The tattoo-based solid-contact ion-selective electrode – or ‘smiley-face tattoo,’ if you prefer
(Photo: University of Toronto)

Tattoo-based medical sensor puts a happy face on detecting metabolic problems

By Ben Coxworth

December 5, 2012

Next time you see an adult with a stick-on tattoo, don’t laugh – that person might have a metabolic problem, or they could be a high-performing athlete who’s getting their training schedule fine-tuned. No, really. A team led by University of Toronto PhD candidate Vinci Hung has created a thin, flexible metabolic sensor that is applied to the skin … and it takes the form of a smiley-face tattoo.

Read more: Tattoo-based medical sensor puts a happy face on detecting metabolic problems — gizmag.

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