Keyword: Physical examination

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Briefs: Wearables
The novel device uses two photoplethysmography (PPG) sensors.
R&D: Sensors/Data Acquisition
The fabric-fiber has digital capabilities to collect, store, and analyze data using a neural network.
Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition
The design could lead to conformable wearable monitors to track skin cancer and other conditions.
R&D: Energy
A flexible heat harvesting device shows better efficiency at retaining heat to power the device.
Briefs: Wearables
The wireless patches power themselves with harvested energy.
Briefs: Medical
Patches with wireless sensors monitor vitals without interruption.
R&D: Test & Measurement
The technologies may enable wearable health monitors to produce improved physiological information and continuous monitoring without frequent battery changes.
R&D: Medical
Drawn-on-skin electronics allows multifunctional sensors and circuits to be drawn on the skin with an ink pen.
Briefs: Wearables
The system looks for chemical indicators found in sweat.
R&D: Sensors/Data Acquisition
A researcher has developed an electronic skin that is applied directly on top of real skin.
Briefs: Medical
Mobile health devices can help with screening and detection.
R&D: Sensors/Data Acquisition
A thermal sensor measures body temperature by simple contacts such as wearing clothes or shaking hands and an actuator that could control movements of artificial muscle.
R&D: Wearables

Biomedical engineers have demonstrated that while different wearable technologies, like smartwatches and fitness trackers, can accurately measure heart rate...

Briefs: Materials
The device made of heart tissue and a robotic pumping system beats like the real thing.
Briefs: Medical
The portable blood pressure monitoring device provides data continuously to patients.
Global Innovations: Wearables
Soft pressure sensors have received significant research attention in a variety of fields, including soft robotics, electronic skin, and wearable electronics. Wearable soft pressure sensors have great potential for real-time health monitoring and for the early diagnosis of diseases.
Global Innovations: Wearables

Small, non-invasive patches worn on the skin can accurately detect the levels of medication in a patient’s system, matching the accuracy of current clinical...

R&D: Wearables

A new technique could allow expectant parents to hear their baby’s heartbeat continuously at home with a noninvasive and safe device that is potentially more accurate than any fetal heart rate...

Briefs: Photonics/Optics

One day, scopes may no longer need to be inserted into the body — such as down the throat or under the skin — to reach the stomach, brain, or any other organs for...

Features: Manufacturing & Prototyping

Technology has always played a central role in healthcare. From microscopes to medical imaging, and from pacemakers to prosthetics, technological breakthroughs throughout history have improved diagnosis,...

R&D: Wearables

A radar system can wirelessly monitor the vital signs of patients, eliminating the need to hook them up to any machines.

R&D: Wearables

Using a mobile app reduced in-person prenatal care visits while maintaining patient and provider satisfaction. The Babyscripts app was built to deliver educational content and remotely...

Briefs: Wearables

Researchers have created a health patch that offers unprecedented comfort and a long battery life, previously unseen in this type of device. The patch can also be manufactured at a...

Briefs: Medical

Lymphedema is the swelling that generally occurs in the arms or legs caused by the removal of or damage to lymph nodes as a part of cancer treatment. Treating it at the earliest possible...

Briefs: Medical

Self-powered devices that can be fit directly on human skin or tissue have great potential for medical applications. They could be used as physiological sensors for the real-time...

Technology Leaders: Wearables

In recent years, activity trackers and other wearable electronic devices have gained popularity due to users’ desire to monitor, measure, and track using various real-time...

Features: RF & Microwave Electronics

Traditionally, small chip antennas used in RF-enabled medical devices have required a designated ground “keep out” area to minimize interference from other components and ensure the ideal radiation...

R&D: Medical

Researchers are developing an app and wearable technology to enable pregnant women to use a smartphone to detect whether they have or are susceptible to a condition that could...

Features: Manufacturing & Prototyping

A key driver of the medical disposables market is the desire to minimize the risk of healthcare-associated infections (HAIs). Healthcare providers are turning to disposable...

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