Gedruckter Glukosesensor zur drahtlosen Detektion von Glukoserie in Inkontinenzmaterialien

Currently, a significant percentage of the elderly population suffers from an age-related health issues such as Alzheimer’s disease, diabetes, dementia, cardiovascular disease, osteoarthritis and many other chronic diseases. Early detection of these medical conditions is essential for promoting wellness. Implantable and wearable medical devices, which enable such early diagnosis and facilitate non-invasive, real-time, continuous monitoring of medical conditions, are envisioned as key components of modern healthcare.
Diaper with absorbing material is the most used method against urinary incontinence which particularly affects older adults and women who have had children. Therefore, diaper is the best place on the body to identify various medical indicators of the wearer using urine as a biomarker. Urine, excreted by an adult human in the average amount of 1.4 L per day, consists of water (91 to 96%), inorganic salts and organic compounds, including hormones, proteins and a wide range of metabolites.
In this project we are developing a new glucose sensor to be integrated in incontinence materials by using printing technique.

Projektlaufzeit

12.3.2020 - 31.12.2022

Projektleitung

Kooperationspartner

  • Taibah University, Saudi Arabia

Mittelgeber

Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft