Lab-on-a-chip device for sweat glucose, lactate, ph and sweating rate monitoring


Status: 
Actiu
Acronym: 
SWEATLOC
Research Lines: 
Lab-On-A-Chip (LOC)
Research Lines: 
Electrochemical Lab-On-a-Chip
Start: 
2015-03-01 00:00 - 2017-02-28 00:00
Plan: 
TECNIOSPRING
Program: 
TECNIOSPRING
Type: 
Internacional
Total Budget: 
129.280€
PresupostCNM: 
129.280€
Field area: 
Individual

Todays' technology is increasingly been fitted on clothes or small accessories and are required to be fast, reliable and with connectivity to mobile devices and computers. Most of the wearable technologies are focused on the monitoring of physiological parameter, but chemical variables still pose a challenge. Sweat is a bodily fluid with a rich composition of ions and metabolites that allows monitoring via non-invasive techniques. The objective of the project is to develop a lab-on-a-chip device, with connectivity to mobile devices and computers, that automatically collects the subject sweat and directs it to an integrated electrochemical transducer chip to monitor glucose, lactate, pH and sweating rate and to test the feasibility of continuous monitoring of these parameters in real time.