Sensors & Wearables

Wearables

Topics:

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

Latest Briefs & News

Briefs: Wearables
For the medical device industry, the cutting edge of parts machining goes far beyond having the latest CNC equipment and accessories.
INSIDER: Medical

Drawing inspiration from nature, researchers have developed a medical adhesive that could save lives, modeled after structures found in marine animals like mussels and flatworms.

INSIDER: Medical

Researchers have embedded low-cost sensors that monitor breathing, heart rate, and ammonia into t-shirts and face masks.

INSIDER: Electronics & Computers

On-skin medical sensors and wearable health devices must be flexible and ultrathin so they can move with the human body. Researchers demonstrated how an important component of the sensors...

INSIDER: Wearables

A team of researchers used data from wearable devices to predict outcomes of treatment for depression on individuals who took part in a randomized clinical trial. They...

INSIDER: Medical

Researchers and entrepreneurs have developed an implant made of collagen protein from pig’s skin, which resembles the human cornea. In a pilot study, the implant...

Features: Sensors/Data Acquisition
With potential in remote patient monitoring, diagnosis, and detection of disease, biosensors and wearable devices are gaining substantial interest.
INSIDER: Wearables

New research offers a second life for CDs: Turn them into flexible biosensors that are inexpensive and easy to manufacture.

INSIDER: Wearables

Transdermal Diagnostics, a University of Bath spinout company, has invented a wearable patch that allows people with diabetes to painlessly monitor their blood glucose levels. The company has...

INSIDER: Wearables

A wearable assistive robot can detect and prevent a fall before it happens, reducing the user’s risk of sustaining injuries. The robot can also be used to aid patients’ rehabilitation from...

Features: Medical
BIOMEDevice Boston 2022: Bringing Innovation to Life

BIOMEDevice Boston brings engineers, business leaders, disruptive companies, and innovative thinkers from the region’s top startups and...

R&D: Medical

Researchers have shown that electrospun materials have many advantages over conventional bulk materials for the development of wearables. Electrospun materials’ high surface-to-volume...

R&D: Medical

Researchers have developed an instrument that can be clipped on to a smartphone to rapidly test for Zika virus in a single droplet of blood.

INSIDER: Medical

Scientists have developed a contact lens that can capture and detect exosomes, nanometer-sized vesicles found in bodily secretions that have the potential for being diagnostic cancer...

INSIDER: Medical

A needle-free vaccine patch could better fight COVID-19 variants, such as omicron and delta, than a traditional needle vaccine. The research tested the Hexapro SARS-CoV-2 spike...

News: Wearables

Registration is now open for SAE Media Group's 2nd Annual Biosensors for Medical Wearables Conference, taking place October 24–25, 2022, in Boston, MA. The 2022...

Features: Wearables

We’re at an inflection point in device history. Technology and innovation have had a long legacy in medical device development, but what’s changed in recent years is the...

Features: Wearables

The healthcare supply chain has faced extraordinary challenges over the past few years, and a need for modernization has become apparent. Today, the supply...

Features: Medical

Though the concept of digital therapeutics (DTx) has been around for the past 10 years, it has only gained prominence in the last 2–3 years. DTx is a concept of delivering...

From the Editor: Medical

The global medical devices industry is undergoing a major transformation in business models, technology adoption, and care delivery approaches, according to Frost &...

INSIDER: Wearables

A new self-powered, wristwatch-style health monitor can keep track of a wearer’s pulse and wirelessly communicate with a nearby smartphone or tablet — without needing an...

INSIDER: Materials

Researchers are closing in on a way to replace batteries for wearables and low-power applications designed for the Internet of Things (IoT). The answer lies in an ink coating that...

From the Editor: Wearables

As global markets cool, there are signs that a new round of consolidation may be starting in the digital health sector, according to Richard Zall, chair of law...

Briefs: Test & Measurement

Trends in wearable technology follow those of the broader biomedical and electronics industries — devices are getting smaller, smarter, and easier to use. Specifically, wearables in...

R&D: Wearables

Researchers have developed a wearable sensor patch thinner than a hair strand that can measure pulse wave signals with high precision. The patch was printed using inkjet printing....

INSIDER: Sensors/Data Acquisition

A soft robotic sleeve controlled with a microfluidic chip reduces treatment cost, weight, and power consumption. The prototype is more portable than previous devices, and the underlying...

INSIDER: Medical

A prototype wearable can continuously monitor several health stats — glucose, alcohol, and lactate levels — simultaneously in real time. The device is about the size of a stack of...

From the Editor: Wearables

Smartwatches: These ubiquitous wearables have become a powerful tool for diagnosis and health monitoring in areas ranging from cardiology to diabetes to...

INSIDER: Medical

A noninvasive temperature measurement system delivers continuous data on body temperature. The SteadyTemp system consists of a temperature sensor integrated into a patch and an app that...

Ask the Expert

Eric Dietsch on the Benefits of Nitinol Wire

In collaboration with the Fort Wayne Metals Engineering team, Eric Dietsch focuses on supporting customers with material recommendations, product development, and education. Eric is available to help you and your company with any Nitinol-related questions or needs that you may have.

Inside Story

Rapid Precision Prototyping Program Speeds Medtech Product Development

Rapid prototyping technologies play an important role in supporting new product development (NPD) by companies that are working to bring novel and innovative products to market. But in advanced industries where products often make use of multiple technologies, and where meeting a part’s exacting tolerances is essential, speed without precision is rarely enough. In such advanced manufacturing—including the medical device and surgical robotics industries — the ability to produce high-precision prototypes early in the development cycle can be critical for meeting design expectations and bringing finished products to market efficiently.

Videos