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.

INSIDER: Wearables

Transdermal Diagnostics, a University of Bath spinout company, has invented a wearable patch that allows people with diabetes to painlessly monitor their blood glucose levels. The company has...

INSIDER: Medical

A needle-free vaccine patch could better fight COVID-19 variants, such as omicron and delta, than a traditional needle vaccine. The research tested the Hexapro SARS-CoV-2 spike...

News: Sensors/Data Acquisition

Registration is now open for SAE Media Group's 2nd Annual Biosensors for Medical Wearables Conference, taking place October 24–25, 2022, in Boston, MA. The 2022...

R&D: Wearables

Researchers have developed a wearable sensor patch thinner than a hair strand that can measure pulse wave signals with high precision. The patch was printed using inkjet printing....

Briefs: Materials

Trends in wearable technology follow those of the broader biomedical and electronics industries — devices are getting smaller, smarter, and easier to use. Specifically, wearables in...

INSIDER: Wearables

A prototype wearable can continuously monitor several health stats — glucose, alcohol, and lactate levels — simultaneously in real time. The device is about the size of a stack of...

INSIDER: Sensors/Data Acquisition

A new ‘smart’ flexible electric patch (ePatch) addresses the challenges posed by existing electrical field (EF) stimulation devices and offers many uniquely advantageous...

Briefs: Wearables
The highly adaptable materials could lead to new classes of wearable devices.
R&D: Sensors/Data Acquisition
A polymer fiber mat is activated by heat to release drugs.
Features: IoMT
Going into 2022, remote monitoring, wearables, sensors, and other "mHealth" products are taking center stage.
R&D: Wearables
A new technology offers a needle-free, painless and easy-to-use method for collecting blood samples.
R&D: Wearables
Skin-sensing wearables coat copper nanowires with graphene oxide.
R&D: Wearables
An ultra-thin wireless device grows to the surface of bone and could someday help physicians monitor bone health and healing over long periods.
Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition
The smart bandage can dispense antibiotic, monitor wound-healing biomarkers, and report important data directly to doctors.
INSIDER: Medical

A sweat-collecting patch has been developed using the principle based on how the cactus spines attract water. The skin-attachable patch quickly collects sweat by mimicking the principle...

News: Sensors/Data Acquisition

The inaugural virtual Medical Wearables for Biosensors Conference convenes on October 25–26, 2021. The virtual conference...

R&D: Wearables
A new dissolvable microneedle patch could treat baldness and help hair regrow quickly.
News: Sensors/Data Acquisition

The inaugural virtual Medical Wearables for Biosensors conference convenes on October 25–26, 2021 with online access only. This event will explore...

Features: Wearables
See what's happening at the Designing Biosensors for Medical Wearables Conference.
Briefs: Wearables
The system promotes myocardial regeneration after a cardiac event.
Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition
The patch uses ultrasound to monitor blood flow to organs.
INSIDER: Wearables

Researchers are investigating stem cell-laden 3D-bioprinted cardiac patch technologies for use as a therapeutic and regenerative approach for ischemic cardiomyopathy in reversing...

Features: Manufacturing & Prototyping
Advances in hose and tubing manufacturing techniques are supporting new miniaturized devices and wearables.
Features: Packaging & Sterilization
MD&M West brings together medtech engineers, business leaders, and innovative thinkers to create life-changing medical devices.
INSIDER: Wearables

Many bodily functions in humans are manifested by mechanical deformations to the skin, and these mechanical changes can be detected and monitored by measuring different levels of...

From the Editor: Wearables
Malnati says COVID-19 has led to a wider variety of remote monitoring technology — from wearables to new smartphone apps.
Briefs: Wearables
The strain-sensing sheet detects disorders in real time.
Supplements: Packaging & Sterilization
Our 2021 Resource Guide shows you the top manufacturers in materials, manufacturing, and a range of other medical-device categories.
Briefs: Energy
The wireless patches power themselves with harvested energy.

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