By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Science Letter -- Current study results on Science have been published. According to news originating from La Jolla, California, by NewsRx correspondents, research stated, "This article presents the fabrication and characterization of novel tattoo-based solid-contact ion-selective electrodes (ISEs) for non-invasive potentiometric monitoring of epidermal pH levels. The new fabrication approach combines commercially available temporary transfer tattoo paper with conventional screen printing and solid-contact polymer ISE methodologies."
Our news journalists obtained a quote from the research from the University of California, "The resulting tattoo-based potentiometric sensors exhibit rapid and sensitive response to a wide range of pH changes with no carry-over effects. Furthermore, the tattoo ISE sensors endure repetitive mechanical deformation, which is a key requirement of wearable and epidermal sensors. The flexible and conformal nature of the tattoo sensors enable them to be mounted on nearly any exposed skin surface for real-time pH monitoring of the human perspiration, as illustrated from the response during a strenuous physical activity."
According to the news editors, the research concluded: "The resulting tattoo-based ISE sensors offer considerable promise as wearable potentiometric sensors suitable for diverse applications."
For more information on this research see: Tattoo-based potentiometric ion-selective sensors for epidermal pH monitoring. Analyst, 2013;138(1):123-8. (Royal Society of Chemistry - www.rsc.org/; Analyst - pubs.rsc.org/en/journals/journalissues/an)
The news correspondents report that additional information may be obtained from A.J. Bandodkar, Dept. of Nanoengineering, University of California San Diego, La Jolla, CA 92093-0448, United States. Additional authors for this research include V.W. Hung, W. Jia, G. Valdes-Ramirez, J.R. Windmiller, A.G.Martinez, J. Ramirez, G. Chan, K. Kerman and J. Wang (see also Science).
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