Type

Conference Proceedings

Authors

Dermot Diamond
Robert Byrne
Shirley Coyle
Fernando Benito-Lopez

Subjects

Computer Science

Topics
wireless sensor network microfluidic devices sports sciences chemistry microfluidics systems analysis low cost real time information

Microfluidics: new tools in sport science (2010)

Abstract Nowadays, Micro-Total-Analysis-Systems and Lab-on-a-Chip technology are widely used in analytical chemistry and biotechnology but they still are rarely used in other areas like sports science.[1] In this field, the development of wearable chemo-/biosensing that meet the operational requirements is extremely difficult to achieve. In particular, it requires that the desired sample of analysis, usually a body fluid (blood, sweat, urine, saliva, etc.), is delivered to an active surface on the sensor for a reaction to occur and a signal to be generated. Moreover the system must be low cost while also being robust, miniature, flexible, washable, reusable or/disposable. All these requirements point to microfluidic devices as the key tools for improving wearable chemo-/bio-sensing. Here, we will review the state of the art of microfluidics in sports science and we will present the latest results obtained with microfluidic devices in our laboratories to obtain real-time information about physical and physiological parameters in sweat during exercise.[2] Temperature, pH and sodium concentration are monitored in sweat during sport performance and training with a small, wearable microfluidic device that continuously samples and monitors these parameters. Moreover, these devices are light, inherently wearable and robust, and can be easily integrated into a wireless sensor network. The whole device can be incorporated into a simple adhesive plaster format which can be attached to the skin in a few seconds, and causes no discomfort during training.
Collections Ireland -> Dublin City University -> DCU Faculties and Centres = DCU Faculties and Schools: Faculty of Science and Health
Ireland -> Dublin City University -> Subject = Medical Sciences: Sports sciences
Ireland -> Dublin City University -> DCU Faculties and Centres = DCU Faculties and Schools: Faculty of Science and Health: School of Chemical Sciences
Ireland -> Dublin City University -> Subject = Physical Sciences
Ireland -> Dublin City University -> DCU Faculties and Centres = Research Initiatives and Centres: National Centre for Sensor Research (NCSR)
Ireland -> Dublin City University -> DCU Faculties and Centres = Research Initiatives and Centres
Ireland -> Dublin City University -> Publication Type = Conference or Workshop Item
Ireland -> Dublin City University -> Subject = Physical Sciences: Chemistry
Ireland -> Dublin City University -> DCU Faculties and Centres = DCU Faculties and Schools
Ireland -> Dublin City University -> Status = Unpublished
Ireland -> Dublin City University -> DCU Faculties and Centres = Research Initiatives and Centres: CLARITY: The Centre for Sensor Web Technologies
Ireland -> Dublin City University -> Subject = Medical Sciences

Full list of authors on original publication

Dermot Diamond, Robert Byrne, Shirley Coyle, Fernando Benito-Lopez

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1
Dermot Diamond
Dublin City University
Total Publications: 607
 
2
Shirley Coyle
Dublin City University
Total Publications: 86
 
3
Fernando Benito-Lopez
Dublin City University
Total Publications: 142