A company from Israel, Elfi-Tech, has come out with a minute sensor which is capable of detecting several blood characteristics. For instance, it can detect the level of vascular ageing, pulse and velocity of blood flow below the skin, and coagulation status.
Namedas Elfi Tech mDLS Sensor for Consumer Devices uses dynamic light scattering for detection, and is versatile as it can be used anywhere on the body.
"The mDLS sensor is easily deployed, simple to operate and robust. Its raw signals translate into novel indices of cardiovascular risks: endothelial function, global coagulation status of the blood, a measurement of Red Blood Cells (RBCs) aggregation rate, and fibrinogen concentration in blood.
In addition, by intensively analyzing the high-resolution blood pulse wave, the sensor can continuously and non-invasively measure a set of physiological parameters such as respiratory rate, systolic blood pressure trends, cardiac contractility, cardiac valve dysfunction and Traube-Hering-Mayer oscillations.
Utilizing this information, the platform can detect health perturbations related to Cardiac, Vascular, Respiratory and Neurological pathologies," as mentioned in the mDLS sensor info page.