A Chip In Your Shoulder

Recently the Department of Defense has granted $1.6 million to the Center for Bioelectronics, Biosensors and Biochips at Clemson University towards the research and development of a chip that would be be implanted into a U.S soldier to monitor vital signs.
About the size of a grain of rice, the chips would ideally be capable of detecting oxygen and glucose levels in tissue. The device has other long-term potential applications, such as monitoring astronauts’ vital signs during long-duration space flights and reading blood-sugar levels for diabetics. Researchers estimate the chip is approximately 5 years from human trials.

Clemson University.

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