Diabetes technology as body art from Harvard

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Diabetes technology as body art

As reported by Alvin Powell, Harvard Staff

Writer writing for the Harvard Gazette,

researchers at Harvard are aiming beyond

wearable medical technology with a

project that combines art with medicine.

You may have heard of these before,

we reported on the concept yonks ago,

in June 2011 no less, but there's been

progress. Harvard and MIT researchers

have developed smart tattoo ink capable

of monitoring health by changing colour

to tell an athlete if they are dehydrated,

or a diabetic if their blood sugar is rising.

The work, conducted by two postdoctoral

fellows at Harvard Medical School and

colleagues led by Katia Vega at MIT's

Media Lab, paired biosensitive inks

developed at Harvard with traditional

tattoo artistry as a way to overcome some

of the limitations of current biomedical

monitoring devices.

Ali Yetisen, a Tosteson postdoctoral

fellow at HMS and Massachusetts General

Hospital, says of the research, "We were

thinking: New technologies, what is the

next generation after wearables? And so

we came up with the idea that we could

incorporate biosensors in the skin. We

wanted to go beyond what is available

through wearables today. "

The project, nick-named 'Dermal

Abyss', was conducted as a proof of

concept, and that further refinements -

stabilizing ink so designs don't fade or

diffuse into surrounding tissue - would

be needed for a medical product.

Smart tattoo ink changes color to monitor dehydration and

blood sugar.Click the images to see a video about the product.

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