Flexible, sweat sensing, health wearable

Berkeley’s Ali Javey has developed a prototype band that uses sweat non-invasively assess medical conditions.  It could also spot drug abuse, or provide information to optimize sports performance.  The flexibility and computing power of the device build on the capabilities of earlier sweat sensors.

A flexible plastic band contains sensors that measure the concentrations of sodium and potassium ions, glucose and lactate, which provide insights into cell processes.  A temperature sensor calibrates the information.  A flexible circuit board with 11  computer interprets the data and transmits it wirelessly to a phone or computer.

Cincinnati professor Jason Heikenfeld developed sweat sensing technology for wearables in 2014, described by ApplySci here.


Wearable Tech + Digital Health San Francisco – April 5, 2016 @ the Mission Bay Conference Center

NeuroTech San Francisco – April 6, 2016 @ the Mission Bay Conference Center

Wearable Tech + Digital Health NYC – June 7, 2016 @ the New York Academy of Sciences

NeuroTech NYC – June 8, 2016 @ the New York Academy of Sciences