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Skin patch can determine when you are ill

Posted on Wednesday, 28 March, 2012 | Comment icon 9 comments | News tip by: Still Waters

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Scientists are developing an electronic patch that can monitor a person'a vital signs in real time.

The tiny patch is only about as thick as a human hair and uses a number of sensors to diagnose potential health issues, it is even capable of transmitting this data to a computer or mobile phone. "The technology can be used to monitor brain, heart or muscle activity in a completely non invasive way, while a patient is at home," said Professor John Rogers. "The near term will be for people with conditions of the heart, or conditions such as diabetes that need a lot of monitoring. "

"American researchers say the tiny patches, with tattoo-like sensors that wirelessly diagnose and treat health problems, can act as a person’s own internal doctor."

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Comment icon #1 Posted by BiffSplitkins on 27 March, 2012, 13:34
The first step to becoming a cyborg. Pretty interesting though.
Comment icon #2 Posted by Englishgent on 27 March, 2012, 15:10
I know if I am ill cos I dont feel well. . Why would I need a skin patch to tell me?
Comment icon #3 Posted by BaneSilvermoon on 28 March, 2012, 21:28
Maybe you should actually read the article.
Comment icon #4 Posted by Englishgent on 29 March, 2012, 1:58
Maybe I should, but sometimes (and I have to be honest here) I just prefer to leave a comment. Wrong, I know, but hey, that's me. Maybe you should give an input into the actual topic instead of critcising others
Comment icon #5 Posted by King Fluffs on 29 March, 2012, 15:39
I'd prefer a memory chip that lets me recall everything.
Comment icon #6 Posted by BaneSilvermoon on 29 March, 2012, 19:45
I suppose I'm bored enough to do the work for you. The idea is largely to be able to constantly monitor things which may not have noticeable symptoms. People get nervous at the Doctors office and often their body isn't working exactly the same way as it does in a normal state as a result.
Comment icon #7 Posted by CRIPTIC CHAMELEON on 29 March, 2012, 21:13
Sounds interesting I wonder how long it will take before the 1 percent say its effecting there daily routines [aka allergy sufferers] ?.
Comment icon #8 Posted by Englishgent on 30 March, 2012, 6:21
Thank you for doing the work for me. Hope you dont get too bored lol
Comment icon #9 Posted by space11498 on 31 March, 2012, 4:10
Instead of just detecting the ailment or disease why can't there be a package of detection and cure at the same time? I mean why can't we invent DNA sensors that will be spread everywhere in the house which will detect the ailment or disease which will give out tiny DNA chips which will go in our body and cure the disease before it aggravates?

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