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The Future of Sweat Surveillance: From Science to Policy

Thu., Jan. 27, 2022 12:00 p.m. - Thu., Jan. 27, 2022 1:00 p.m.

Location: Zoom

Presented by: Sarah Everts, CTV Chair in Digital Science Journalism and Associate Professor, Carleton University and author of The Joy of Sweat: The Strange Science of Perspiration

While most of society primarily worries about the odour stemming from their sweat, we should be more concerned about the secrets that perspiration reveals about our health and vices. Forensic chemists can now track the drugs we consume and whether we have certain cancers in just a fingerprint, which is inked in sweat. Smartwatches may soon monitor intoxicants in the wearer's sweat, then send a push alert to suggest taking a cab home. Although sweat monitoring provides many exciting opportunities, we need policies that will protect citizen privacy.

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Date ( Add to your Calendar)
Thursday, January 27, 2022
12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.

How to Connect
This lecture will take place on Zoom! Please register at the link provided and the Zoom connection details will be emailed to you.

The Centre for the Study of Science and Innovation Policy (CSIP) invites all students, faculty, researchers, and citizens interested in the study of science, technology and innovation policy to participate in a bi-weekly forum. For more information on CSIP, please click here:

Karen Jaster-Laforge