Non-invasive hydration sensor for elderly care
Project team Luca Daniel and Martha Gray with Ian Butterworth and Yifan Lu
Aiding elder care
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.