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Sweat-monitoring patch hits SXSW ideas fest

New technology from John Rogers' lab featured

To raise awareness of kidney disease and the need for good hydration, the National Kidney Foundation partnered with the John Rogers Laboratory at Northwestern University on a #HeartYourKidneys sweat-monitoring patch that was handed out at this year's South by Southwest (SXSW) festival in Austin, TX. 

The foundation reached out to Tyler Ray, a postdoctoral researcher in the lab of John Rogers, the Louis Simpson and Kimberly Querrey Professor of Materials Science and Engineering, Biomedical Engineering and Neurological Surgery at the Northwestern University McCormick School of Engineering, to create the device, which measures how much sweat and sodium chloride someone has lost during a 30-minute workout. Ray was in Austin last weekend to distribute the patches to those who are interested in new medical technology. 

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