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antiperspirant medical diagnostic

Roll it on, if it changtes color, visit a physician. microbeads at antiperspirant are reactive antibodies to various ills.
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There is something that plausibly a billion people do every day; use antiperspirant. I think that immunoreactive beads or polymer microflakes, quite similar to pee tests, could be at antiperspirant fluid, and be able to diagnose a variety of illnesses.

Just possibly, people with a genetic risk or a family history of various diseases could use a specialized antiperspirant to benefit early detection. One possibility is early detection of breast cancer. This could also be a cardiovascular illness diagnostic. The antiperspirant just changes color if disease chemicals are detected.

beanangel, Oct 28 2016

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       I can't see this working unless the microbeads are actually in the antiperspirant, so alas: [-].   

       Incidentally, I think I have reverse-engineered [beany]'s innovation technique. I've written (probably for the Nth time - I seem to do this every few years) a program that randomly assembles interesting words in a grammatically correct way. It hasn't yet produced "antiperspirant medical diagnostic", but it has generated, for instance:   

       Enzymatic transcription controlled by mutants
Encrypt labile magnets from lenses
Ferrofluid that encrypts molecules
Encryption using computers
Encrypt 3-D printed fractals from phages
DNA that makes phages
Make enzymes from plastic
DNA that mimics
Fluorescence that encrypts lasers
Fluorescence using magnetism
Silicon that mimics
Artificial division initiated by codons
Turing machines that edit nucleic acids
Polymerase that destroys codons
Tiny division stimulated by recombinase
Anti-ageing expression initiated by plastic
Ferrofluid that makes lenses

       At least 4 of these exist (which proves it works), but at least 7 of them make no sense (which proves it doesn't).
MaxwellBuchanan, Oct 28 2016

       The color changing microbeads are very eentsy, and they are in the antiperspirant
beanangel, Oct 31 2016

       Ah, right. In that case, if they are actually _in_ the antiperspirant...
MaxwellBuchanan, Oct 31 2016

       [mb] Your program is nifty. what, sort of, happens with me is that I think "I should cure cancer before i go out and wander around" so I think up some idea about forage or lasers or something. Also, I inadvertently spent awhile away from the internet so i have a big back catalog of old ideas that I am gradually putting up here. About 1 per 5 ideas is .5b plausible. Your program gives me earnest optimism that I might post many more of the genetic engineering ones!
beanangel, Nov 01 2016

       // I think "I should cure cancer before i go out and wander around"// Well, there's a noble thought.   

       // Your program gives me earnest optimism that I might post many more// Dear cods - what have I done?!
MaxwellBuchanan, Nov 01 2016

       If you're talking about polymer microbeads, they're in the process of being banned because they're generally terrible for life and nature. Probably the same for polymer microflakes, micro-nuggets, micro-nodules, etc. Check your local bylaws.   

       Antiperspirant is also unnecessary and largely marketed to personal insecurity. Your surface microbiome plays a large part in odor and sweating is pretty natural, so if you don't like your smell then perhaps treat the source of the problem. If you want to prevent sweating then don't exercise.   

       With that out of the way, a colour changing topical application would be an interesting way to monitor for disease. Not sure why it has to be bundled with plastic beads and antiperspirant.
the porpoise, Nov 01 2016

       Did you ever notice that the people who really SHOULD wear antiperspirant deodorant, don't. and vice-versa?
blissmiss, Nov 01 2016

       There was a guy I knew who claimed, after considerable research, that the unwashed human body would stop smelling if you allowed its natural bacteria to thrive. He therefore gave up washing completely. Of course, at the time, we all thought he was bonkers, and told him so. And, indeed, for the first few days he did not smell great. But the surprising thing was that, after a couple of weeks, he really stank.
MaxwellBuchanan, Nov 01 2016

       Hahahaha, you got me there.
blissmiss, Nov 01 2016

       I think you are on to something here [beanangle] but it has to do with chemical signatures.
Dogs and rats can be trained to smell schizophrenia and many other diseases... so why not a visual chemical analyzer based on sweat? (+)

       We could start with the chemical signatures associated with sociopaths to exclude them from politics and positions of authority... and then get to work on the psychopaths... followed up by the race-o-phobes.   

       It could be a whole "thing".   


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