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In Europe, Robots Care for Aging Population

In Europe, Robots Care for Aging Populat...

A new trial, funded by the European Union, known as the GiraffPlus project has outfitted six elderly Europeans with Robots. Some participants have named theirs, such as 93-year old Nonna Lea, who affectionately calls her robot Mr. Robin. The coordinator of the GiraffPlus project, Amy Loutfi, notes that robots are just the beginning of this care system, which also sensors throughout the home to monitor and care for the elderly and allow them to live independently. In addition to the robot, there are sensors to track the movement from room to room, as well as pressure...
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Healthcare Tech: Google Announces Glucose Sensor Contact Lens Prototype

Healthcare Tech: Google Announces Glucos...

Google announced Thursday that it has designed a glucose sensor contact lens that is in a prototype stage. The contact lens will assist diabetics in monitoring and managing their blood sugar levels. I have no connection with the project but sourced some additional information from public sources online (like everything on this blog, the below does not represent the views of Google!) The lens, designed by the Google X lab, measures glucose levels in tears continuously, using a wireless chip and a miniaturized glucose sensor, making testing blood sugar levels far less...