Sensors & Wearables

In this knowledge hub of Medical Design Briefs, get the latest news about the medical sensors market, including wearables, resistors, ingestibles, and lab-on-a-chip technology.

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Researchers have developed a handheld, portable ammonia detector that — like glucometers used to measure blood sugar — assesses ammonia levels from a finger or earlobe prick.
The noninvasive technology could support dietary adherence and detect nutritional deficiencies.
See how s flexible printed circuits (FPCs) are replacing microwires.
A wrist-mounted device continuously tracks the entire human hand in 3D.
Machine-to-machine communication, deep learning, XR, and AI are all going to have an extraordinary will require low-latency manufacturing.

Israel’s Sheba Medical Center, Tel HaShomer, the largest hospital in the Middle East, has launched a pilot program for breakthrough rapid COVID-19 detection tests...

Shielding materials, static control, 3D printing software, and more.
Global Innovations: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Deep-Learned E-Skin Decodes Complex Human Motion
A single-strained electronic skin sensor, powered by deep learning, can capture human motion from a distance.
Researchers have shown how to coat glass and plastic with porous titanium dioxide.
Medtech devices have become smaller over this last decade, and the advancements in connected technology are just beginning.
A new type of wearable brain scanner is revealing new possibilities for understanding and diagnosing mental illness.
The fibers measure subtle and complex fabric deformations.
A novel stretchable material, when used in light-emitting capacitor devices, enables highly visible illumination at low operating voltages.
Researchers have developed biomaterial-based inks that respond to and quantify chemicals released from the body.
A device to directly measure blood oxygen saturation in a fetus during labor could both reduce the rate of cesarean sections and improve outcomes in difficult deliveries.
On-Demand Webinars: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Sensor Technology: A Flexible Solution for Wearables

The market for wearable technology in healthcare is exploding.

Researchers have developed a technology that can monitor bladder volume in real time and can effectively empty a person’s bladder.
R&D: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Lung-Heart Super Sensor on a Chip
A sensor chip smaller than a ladybug records multiple lung and heart signals along with body movements and could enable a future socially distanced health monitor.
R&D: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Sensors Offer Early Detection of Lung Tumors
Researchers have developed a new approach to early diagnosis of lung cancer: a urine test that can detect the presence of proteins linked to the disease.
Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Implantable Biosensor Operates Without Batteries
The biodegradable motion sensor paves the way for implanted nanotechnology.
Major medical imaging vendors are currently ramping up their artificial intelligence (AI) activities.
The paper-based device allows point-of-care testing in one step.
The insoles could prevent amputations caused by diabetic foot ulcers.
A research team has developed wirelessly driven smart contact lens technology that can detect diabetes and further treat diabetic retinopathy just by wearing them.

Researchers have succeeded in detecting anti-avian influenza virus antibody in blood serum within 20 minutes, using a portable analyzer they have developed to conduct rapid...

Royal Philips has received 510(k) clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for its wearable...

Shaft collars, modular clean labs, hybrid motion controllers, and more.
The affordable monitoring system can easily be implemented to provide clinical-grade care in nearly any setting.
A biosensor can be used inside the body to emit signals that can be detected by common ultrasound scanners.