UNIST Scientists Develop Biosensing Lens to Aid Painless Detection of Glucose Levels in Diabetic Patients

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On February 22, 2018, it was reported by Ulsan national Institute of Science and Technology (UNIST) that a new biosensing lens capable of detecting glucose levels in patients with diabetes has been introduced by the team of scientists.

As per the findings of the research team, this biosensing lens can monitor glucose levels from tears of the eye. This will enable the patients to painlessly check their glucose levels as required frequently. As the stored glucose levels can prove to be a cause of diabetic complications, diabetes patients need to control and monitor constantly their glucose levels. The most commonly used technique in diabetic analysis is the enzyme based finger-pricking method.

The research team has introduced a new highly stretchable and transparent smart contact lens that could solve the discomfort issues. This lens is not only flexible but also is integrated with a glucose sensor that sends electrical signals to the LED, that provides ease of access to the patients to transmit their health data in real time through the lens-inserted wireless antenna.

This new technology is yet to arrive in the market. The sensor industry is huge and its scope, opportunities and field of operations is mentioned in the Wearable Sensor Market report published by Coherent Market Insights.


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