Wearable biosensor detects lactate levels (Read 120 times)

Feeling the growl again

    Can somebody please explain to me exactly how this could be even remotely helpful?


    The use of blood lactate levels to monitor and guide higher-speed training (such as intervals) is well documented.  However, for this particular sensor to be useful they would need to demonstrate a high correlation between blood (such monitors are what is classically used) and sweat lactate levels as monitored by this sensor.  I'll take a look at the paper but I would be a bit surprised if sweat tracked blood closely enough to be useful.  I would think there would be a lag time for the lactate to get from the blood and into the sweat.

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