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“Sweat-on-a-Chip”: Analysing Sweat in Real Time with Disposable Micro-devices

Benito-Lopez, Fernando and Coyle, Shirley and Byrne, Robert and Curto, Vincenzo F. and Diamond, Dermot (2010) “Sweat-on-a-Chip”: Analysing Sweat in Real Time with Disposable Micro-devices. In: The 9th Annual IEEE Conference on Sensors, IEEE Sensors 2010 Conference, November 1-4, 2010, Hawaii.

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Abstract

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.

Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Invited Talk)
Event Type:Conference
Refereed:Yes
Uncontrolled Keywords:Sweat, pH, microfluidics, optical sensor
Subjects:Engineering > Materials
Biological Sciences > Microfluidics
Biological Sciences > Biochemistry
Physical Sciences > Chemical detectors
Engineering > Electronic engineering
Medical Sciences > Health
Physical Sciences > Detectors
Biological Sciences > Biosensors
DCU Faculties and Centres:DCU Faculties and Schools > Faculty of Science and Health > School of Chemical Sciences
Research Initiatives and Centres > CLARITY: The Centre for Sensor Web Technologies
Research Initiatives and Centres > National Centre for Sensor Research (NCSR)
Funders:Science Foundation Ireland under grant 07/CE/I1147.
ID Code:15887
Deposited On:31 Jan 2011 16:09 by Fernando Benito-Lopez. Last Modified 11 Apr 2011 14:37

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