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

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.
R&D: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Researchers Develop First Ultrasound Biosensor
A biosensor can be used inside the body to emit signals that can be detected by common ultrasound scanners.
R&D: Sensors/Data Acquisition
E-Skin Powered by Sweat Can Monitor Health
A researcher has developed an electronic skin that is applied directly on top of real skin.
R&D: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Flexible, Powerful, Fast Bioelectronic Devices
Researchers are working to use unique properties of materials to develop novel electronic devices that allow efficient interaction with biological substrates — specifically neural networks and the brain.
The smart toilet automatically sends data extracted from any sample to a secure, cloud-based system.
Mobile health devices can help with screening and detection.
The patch can deliver cardiac cell-derived healing factors directly to the site of heart attack injury.

The proliferation of wearable robotics and exoskeletons is earnestly underway around the world. In virtually any area of one’s personal...

Novel biosensors allow the simultaneous study of both neuronal activity and transcription factor dynamics.

“Testing, testing, testing.” It’s a mantra that health officials have been constantly promoting because screening people for COVID-19 is the best way to...

Device could help doctors remotely detect changes in patients.
A new, inexpensive technology could save lives and money by routinely screening women for breast cancer without exposure to radiation.
Position sensors, power clamps, CT scanners, and more.
The SEER method is 67 times faster than current techniques.
The new device automatically manages glucose levels and delivers needed insulin quickly.
Technology Leaders: Packaging & Sterilization
What You Should Ask Yourself When Designing a Wearable Medical Device
For wearable devices to function as intended, they need to have a secure, reliable hold for the desired duration of use.

FDA has issued multiple emergency use authorizations, loosened regulations for telemedicine, and eased the requirements for production...

The stretchable fabric is embroidered with conductive threads that provide excellent signal-to-noise ratio.
The new method could be a breakthrough treatment of myocardial infarction.

LauzHack — an online hackathon held by an EPFL student association in early April — proved to be a big hit. Over 100 project teams worked day and night to develop applications for...

LifeSignals Group Inc. has announced that a single use, wireless biosensor patch for the early detection and monitoring of coronavirus...

The smart material holds promise for drugs against cancer and other serious diseases.
Briefs: Manufacturing & Prototyping
Prototype Patch Acts Like Heart Tissue
The patch mimics electrical signaling of the heart.
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.
Next-generation devices made with new “peel and stack” method may include electronic chips worn on the skin.
The mobile health tool plugs into a phone to diagnose illnesses such as coronavirus.

Researchers have designed a tiny portable lab device that plugs into a phone, connecting it automatically to a doctor’s office through a custom app. With a single drop of blood or...

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