-free blood draw” device that can be implanted in a wearable.

Source: Gizmodo

Date: December 4, 2015


The Google design isn’t exactly needle-free. It’s a really slick finger-pricking gadget that works by blasting a gas-powered microparticle into the skin and then draws a small vial of blood into a pressurized container.

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Questions for discussion:

1. Besides its obvious foreseeable uses for diabetics, what other potential functions could this technology provide?

2. How large of a role do you think that bioinformatics and biomedical wearable devices will have in the near future?

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