New wristband can diagnose diabetes from your sweat – and it even works with your smartphone
Scientists have developed a sweat wristband sensor that can diagnose diabetes.
The device collects sweat, measures its molecular constituents and then electronically transmits the results for analysis and diagnosis via a smartphone.
It has been designed by researchers at Stanford University School of Medicine, who developed it in collaboration with the University of California-Berkeley.
Four million Brits have Type 1 or Type 2 diabetes. Hundreds of thousands more people in the UK are feared to have the condition but do not know it.
Carlos Milla, MD, associate professor of paediatrics at Stanford, said: “This is a huge step forward.”