Cheap, Disposable Biometric Patch to Monitor Stress and Fatigue in Military Personnel May Be Adapted to Monitor Biomarkers Used by Clinical Pathology Laboratories

The U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory tapped nanotechnology experts at the University of Massachusetts Amherst to develop a patch that targets stress biomarkers in sweat

One potential disruptor of medical laboratory testing, as it exists today, are wearable biometric devices. These are already popular with athletes and health-conscious people. To meet this demand, a continual stream of innovative biometric gear is hitting the marketplace.

Foremost among the consumers for this technology is the U.S. military. Military leaders recognize the importance of monitoring the physical condition and health of armed forces personnel in the field. Wearable biometric devices are a perfect solution to meet this need. (more…)