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Learn all about medical wearables and the medical wearables market – from smartwatches and smart patches to health monitors and activity trackers.

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INSIDER: Medical

A full 60 percent of patients infected with SARS-CoV-2 also report gastrointestinal symptoms. Scientists have used a human intestine chip to study coronavirus infection and potential...

R&D: Wearables
An ultra-thin wireless device grows to the surface of bone and could someday help physicians monitor bone health and healing over long periods.
Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition
The smart bandage can dispense antibiotic, monitor wound-healing biomarkers, and report important data directly to doctors.
Briefs: Wearables
The sensor can be stretched up to 50 percent with almost the same sensing performance.
Briefs: Wearables
The device harnesses the thermal energy generated by body heat.
Products: Materials
Dymax has introduced light-curable adhesives for the evolving medical device wearables market.
INSIDER: Wearables

A wearable device detects and reverses an opioid overdose. The device, worn on the stomach like an insulin pump, senses when a person stops breathing and moving, and injects...

Blog: Design

Growing older can bring both joy and hardship into our lives. Tasks that were once easy may become difficult as we age. However, with state-of-the-art technologies, the golden...

R&D: Wearables
Scientists have created wearable, stitchable, and sensitive sensors from flexible polymers and bundles of carbon fiber.
From the Editor: Connectivity
The connected healthcare market is growing at a robust rate, according to a report from Verified Market Research.
R&D: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Researchers have proposed a solution to both clearly visualize and accurately assess the brain via photoacoustic imaging.
INSIDER: Wearables

A new process turns clothing fabric into biosensors that measure a muscle’s electrical activity as it is worn. The researchers devised a method of taking ordinary textile made of a...

INSIDER: Wearables

A sweat-collecting patch has been developed using the principle based on how the cactus spines attract water. The skin-attachable patch quickly collects sweat by mimicking the principle...

INSIDER: Wearables

Wearable devices have traditionally needed an external power source and require exacting manufacturing processes. Now, researchers have developed an all-printed piezoelectric (self-powered)...

INSIDER: Wearables

A smart wearable sensor conducts real-time, point-of-care assessment of chronic wounds wirelessly via an app. The novel sensor technology can detect temperature, pH,...

Features: Manufacturing & Prototyping
From the Editor: Wearables
A new report from research firm Evaluate gives the medtech industry a fair grade for its performance in 2021.
Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition
The candy was used as an electrode to detect salt and electrolyte levels in saliva.
Briefs: Communications
The system could improve the quality of life for people with motor dysfunction or paralysis.
INSIDER: Medical

Wearable electronic devices and biosensors are great tools for health monitoring, but it has been difficult to find convenient power sources for them. Now, a group of scientists...

News: Sensors/Data Acquisition

The inaugural virtual Medical Wearables for Biosensors Conference convenes on October 25–26, 2021. The virtual conference...

Features: Data Acquisition
The FDA will focus on data management and digitizing healthcare.
Briefs: Medical
The device could help guide recovery after treatment for head and neck cancer.
R&D: Nanotechnology
A new dissolvable microneedle patch could treat baldness and help hair regrow quickly.
News: Medical

The inaugural virtual Medical Wearables for Biosensors conference convenes on October 25–26, 2021 with online access only. This event will explore...

INSIDER: Wearables

Smartwatches and other wearable devices may be used to sense illness, dehydration, and even changes to the red blood cell count, according to biomedical engineers and...

Features: Materials
The advent of automatic drug-delivery devices has empowered patients to take their treatments in their own hands.
Technology Leaders: RF & Microwave Electronics
Small medical electronics are at the forefront of a new round of technology trends involving printed circuit board (PCB) assembly and manufacturing.
Special Reports: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Medical Robotics - September 2021

Self-propelled nanobots that deliver drugs inside the human body...novel sensors that improve the safety and precision of industrial robots...a dynamic hydrogel material that makes building soft robotic...

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