'Game-changing' skin sensor could improve life for a million hydrocephalus patients

A new wireless, Band-Aid-like sensor could revolutionize the way patients manage hydrocephalus, a potentially life-threatening condition in which excess fluid builds up in the brain. A tube or ‘shunt’ drains the fluid, but shunts often fail, and diagnosing shunt failure leads to CT scans, MRIs or surgery. This skin sensor will non-invasively read within five minutes if a patient’s treatment is working.