An injectable biosensor chip that detects alcohol levels in the body has been developed by engineers at the University of California San Diego.
The low-power chip is tiny, measuring only 1 cubic millimetre. Patients in alcohol and substance abuse programs may benefit from the invention that does not require surgery to implant.
The chip was developed because one of the challenges in alcoholism and substance abuse treatment is the lack of convenient tools for routine monitoring of the patient’s condition. A temporary tattoo is sometimes used but they rub off easily.
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