Wireless Sweat Monitoring Could Make The Self-Tracking Of Chronic Diseases Easier
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He is a Professor of Electronics and Nanoengineering and the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) Fellow in the Electronics and Nanoscale Engineering Division of School of Engineering, University of Glasgow, UK. His multidisciplinary research interests include Flexible and Printed Electronics, Electronic Skin, Robotic Tactile Sensing and Wearable Systems. He has published more than 200 research articles in journals or peer-reviewed conferences, 4 books (including 3 in progress) and 12 patents (including 7 submitted) and gave more than 70 keynote/invited lectures, including a TEDx talk.

                       

Wireless Sweat Monitoring Could Make The Self-Tracking Of Chronic Diseases Easier

Traditional checks for chronic diseases, such as diabetes, often involve analysis via blood samples and require trained medical staff. However, there would be no need for blood samples if other body fluids such as sweat and tears could do the job. This is indeed possible, as sweat and tears contain similar analytes (or biomarkers) as blood. Although the concentration of analytes varies with body fluids (Table 1), initial studies indicate they have a good correlation with blood and hence could...

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