Some of the 2007 awards have gone to inventions that seem just short of miraculous and the Electro Needle Biomedical Sensor Array comes close. This is a small patch device with electro-chemically treated probes. When the patch is applied to the skin, it has the ability to ascertain chemical readings present in a patient’s blood without having to withdraw any blood. Thus, readings such as “carbohydrates, electrolytes, lipids, enzymes, toxins, proteins, viruses, and bacteria can be detected in a patient’s blood or interstitial cellular fluid.” No more searching for “good” veins? You mean no more vials and vials and vials taken? One great step for medicine; 15 great steps for the sick folks in the emergency room.
I don’t know, I kind of like shots. Now we’re going to have to wait until 2020 before hospitals get around to converting needles to Electro Needle Biomedical Sensor Array. Needles obviously will be around in 2111. I’m a man and can take some needles.