Wearables

Health Monitors & Activity Trackers

Learn about the technologies supporting today's best wearable health monitor devices and activity trackers.

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A textile sensor can detect pressure points on the socket of a prosthetic limb.
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Can a Wearable Stop a Pandemic?
The COVID-19 pandemic has ushered in a new period of growth for wearables.

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...

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...

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 printed sensors directly on human skin without the use of heat.

While traditional electronic systems have an inherently rigid form factor, developments in manufacturing processes and materials are enabling a new world of flexible...

Drawn-on-skin electronics allows multifunctional sensors and circuits to be drawn on the skin with an ink pen.
The system looks for chemical indicators found in sweat.

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.
Researchers have developed biomaterial-based inks that respond to and quantify chemicals released from the body.
Medtech devices have become smaller over this last decade, and the advancements in connected technology are just beginning.
A single-strained electronic skin sensor, powered by deep learning, can capture human motion from a distance.
A single opening reduces the amount of evaporation.
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.
Researchers have constructed a paper-based device as a model of wearables that can collect, transport, and analyze sweat in next-generation wearable technology.
The insoles could prevent amputations caused by diabetic foot ulcers.
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.
For wearable devices to function as intended, they need to have a secure, reliable hold for the desired duration of use.

Researchers at the University of California, Irvine, have developed a tool that could be instrumental in “tracing and tracking individuals” in order to identify those who need...

Researchers have developed an artificial intelligence-based system that can listen to your cough and indicate whether you have COVID-19. With the new Coughvid app, developed by five researchers at EPFL’s...

LifeSignals Group Inc. has announced that a single use, wireless biosensor patch for the early detection and monitoring of coronavirus...

Biomedical engineers have demonstrated that while different wearable technologies, like smartwatches and fitness trackers, can accurately measure heart rate...

Researchers have designed a tiny portable lab device that plugs into a phone, connecting it automatically to a doctor’s office through a custom app. With a single drop of blood or...

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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...

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