YOUR GAME CHANGER.
World's first real-time lactate measurement
MONITOR LACTATE LIKE NEVER BEFORE
IDRO’s patch measures lactate levels from sweat. With real-time data, boosting athletes’ performance has never been more accurate.
The dynamic monitoring of lactate is crucial for athletes and coaches to optimize training programs. Defining a personalized program is a challenge and is often based on indirect measurements.
IDRO is providing the solution in co-creation with Olympic athletes.
Now, you can directly measure lactate levels with extreme accuracy on your skin. Anywhere you train, stream data in real-time to your phone to take performance to the next level. Receive alerts on over-exhaustion, and manage your training efficiently. Be the champion of your true potential
How it works
IDRO's non-invasive and continuous monitoring of lactate provides athletes with an accurate assessment of their fitness level. It supports their training to maximize their performance.
IDRO relies on an enzyme-based sensor that measures lactate concentrations from sweat analysis. Researchers at KTH University developed a way to isolate the lactate in sweat, enabling the patch to read better lactate concentrations than any other electrochemical sensor.
IDRO measures lactate with pH and temperature, providing responsive, high sensitivity, and continuous readings streamed to your phone via Bluetooth.
How does the IDRO sensor work?
The IDRO sensor comprises an electronic reader, a sampling cell with microfluidic channels and sensing electrodes. The sensing electrodes are placed onto the microfluidic channels and come into contact with the sweat. The chemical reaction of the electrodes with the sweat creates an electrical signal translated into a lactate value by the electronic reader and sent to the IDRO app on the smartphone. This allows a real-time display of sweat lactate values in the app. Relevant details or information that you want to share with your visitors. Please read more in this blog post.
How valid are the measurements of the IDRO sensor?
The validity of the IDRO sensor has already been scientifically investigated. The sweat measurements of the IDRO device were compared with the gold standard, ion chromatography and we found a good correlation between both measurements (R² = 0,95) with a difference ranging from 2 to 11%. Please read the scientific article on this topic here.
What is the relationship between sweat lactate and exercise intensity?
When using a wearable sweat sensor with a ‘flow through’ of sweat, it is possible to do real-time and continuous measurements of lactate in sweat. With the IDRO sensor, we found a relationship between sweat lactate and exercise, with an increase in lactate with increasing exercise intensity. It is possible to detect exercise thresholds with sweat lactate values. Please read more on how to use sweat lactate in sports on our blog.
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