Knitted Passive Probes for In Situ Sweat Collection and Diagnosis
In situ collection and quantitative analysis of sweat will allow for monitoring of physiologic health status (e.g., metabolism, blood sugar, hydration state, respiratory distress, fever, or hyperhidrosis) and diagnosis of disease (e.g., cystic fibrosis). Whole-body sweat collection and detection has been limited to the laboratory using standard chemical analysis techniques.
This project leverages smart fabrics to detect and diagnose disease using sweat collected in the fabric.
Aids with identifying the nature and cause(s) of a clinical problem or illness
Increases the efficacy of a clinical process or procedure
Enables healing from or treatment of an illness or clinical problem
Records/shares data as on-going surveillance of a clinical problem, process or procedure