Strap on this smart bandaid, and it will let you know when you need to drink up

‘We decided it was time humans stop conforming to electronics. So we’re making electronics conform to us’, is the declaration by MC10, which develops wearable high-performance electronics for everyday consumers beyond professional athletes.

So unobtrusive that the wearer forgets he or she is wearing one. one of these products is the Hydration Sensor, a band-aid like product that acts like a second skin to track real-time hydration levels, plus sends mobile alerts to notify the wearer when and how much he or she should drink. We’ve definitely come a long way, us humans, if we have trouble recognizing something as basic as thirst.

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