Imagine being able to wear a small sensor just like a bandage – you don't even know it's there.
That little sensor can detect vapors from your body that could be from anemia, diabetes, or lung disease.
The breakthrough is coming from a team of researchers at the University of Michigan.
Sherman Fan is a professor of biomedical engineering at the university.
Fan says the device is not the same as other wearable technologies like Google Glass, the Apple iWatch, or the FitBit, which conduct blood pressure measurement.
“In our case, we’re measuring vapors, which is a chemical measurement,” says Fan.