Wearable skin vapor sensing system for continuous monitoring of various health and lifestyles

Bongmook Lee 

Electrical Engineering Technology, College of Engineering, SUNY Polytechnic Institute, Utica, NY, USA

This work demonstrates a battery powered wearable monitoring system to measure the volatile organic compounds emanating from human skin. The developed system includes 5 sensors to detect and quantify the VOCs from skin as well as to measure the ambient VOC level. The results show that the developed system is able to distinguish the total VOCs between intermittent fasting and alcohol intake. This wearable sensing system enables detection of VOCs in real-time as well as monitoring of personalized VOC exposures for various lifestyles.