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The Pulse: Patient Records Tattoo and Monitoring Metabolism

Wed, 05/14/2014 - 10:29am
Jonathan Dipierro, Multimedia Production Specialist

This week on the Pulse, we’re getting invisible tattoos containing our health information, using glucometers to track our response to food and exercise, helping patients with sleep apnea get untroubled rest, and developing the next generation walker.

Patient Records Tattoo: Student and do it yourself enthusiast Mael Flament proposed an invisible tattoo that contains our health information. Called Med. History 2.0, the tattoo would be easily scanned and information updated regularly.

Monitoring Metabolism: Glucovation, a new company founded by former Dexcom engineers, has developed the SugarSenz continuous glucose monitor. The device sticks onto the abdomen and penetrates the skin to receive regular samples of blood for testing.

Sleeping on the Night Shift: From Advanced Brain Monitoring, Night Shift is a new gadget for patients with positional obstructive sleep apnea and snoring problems.

Walker 2.0: A new project to finalize a very different looking type of walker is seeking investments through the Indiegogo crowdfunding site. With the Motivo Tour, users walk upright and inside the Tour versus hunched over and behind it, without sacrificing comfort or convenience.

Find out more about this episode's sponsor, Maxon.

Watch the blooper reel from this episode.

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