John Rogers
Professor
Northwestern University, U.S.

Date: June 23, 2021
Time: 1000h EDT
Sponsor: Hiden Analytical

Recent advances in materials, mechanics, and manufacturing establish the foundations for high performance classes of microfluidic lab-on-a-chip technologies that have physical properties matched to those of human skin. The resulting devices can integrate with the surface of the skin in a water-tight yet physically imperceptible fashion, to provide continuous, clinical-quality biochemical information on physiological status via capture, storage, and in situ analysis of sweat. This talk summarizes key ideas and presents specific recent examples in skin-interfaced microfluidic technologies designed for applications in sports performance, worker safety, and nutritional monitoring. (more…)