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Flexible Sensors

Flexible sensors and actuators are being used on the skin for chronic wound management and patient monitoring. Look here for demos and examples of these essential medical technology components.

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Scientists have developed inexpensive conductive inks for clog-free ballpoint pens that can allow users to “write” circuits almost anywhere — even on human skin. Flexible electronics are widely...

R&D: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Flexible Sensor Offers Less Hysteresis
Flexible TRACE sensor patches can be placed on the skin to measure blood flow in superficial arteries.

A stretchable, skin-like device can be attached to a patient’s face and can measure small movements such as a twitch or a smile. Using this approach, patients could communicate a...

While traditional electronic systems have an inherently rigid form factor, developments in manufacturing processes and materials are enabling a new world of flexible...

See how s flexible printed circuits (FPCs) are replacing microwires.
A researcher has developed an electronic skin that is applied directly on top of real skin.
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.
Position sensors, power clamps, CT scanners, and more.
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.
R&D: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Magnetic Sensor Circuits on Various Surfaces
Researchers have developed the world’s thinnest and lightest magnetic sensor matrix sheet system

A liquid electret material capable of semi-permanently retaining static electricity was used to create the world’s first bendable, stretchable vibration-powered device....

A wearable monitoring device makes treatments easier and more affordable for millions of people with swallowing disorders. The skin-mountable sensor sticker attaches firmly to...

Flexible Printed Circuit

Trackwise, Tewkesbury, UK, offers advanced flexible printed circuits (FPCs) that are ideal for catheter construction. The FPCs can be fed inside a catheter...

Researchers have applied kirigami architectures to graphene, an ultra-thin material, to create sensors suitable for wearable devices. Simulations were done using online software on a...

R&D: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Flexible Sensor Mimics Human Finger Skin

Artificial skin tactile sensors can feel the similar pressure and vibration felt by human skin. The new sensors can detect more sensitive tactile than the existing ones. The skin-based sensor detects...

Thin nylon films are several 100 times thinner than human hair and could thus be attractive for applications in bendable electronic devices or for electronics in clothing. The researchers...

INSIDER: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Octopus-Inspired Wearable Sensor

Wearable electronics that adhere to skin are an emerging trend in health sensor technology for their ability to monitor a variety of human activities, from heart rate to step count. But finding the best...

Features: Communications
Materials Matter for Connected Health

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,...

Optical Distance Sensor

A highly accurate optical distance sensor is available from Werth Messtechnik, Giessen, Germany. The Werth Chromatic Focus Point sensor can measure...

Nine years ago, Julian Gunderson was born three months prematurely and weighed just 1 kg (2.2 lb). After a year's worth of injections,...

Products: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Product of the Month: June 2019 MDB
Resistive Touch Panels

Fujitsu Components America, San Jose, CA, has released a series of customizable, flush-surface, resistive touch panels with less than half the input force of conventional...

Engineers have built a tiny, flexible sensor that is faster and more precise than past attempts at tracking this chemical, called glutamate. The sensor, an implantable device on the spinal cord, is...

INSIDER: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Tiny Sensor Tracks Chemical Linked to Migraines

Engineers have built a tiny, flexible sensor that is faster and more precise than past attempts at tracking a chemical associated with nasty migraines. The sensor, an implantable device on...

Many major advances in medicine, especially in neurology, have been sparked by recent advances in electronic systems that can acquire, process, and interact with biological...

Researchers have developed a pair of soft, flexible wireless body sensors that replace the tangle of wire-based sensors that currently monitor babies in hospitals’ neonatal intensive care...

Briefs: Manufacturing & Prototyping
Process Developed to 3D Print Piezoelectric Materials

The piezoelectric materials that inhabit everything from our cell phones to musical greeting cards may be getting an upgrade thanks to work discussed in the journal Nature Materials....

A simple puff into a handheld device may one day be all it takes to monitor their blood sugar using a new technology. The device will not only be painless, but reusable — no finger pricks or...

Biosensors and point-of-care devices are poised to change the delivery of healthcare. Biosensor technology can be used in cheap, disposable point-of-care devices, or it can be used to...

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