Navigation Links
Thirst Sensor to Alert Elders to Drink Water

German researchers have developed a thirst sensor designed to alert the elderly when they need to drink water in order to avoid dehydration.//

The device evaluates the relationship between bodily fat, water and bone mass, emitting a signal when the body has too little water.

Four tiny contact strips are attached to the skin, constantly recording data and relaying it to a pocketbook-sized apparatus carried next to the body.

"Older people lose their sense of thirst," according to Marian Walter, the scientist in charge of the project at Aachen's Technical University. "They no longer have a dry feeling in their mouth and therefore don't drink enough."

One of the reasons for this is a change in the body's hormone makeup, according to Walter.

Lack of fluids in the body leads to dehydration, which in turn can affect kidney functions, heartbeat, blood circulation and a person's memory.

A prototype is currently being tested but it is expected to take five years before the sensor is available in the market.


Page: 1

Related medicine news :

1. New Sensor Created For Lung Disorder Patients
2. Chemical Signaling Helps Regulate Sensory Map Formation In The Brain
3. Brain Filters Sensory Information
4. Sensor Can Detect "Unhealthy" Molecules In Breath
5. New Sensor To Monitor Oxygen Deprivation In Babies During Birth
6. Sensory Input Necessary During "Critical Periods" Of Brain Development
7. Sensor Images Show Soaring Temperature and Pollution Levels in UK
8. Sensors placed at home capable of signaling onset of early signs of dementia in elderly
9. Sour Taste Sensors Identified
10. Researcher Develops Sensor to Detect E.coli
11. Glucose Sensor That Controls Glucose Metabolism Identified
Post Your Comments:

(Date:11/30/2015)... ... November 30, 2015 , ... Vasont Systems, ... Vasont Universal Integrator (VUI) extension unites with Syncro Soft’s latest software update, oXygen ... a continuous process with the latest release of oXygen® XML editor and the ...
(Date:11/30/2015)... ... November 30, 2015 , ... SIMmersion’s ability to present ... medical schools of the future. To reach an audience of key visionaries and ... conference in Chicago, organized by the American Medical Association. , AMA President ...
(Date:11/30/2015)... ... 30, 2015 , ... Innovaacom, a leading provider of medical ... survey of educational needs for pharmacists worldwide. The poll of pharmacists in Europe, ... quality online and face-to-face education for pharmacists who are fast becoming the new ...
(Date:11/30/2015)... ... November 30, 2015 , ... Several significant coding-related ... changes are likely to include new codes for spine and hip X-rays, paravertebral ... the effects of code changes in musculoskeletal, radiology and nervous system sections on ...
(Date:11/29/2015)... FL (PRWEB) , ... November 30, 2015 , ... ... available today from the new company, Sublime Beauty NATURALS®. All products are available ... natural products, like essential oils, organic facial serums and USDA Certified Organic Sesame ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:11/27/2015)... 2015 Ein neuer Kombinationsansatz ...   --> Ein neuer Kombinationsansatz vereint ... --> Ein neuer Kombinationsansatz vereint ... Clinical Cancer Research vom 6. ... Research vom 6. November 2015 berichtet. ...
(Date:11/26/2015)... , November 27, 2015 ... --> --> ... emergency response system (PERS) market ... for 5 years with APAC ... expected to see a high ...
(Date:11/26/2015)... Nederland, November 26, 2015 ... Een nieuwe aanpak combineert immunotherapie met Bremachlorin-photodynamische ... ) --> ...      (Photo: ) ... Universitair Medisch Centrum (LUMC) blijkt ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: