Science is quite a blank page about sweating as an early symptom (prodromal symptoms). What does our body tell us what we don’t know yet? The Q-Strip is a tool to measure our bodies in a way we haven’t seen before. We’ve done scientific research which shows that to this day no specific evidence-based approach for diagnosing nocturnal perspiration (night sweating) exists. By introducing the Q-strip, an IoT device that quantitatively measures nocturnal perspiration, this could be acquired.
What does science tell us about nocturnal sweating?
Pathologies with nocturnal perspiration as a major symptom
by A.J. Viera et al., 2003
|Human immunodeficiency virus||Ovarian failure||Lymphoma||Takayasu’s arteritis||Depression||Obstructive sleep apnea|
|Leukaemia||Temporal arteritis||Anxiety||Gastroesophageal reflux disease|
|Mycobacterium avium complex||Endocrine tumours||Other neoplasm||Chronic fatigue syndrome|
|Infectious mononucleosis||Orchiectomy||Granulomatous disease|
|Fungal infections||Chronic eosinophilic pneumonia|
|Lung Endocarditis||Lymph node hyperplasia|
|Other infection||Diabetes insipidus|
|Prinz metal’s angina|
The relationship between sweating and heart attacks
A very interesting research is: Sweating: A Specific Predictor of ST‐Segment Elevation Myocardial Infarction Among the Symptoms of Acute Coronary Syndrome: Sweating In Myocardial Infarction (SWIMI) Study Groupby (R. K. Gokhroo et al., 2016).
The research proofs that the presence of sweating with ACS symptoms predicts probability of STEMI, even before clinical confirmation.
Validation as Digital Biomarker
At the moment we are cooperating with scientists to validate the Q-Strip as a trustworthy digital biomarker. Digital biomarkers can be used to detect deceases in an early stage. Or they are used in clinical research for new medicines.