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“Sweat-on-a-chip”: Analysing sweat in real time with disposable micro-devices

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5 Author(s)
Benito-Lopez, F. ; CLARITY: Centre for Sensor Web Technol., Dublin City Univ., Dublin, Ireland ; Coyle, S. ; Byrne, R. ; Curto, V.F.
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Here we present the fabrication and the performance of a novel, wearable, robust, flexible and disposable micro-fluidic device which incorporates miniature optical components as a detection system, for wireless monitoring in real time mode of sweat pH during an exercise session. This micro-fluidic platform is completely non-invasive, with the great advantage of providing a continuous flow of fresh sweat for continuous real time analysis, ensuring immediate feedback regarding sweat composition to an athlete and/or coach. To the best of our knowledge, this is the first wearable and wireless micro-fluidic device suitable for real time analysis and reporting of the wearer's physiological state.

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Sensors, 2010 IEEE

Date of Conference:

1-4 Nov. 2010