Temporary Tattoo Monitors Personal Health

Temporary Tattoo Monitors Personal Health
Innovation

Created by researchers at the University of Toronto, the device measure the skin's pH levels to identify metabolic stress in patients and athletes.

Emma Hutchings
  • 5 december 2012

Researchers at the University of Toronto have developed a temporary tattoo in the shape of a smiley face that can monitor metabolic stress in patients and athletes. The medical sensor is a thin and flexible solid-contact ion-selective electrode (ISE), made using standard screen printing techniques and commercially-available transfer tattoo paper.

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