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The patch can be folded around surgical tools.

Wearable devices can identify COVID-19 cases earlier than traditional diagnostic methods and can help track and improve management of the disease,...

One day, a wearable, bioelectronic device could wirelessly transmit a person’s vital signs — potentially providing critical information for early detection of health issues such as...

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends that adults get at least seven hours of sleep per night, and in recent years, consumers have had the choice of a proliferating number...

Wearable sensors would be placed near the tear duct or mouth to collect biofluid samples.
Regulatory changes have allowed these essential healthcare professionals to step in and help out more independently.
The growing digitalization of healthcare systems is increasing the complexity of the tasks connected devices must fulfill — particularly the handling of highly sensitive data.
A textile sensor can detect pressure points on the socket of a prosthetic limb.
Features: Wearables
Can a Wearable Stop a Pandemic?
The COVID-19 pandemic has ushered in a new period of growth for wearables.
Hearing loss affects over 48 million people. This fact drives Oliver forward.
Batteries must meet high power capacity, small physical size, and reliability requirements.
The materials are suitable for use in soft tissue repair or flexible bioelectronics.
New polymer promises localized pain control for critical first four days.

A COVID-19 testing method uses a smartphone microscope to analyze saliva samples and deliver results in about 10 minutes. The researchers aim to combine the speed of existing nasal...

The system harvests energy from human breathing and motion.
"The health system of the future will be consumer-centric, wellness-oriented, care everywhere, and digitally connected,” says one expert.
Scientists have improved electrical conductivity in a polymer electrode for e-skin applications.
Briefs: Robotics, Automation & Control
Tapping the Brain to Boost Stroke Rehabilitation
A brain-machine interface coupled with robot offers increased benefits for stroke survivors.
The small sensor allows detection of subtle movements.
R&D: Electronics & Computers
Flexible Screen-Printed Rechargeable Battery
The device can be used in flexible, stretchable electronics for wearables as well as soft robotics.
CAD software, edge connectors, optical adhesives, and more.
The device paves the way for better prosthetic control.
Wearable sensors monitor certain biomarkers during healing.

Smart contact lenses could soon become mainstream thanks to a new manufacturing process that has allowed researchers to develop a multifunctional ultra-thin sensor layer. The new contact...

INSIDER: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Conductive Inks Can Be Drawn on Skin

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...

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.
Briefs: Electronics & Computers
Essentials of PCBA Cleaning for Wearables
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.

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