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New wearable sensor can diagnose diseases from sweat

Researchers also measured glucose levels in sweat, which correspond to blood glucose levels, making the device potentially useful for monitoring pre-diabetes and diabetes.However, the technology can also be used to measure other molecular constituents of sweat, such as sodium and potassium ions and lactate. The platform can be used to measure virtually anything found in sweat.

“Sweat is hugely amenable to wearable applications and a rich source of information,” said Ronald Davis, professor at Stanford.A wearable sweat sensor allows for frequent monitoring to see how patients respond to a treatment or if they are complying with treatment, said Carlos Milla, associate professor at Stanford.The study was published in the journal PNAS.

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