Knitted Passive Probes for In Situ Sweat Collection and Diagnosis

Project Information

Problem

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.

Solution

This project leverages smart fabrics to detect and diagnose disease using sweat collected in the fabric.

Technology Type

Diagnostic

Aids with identifying the nature and cause(s) of a clinical problem or illness

Facilitator

Increases the efficacy of a clinical process or procedure

Therapeutic

Enables healing from or treatment of an illness or clinical problem

Monitor

Records/shares data as on-going surveillance of a clinical problem, process or procedure

PI/Inventor(s)

Shu Yang, PhD

Professor of Materials Science & Engineering,Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering

Genevieve Dion

 

Cohort

2018-2019