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Researchers have created a glove-based biosensor able to detect nerve agents in real time. The flexible, disposable glove is able to detect organophosphates, toxic chemicals that are used in both pesticides and nerve agents and can cause severe illness or even death. The fingers of the glove are equipped with sensing elements that have been printed with stress-enduring inks. The thumb is used for collecting the sample, which is then transferred to the index finger that holds the electrochemical organophosphate biosensor. When the two fingers make contact, the index finger sensor performs the analysis and then sends the results to a paired device via Bluetooth.
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