‘The latest frontier in sweat diagnostics’
“We have built a technology to unlock and explore the latest frontier in sweat diagnostics,” Prasad said in the statement. “This sweat-based, wearable technology from EnLiSense is truly transformational in that it can measure and report human host response messenger molecules associated with inflammation and infection in a real-time and continuous manner.”
By “sweat diagnostics,” you aren’t meant to imagine someone who’s run a marathon and is dripping with sweat. Instead, the sensors detect “passive sweat,” which occurs naturally on human skin without the need for physical activity or sweat gland expression. Sweat is collected on a removable strip which is must be changed daily, allowing for continuous monitoring. For this study, the researchers collected sweat from 18 healthy people who wore the sensor. They also drew blood from them and compared the results.
Prasad is also a co-founder of EnLiSense, along with co-founder Dr. Sriram Muthukumar.