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This Sensor Helps Detect and Display Wearers' Sodium Consumption Levels

 - May 9, 2018
References: news.gatech.edu & newatlas
A group of scientists and researchers working in conjunction with the American Heart Association have developed a high-tech oral sensor that is designed to make it possible for wearers to go about measuring and keeping tabs on their sodium intake, so that they can potentially reduce their chances of worsening existing conditions such as diabetes and obesity.

This particular oral sensor is fitted with an array of electronic tools that are flexible in structure, so that the sensor itself can be worn comfortably. Among the tools is a sodium-detecting sensor, as well as a Bluetooth module that is capable of conveying pertinent data to a companion smartphone.

Data on the app can then be viewed by users themselves or shared with their doctors, making this a fine example of modern sensor and communication technologies working in conjunction with smartphone interfaces to boost health outcomes.