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Concept and development of an autonomous wearable micro-fluidic platform for real time pH sweat analysis

Curto, Vincenzo F. and Coyle, Shirley and Byrne, Robert and Angelov, Nikolay and Diamond, Dermot and Benito-Lopez, Fernando (2012) Concept and development of an autonomous wearable micro-fluidic platform for real time pH sweat analysis. Sensors and Actuators B Chemical, 175 . pp. 263-270. ISSN 0925-4005

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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 (SMD LED) and a light photo sensor as a detector, a wearable system was achieved in which real-time monitoring of sweat pH was performed during 55 minutes of cycling activity. We have shown how through systems engineering, integrating miniaturised electrical components, and by improving the micro-fluidic chip characteristics, the wearability, reliability and performance of the micro-fluidic platform was significantly improved.

Item Type:Article (Published)
Uncontrolled Keywords:Micro-fluidic; pH; SMD LED; Light photo sensor; Wearable system; Sweat analysis
Subjects:Medical Sciences > Health
Biological Sciences > Biosensors
Medical Sciences > Sports sciences
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
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Copyright Information:© 2012 Elsevier
Use License:This item is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-Share Alike 3.0 License. View License
ID Code:17909
Deposited On:27 Mar 2013 14:41 by Vincenzo Curto. Last Modified 27 Apr 2017 15:34

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