Type

Journal Article

Authors

Fernando Benito-Lopez
Dermot Diamond
Niall Moyna
Sara Hughes
Caroline Barry
Corinne O'Toole
Robert Byrne
Shirley Coyle
Cormac Fay
Vincenzo Curto

Subjects

Physiotherapy & Sport

Topics
biosensors sweat analysis sports sciences ionogel wearable microfluidic image processing ionic liquid

Real-time sweat pH monitoring based on a wearable chemical barcode micro-fluidic platform incorporating ionic liquids (2012)

Abstract This work presents the fabrication, characterisation and the performance of a wearable, robust, flexible and disposable chemical barcode device based on a micro-fluidic platform that incorporates ionic liquid polymer gels (ionogels). The device has been applied to the monitoring of the pH of sweat in real time during an exercise period. The device is an ideal wearable sensor for measuring the pH of sweat since it does not contents any electronic part for fluidic handle or pH detection and because it can be directly incorporated into clothing, head- or wristbands, which are in continuous contact with the skin. In addition, due to the micro-fluidic structure, fresh sweat is continuously passing through the sensing area providing the capability to perform continuous real time analysis. The approach presented here ensures immediate feedback regarding sweat composition. Sweat analysis is attractive for monitoring purposes as it can provide physiological information directly relevant to the health and performance of the wearer without the need for an invasive sampling approach
Collections Ireland -> Dublin City University -> Publication Type = Article
Ireland -> Dublin City University -> Status = Published
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 -> DCU Faculties and Centres = Research Initiatives and Centres
Ireland -> Dublin City University -> Subject = Biological Sciences: Biosensors
Ireland -> Dublin City University -> Subject = Computer Science: Image processing
Ireland -> Dublin City University -> Subject = Computer Science
Ireland -> Dublin City University -> DCU Faculties and Centres = DCU Faculties and Schools
Ireland -> Dublin City University -> Subject = Biological Sciences
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
Ireland -> Dublin City University -> DCU Faculties and Centres = DCU Faculties and Schools: Faculty of Science and Health: School of Health and Human Performance

Full list of authors on original publication

Fernando Benito-Lopez, Dermot Diamond, Niall Moyna, Sara Hughes, Caroline Barry, Corinne O'Toole, Robert Byrne, Shirley Coyle, Cormac Fay, Vincenzo Curto

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Fernando Benito-Lopez
Dublin City University
Total Publications: 142
 
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Dermot Diamond
Dublin City University
Total Publications: 607
 
3
Niall Moyna
Dublin City University
Total Publications: 57
 
4
Shirley Coyle
Dublin City University
Total Publications: 86