In one of the stranger new developments of the wearable medical technology boom, researchers from University of California, San Diego and University of Alcalá in Spain have created a dummy to measure glucose concentrations in an infant’s saliva.
The dummy can measure the biomarker in real time, and transmit it wirelessly to any smartphone or other device. This would be a huge improvement in both speed and ease of diagnosis for type 1 diabetes in infants, among other conditions.
It should be noted that so far the dummy has only been tried on adult patients (!) and is yet to be baby-tested.
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