¿Blood test ? These two words are common in the medical vocabulary and, above all, if you talk about discovering the cause of some discomfort that at first glance does not offer symptoms of any type of illness. The problem lies in two things: pain and fear of needles.
However, this could be part of the past, since through a tiny cutaneous implant the specialists will be able to have a greater control over the progress of their patients; besides that the result will be immediate: it is practically a device that replaces the laboratories.
Designed in the Federal Polytechnic School of Lausanne in Switzerland , the implant can detect up to five proteins and organic acids simultaneously, and then transmit them directly to the center's computer or to the person treating the case; This is via Bluetooth and mobile phone networks.
The implant was developed by Giovanni de Micheli and Sandro Carrara , both indicate that the device has a size of five cubic millimeters or consists of five sensors, radio transmitter and a power supply system.
This acts under the skin and thanks to its sensors captures the substances of the body since they are covered with enzymes. For this reason, it can be very useful in patients treated with chemotherapy, since currently oncologists have to perform a series of blood tests to evaluate the treatment and situation of the disease.
This device could be a portable laboratory and an instrument that would allow monitoring the state of the organism.