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A Device to Quantify Sweat in Single Sweat Glands to Diagnose Neuropathy

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Gwen Wendelschafer-Crabb

Department of Neurology,
University of Minnesota

Anne H. Blaes

Department of Medicine,
University of Minnesota

Fabian Suter

Zurich University of Applied Sciences,

Vincenzo Provitera

Department of Neurology,
Salvatore Maugeri Foundation IRCCS-Medical,
Center of Telese,

Manuscript received March 15, 2013; final manuscript received April 29, 2013; published online July 3, 2013. Assoc. Editor: Arthur G. Erdman.

J. Med. Devices 7(3), 030941 (Jul 03, 2013) (2 pages) Paper No: MED-13-1108; doi: 10.1115/1.4024527 History: Received March 15, 2013; Revised April 29, 2013

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Fig. 5

Foot sweat rate reduced following second infusion

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Fig. 4

Sweat rate reduced in diabetic subjects

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Fig. 3

MATLAB tracks individual sweat spots




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