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Google’s new wearable looks at drawing blood sans needles

  • Google has filed a
    patent for a wearable that allows it to take samples of blood without the use
    of needles, reported
    Gadgets360.
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  • The patent reveals
    that the device first sends an “abrupt surge” of gas into a

    • Google has filed a
      patent for a wearable that allows it to take samples of blood without the use
      of needles, reported
      Gadgets360.
    •  
    • The patent reveals
      that the device first sends an “abrupt surge” of gas into a
      cylindrical container, which consists of a micro-particle, then punctures the
      skin to obtain a small drop of blood, the report said.
    •  
    • “Such an
      application might be used to draw a small amount of blood, for example, for a
      glucose test,” the patent explains. The patent was granted on Thursday,
      and applied for back in May 2014.
    •  
    • Some of the handsets
      in the current pool of Android Wear smartwatches and other fitness trackers
      offer the ability to monitor heart rate, and also sport sensors for fitness
      tracking. However, the addition of “needle-free blood draw” ability
      could significantly enhance the usability of the gadget.
    •  
    • “We hold patents
      on a variety of ideas – some of those ideas later mature into real products or
      services, some don’t…,” Google said in a statement, released via the
      Verge.

     

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