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Real-time sweat analysis: Concept and development of an autonomous wearable micro-fluidic platform

Curto, Vincenzo F. and Coyle, Shirley and Byrne, Robert and Diamond, Dermot and Benito-Lopez, Fernando (2011) Real-time sweat analysis: Concept and development of an autonomous wearable micro-fluidic platform. Procedia Engineering, 25 . pp. 1561-1564. ISSN 1877-7058

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In this work the development of an autonomous, robust and wearable micro-fluidic platform capable of performing on-line analysis of pH in sweat is discussed. Through the means of an optical detection system based on a surface mount light emitting diode (smLED) and a photodiode as a detector, a wearable system was achieved in which realtime monitoring of sweat pH can be performed during sport activity. We show how through systems engineering, integrating miniaturised electrical components, and by improving the micro-fluidic chip characteristics, the wearability, reliability and performance of a sweat analysis platform has been significantly improved.

Item Type:Article (Published)
Uncontrolled Keywords:microfluidic; smLED; photodiode; wearable
Subjects:Physical Sciences > Analytical chemistry
DCU Faculties and Centres:Research Initiatives and Centres > National Centre for Sensor Research (NCSR)
Research Initiatives and Centres > CLARITY: The Centre for Sensor Web Technologies
Publisher:Elsevier B.V.
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Copyright Information:© 2011 Elsevier
Use License:This item is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-Share Alike 3.0 License. View License
ID Code:16602
Deposited On:30 Jan 2012 11:54 by Vincenzo Curto. Last Modified 16 Jan 2017 13:52

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