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Patent shows Google plans a 'needle-free blood draw' system

Patent shows Google plans a 'needle-free blood draw' system | The Snapshot | Scoop.it
The design (illustrated), filed with the USPTO in Virginia, describes a machine that sends a pulse of gas into a barrel that contains a ‘micro-particle’ capable of puncturing the skin.

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Upshot2shop's curator insight, December 7, 2015 3:59 AM

Google has filed a patent for a 'needle-free blood draw' system that could be built into a wearable attached to someone's wrist, or a hand-held device. The filing describes a machine that sends a pulse of gas into a barrel containing a 'micro-particle' capable of puncturing the skin and drawing a small drop of blood.  Google suggests the device could even replace glucose testers used by diabetics entirely. 

 

The patent said: 'Such an application might be used to draw a small amount of blood, for example, for a glucose test.'  It points out that the smallest possible puncture is desirable to cause as little pain as possible, but very small diameter needles can fail to pierce the skin or snap because they're not strong enough.  However, the use of a 'micro particle' propelled by gas at a high speed could solve this problem.  Google is already working on smart contact lenses and a cloud-connected sensors to help diabetics monitor their glucose levels.   A wearable or handheld device would therefor fit neatly into this initiative.  However, as with all patents, there is no guarantee the idea will ever become a reality.   Google is not the only tech giant taking steps into the healthcare market.  Health data has become the next big battleground among tech companies as a new generation of wearable gadgets allow users to measure heart rates, sleep patterns and exercise activities.

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I have diabetes almost 20 years and expect .....' Needle free blood draw' 

Internet of things will help me, together with ....to become without diabetes.

Darrin Shaw's curator insight, December 14, 2015 2:40 AM

Google has filed a patent for a 'needle-free blood draw' system that could be built into a wearable attached to someone's wrist, or a hand-held device. The filing describes a machine that sends a pulse of gas into a barrel containing a 'micro-particle' capable of puncturing the skin and drawing a small drop of blood.  Google suggests the device could even replace glucose testers used by diabetics entirely. 


 


The patent said: 'Such an application might be used to draw a small amount of blood, for example, for a glucose test.'  It points out that the smallest possible puncture is desirable to cause as little pain as possible, but very small diameter needles can fail to pierce the skin or snap because they're not strong enough.  However, the use of a 'micro particle' propelled by gas at a high speed could solve this problem.  Google is already working on smart contact lenses and a cloud-connected sensors to help diabetics monitor their glucose levels.   A wearable or handheld device would therefor fit neatly into this initiative.  However, as with all patents, there is no guarantee the idea will ever become a reality.   Google is not the only tech giant taking steps into the healthcare market.  Health data has become the next big battleground among tech companies as a new generation of wearable gadgets allow users to measure heart rates, sleep patterns and exercise activities.

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Patent confirms that aspartame is the excrement of GM bacteria

Patent confirms that aspartame is the excrement of GM bacteria | The Snapshot | Scoop.it
“ In 1999, The Independent published an article entitled "World's top sweetener is made with GM bacteria," which revealed that Monsanto was knowingly adding aspartame to soft drinks in the United States - and that aspartame is made from GM bacteria.”
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The Dangers of Aspartame (Diet Coke Zero Side Effects Poisoning Pepsi Max Nutrasweet Sucralose)

“Aspartame (E951) is an artificial sweetener, used in over 6000 products. The food industry claims that aspartame helps in losing weight, but why is obesity t...”
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1800 Online and Counting

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“ Nick spent a really enjoyable couple of hours in the company of radio presenter and podcaster Alan Taylor-Shearer chatting about life as a rock photographer and his life backstage recently. It was ...”
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Patients facing eight-hour waits in ambulances outside A&E departments - Telegraph

Patients facing eight-hour waits in ambulances outside A&E departments - Telegraph | The Snapshot | Scoop.it
Sick patients have been forced to wait up to eight hours in ambulances queuing outside Accident & Emergency units amid a crisis in the system.
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Once again, the NHS is seen to be failing when it's te financial masters who are creating this situation to force privatisation

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Government faces £36million bill for bungled bedroom tax

Iain Duncan Smith must now exempt up to 50,000 social housing families with disabled children from the charge (RT @VeIvetRose: http://t.co/dbTkIdfH9s
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Wellbeing Norfolk: Newsdesk in brief

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Wellbeing Norfolk | Mental and Physical Health, Care and Wellbeing News and Advice (RT @NorfolkNewsdesk: Wymondham dementia–aware meeting with Age UK Norfolk, Alzheimer’s Society and Wymondham Dementia Support Group 23 May
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Nick Gets Wild

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Last year we brought you news of an interview with Nick by DJ Wisecat from Radio Gets Wild and a couple of weeks ago they met up again for return match. DJ Wisecat aired the interview a couple of d...

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Getting Under Skunk Anansie's Skin

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There are few female lead-singers quite as formidable as Skunk Anansie's Skin. Independent, striking, strong. Just a few words that are frequently used to describe her. But when I interviewed her a...

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Photography, Expanded: Rethinking Engagement and Impact | Open Society Foundations

Photography, Expanded: Rethinking Engagement and Impact | Open Society Foundations | The Snapshot | Scoop.it
Documentary photographer Marcus Bleasdale discusses his project, Zero Hour: Congo, which uses gaming to increase awareness of the conflict in the Democratic Republic of Congo.
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New bird flu well-adapted to infect people

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The new variation of bird flu has genetic characteristics making it well-adapted to infect people, experts say. (http://t.co/KU9ToPNoaG)
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Top Children’s Vitamins Full of Aspartame, GMOs & Harmful Chemicals

Top Children’s Vitamins Full of Aspartame, GMOs & Harmful Chemicals | The Snapshot | Scoop.it
“ How often are parents aware of the ingredients contained in the multivitamin that they feed their children? We often believe what we hear without ever questioning what mass marketing and media has to say about a product.”
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Dangers of Aspartame | Brainwash Update

“Abby Martin takes a look at the artificial sugar aspartame, how it became approved and what it might be doing to our health. LIKE Breaking the Set @ http://f...”
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Aspartame, MSG, Dumbing Down Society

“Dr. Russell blaylock accuses Industry and Government of dumbing down society with Chemical Toxins”
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Single mom in DC attack had ‘every reason to live’ SHOCKING POLICE BRUTALITY

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“ Friends and former Brooklyn neighbors recalled Miriam Carey as a hardworking single mother who had every reason to live. “She had everything going for her,” said Yolanda Napoleon, 40. “A…”
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lawyers file for Obama’s arrest tomorrow when he hits South Africa

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lawyers file for Obama’s arrest tomorrow when he hits South Africa (Lawyers File For Obama’s Arrest Tomorrow When He Hits South Africa http://t.co/BA7s8uWrdH
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Government faces £36million bill for bungled bedroom tax

Iain Duncan Smith must now exempt up to 50,000 social housing families with disabled children from the charge (RT @VeIvetRose: http://t.co/dbTkIdfH9s
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IDS the mans an evil idiot

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A signing for RAW

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The collection of images for  RockArtWine festival (RAW) were delivered to Off Beat lounge with week for delivery to the exhibition at Château Les Carrasses. But that wasn't the only preparation ne...

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Sarah Wollaston: Cameron has caved in to lobbyists on minimum alcohol pricing

Sarah Wollaston: Cameron has caved in to lobbyists on minimum alcohol pricing | The Snapshot | Scoop.it
The Conservative MP criticises the PM's U-turn and says "we should all be aware" of Lynton Crosby's links to the alcohol and tobacco industries.
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Ukip surge could put David Cameron at risk, Tories warn

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David Cameron's leadership of the Conservative Party could come under renewed threat if the UK Independence Party performs strongly in next week's local elections, senior Tories warned today.
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North Korea 'moves missile launchers'

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South Korean report says Pyongyang has moved two launchers to its east coast in preparation for expected missile test.
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BBC in Korea 'student' reporter row

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The London School of Economics demands the BBC withdraw Monday's Panorama about North Korea after a reporter went undercover on a student trip.
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Street cleaning to be withheld in parts of Dublin due to illegal dumping

Street cleaning to be withheld in parts of Dublin due to illegal dumping | The Snapshot | Scoop.it
Problem particularly acute in area from Gardiner Street to Croke Park, city council says (@DubCityCouncil's drastic anti-#litter/#dumping measures must be supported http://t.co/twpbv779xy...
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