A new device was specially designed for sweat monitoring. This skin patch is bound to register the amount of sweat your body produces while exercising. Researchers have developed this soft patch which you can easily stick to your skin, examine the sweat and send a report with all the needed results to your mobile phone.
What is more, experts have claimed that this small tool, which is similar in size to a quarter, is bound to offer details about who much water you need to maintain yourself hydrated. The device is also able to establish if you need an energy drink to increase the levels of electrolytes.
John Rogers, who is the lead author of the study, has argued that the new and revolutionary wearable is a skin-like one, being able to analyze innovative measurement abilities which are impossible to be established with the help of other types of absorbent pads. John Rogers is a professor of materials science and engineering, neurological surgery and biomedical engineering at Northwestern University’s McCormick School of Engineering in Evanston.
This sweat monitoring device was created to be disposable. It was produced to be used only one time during exercising for several hours, being stuck to your skin either on your back or the forearm. Probably many people are wondering why we need to examine the substances in our sweat.
Sweat usually contains a large number of important chemical compounds which retain physiological health information. The study conducted by Rogers and his team was recently published in Science Translational Medicine magazine on November 23. The innovative device was tested on two separate groups of cyclists.
Specialists have argued that the small tool is prone to deliver accurate data concerning the sweat’s acidity and the lactate, chloride or glucose’ concentration. To have access to all this data, the user needs to take a picture of the device with her or his smartphone. A particular app will analyze the image, and it will generate all the information on the screen.
The low-cost tool was designed to connect to your smartphone through wireless, displaying a detailed report examining the key biomarkers which indicate the exact amount of water your body needs when exercising. Nevertheless, the device does more than analyzing the composition of your sweat. It also examines if something is going wrong with your body during exercises.
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