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Disease-Monitoring Bio Sensors

The Bioengineered Sensors by 'Profusa' Were Debuted at CES 2016

— January 8, 2016 — Lifestyle
'Profusa' recently designed a new type of bio sensor that could change the way doctors conduct long-term disease monitoring. While fitness trackers and other wearables have given consumers greater insight into their health of their body, these devices do not provide a complete picture. Profusa's new bio sensors could be used between annual physicals to helps patients and physicians track changing body chemistry.

The the new sensors are bioengineers to track one's body chemistry in real-time. To use the sensors, physicians need to place them beneath the skin of the patient using a specially designed injector. The sensors are only 3-5 mm long and 500 microns in diameter, which would make them invisible when placed under the skin. Over time, the sensor uses a smart gel and a light-emitting molecule to track body chemicals such as glucose, oxygen and other biomarkers. This information can then provide physicians and researchers with actionable information about a person's body chemistry.

The sensors ultimately represent a breakthrough for the healthcare industry when it comes to long-term continuous monitoring.
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