Professor of Materials Science and Engineering,
Biomedical Engineering and Neurological Surgery
WEDNESDAY, April 19, 2017
The Firehouse Grill, 2nd Floor
750 Chicago Ave., Evanston 60202
Flyer for Lab on the Skin!
A research team under the guidance of John Rogers, has developed a first-of-its-kind soft, flexible microfluidic device that easily adheres to the skin and measures the wearer’s sweat to show how his or her body is responding to exercise.
A little larger than a quarter and about the same thickness, the simple, low-cost device, analyzes key biomarkers to help a person decide quickly if any adjustments, such as drinking more water or replenishing electrolytes, need to be made or if something is medically awry.
Designed for one-time use of a few hours, the device, placed directly on the skin of the forearm or back, even detects the presence of a biomarker for cystic fibrosis. In the future, it may be more broadly used for disease diagnosis.
Come on out to hear about this new discovery – ‘lab on the skin’ a wearable, skin-like microfluidic system which enables new measurement capabilities currently not possible. It may someday change our lives.