Detecting Alcohol and Drugs in Sweat


Inquiry: What if we can prevent drug overdoses through personalized, real time monitoring?


Sweat sensors


ShareTek & FlexBioTech

Research Partner

Arizona State University

Principle Investigator

Dr. Jennifer Blain Christen

Research Objective:

Build and validate a sweat sensor for alcohol consumption



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hareTek and FlexBio partnered to develop an absorbent patch that can detect the presence of alcohol in sweat. This wearable pairs with software in a smartphone interface to provide real time monitoring and aid with addiction monitoring and recovery. This wearable is designed to be a platform technology that adapts to other chemical sensors, specifically opioids and other narcotics, in future projects.

The sensor has been prototyped and is now being used in human subject testing.

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