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Technological leap for sweat sensing

Sweat analysis is an ideal method for continuously tracking a person's physiological state, but developing devices for this is difficult. A wearable sweat monitor that measures several biomarkers is a breakthrough. See Letter p.509

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The author declares competing financial interests: J.H. is a co-founder of Eccrine Systems, Inc., a company that is commercializing sweat-sensing technologies and licensing intellectual property developed by him at the University of Cincinnati.

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