Google Smartwatch To Draw Blood Without Needle

Posted: Dec 15 2015, 8:28am CST | by , in News | Technology News

Google Smartwatch to Draw Blood Without Needle
  • Google files patent for a Needle-Free Blood Draw system!
  • Google Wants Blood for New Wearable

The system comes in a wearable device which can be worn on a wrist and take blood from a fingertip.

Google has officially sided with the needle-free blood test lobby. The tech giant recently filed a patent for a needle-free blood draw system. The blood draw system comes in the form of a wearable device.

The device can be hand-held or worn on the wrist of a person. The device draws blood from the fingertip or other parts of the body of a person.

The patent by Google was published but it is still pending, according to The Verge. The patent describes a novel blood draw system. The system works by sending a surge of gas into a barrel containing a micro-particle.

The micro-particle then pierces the skin. After skin releases the blood the negative pressure of the barrel sucks the blood up. The amount of blood released is small. However the small amount of blood can be used for a glucose test. Google has explained the technology can help people with diabetes.

When Google was contacted to comment on the patent they replied with a vague answer. According to Google they hold patents on a variety of ideas.

Some of the ideas by Google mature into real products or services, while some do not. So Google cleared out a patent does not mean there will be a prospective product announcement soon.

The needle free blood drawing system is a project of Google’s Life Sciences division. The company is also involved in designing devices to help diabetics monitor their glucose levels.

The devices consist of smart contact lenses and a bandage-sized, cloud-connected sensor. If the projects gain FDA approval it could mean big business haul for Google. Since more than 29 million citizens in the US suffer from diabetes.

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