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Implantable Biosensors Get DARPA Funding

Implantable biosensors sound like a great idea: a way to monitor important levels in the body without needing to draw blood or hook up to external equipment. Initially for military use the technology will no doubt makes it's way to the private sector, like much military technology. It could be a boon for diabetics and those with other health issues.

As usual with me, the privacy aspect raises concerns: with all this data being monitored and transmitted, the security of medical records has not been particularly good thus far. 
The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency announced a project with the U.S. Army Research Office to develop tissue-integrated biosensor technology. Profusa, a San Francisco company, was awarded a $7.5 million grant from DARPA to lead the development.
Digital Trends


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