Why It Matters!
This new real-time energy conversion information is relevant because it provides previously missing biometric information that has broad applicability, e.g. for optimizing your athletic training and performance, detecting and treating breathing problems during sleep, and detecting adverse breathing conditions for first responders and military pilots.
Medical applications include minimizing or preventing reperfusion injuries in transplant organs, and to help doctors prevent blindness and brain injuries in premature newborn infants – to name just a few.
The 2019 Nobel Prize for Physiology and Medicine was recently awarded to William G. Kaelin, Jr., Sir Peter J. Ratcliffe and Gregg L Semenza for their discoveries of how cells sense and adapt to oxygen availability. Reveal Biosensors is pleased to see this recognition of their work in further understanding how human cells adapt to oxygen supply. The link below provides an additional perspective.