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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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Features : Wearables
2019 'Create the Future' Medical Category Winner: Cervical Stabilization Device
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.
2019 'Create the Future' Medical Category Winner: Cervical Stabilization Device
Briefs : Sensors/Data Acquisition
Wearable System to Sense and Stimulate the Brain
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...

Wearable System to Sense and Stimulate the Brain
INSIDER : Medical
Octopus-Inspired Wearable Sensor
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 way...

Octopus-Inspired Wearable Sensor
Briefs : Wearables
Wristbands Do Health Check During Workout
Wristbands Do Health Check During Workout

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...

Wristbands Do Health Check During Workout
Briefs : Wearables
Wearable Sensors Could Leverage Biotechnology to Monitor Personal, Environmental Data
Wearable Sensors Could Leverage Biotechnology to Monitor Personal, Environmental Data

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

Wearable Sensors Could Leverage Biotechnology to Monitor Personal, Environmental Data
INSIDER : Medical
Biosensor ‘Bandage’ Collects and Analyzes Sweat
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 biofluids...

Biosensor ‘Bandage’ Collects and Analyzes Sweat
Features : Wearables
Advancing the Evolution of Skin-Contact Adhesion Technology
Advancing the Evolution of Skin-Contact Adhesion Technology

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,...

Advancing the Evolution of Skin-Contact Adhesion Technology
Briefs : Connectivity
Wireless Sensor Monitors Blood Flow after Surgery
Wireless Sensor Monitors Blood Flow after Surgery

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...

Wireless Sensor Monitors Blood Flow after Surgery
Briefs : Medical
Artificial Skin Could Give Superhuman Perception
Artificial Skin Could Give Superhuman Perception

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...

Artificial Skin Could Give Superhuman Perception
R&D : Medical
E-bandage Generates Electricity, Speeds Wound Healing
E-bandage Generates Electricity, Speeds Wound Healing

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...

E-bandage Generates Electricity, Speeds Wound Healing
INSIDER : Medical
Better bandage promotes powerful healing
Better bandage promotes powerful healing

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 at...

Better bandage promotes powerful healing
Briefs : Medical
Simple Stickers May Save Lives of Heart Patients
Simple Stickers May Save Lives of Heart Patients

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...

Simple Stickers May Save Lives of Heart Patients
INSIDER : Wearables
Skin Sensor Could Improve Life for a Million Hydrocephalus Patients
Skin Sensor Could Improve Life for a Million Hydrocephalus Patients

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...

Skin Sensor Could Improve Life for a Million Hydrocephalus Patients
Briefs : Wearables
Sugar-Powered Sensor Detects, Prevents Disease
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...

Sugar-Powered Sensor Detects, Prevents Disease
Features : Wearables
Miniaturized Wireless Medical Wearables
Miniaturized Wireless Medical Wearables

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...

Miniaturized Wireless Medical Wearables
INSIDER : Wearables
Smart Bandages Monitor, Treat Chronic Wounds
Smart Bandages Monitor, Treat Chronic Wounds

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...

Smart Bandages Monitor, Treat Chronic Wounds
Features : Sensors/Data Acquisition
Transitioning from Wearables to Medical Devices
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...

Transitioning from Wearables to Medical Devices
Features : Medical
IoMT: Smarter, Seamless, Connected Medical Devices
IoMT: Smarter, Seamless, Connected Medical Devices

Doctors often tell patients to “listen to your body and take note of what it is telling you.” Now, technology is being developed that will listen for us and process the signals to help...

IoMT: Smarter, Seamless, Connected Medical Devices
INSIDER : Medical
Next-Gen Wearable Sensors Generate Sweat
Next-Gen Wearable Sensors Generate Sweat

Researchers are developing cutting-edge biometric sensors that function without compromising the skin and its ability to prevent infection and dehydration. The new sensors generate sweat to glean...

Next-Gen Wearable Sensors Generate Sweat
INSIDER : Medical
Study Shows Electric Bandages Can Fight Biofilm Infection
Study Shows Electric Bandages Can Fight Biofilm Infection

Researchers have shown — for the first time — that special bandages using weak electric fields to disrupt bacterial biofilm infection can prevent infections, combat antibiotic...

Study Shows Electric Bandages Can Fight Biofilm Infection
Features : Wearables
Skin-Worn Wearable Devices: Tomorrow’s Vision, Today’s Realities
Skin-Worn Wearable Devices: Tomorrow’s Vision, Today’s Realities

In the fast-expanding world of wearable medical devices, an entrepreneurial spirit is driving dreams of a digital health future into reality. Collaboration on material...

Skin-Worn Wearable Devices: Tomorrow’s Vision, Today’s Realities
News : Medical
Ear-Worn Sensor Monitors Body Temp in Real Time

Researchers have developed a 3D printed sensor worn on the ear that measures one of the most basic medical indicators of health in real time: core body temperature.

Briefs : Wearables
Disposable, Point-of-Care Sensor Provides Rapid Diagnosis
Disposable, Point-of-Care Sensor Provides Rapid Diagnosis

A new project aims to develop a disposable, point-of-care biosensor for rapid diagnosis and health monitoring, supported by a four-year, $1.8 million Smart and Connected Health award...

Disposable, Point-of-Care Sensor Provides Rapid Diagnosis
Briefs : Sensors/Data Acquisition
Wearable Sensors Created from Biocompatible Hydrogel
Wearable Sensors Created from Biocompatible Hydrogel

Engineers and biologists at MIT have teamed up to design a new “living material” — a tough, stretchy, biocompatible sheet of hydrogel injected with live cells that are genetically...

Wearable Sensors Created from Biocompatible Hydrogel
News : Medical
'Painless' Patch Delivers Insulin When Needed

Treatment for certain diabetes cases involves constant monitoring of blood-glucose levels and daily insulin shots. Scientists from the University of North Carolina (Chapel Hill, NC), North Carolina State University (Raleigh, NC), and the Changchun Institute of Applied Chemistry (Changchun, P.R....

News : Wearables
Smart Patch Release Blood Thinner as Needed

A new smart patch from North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC, precisely releases blood-thinning drugs as needed. The device monitors a patient's blood to prevent thrombosis, the occurrence of blood clots.

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