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Wearable biosensor tattoos monitor sweat to track weight

biosensor tattoos

Taking continuous effort of seamlessly integrating biosensors with human body a leap further, Laboratory for Nanobioelectronics led by Professor Joe Wang, Department of NanoEngineering, has developed biosensor tattoos which monitor electrolytes and metabolite levels in sweat. To access the metabolic health of a wearer, these wearable biosensors have been integrated with multifaceted electrochemical sensors with simple, fairground tattoos that are perfect in monitoring the pH and lactate levels in the sweat. One of the student members of the team, Amay Bandodkar informs that the biosensor tattoos are made with carbon fiber backing which makes them sturdy and flexible to bend with the skin of the wearer in normal course.

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