A new bloodless diabetes glucometer is being developed as a possible replacement for people needing to check blood sugar levels using the traditional finger prick test.
The non-invasive device, which has undergone intial testing and gained further financing, has been developed by a company called Grove Instruments and uses a light to monitor blood sugar in only 20 seconds or even less.
The Optical Bridge technology is based on near-infrared spectroscopy that measures real-time blood sugar and is powered by batteries to offer glucose meter readings from either the fingertip or earlobe.
The company carried out a major study last year to compare its device against more usual ways of measuring blood glucose, and found that it was able to meet standards for accuracy.
source: Podiatry Now