Pat Pataranutaporn, Abhinandan Jain, Casey M. Johnson, Pratik Shah, and Pattie Maes
Wearables are being widely researched for monitoring individual's health and wellbeing. Current generation wearable devices sense an individual's physiological data such as heart rate, respiration, electrodermal activity, and EEG, but lack in sensing their biological counterparts, which drive the majority of individual's physiological signals. On the other hand, biosensors for detecting biochemical markers are currently limited to one-time use, are non-continuous and don't provide flexibility in choosing which biomarker they sense. We present "wearable lab on body", a platform for active continuous monitoring of human biomarkers from the biological fluid. Our platform contains both digital sensors such as IMU for activity recognition, as well as an automated system for continuous sampling of biomarkers from saliva by leveraging already existing paper-based biochemical sensors. The platform could aid with longitudinal studies of biomarkers and early diagnosis of diseases.
To appear in IEEE Engineering for Biology and Medicine Society (EMBC).