The Rogers Research Group at Northwestern University, under the direction of Dr. John Rogers, has completed groundbreaking work in areas such as microfluidics and bio-integrated electronics. Technologies developed by the Rogers Research Group include: a skin-like wireless wearable device to monitor neonates, wearable microfluidics for tracking biofluids non-invasively, and wireless wearable sensors to monitor UV light exposure.
Cardiologist and Medical Director of the Bluhm Cardiovascular Institute West Region Research Program,Jay Pandit, MD, is collaborating with the Rogers Research Group to study how sweat can be used to monitor a patient’s health status. The study – Blood And Sweat chemistry In Cardiology: Correlating biofluid chemistry during rest and stress (The BASIC Study) – will use sweat patches specially designed by the Rogers Research Group to adhere to skin and capture sweat. Sweat collected from study participants under both rest and stress conditions will be compared to standard blood and urine specimens to determine if there is a correlation between proteins and metabolites found in blood and urine and those found in sweat. The results of this study may lead to additional research on using sweat and wearable sweat sensors to monitor cardiovascular conditions.
The BASIC Study will enroll patients over the age of 18 undergoing a treadmill exercise stress test. The study is now open to enrollment with recruitment beginning at Northwestern Medicine Delnor Hospital.
To learn more about the study, please reach out to one of the Northwestern Medicine Bluhm Cardiovascular Institute West Region research team members listed below. They are available to answer your questions via email or by calling 630.938.3653. Learn more about clinical trials in the West Region on the Western Suburbs Clinical Trials and Research page on nm.org.