A simple wearable microfluidic patch allows long-term sweat biomarker monitoring

wearable patch concept

Professors Orlin Velev and Michael Dickey, alum Dr. Timothy Shay (Ph.D. ’17) and Ph.D. candidate Tamoghna Saha, have developed a paper-based device that serves as a model of wearables that can collect, transport and analyze sweat in next-generation wearables technology.

Human sweat contains several biomolecules the research community is exploring for noninvasive medical testing. Sweat can also be used to evaluate concentrations of various medications and biomarkers in the blood, and paper microfluidic devices collecting and analyzing sweat could be used to assess the course of certain diseases or how well patients adhere to drug regimens.

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