Fast Hydration Measurement
The Importance of Hydration
Up to 60% of the human adult body is water, depending on age, gender, amongst other factors. Dehydration or overhydration can lead to serious health problems and can be comorbid with several medical conditions.
RiverD found it striking that no quick and simple, non-invasive method existed to reliably measure and monitor a person's hydration status. Thus, the HydRaman was created.”
Raman-based Hydration Status Analysis
RiverD developed HydRaman for Hydration Status Analysis based on Raman spectroscopy. Our proof-of-concept device has been developed and is currently being used in studies exploring a broad range of use cases in both traditional medicine and the evolving field of sports medicine.
Several medical conditions or acute events can lead to either overhydration or dehydration. Timely intervention and proper management require a reliable hydration status analysis.
In the era of “healthy ageing” and ever-increasing health care costs, dehydration leads to many hundreds of thousands of preventable hospitalizations, which in some cases are emergencies, particularly amongst the elderly each year.
In sports, many physiological parameters are monitored to optimize performance and, surprisingly, direct hydration measurement is not one of them. Overhydration occurs as often as dehydration, negatively impacting performance and regularly leading to situations requiring medical attention or intervention.