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Briefs : Sensors/Data Acquisition
Skin-Like Sensors Bring a Human Touch to Wearable Tech

University of Toronto engineering researchers have developed a super stretchy, transparent, and self-powering sensor that records the complex sensations of human skin. Dubbed artificial...

Briefs : Medical
Bandage Material Helps Stop Bleeding Without Adhering to Wound

Researchers from ETH Zurich and the National University of Singapore have developed a new kind of bandage that helps blood to clot and doesn’t stick to the wound. This marks...

INSIDER : Wearables
Wearable Device Improves Treatment of Swallowing Disorders

A wearable monitoring device makes treatments easier and more affordable for millions of people with swallowing disorders. The skin-mountable sensor sticker attaches firmly to the...

Features : Connectivity
The Future of Connected Health

The three main global goals of healthcare continue to be: improving the quality of care, universal access to care, and keeping costs under control. Technologies and remote connected healthcare are touted as the...

INSIDER : Medical
Battery-Free Computer Input Could Be Added to Surgical Gloves

Computer scientists have created a device for wearable computer input suitable for many situations, just by touching your fingertips together in different ways. The device, called...

News : Wearables
Stretchable and Flexible Biofuel Cell Runs on Sweat

A unique new flexible and stretchable device, worn against the skin and capable of producing electrical energy by transforming the compounds present in sweat, has been developed and...

Briefs : Wearables
Prototype Smartphone App Can Help Parents Detect Early Signs of Eye Disorders in Children

A Baylor University researcher’s prototype smartphone app — designed to help parents detect early signs of various eye diseases in their children...

Global Innovations : Medical
Microneedle Biosensors Accurately Detect Patient Antibiotic Levels in Real Time

Small, non-invasive patches worn on the skin can accurately detect the levels of medication in a patient’s system, matching the accuracy of current clinical...

R&D : Sensors/Data Acquisition
Kirigami Inspires New Method for Wearable Sensors

Researchers have applied kirigami architectures to graphene, an ultra-thin material, to create sensors suitable for wearable devices. Simulations were done using online software on a...

R&D : Wearables
Wearable Trackers Predict Death Risk

A recent study shows that wearable accelerometers — mechanical sensors worn like a watch, belt, or bracelet to track movement — are a more reliable measure of physical activity and better than patient...

INSIDER : Wearables
Light-Emitting Devices Now Safer for Skin-Worn Wearables

Scientists have developed stretchable light-emitting devices called alternating-current electroluminescent (ACEL) displays that can be stuck on skin or other surfaces like a temporary...

R&D : Wearables
Wearable Sensors Could Reduce Stillbirths

A new technique could allow expectant parents to hear their baby’s heartbeat continuously at home with a noninvasive and safe device that is potentially more accurate than any fetal heart rate...

Articles : Medical
2019 'Create the Future' Medical Category Winner: Cervical Stabilization Device
Learn more about the how "CSD" offers a cost-effective, non-invasive way of saving the lives of infants.
INSIDER : Wearables
Pacifier Biosensor Could Help Monitor Newborn Health

Wearable biosensors that non-invasively monitor health and fitness are growing in popularity among adults. But adapting this technology for use with babies is difficult because the devices...

INSIDER : Wearables
Microfluidics: New Breakthrough Could Lead to More Portable, Scalable Devices

The sheer size of the external equipment required for controlling microfluidics has limited their use in portable, wearable technologies. Now have discovered how...

INSIDER : Wearables
Soft Robot Programmed to Move Like an Inchworm

Researchers have created a miniature robot that can crawl with inchworm-like motion. The underlying technology could one day transform smart wearables.

Blog : Wearables
Flex Boston Innovation Center: Taking Products from Sketch to Scale
Staying relevant in the medical device industry requires operating “with real-time information, comprehensive capabilities, and a global physical infrastructure to deliver speed, scope, and scale to keep pace in this rapidly changing market.”
INSIDER : Medical
‘Smart Shirt’ Could Monitor Lung Disease

A smart shirt that measures lung function by sensing movements in the chest and abdomen has proved to be accurate when compared to traditional testing equipment. Researchers have used the smart...

INSIDER : Wearables
Wearable Sensors Detect What’s In Your Sweat

A team of scientists is developing wearable skin sensors that can detect what’s in your sweat. They hope that monitoring perspiration could bypass the need for more invasive procedures like...

R&D : Wearables
Artificial Throat Helps Mute Speak

Scientists have developed a thinner, skin-like artificial throat that would adhere to the neck like a temporary tattoo. To make their artificial throat, the researchers laser-scribed graphene on a thin...

Briefs : Sensors/Data Acquisition
3D Printed Pill Samples Gut Microbiome to Aid Diagnosis and Treatment

A research team led by Tufts University engineers has developed a 3D printed pill that samples bacteria found in the gut — known as the microbiome — as it passes...

Products : Mechanical & Fluid Systems
Medical Design Briefs Product Focus (September 2019): Pumps/Valves

Gradient Valves

Clippard, Cincinnati, OH, has released gradient valves that feature multiple two-way, normally closed solenoids connected around a central body. The...

INSIDER : Wearables
Wearable Device Delivers Drug to Reverse Opioid Overdose

Opioid users tend to be alone and incapacitated during an overdose. A wearable device would automatically detect an overdose and deliver naloxone, a drug known to reverse deadly...

From the Editor : Wearables
From the Editor — Digital Health: Lessons Learned So Far from FDA’s Test Phase

The test phase of FDA’s Software Precertification (Pre-Cert) Program has hit its halfway point. The agency has released an update on its progress and the...

Briefs : Medical
Digitalizing Rehabilitation with Wearable Solutions

ExoRehab is an IoT rehabilitation solution that combines robotics, gaming, and data analysis. Digitalizing physical therapy for muscle rehabilitation enables patients to acquire therapeutic...

Features : Design
Industrial CT is Hip: Quality of Life Enhanced with Additive Manufacturing

Orthopedic devices play a crucial role in providing pain relief, improving mobility, and enhancing the quality of life for patients suffering from musculoskeletal...

R&D : Wearables
Virtual Biopsy Device Detects Skin Tumors

Using sound vibrations and pulses of near-infrared light, a new “virtual biopsy” device can quickly determine a skin lesion's depth and potential malignancy without using a scalpel. The...

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