Study: Biosensors useful for personalized Lyme disease, diabetes care

A study in PLOS Biology investigated whether the use of portable biosensors can help to manage health and diagnose disease.

Led by researchers from California-based Stanford University School of Medicine, the study used biosensors to record more than 250,000 daily measurements for 43 participants. By combining biosensor information with other medical measurements, they observed that wearable devices were able to identify early signs of Lyme disease and to identify physiological differences between insulin-sensitive and insulin-resistant individuals.

The researchers concluded, "These results indicate that portable biosensors provide useful information for monitoring personal activities and physiology."

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