cortisol measurement

University of Stanford, image credit: Onur Parlak

By Laura Lovett July 23, 2018
Researchers from Stanford University have developed a new wearable capable of measuring a patient’s cortisol levels from their sweat. Cortisol, a hormone linked to stress, typically takes several days to test. A paper outlining the early development and use of the technology was recently published in Science Advances.  "We are particularly interested in sweat sensing, because it offers...
By Aditi Pai July 10, 2014
Researchers from Intermountain Healthcare have developed a smartphone-based test for measuring salivary cortisol, which can help care providers understand the patient's stress levels. The test can be performed at the point of care in just five minutes. When someone feels stress, their body’s natural response is to release hormones, including adrenaline and cortisol, to help them deal with the “...