Non-invasive hydration sensor for elderly care

Luca Daniel & Martha Gray with Ian Butterworth & Yifan Lu

Particularly in older people, dehydration is the spark that can initiate dire clinical consequences, including falls, kidney failure and increased infections. These could be prevented by oral rehydration, but presently individuals and caregivers often don’t know they are dehydrated until it is too late. This project is developing a new sensor that can provide actionable information about hydration status.

See Ian Butterworth present their project at IdeaStream 2019 below.

See Ian Butterworth present their project at IdeaStream 2018 below.