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R&D: Manufacturing & Prototyping
Easier Printing of Circuitry on Wearable Fabrics
The breakthrough involves inkjet printing and materials with a crystal structure discovered nearly two centuries ago.
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.
It is essential to incorporate PCBA cleaning into the planning and production of wearables.
R&D: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Wearable Pressure-Sensitive Devices
A gelatin-based hydrogel addresses the problems presented in constructing wearable pressure-sensitive sensors.
Winners will be announced in Medical Design Briefs and online.
R&D: Electronics & Computers
Plant-Based Thermotherapy Patch
A biodegradable, transparent, flexible and fast-acting thermo-therapy patch from plant leaves is compatible with flexible electronic applications.

A wearable electronic device is really wearable. The stretchy and fully recyclable circuit board is inspired by, and sticks onto, human skin. The device can heal itself,...

A new tool could diagnose a stroke based on abnormalities in a patient’s speech ability and facial muscular movements, and with the accuracy of an emergency room physician — all within...

Researchers have fabricated tiny energy storage devices that can effectively power flexible and wearable skin sensors.
Researchers have printed sensors directly on human skin without the use of heat.
Genetic material is delivered without producing inflammation or toxicity in the body.
A wound-healing patch; a blood-pressure monitor; an implantable wireless pacing system; and a wearable glucose sensor are this year's "Create the Future" nominees.
Sensing patch detects increased biomarkers in bodily fluids.

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...

The system looks for chemical indicators found in sweat.
Researchers in Brazil have printed a wearable sensor from microbial nanocellulose, a natural polymer.
See how advanced adhesive compounds provide manufacturers with an effective alternative to mechanical fasteners.
A new, lightweight eye mask can unobtrusively capture pulse, eye movement, and sleep signals, for example, when worn in an everyday environment.
Drawn-on-skin electronics allows multifunctional sensors and circuits to be drawn on the skin with an ink pen.

The rapid increase of life-threatening, antibiotic-resistant infections has resulted in challenging wound complications with limited choices of effective...

The noninvasive technology could support dietary adherence and detect nutritional deficiencies.
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.
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 patch uses fully miniaturized needles, enabling unobtrusive drug delivery.
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.

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