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Miniature Wearable Sensor Technology Tracks Food Intake and Alerts Patients of Their Dietary Limitations

Miniature wearable sensor technology tracks food intake, and stops people eating more than their personal dietary restrictions.

Researchers have recently designed a new advanced wearable device to be as small as it can be clung on a tooth of the patient, which will be unnoticed virtually. The device is able to transmit data wirelessly about each of the consumed chemicals that come in contact with it.

A team of researchers from the Tufts University School of Engineering initiated to develop more efficient solution to monitor the dietary intake by patients. The new technology may help doctors to track and alert patients on the basis of their actual chemical intake.


“While we are aware about what we ingest, we may indulge or deal with overeating pathologies”, professor of Biomedical Engineering, Fiorenzo G. Omenetto from the Tufts University said in a statement, “On the other hand, sampling and monitoring analyses in the oral cavity could help in a number of ways: from monitoring/early detection of dental health to monitoring physiological states such as fatigue through saliva sampling.”

For making medical domain more advanced over the 20th century, it is too necessary that researchers like ones from the Tufts University to be persisting in building such smarter solutions that turn medicines to hit less average people and more individual.

Omenetto added, “In theory we can modify the bioresponsive layer in these sensors to target other chemicals – we are really limited only by our creativity. We have extended common RFID technology to a sensor package that can dynamically read and transmit information on its environment, whether it is affixed to a tooth, to skin, or any other surface.”

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