Google Vampires?

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  1. dgstorm

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    Yes... the headline is clickbait. Google is developing a device (or at lest patented the idea for one) which can suck out blood more efficiently. It is actually a needle-free blood drawing device designed to poke a tiny hole in your finger so it can draw blood out using a negative pressure barrel.

    In its patent filing, Google indicated that the technology “might be used to draw a small amount of blood, for example, for a glucose test.” In fact, Google's patent even takes things a step further by incorporating this technology into a wrist-warn monitoring device... can we say Android Doc?

    This could be "handy" for folks with various ailments that require regular monitoring of blood (like diabetics). In general it might be greatly appreciated by a good many folks who don't like needles!

    Source: TheVerge
     
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    Poking a hole in your finger without a needle.. interesting concept.
     
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    Mmmm Hmm. An easy way to get blood, huh. You're not fooling anybody Google... I see what you're doing.

    All Imma say is Alphabet CALICO.

     
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    Though this is a niche thing, I think it's great that they're putting time into this kind of thing. My wife's sister is insulin diabetic. She's got a pump and has to check her sugar frequently, though she's got some sort of bluetooth thing and the pump system draws the blood for her somehow. IDK how it really works, but like I said, I'm still glad that tech companies are taking a stab at issues like this.
     
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    Could be Alphabet Verily?
     
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    Health technology is booming right now. I wish I could get into that realm.
     
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    I'm KINDA there, though we don't do much innovating here at the nursing home when it comes to tech.
     
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    I have 2 huge medical systems here, Cleveland Clinic and University Hospitals. But development for them is outside companies, not in house.
     
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    As a recent Adult onset diagnosed diabetic I find this intriguing!