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Smart Patch Measures How Itchy You Are

They detect hand movements and the sound of scratching

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A wearable “scratch sensor” developed by researchers at Northwestern University could finally help doctors measure just how bad their patients’ itchy skin conditions are. Several medical conditions-from kidney failure to eczema-cause patients to become itchy, initiating a scratch reflex. However, it’s often difficult for patients to measure…




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River D'Almeida, Ph.D

River D'Almeida, Ph.D

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