UK start-up launches real-time monitor to track glucose, hydration and lactate

Service Engineering

Sweati has launched a non-invasive real-time sweat monitor that is small enough to fit in the palm of your hand. The wearable patch is made of a disposable fabric and is capable of tracking three key biomarkers glucose, lactate and hydration. It uses a combination of microfluidics and chip technology to measure tiny levels of sweat, and the company says it has the capability of wirelessly sending updates to a smartphone app every ten seconds, providing real-time snapshots of the three biomarkers.

“UK start-up launches real-time monitor to track glucose, hydration and lactate“

Sweati founder and chief executive officer, James Mayo, said: “Imagine a device that will be able to tell you when to fuel, when to hydrate and what pace to run at. That means no more hitting the dreaded wall whilst running a marathon. Sweati will make working out enjoyable and efficient. For diabetics, it would mean no more blood draws interrupting their day as the patch will continuously send them notifications. Every member of society will be able to maximise their personal performance, but crucially for members of the military, we have the ability to save lives with no more heat casualties. Sweat measurement is the final frontier in body sensing technology. The opportunity to measure non-invasively and continuously in an environment where the consumer wants more and more information is enormous.”

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