Today’s Video of the Day from the National Science Foundation describes new technology that requires only sweat to assess important aspects of health.
Researchers at UCLA have designed a thin adhesive film that can be easily attached to smartwatches or activity trackers to analyze droplets of sweat.
Study lead author Professor Sam Emaminejad is an assistant professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the UCLA Samueli School of Engineering.
“The inspiration for this work came from recognizing that we already have more than 100 million smartwatches and other wearable tech sold worldwide that have powerful data-collection, computation and transmission capabilities,” said Professor Emaminejad.
“Now we have come up with a solution to upgrade these wearables into health monitoring platforms, enabling them to measure molecular-level information so that they give us a much deeper understanding of what’s happening inside our body in real time.”
Video Credit: National Science Foundation
By Chrissy Sexton, Earth.com Staff Writer