13 May 2016 Integration of biochemical sensors into wearable biomaterial platforms
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With rapidly inflating healthcare costs, a limited supply of physicians and an alarming surge in lifestyle diseases, radical changes must be made to improve preventative medicine and ensure a sustainable healthcare system. A compelling solution is to equip the population with wearable health monitors to continuously record representative and actionable physiological data. Herein, we present a preliminary design and evaluation of a biochemical sensor node enabled by a substrate comprised of a nanocellulose thin-film that conforms to the skin and carries a printed sensor element. The nanocellulose layer ensures conformal and biocompatible contact with the skin, while a printed layer provides a high surface-area electrode. While the recognition/transduction element can be exchanged for many different sensing motifs, we utilize the general structure of an electrochemical glucose sensor.
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Sidhartha Jandhyala, Sidhartha Jandhyala, Scott A. Walper, Scott A. Walper, Allison A. Cargill, Allison A. Cargill, Abigail Ozual, Abigail Ozual, Michael A. Daniele, Michael A. Daniele, } "Integration of biochemical sensors into wearable biomaterial platforms", Proc. SPIE 9863, Smart Biomedical and Physiological Sensor Technology XIII, 98630Q (13 May 2016); doi: 10.1117/12.2226039; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2226039

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