Body sensor collects vital data by making you sweat


This is not only less invasive than a blood sample, it’s potentially much more practical. You can’t always take blood (a pilot isn’t about to try it mid-flight), and it’s not realistic to monitor blood continuously. With sweat, that’s not a problem — the scientists could track electrolytes for up to five hours at a time. That could be vital for tracking conditions where you need continuous data, such as the performance of an athlete, stress levels at a high-intensity job or a recent surgery patient.

The best part: this may be a practical reality sooner than you think. One of the researchers co-founded a company, Eccrine Systems, that’s in the midst of refining and commercializing the sweat-inducing sensor. There’s no guarantee that you’ll buy one off the shelf, but you may eventually wear it when some future doctor or coach needs your health stats.

Source link

Related Post