06436055 is referenced by 118 patents.
The present invention is directed to a device that includes a sensor adapted to detect one or more specific health and/or nutrition markers in feces. The device may also signal the caretaker of the occurrence or quantity of the marker. In preferred embodiments, the device includes a diagnostic panel having at least two sensors. The sensors are adapted to detect different target biological analytes in bodily waste or on the wearer's skin. Preferably, the device of the present invention includes a diagnostic panel adapted to determine the cause of a particular disease state, such as diarrhea, and to signal the caretaker, the wearer, or an actuator of the occurrence.