Smart Patches & Bandages

Medical smart patches and bandages are helping doctors who want to monitor their patients' health and manage their drug intake. Explore applications for medical smart patches and get to know the suppliers and manufacturers.

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New polymer promises localized pain control for critical first four days.
A textile sensor can detect pressure points on the socket of a prosthetic limb.
Wearable sensors monitor certain biomarkers during healing.
R&D: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Flexible Sensor Offers Less Hysteresis
Flexible TRACE sensor patches can be placed on the skin to measure blood flow in superficial arteries.
A biodegradable, transparent, flexible and fast-acting thermo-therapy patch from plant leaves is compatible with flexible electronic applications.
Genetic material is delivered without producing inflammation or toxicity in the body.
Sensing patch detects increased biomarkers in bodily fluids.

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

The system looks for chemical indicators found in sweat.
A single opening reduces the amount of evaporation.
The patch uses fully miniaturized needles, enabling unobtrusive drug delivery.
The patch can deliver cardiac cell-derived healing factors directly to the site of heart attack injury.
The new method could be a breakthrough treatment of myocardial infarction.
The new device automatically manages glucose levels and delivers needed insulin quickly.
Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Prototype Patch Acts Like Heart Tissue
The patch mimics electrical signaling of the heart.
The patch significantly prolonged survival, inhibited growth of tumors in mice.

According to the World Health Organization, antibiotic resistance is one of the biggest threats to global health. Sensing and treating bacterial infections earlier could help...

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...

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...

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

Learn more about the how "CSD" offers a cost-effective, non-invasive way of saving the lives of infants.
Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Wearable System to Sense and Stimulate the Brain

A team of researchers from Carnegie Mellon University is starting a project to design and implement a noninvasive neural interface that can be used as a wearable device. This neural interface...

INSIDER: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Octopus-Inspired Wearable Sensor

Wearable electronics that adhere to skin are an emerging trend in health sensor technology for their ability to monitor a variety of human activities, from heart rate to step count. But finding the best...

Next-generation fitness sensors could give deeper insights into human health through noninvasive testing of bodily fluids. A stretchy patch developed at KAUST could help this approach by making it...

In an effort to enhance soldier lethality, Army researchers are developing biorecognition receptors capable of consistent performance in multi-domain...

INSIDER: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Biosensor ‘Bandage’ Collects and Analyzes Sweat

Researchers have developed a wearable biosensor resembling a bandage that samples sweat and uses a simple color-changing assay to quantify various components. Compared with other...

Whether used in wound care products, ostomy applications, or for adhering wearable devices to skin, advanced pressure-sensitive adhesives are being created to improve breathability,...

A new device developed by Stanford University researchers could make it easier for doctors to monitor the success of blood vessel surgery. The sensor, detailed in a paper published in Nature...

A new type of sensor could lead to artificial skin that someday helps burn victims ‘feel’ and safeguards the rest of us, University of Connecticut researchers suggest in a paper in...

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