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The system looks for chemical indicators found in sweat.
Researchers in Brazil have printed a wearable sensor from microbial nanocellulose, a natural polymer.
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Sensing Eye Mask Captures Pulse, Sleep Signals
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.
Researchers have constructed a paper-based device as a model of wearables that can collect, transport, and analyze sweat in next-generation wearable technology.
A single opening reduces the amount of evaporation.
Researchers have developed biomaterial-based inks that respond to and quantify chemicals released from the body.
A single-strained electronic skin sensor, powered by deep learning, can capture human motion from a distance.
A device to directly measure blood oxygen saturation in a fetus during labor could both reduce the rate of cesarean sections and improve outcomes in difficult deliveries.
The insoles could prevent amputations caused by diabetic foot ulcers.
A research team has developed wirelessly driven smart contact lens technology that can detect diabetes and further treat diabetic retinopathy just by wearing them.

Royal Philips has received 510(k) clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for its wearable...

The smart toilet automatically sends data extracted from any sample to a secure, cloud-based system.
Mobile health devices can help with screening and detection.
The affordable monitoring system can easily be implemented to provide clinical-grade care in nearly any setting.
R&D: Sensors/Data Acquisition
E-Skin Powered by Sweat Can Monitor Health
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.
The patch can deliver cardiac cell-derived healing factors directly to the site of heart attack injury.

The proliferation of wearable robotics and exoskeletons is earnestly underway around the world. In virtually any area of one’s personal...

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