(San Diego, CA) -- Engineers at the University of California-San Diego have developed a wearable that can continuously monitor several health statistics.
The prototype device monitors glucose, alcohol, and lactate levels in real time simultaneously. It's about the size of a stack of six quarters and it's applied to the skin through a Velcro-like patch of microscopic needles that are each about one-fifth the width of a human hair.
One of the UC-San Diego engineers who worked on the project says the device is "like a complete lab on the skin." It's described further in the May 9th edition of Nature in Biomedical Engineering.