Sweat pore mapping using hydrophilic polymer films

Minkyeong Pyo, Joosub Lee, Woohyun Baek, Chan Woo Lee, Bum Jun Park, Jong-Man Kim

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Abstract

In this study, we present a simple method for mapping sweat pores using a water-soluble polymer matrix film. Local adsorption of sub-nanoliter water secreted from sweat pores on human fingertips creates discrete microdimples on the hydrophilic polymer film. These microdimples can be readily visualized by a conventional optical microscope. This new method offers a promising route to enable mass production of sweat pore detection films by inexpensive means. Ultimately, this method has the potential feasibility of use in various personal identification applications and biomedical applications for clinical diagnosis of malfunctioning sweat pores.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)12263-12267
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology
Volume16
Issue number12
DOIs
StatePublished - 2016 Dec 1

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Keywords

  • Fingerprinting
  • Hydrophilic polymer
  • Microdimple
  • Sweat pore mapping
  • Water detection

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Pyo, Minkyeong ; Lee, Joosub ; Baek, Woohyun ; Lee, Chan Woo ; Park, Bum Jun ; Kim, Jong-Man. / Sweat pore mapping using hydrophilic polymer films. In: Journal of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology. 2016 ; Vol. 16, No. 12. pp. 12263-12267.
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Sweat pore mapping using hydrophilic polymer films. / Pyo, Minkyeong; Lee, Joosub; Baek, Woohyun; Lee, Chan Woo; Park, Bum Jun; Kim, Jong-Man.

In: Journal of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology, Vol. 16, No. 12, 01.12.2016, p. 12263-12267.

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