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Special 'Sweat Patch' would help people stay hydrated in hot temps

September 13, 2019 06:23 PM

SCHENECTADY - Sweating is the body's way of cooling itself. It's essential to regulate core temperature. However, if you lose too much water or sodium and potassium, the result can be deadly. Scientists have developed a new tool to prevent that. It's called the Sweat Patch.

The patch is currently being tested at Schenectady's General Electric Labs.

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It's as light as a Band-Aid and the reusable electronic module is Bluetooth capable and smaller than a beeper.

The hope is it can help rehydrate athletes, servicemen and women, and even firefighters.

Learn about the science behind how it works, by watching the video of Karen Tararache's story.

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Karen Tararache & WNYT Staff

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