The new plaster tracks heart and biochemical indicators at the same time


Researchers have developed an elastic plaster that contains a number of sensors tracking various human activity indicators.

Over time, the development of flexible electronics technologies will replace some devices with imperceptible stickers from e-skin. New achievement in this direction from the team from California University in San Diego.

Scientists have created the first wearable device, which can simultaneously monitor the heart rate, blood pressure, as well as the concentration of ethanol, caffeine, glucose and lactate in the blood. This uses integrated electrochemical and ultrasound sensors.

Such a plaster allows us to analyze the mass of human status information without an invasive way and without the need for physical contact, which is especially convenient during the periods of the epidemic. In addition to the health sector, the device can be used athletes and military.

During the test, the plastering data was compared with the readings of individual instruments for measuring each indicator. It showed accurate results even during the deformation of the structure.

The main disadvantage of the current prototype is that it works from an external power source and transmits data to a computer. However, the team is already working on its improvement, deliverance from wires and reduced energy consumption.

Previously, we also reported the development of a «smart» bandage, which reveals and

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