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Sweat-Soaking Sensors

This High-Tech Sensor Analyzes Patients' Sweat

— April 9, 2016 — Lifestyle
A group of high-powered researchers, engineers and scientists working out of the Eindhoven University of Technology over in the Netherlands have managed to design an exceptionally high-tech sensor that is more than capable of taking patients' sweat and analyzing it in an exceptionally medically useful manner.

The truth of the matter is that while sweat may seem gross, it is a substance that can reveal a lot about a person's health. For example, acidity levels in the sweat can provide information about skin conditions, while saline concentration can give doctors key information about cystic fibrosis .This particular high-tech sensor is designed to soak up the sweat, put it through a micro-channel and then excrete it out.

Ultimately, this high-tech sensor would have a whole range of applications in the medical field and beyond.






Trend Themes
1. Sweat-analysis - New sensor technology designed to analyze sweat for medical purposes presents opportunities for innovation in diagnostics and healthcare.
2. Micro-channel Technology - The use of micro-channel technology in this high-tech sensor could disrupt the fields of materials science and chemical engineering for diverse future applications.
3. Non-invasive Health Monitoring - The non-invasive nature of this high-tech sensor presents disruption opportunities in industries ranging from sports to military and beyond, as healthcare providers seek to gather better health data without invasive procedures.
Industry Implications
1. Healthcare - This technology presents an opportunity for disruptive innovation in diagnostics and healthcare, allowing for more accurate and non-invasive data gathering.
2. Materials Science - The micro-channel technology used in this sensor could be applied to a range of materials science fields, creating new opportunities for innovation in manufacturing and other industries.
3. Sports - The non-invasive nature of this technology presents potential disruptive innovation opportunities in sports, where athletes can use sweat analysis to monitor their health and improve performance.
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