Wearables

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.

Latest Briefs & News

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.

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...

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...

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...

Researchers have developed a self-powered bandage that generates an electric field over an injury, dramatically reducing the healing time for skin wounds in rats. They wanted to develop a...

A new, low-cost wound dressing could dramatically speed up healing in a surprising way. The method leverages energy generated from a patient’s own body motions to apply gentle electrical pulses...

Heart surgery can be traumatic for patients. Having to continuously monitor your status without a doctor when you are back home can be even scarier. Imagine being able to do that with a simple...

A new wireless, Band-Aid-like sensor could revolutionize the way patients manage hydrocephalus and potentially save the U.S. health care system millions of dollars. A...

Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Sugar-Powered Sensor Detects, Prevents Disease

Researchers at Washington State University have developed an implantable, biofuel-powered sensor that runs on sugar and can monitor a body's biological signals to detect, prevent and diagnose...

Traditionally, small chip antennas used in RF-enabled medical devices have required a designated ground “keep out” area to minimize interference from other components and ensure the ideal radiation...

A prototype bandage has been designed to actively monitor the condition of chronic wounds and deliver appropriate drug treatments to improve the chances of healing. The research is aimed at...

Features: Electronics & Computers
Transitioning from Wearables to Medical Devices

The population is aging, and more people need health support, which is having a big impact on the overall spend in medical care. Due to this situation, authorities and health insurance...

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