Researchers at the University of California, Berkeley, have for the first time developed a thin, flexible skin tag that can monitor heart rate, blood pressure and several biochemicals in the body.
A flexible and thin skin sticker is placed on the surface of the neck skin and the ability to monitor the health of the body Will take over. This is not the first time that researchers have succeeded in developing a skin health label. Glucose monitoring labels have already been developed.
However, the new skin label differs from previous models in that it can monitor heart signals and several biochemicals for the first time and is equipped with more sensors than existing models.
The main part of the skin polymer label on which the sensors are located has dimensions the size of a postage stamp and monitors various chemical, physical and electrophysiological signals of the body. Inside the thin label are sensors to monitor blood pressure, chemical sensors to measure the amount of lactic acid, caffeine and alcohol in the body sweat, and a sensor to monitor the level of glucose that works with an external power supply.
Due to the fact that there are different sensors in the skin tag, the sensors must be placed next to each other in a certain order so as not to interfere with the signal.
The researchers tested the new skin tag in a variety of conditions, including cycling, after consuming heavy, caffeinated foods, and normally. To test the label, the researchers placed the label on the subject’s neck and received the relevant data. They then compared the data with conventional monitoring methods and found that the skin tag information matched the conventional monitoring data.
This skin tag can be a great option for people suffering from high blood pressure or diabetes. Researchers are working to develop a new label with more sensors to monitor a wider range of biomarkers.