The Mayo Clinic and Washington, D.C.-based Gentag, Inc., have reached an agreement to develop the next generation of wearable biosensors designed to fight obesity and diabetes.

The wearable patch sensors are the size of a small bandage, and are designed to be painless, wireless and disposable. In the bandage is a sensor that communicates via a closed-loop diabetes management system which is compatible with cell phones. The system will allow researchers to monitor movement and develop treatments for obesity and related conditions.

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