FURI | Summer 2023

Ketone Analysis Through Non-Invasive Skin Biosensor

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The measurement of ketones (FDA-approved fat oxidation biomarkers) allows for proactive weight management interventions, as well as for the management of conditions such as diabetes, obesity, anorexia, epilepsy, and more. There is a limited selection of ketone sensors available, many of which are extremely invasive (involving blood or urine tests) and tend to only measure the ketones at a single point in time. The goal of this project is to allow for the continuous monitoring of ketone levels that pass through the skin using a passive, non-invasive sensor, thus eliminating the need for blood tests and urinalysis.

Student researcher

Asher Lee Hendricks

Chemical engineering

Hometown: Mesa, Arizona, United States

Graduation date: Fall 2023