5th International ICST Conference on Pervasive Computing Technologies for Healthcare

Research Article

‘My Sweat my Health’: Real Time Sweat Analysis Using Wearable Micro-fluidic Devices

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  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.4108/icst.pervasivehealth.2011.246074,
        author={Vincenzo Fabio Curto and Nikolay	 Angelov and Shirley			 Coyle and Robert		 Byrne and Sarah		 Hughes and Niall Moyna and Dermot		 Diamond and Fernando		 Benito Lopez	},
        title={‘My Sweat my Health’: Real Time Sweat Analysis Using Wearable Micro-fluidic Devices},
        proceedings={5th International ICST Conference on Pervasive Computing Technologies for Healthcare},
        publisher={IEEE},
        proceedings_a={PERVASIVEHEALTH},
        year={2012},
        month={4},
        keywords={Sweat analysis pH micro-fluidic LED},
        doi={10.4108/icst.pervasivehealth.2011.246074}
    }
    
  • Vincenzo Fabio Curto
    Nikolay Angelov
    Shirley Coyle
    Robert Byrne
    Sarah Hughes
    Niall Moyna
    Dermot Diamond
    Fernando Benito Lopez
    Year: 2012
    ‘My Sweat my Health’: Real Time Sweat Analysis Using Wearable Micro-fluidic Devices
    PERVASIVEHEALTH
    ICST
    DOI: 10.4108/icst.pervasivehealth.2011.246074
Vincenzo Fabio Curto1, Nikolay Angelov1, Shirley Coyle1, Robert Byrne1, Sarah Hughes2, Niall Moyna2, Dermot Diamond1, Fernando Benito Lopez 1,*
  • 1: CLARITY: Centre for Sensor Web Technologies, National Centre for Sensor Research, School of Chemical Sciences, Dublin City University
  • 2: School of Health and Human Performance, Dublin City University
*Contact email: fernando.lopez@dcu.ie_

Abstract

In this work a robust, non-invasive and wearable micro-fluidic system was developed and employed to analyse pH of sweat in real time during exercise. The device is incorporated in an optical detection platform designed to provide real-time information on sweat composition. The device has been tested by monitoring the pH of sweat during 55 minutes of cycling activity. During these trials, the data obtained by the micro-fluidic system was compared to pH measurements obtained in parallel studies with a conventional electrochemical sensor.