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A new mHealth Patch Could Help Clinicians With Remote Monitoring

mHealth Intelligence

August 20, 2019

August 20, 2019 – mHealth researchers are working on a patch that can collect biomarkers from a patient, giving providers a new resource for painless and unobtrusive remote patient monitoring programs.

Funded by a grant from the National Institutes of Health’s National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering (NIBIB), researchers at the Georgia Institute of Technology and Washington University are developing an mHealth wearable that captures interstitial fluid (ISF). Using surface-enhanced Raman scattering (SERS) to analyze ISF, they hope to create a process by which clinicians can use the patch to monitor patients at risk of developing cancer, heart disease, diabetes and other health concerns.

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