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Devices Would Detect Drugs In SweatProposed devices worn on skin detect such substances as methamphetamine, morphine, tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), and cocaine in wearers' sweat and transmits radio signals in response to computer queries. Called Remote Biochemical Assay Telemetering System (R-BATS), commonly referred to as "drug badge," attached to wearer by use of adhesive wristband. Used for noninvasive monitoring of levels of prescribed medications in hospital and home-care settings and to detect overdoses quickly.
Document ID
19960022421
Document Type
Other - NASA Tech Brief
Authors
Mintz, Fredrick W.
(Caltech)
Richards, Gil
(Caltech)
Kidwell, David A.
(Caltech)
Foster, Conrad
(Caltech)
Kern, Roger G.
(Caltech)
Nelson, Gregory A.
(Caltech)
Date Acquired
August 17, 2013
Publication Date
May 1, 1996
Publication Information
Publication: NASA Tech Briefs
Volume: 20
Issue: 5
ISSN: 0145-319X
Subject Category
Life Sciences
Report/Patent Number
NPO-19130
Accession Number
96B10236
Distribution Limits
Public
Copyright
Work of the US Gov. Public Use Permitted.

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