16:15 03 May 2017
startup based in both Switzerland and California has launched Kenzen, a wearable smart patch that analyses sweat for changes in the body. It offers users health alerts and inform them if they’re in a medical situation, like dehydration.
Dr. Sonia Sousa, Kenzen co-founder and CEO, said: "Sweat contains electrolytes, metabolites, small molecules and proteins that can tell you if your glucose levels are too high or if your body is dehydrated. Until recently, sweat analysis wasn’t a standard testing procedure because it’s too hard to collect sweat. However, continued miniaturization and improvement of sensor technology have made it a viable option."
She added: "Kenzen is working to predict and prevent avoidable injuries and adverse health events before they happen through continuous monitoring of the body. Only by combining unique biosensors and analytics, in context, will we be able to improve health outcomes."
Kenzen was presented at Google’s first Demo Day in London where it instantly became the judges favourite.