For the first time, a new wearable fitness tracker analyzes four chemicals in your sweat to prevent dehydration. With this new technology, glucose, lactate, sodium, and potassium, are simultaneously and in real time detected. It even records skin temperature to calibrate the response of the sensors. The system wirelessly delivers all results to a linked smartphone app. This new breakthrough in wearable biosensors will provide a wide range of personalized applications.
|A new health tracker can analyze chemicals in sweat by combining flexible sensors with a traditional electronic circuit board. M. ROSEN/SCIENCENEWS 2016|
|The custom-developed mobile application for data display and aggregation.W. GAO ET AL/ NATURE 2016|
Javey predicts the device could potentially be used for diagnosing lead poisoning in children without blood, or even detecting molecules in perspiration linked to depression.
Rosen, Meghan. "Tracking Health Is No Sweat with New Device." Science News. N.p.,n.d. Web. 31 Jan. 2016.
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