References and Links
The method of non-invasive measurement of products of metabolism, as addressed in the second press release (No. 19/1978) of the Max-Planck-Institute, was examined extensively by Prof. Matoaki Shichiri, Kumamoto Univ. Japan and developed to a high level of sensitivity and reproducibility. (Shichiri M. Artificial Endicrine Pancreas; Kamome Press Co. Ltd. pp 201-231).
The pulse oximeter generally used in emergency (A & E) and during anaesthetics to monitor circulation, and is put over a finger for this purpose, also functions percutaneously and non-invasive with infrared spectroscopy.
The following, positively future oriented publication appeared in the January 2017 edition of “Accounts oft the chemical research”:
Rishikesh Pandey†, Santosh Kumar Paidi‡, Tulio A. Valdez†§, Chi Zhang‡, Nicolas Spegazzini∥, Ramachandra Rao Dasari∥, and Ishan Barman*‡⊥
† Connecticut Children’s Innovation Center, University of Connecticut Health, Farmington, Connecticut 06032, United States
‡ Department of Mechanical Engineering, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland 21218, United States
§ Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery, Connecticut Children’s Medical Center, 282 Washington St, Hartford, Connecticut 06106, United States
∥ Laser Biomedical Research Center, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, Massachusetts 02139, United States
⊥ Department of Oncology, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland 21287, United States
The current status relating to these developments can be tracked in the Internet: Wikipedia, Dr. Nils Kaiser.