Wireless Skin Patch Sensor
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A soft, flexible skin patch designed with sensors to monitor users' real-time vital signs. Powered with a digital non-invasive health feedback system, the biosensor also collects data to assist human and animal healthcare analysis and research.
The skin patch includes a capillary system containing sensitive silicon-based sensors that measure vital signs such as heart rate, blood sugar levels, blood pressure, movement, strain, pH, and temperature. With a minuscule amount of sweat, the chip can analyze different variables, from electrolytes and metabolites to small molecules and proteins. The patch is modular and can be adapted according to needs.
Through a wireless system, the patch communicates with the patient's smartphone and to the hospital network, thus providing live insights at home or emergency care. However, currently, skin patches are most popular in the agriculture sector, integrated into a smart husbandry system to monitor livestock and wildlife. This solution decreases the need for on-site procedures. It increases the quality of life for cattle, providing useful information about lactation, fertility, and disease status (e.g., ketosis) and automatically collecting data that includes physiological parameters, stress measurement, laziness, and internal temperature.