Type

Conference Proceedings

Authors

Dermot Diamond
Niamh O'Mahoney
Paddy White
Gordon Wallace
Stephen Beirne
Aymen Ben Azouz
Simon Coleman
Giuseppina Matzeu
Shirley Coyle
Margaret McCaul
and 2 others

Subjects

Chemistry

Topics
health biosensors photochemistry electrochemistry real time data sweat monitoring microfluidics real time monitoring

‘SWEATCH’ – A platform for real-time monitoring of sweat electrolyte composition (2016)

Abstract Since the initial breakthroughs in the 1960’s and 70’s that led to the development of the glucose biosensor, the oxygen electrode, ion-selective electrodes, and electrochemical/optochemical diagnostic devices, the vision of very reliable, affordable chemical sensors and bio-sensors capable of functioning autonomously for long periods of time (years), and providing access to continuous streams of real-time data remains unrealized. This is despite massive investment in research and the publication of many thousands of papers in the literature. It is over 40 years since the first papers proposing the concept of the artificial pancreas, by combining the glucose electrode with an insulin pump. Yet even now, there is no chemical sensor/biosensor that can function reliably inside the body for more than a few days, and such is the gap in what can be delivered (days), and what is required (minimum 10 years) for implantable devices, it is not surprising that in health diagnostics, the overwhelmingly dominant paradigm for reliable measurements is single use disposable sensors. Realising disruptive improvements in chem/bio-sensing platforms capable of long-term (months, years) independent operation requires a step-back and rethinking of strategies, and considering solutions suggested by nature, rather than incremental improvements in available technologies.
Collections Ireland -> Dublin City University -> Publication Type = Conference or Workshop Item
Ireland -> Dublin City University -> Subject = Medical Sciences: Health
Ireland -> Dublin City University -> Subject = Physical Sciences: Electrochemistry
Ireland -> Dublin City University -> Status = Unpublished
Ireland -> Dublin City University -> Subject = Biological Sciences: Microfluidics
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: National Centre for Sensor Research (NCSR)
Ireland -> Dublin City University -> DCU Faculties and Centres = Research Initiatives and Centres: INSIGHT Centre for Data Analytics
Ireland -> Dublin City University -> Subject = Physical Sciences: Photochemistry
Ireland -> Dublin City University -> Subject = Biological Sciences: Biosensors

Full list of authors on original publication

Dermot Diamond, Niamh O'Mahoney, Paddy White, Gordon Wallace, Stephen Beirne, Aymen Ben Azouz, Simon Coleman, Giuseppina Matzeu, Shirley Coyle, Margaret McCaul and 2 others

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Dermot Diamond
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Niamh O'Mahoney
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Paddy White
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Gordon Wallace
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Stephen Beirne
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