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Google testing contact lens that can monitor glucose levels

Google testing contact lens that can monitor glucose levels | Latest News Tech&Env | Scoop.it

 

Finger pricks and careful eating are an important part of the daily routine for most people with diabetes. While automated glucose meters are a growing option, they can still create discomfort and other inconveniences.

 

 

Google wants to go in a totally different direction with a project announced today:smart contact lenses that can detect glucose levels via the wearer’s tears and alert them when levels dip or rise.

 

 

This isn’t the first smart contact lens, and several options already exist for people interested in monitoring glaucoma. But Babak Parviz, who also leads the Google Glass team, is a smart contact pioneer and Google which is a secretive division of Google dedicated to difficult, future-looking projects, has a reputation for ably pursuing projects like this.

 

 

The lens works via a small wireless chip and glucose sensor embedded between two pieces of soft material. The current prototype puts out a reading once a second. Google is also interested in integrating an LED light, which could light up to alert the wearer of dangerous glucose levels.

 

 

The lab is now looking for parters to help bring the lens to market. It would also like to develop an app that would help wearers read and manage the data the lens takes in.

 

The lens could help people with diabetes monitor their daily health and recognize dangerous situations.


more at http://gigaom.com/2014/01/16/google-testing-contact-lens-that-can-monitor-glucose-levels/



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Systech Illinois Look Forward to Exhibiting Range of Analysers at the ARABLAB Trade Show i by Systech

Systech Illinois Look Forward to Exhibiting Range of Analysers at the ARABLAB Trade Show in Dubai on 17 - 20 March 2014, Systech Illinois, will exhibit their full range of analysers for the first time at the ARABLAB 2014 Trade Show for the Analytical Industry in Dubai.
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1888 Press Realease - Feb 04 2014  Systech Illinois, will exhibit their full range of analysers for the first time at the ARABLAB 2014 Trade Show for the Analytical Industry in Dubai. 

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Events & Exhibitions for the Food, Pharmaceutical, Packaging and Process Industries

Events & Exhibitions for the Food, Pharmaceutical, Packaging and Process Industries | Latest News Tech&Env | Scoop.it
Systech Illinois will be exhibiting their range of gas analyzers and oxygen permeation analyzers at the following events
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In March 2014 we''ll be exhibiting our gas analysis instrumentation at the Coverters Expo in Wisconsin, USA and our comprehensive range of laboratory analysis instruments Arablab in Dubai, UAE.

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New catalytic converter could cut fuel consumption and car manufacturing costs

New catalytic converter could cut fuel consumption and car manufacturing costs | Latest News Tech&Env | Scoop.it
A new catalytic converter that could cut fuel consumption and manufacturing costs has been designed by a scientist from Imperial College London.

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Systech Illinois launch dedicated gas analysis information site for the process industry

Systech Illinois launch dedicated gas analysis information site for the process industry | Latest News Tech&Env | Scoop.it
Systech Illinois provide a comprehensive range of gas analysers, oxygen analysers, moisture analysers and ATEX Approved analysers to the process industry.
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To showcase our gas analysis instruments we have created an industry specific website.

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Google testing contact lens that can monitor glucose levels

Google testing contact lens that can monitor glucose levels | Latest News Tech&Env | Scoop.it

 

Finger pricks and careful eating are an important part of the daily routine for most people with diabetes. While automated glucose meters are a growing option, they can still create discomfort and other inconveniences.

 

 

Google wants to go in a totally different direction with a project announced today:smart contact lenses that can detect glucose levels via the wearer’s tears and alert them when levels dip or rise.

 

 

This isn’t the first smart contact lens, and several options already exist for people interested in monitoring glaucoma. But Babak Parviz, who also leads the Google Glass team, is a smart contact pioneer and Google which is a secretive division of Google dedicated to difficult, future-looking projects, has a reputation for ably pursuing projects like this.

 

 

The lens works via a small wireless chip and glucose sensor embedded between two pieces of soft material. The current prototype puts out a reading once a second. Google is also interested in integrating an LED light, which could light up to alert the wearer of dangerous glucose levels.

 

 

The lab is now looking for parters to help bring the lens to market. It would also like to develop an app that would help wearers read and manage the data the lens takes in.

 

The lens could help people with diabetes monitor their daily health and recognize dangerous situations.


more at http://gigaom.com/2014/01/16/google-testing-contact-lens-that-can-monitor-glucose-levels/



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Google unveils 'smart contact lens'

Google unveils 'smart contact lens' | Latest News Tech&Env | Scoop.it
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Happy Eggs Packaging

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"Ma cosa vuoi inventare per un packaging di uova dai....."

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Illinois Instruments exhibit at the Converters Expo 2014, Wisconsin, USA

Illinois Instruments exhibit at the Converters Expo 2014, Wisconsin, USA | Latest News Tech&Env | Scoop.it
Systech Illinois (Illinois Instruments Inc. USA) offer the converting industry gas analyzer instruments for: permeation gas analysis, headspace gas analysis and gas flushing.
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Systech Illinois will be exhibiting their gas analysis instrumentation at the 2014 Converters Expo in Green Bay, Wisconsin, USA on 12th March - 13th March.

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Packaging Trends: Convenience Drives Food Packaging Innovation

Packaging Trends: Convenience Drives Food Packaging Innovation | Latest News Tech&Env | Scoop.it
Convenience features are the focus for packages that enhance ease of use, both at home and on the go.

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Systech Illinois require a Senior Sales Engineer / Area Sales Manager for the Greater Los Angeles Area

Systech Illinois require a Senior Sales Engineer / Area Sales Manager for the Greater Los Angeles Area | Latest News Tech&Env | Scoop.it
Systech Illinois has an immediate need for a Senior Sales Representative primarily for the California territory, & potentially other bordering States.
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Vacancy for Senior Sales Engineer.

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Waste-to-energy plant to commission front end systems - Dec 05 2013 01:20 PM - Breaking News - Petro Online

Waste-to-energy plant to commission front end systems - Dec 05 2013 01:20 PM - Breaking News - Petro Online | Latest News Tech&Env | Scoop.it
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The new waste-to-energy plant in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada has begun commissioning its front end systems. The full-scale waste-to-biofuels and chemicals facility will use the city's municipal waste to create millions of litres of ethanol every year in a bid to provide energy and cut down on landfill.  

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Portable oxygen analyzer EC92DIS for hazardous environments

Portable oxygen analyzer EC92DIS for hazardous environments | Latest News Tech&Env | Scoop.it
The portable intrinsically safe oxygen analyzer used to measure oxygen levels from Systech Illinois.
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Portable oxygen analyzer used to measure oxygen levels suitable for hazardous environments.

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World's first “Brussels Sprout Battery” lights up a Christmas tree

World's first “Brussels Sprout Battery” lights up a Christmas tree | Latest News Tech&Env | Scoop.it
In an effort to improve kids' opinions about Brussels sprouts, a team of engineers and scientists decided to give them a cooler edge by making them power up the lights on a Christmas tree.
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Just love this Christmas tree powered by a Brussels sprout battery.

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Heinz: ‘The journey to a 100% renewable PlantBottle will not be easy’

Heinz: ‘The journey to a 100% renewable PlantBottle will not be easy’ | Latest News Tech&Env | Scoop.it
Michael Okoroafor, vice president of global packaging innovation and execution, HJ Heinz, shares his secrets on the company’s holistic approach to sustainability, which reaches packaging, processing, innovation and beyond.
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PlantBottle bio-based PET in a recyclable container.

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Water vapor permeation analyzer 7000 range

Water vapor permeation analyzer 7000 range | Latest News Tech&Env | Scoop.it
Modular systems for precision water vapor permeabilty testing of packaging film barriers.
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Systech Illinois' 7000 analyzer uses a coulometric sensor, a dedicated method of moisture analysis

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Food Safety App gets 25k hits in debut launch

Food Safety App gets 25k hits in debut launch | Latest News Tech&Env | Scoop.it
Two environmental health practitioners have seen an astonishing 25,000 downloads after creating an app to fight future food recalls, such as the horse meat scandal and subsequent company closures.
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New app to educate and raise awareness of good food hygiene practices.

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Process oxygen analyzer EC900

Process oxygen analyzer EC900 | Latest News Tech&Env | Scoop.it
This electrochemical oxygen analyzer is designed to accurately measure oxygen levels within most industrial gases and atmospheres.
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Systech Illinois' Oxygen Analyser sensors are used in applications from ppb up to 100% oxygen and can be used on gas streams such as hydrogen, combustibles, hydrocarbons and inert gases. 

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Oxygen analyzer ZR800

Oxygen analyzer ZR800 | Latest News Tech&Env | Scoop.it
The ZR800 offers accurate, reliable and flexible oxygen analysis under the most demanding on-line operating conditions
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Systech Illinois’ ZR800 oxygen analyser is specifically designed to provide ultra fast oxygen analysis and performance.

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Frequently Asked Questions - Systech Illinois

Frequently Asked Questions - Systech Illinois | Latest News Tech&Env | Scoop.it
General and technical questions about gas analyzer instrumentation
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Oxygen, moisture and gas analyzers FAQs

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HazardEx - UK energy regulator rules old power plants can reopen if power shortages threaten

HazardEx - UK energy regulator rules old power plants can reopen if power shortages threaten | Latest News Tech&Env | Scoop.it
HazardEx - for safety, health and hazardous area professionals.
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Mothballed power plants could be used as a last resort in the event of a power shortage.

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Simple and effective permeability testing of thermoformed plastic containers

Simple and effective permeability testing of thermoformed plastic containers | Latest News Tech&Env | Scoop.it
Daiwa use the PermMate to analyse the exact impact the thermoforming process has on the permeability of the container. The measurement results can then be used to provide better knowledge about shelf life.
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Daiwa have chosen the PermMate over other leading brands due to its capability of measuring many samples simultaneously.

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Frito-Lay granted US patent for reduced oil potato chip process

Frito-Lay granted US patent for reduced oil potato chip process | Latest News Tech&Env | Scoop.it
Frito-Lay has been granted a US patent for its low pressure processing method to make reduced oil potato chips.
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Frito-Lay has been granted a US patent for its low pressure processing method to make reduced oil potato chips

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Insignia Timers - A new solution to reduce food waste! Watch the video

The world's first embedded Intelligent Label that lets you know how long your cooked meat has been open http://www.insigniatechnologies.com/

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Technical Article: ZR810 Sensor, Atmospheric Pressure Changes

Technical Article: ZR810 Sensor, Atmospheric Pressure Changes | Latest News Tech&Env | Scoop.it
Considerations of the Effect of Atmospheric Pressure Changes on Potentiometric Zirconia Oxygen Sensor Measurements.
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The ZR800 offers accurate, reliable and flexible oxygen analysis under the most demanding on-line operating conditions.

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What’s going on in packaging for ready meals

What’s going on in packaging for ready meals | Latest News Tech&Env | Scoop.it
Long since, the four fundamental functions of packaging (contain, protect/preserve, transport, communicate) are broadened by active, intelligent or smart features in packaging, or whatever you want...

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Advancing technologies of packaging

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