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Method and Process for Prediction of Gout

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000246309D
Publication Date: 2016-May-26
Document File: 3 page(s) / 56K

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Abstract

Disclosed is a method to determine real time uric acid concentration via an electroporation transdermal method and correlate the uric acid levels to impending gout attacks.

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Method and Process for Prediction of Gout

Disclosed is a method to determine real time uric acid (UA) concentration via an electroporation transdermal method and correlate the uric acid levels to impending gout attacks.

    Existing methods are known to create a transdermal, non-invasive method to measure uric acid and correlate it to blood uric acid levels. Unfortunately, no additional action is taken once the uric acid concentration is determined. Consequently, it would be advantageous to alert a gout sufferer of an impending attack based on cognitive analytics from various sources.

    The improvement involves marrying personal health information obtained from a FitBit*, MyFitnessPal**, or other such devices with transdermal measurements of uric acid. The method collects the real-time streaming data and combines the data with contextual information. The combined information is analyzed for signals and patterns for an impending gout attack and a remediation protocol started immediately. Moreover, with time, the data can provide guidance that is personally tailored regarding what food combinations to avoid, what type of physical activity is beneficial, what time certain foods or drinks may be consumed, etc.

    In an example embodiment, the electroporation method is utilized to pull a physiological sample transdermally from the user. This is then coupled with a microfluidic technique to quantify the level of uric acid in the sample. The sample is drawn into contact with th...