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Introducing the Q-strip to Quantitatively Measure Nocturnal Perspiration as a Parameter and Predictor: A Review of Literature

Version 1 : Received: 22 April 2020 / Approved: 23 April 2020 / Online: 23 April 2020 (15:26:39 CEST)

How to cite: Jolink, K.; Bedrosian, L. Introducing the Q-strip to Quantitatively Measure Nocturnal Perspiration as a Parameter and Predictor: A Review of Literature. Preprints 2020, 2020040418 (doi: 10.20944/preprints202004.0418.v1). Jolink, K.; Bedrosian, L. Introducing the Q-strip to Quantitatively Measure Nocturnal Perspiration as a Parameter and Predictor: A Review of Literature. Preprints 2020, 2020040418 (doi: 10.20944/preprints202004.0418.v1).

Abstract

One third of a person’s life is spent on sleep, therefore the quality and habit of sleep affects health. A single case study indicated that perspiration could serve as a prognostic marker. Diagnosing nocturnal perspiration is common clinical practice, since this serves as a major symptom in many pathologies. Till this day no specific evidence-based approach for diagnosing nocturnal perspiration exists. By introducing the Q-strip, a device which quantitatively measures nocturnal perspiration, this could be acquired. The Q-strip could serve a purpose in diagnosing nocturnal perspiration more efficient without being intrusive. In addition to its health sensing potentials, the Q-strip makes it possible to visualise perspiration patterns. This introduces the possibility to examine the quality of sleep. Future research is recommended to investigate this.

Supplementary and Associated Material

https://www.qstrip.nl/: Dutch website Q-Strip

Subject Areas

Diagnosis; Health sensing system; Nocturnal perspiration; Parameter; Pathology; Predictor; Q-strip; Subjective measurement; Sweat pattern; Symptoms; Prodromal; biomarker

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