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Engineering Minute – Sodium Sensing Retainer

Sodium sensing retainer helps manage hypertension

Engineers at Georgia Institute of Technology have developed a sensor that measures a person's salt intake in an effort to help a patient better control their blood pressure. The sensor, resembles a dental retainer, and uses Bluetooth technology to wirelessly transmit collected data to an app. The app can then give suggestions for ways to lower salt consumption and advice on meal planning. The researchers hope to miniaturize the device to the size of a tooth. Read more about the sodium tracking retainer at Georgia Institute of Technology.
the sodium sensing retainer

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