Wearables

Health Monitors & Activity Trackers

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

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INSIDER: Sensors/Data Acquisition

Skin can send certain health-related signals, such as dry skin feeling tighter to indicate the need for moisture. But what if skin could be smarter, capable of monitoring and sharing...

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Podcasts: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Exploring how innovations in wearables are making treatments more precise, portable, and patient-friendly than ever before.
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Podcasts: Wearables
Exploring how AI algorithms analyze and interpret the data collected, leading to more accurate diagnostics and predictive insights.
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Podcasts: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Exploring advancements in wearable injector technology, examining how these devices are transforming the administration of medications, improving patient adherence, and enhancing the overall effectiveness of treatment plans.
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Podcasts: Medical
DNA-based biosensors offer a highly sensitive and specific approach for detecting a range of target molecules.
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Features: Electronics & Computers
With the combined benefit of the unique components and the component manufacturers’ assistance, electronics designers can achieve their objective of developing a well-protected, efficient, wearable medical device. The end result is a much more reliable and robust product for the customers.
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Features: Robotics, Automation & Control
Zimmer Biomet is making significant investments in innovation across all stages of the ambulatory surgery center process, including before, during, and after surgery. This investment aims to improve efficiency, outcomes, and safety for patients undergoing procedures at ambulatory surgery centers.
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R&D: Imaging

A wearable ultrasound system can produce clinically relevant information about muscle function during dynamic physical activity. When an individual is performing a specific exercise for...

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Podcasts: Medical
An at home, non-invasive for urge urinary incontinence and urinary urgency without the need for surgery, implants, or drugs demonstrated to potential of wearable neuromodulation.
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Podcasts: Medical
Medical-grade wearables can increase patient engagement and gather robust data for clinical trials.
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Podcasts: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Wearable medical devices must balance the need for continuous monitoring with power efficiency.
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Podcasts: Medical
Achieving interoperability as medical-grade wearables integrate with diverse healthcare systems.
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Features: Wearables
As industry navigates technological frontiers, the collective goal is to enhance patient experiences, streamline processes, and make healthcare more accessible and equitable. This article explores key emerging trends that are not only improving patient engagement but are also set to redefine the future of healthcare.
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Briefs: Medical
Parag Chitnis, PhD, of George Mason University led a team that developed a wearable ultrasound system that can produce clinically relevant information about muscle function during dynamic physical activity.
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Briefs: Medical
An international team of researchers has developed a handheld, noninvasive device that can detect biomarkers for Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s diseases. The biosensor can also transmit the results wirelessly to a laptop or smartphone.
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Features: Wearables
Multimodal assessment allows healthcare professionals to assess multiple domains of functioning, providing a comprehensive evaluation of the disease's impact on an individual.
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INSIDER: Sensors/Data Acquisition

Researchers have combined earlier work on painless microneedles with nanoscale sensors to create a wearable sensor patch capable of continuously monitoring the levels of certain...

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R&D: Wearables
A wireless device called the UroMonitor enables accurate, noninvasive monitoring of bladder pressure in patients with overactive bladder. It is the first device to enable catheter-free telemetric ambulatory bladder pressure monitoring in humans.
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Features: Sensors/Data Acquisition
SAE Media Group’s 3rd Annual Biosensors for Medical Wearables Conference will be back for 2023 in Boston to bring together device developers, medtech, component manufacturers, and big pharma to share and discuss the exciting advances in the medical wearable technology landscape.
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Briefs: Materials
A wearable, textile-based device developed by Rice University engineers could help declutter, enhance — and, in the case of impairments — compensate for deficiencies in visual and auditory inputs by tapping the sense of touch.
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News: Wearables

BioSensics, Newton, MA, has received a $3 million, three-year award from the U.S. National Institutes of Health (NIH). This grant will support the development...

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INSIDER: Medical

A smart pill the size of a blueberry could be a game changer in the diagnosis and treatment of bowel diseases. That’s because it is the first technology compatible with ingestion that can...

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Briefs: Wearables
A patent-pending method developed by Purdue University researchers brings the public one step closer to clothes with wearable electronics that don’t affect the wearer’s comfort. The method also simplifies the manufacturing process and boosts sensing capability.
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INSIDER: Sensors/Data Acquisition

A new wearable sensor continuously monitors sweat lactate during exercise. The device incorporates a bubble-trapping region in its microfluidic system. The proposed technology can facilitate...

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INSIDER: Medical

An innovative sweat biosensor uses a technique called heat-transfer printing to fix a thin, flexible chloride ion sensor onto a textile substrate. The biosensor can be transferred to fiber...

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INSIDER: Medical

A photonic radar system has been developed by scientists that delivers contactless, high-definition detection of vital signs. It could be developed for use in ICUs, aged-care facilities, and for people...

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INSIDER: Sensors/Data Acquisition

A first-of-its-kind wearable skin sensor can wirelessly detect the presence of C-reactive protein (CRP) in human sweat. The sensor will make it easier for patients and medical...

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Briefs: Medical
Researchers have developed a thermoelectric generator (TEG) that can continuously generate electricity using heat from the sun and a radiative element that releases heat into the air.
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INSIDER: Wearables

A new flexible, wearable medical device could provide a major boost in the fight against heart disease, the leading cause of death in the United States. The ultrathin, lightweight electronic tattoo, or...

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Eric Dietsch on the Benefits of Nitinol Wire
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Inside Story: Establishing Safe EO Sterilization for Medical Devices
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