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2017

  • Work on this object began.

2021

2022

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Wearable Sensor, Hydration level of the skin, 2017–21

This is a Wearable Sensor. It is dated 2017–21. Its medium is silicone, electronics. It is a part of the department.

John A. Rogers, a physical chemist and materials scientist at Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois, creates medical-grade wearable devices. These devices can be applied to optimal parts of the body (unlike a wristwatch) and can be used to track a wide range of body processes. Sensors designed to monitor COVID-19 track coughing, vocalization, and temperature.

It is credited Courtesy of John A. Rogers.

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