New skin patch promises comprehensive health monitoring – UPI.com

Researchers say a newly designed patch -- which works best when worn on the neck -- can accurately monitor blood pressure, heart rate and glucose in real time. Photo courtesy of UC San Diego “This type of wearable would be very helpful for people with underlying medical conditions to monitor their own health on a regular basis,” co-first author of the study Lu Yin said in a news release.

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“It would also serve as a great tool for remote patient monitoring, especially during the COVID-19 pandemic when people are minimizing in-person visits to the clinic,” Yin, a nano-engineering doctoral student at the University of California, San Diego.

In addition to monitoring chronic conditions like diabetes and high blood pressure, as well as pinpointing the onset of sepsis, the patch could help predict people at risk of becoming severely ill with COVID-19.

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