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Best-named startup battles hospital transformation hurdles

Sweati and Imperial College London have successfully demonstrated that Sweati’s sweat-reading wearable patches are able to continuously monitor glucose, lactate, and hydration levels in patients, providing hospitals with a way to continuously observe patients in a pretty non-intrusive fashion. Routine observations are a necessary part of treatment, and provide the data needed to track a patient’s condition and recovery. Typically, they are collected every few hours, usually by a nurse – tracking blood pressure, oxygen saturation levels, and temperature. This has to take place through the night too, and is vital for ensuring that a treatment plan is working. With devices like Sweati’s, richer data can be gathered without being any more obtrusive than a thermometer and blood pressure cuff.…

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