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Proceedings 2017, 1(4), 431; doi:10.3390/proceedings1040431

Transdermal Alcohol Measurements Using MOX Sensors in Clinical Trials

Aix Marseille University, Université de Toulon, CNRS, IM2NP, Marseille, France
Aix Marseille University, INSERM UMR_S 1076 Marseille, France
Aix Marseille University, Pharmacologie Clinique, AP-HM, Marseille, France
Presented at the Eurosensors 2017 Conference, Paris, France, 3–6 September 2017.
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Published: 11 August 2017
(This article belongs to the Proceedings of Eurosensors 2017)
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Human metabolism often results in the emission of many VOCs through the skin. Ethanol is one of volatile compounds which are evaporated by perspiration. The aim of our research consists to develop chemical sensors for monitoring ethanol emission after alcohol consumption. The interest of using chemical sensors is noninvasive measurement and controlling alcohol level in the human body and to make the link between these measurements and that in the blood or in the breath. Recent clinical trials demonstrated the feasibility and relevance of this measurement method. Metal oxide sensors were calibrated in respect of the thermodynamic conditions of the surface of the skin. In this paper we show the first sensor responses by perspiration.
Keywords: gas sensor; VOCs; ethanol detection; perspiration; transdermal alcohol; alcohol pharmacokinetics gas sensor; VOCs; ethanol detection; perspiration; transdermal alcohol; alcohol pharmacokinetics
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Lawson, B.; Martini-Laithier, V.; Fiorido, T.; Annanouch, F.; Burtey, S.; Cassé-Perrot, C.; Audebert, C.; Bendahan, M.; Bouchakour, R.; Blin, O.; Aguir, K. Transdermal Alcohol Measurements Using MOX Sensors in Clinical Trials. Proceedings 2017, 1, 431.

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