Wearables

Smartwatches, Wristbands, & Eyeglasses

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INSIDER : Wearables
Smartphone App Can Hear Ear Infections in Children
Smartphone App Can Hear Ear Infections in Children

Researchers have created a new smartphone app that can detect fluid behind the eardrum by simply using a piece of paper and a smartphone’s microphone and speaker. The smartphone makes a...

Smartphone App Can Hear Ear Infections in Children
Features : Sensors/Data Acquisition
Force-Sensitive Innovations: Addressing Cerebral Palsy Challenges with Electronic Medical Training Devices
Force-Sensitive Innovations: Addressing Cerebral Palsy Challenges with Electronic Medical Training Devices

Nine years ago, Julian Gunderson was born three months prematurely and weighed just 1 kg (2.2 lb). After a year's worth of injections,...

Force-Sensitive Innovations: Addressing Cerebral Palsy Challenges with Electronic Medical Training Devices
R&D : Wearables
Self-Powered Wearable Tech
Self-Powered Wearable Tech

Researchers have created highly stretchable supercapacitors for powering wearable electronics. The newly developed supercapacitor has demonstrated solid performance and stability, even when it is stretched to 800...

Self-Powered Wearable Tech
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
Features : Wearables
Style Meets Technology in the World of Wearables
Style Meets Technology in the World of Wearables

People often talk about thinking “outside the box” but one of the things most exciting in modern technology is being able to design “off the glass” — meaning a piece of technology...

Style Meets Technology in the World of Wearables
Products : Sensors/Data Acquisition
Product of the Month: March 2019 Medical Design Briefs
Product of the Month: March 2019 Medical Design Briefs

Health Sensor Platform

Mouser Electronics, Inc., Mansfield, TX, offers a health sensor platform from Maxim Integrated. The MAXREFDES101 Health Sensor Platform 2.0 incorporates a...

Product of the Month: March 2019 Medical Design Briefs
Briefs : Wearables
Miniaturizing Smart Wearables for Fitness and Activity Tracking
Miniaturizing Smart Wearables for Fitness and Activity Tracking

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

Miniaturizing Smart Wearables for Fitness and Activity Tracking
Features : Wearables
The Ergonomics of Wearable Designs: Part 1
The Ergonomics of Wearable Designs: Part 1

The wearable device product category is exploding in healthcare design. Wearing these sensory devices that continuously collect, measure and report the user's physiology, exercise behavior,...

The Ergonomics of Wearable Designs: Part 1
INSIDER : Wearables
Contact Lens Patch Treats Eye Disease
Contact Lens Patch Treats Eye Disease

A contact lens patch with microneedles could provide a painless and efficient alternative to current methods of treating eye diseases such as glaucoma and macular degeneration.

Contact Lens Patch Treats Eye Disease
INSIDER : Medical
Color-Changing Contact Lens Could Enhance Monitoring of Eye Treatments
Color-Changing Contact Lens Could Enhance Monitoring of Eye Treatments

A drug-delivering contact lens changes color as the medication is released into the eye. The researchers fabricated a color-sensitive contact lens using molecular...

Color-Changing Contact Lens Could Enhance Monitoring of Eye Treatments
Features : Wearables
Designing a System to Obtain Electrodermal Activity for Wearables
Designing a System to Obtain Electrodermal Activity for Wearables

In recent years, activity trackers and other wearable electronic devices have gained popularity due to users’ desire to monitor, measure, and track using various real-time...

Designing a System to Obtain Electrodermal Activity for Wearables
News : Medical
Early Detection of Neuro Diseases
Early Detection of Neuro Diseases

A new wireless eye-tracking technology is based on electro-oculography (EOG), an ophthalmology technique used to examine eyes and record eye movement. The technology, which is integrated into a standard pair...

Early Detection of Neuro Diseases
News : Medical
Soft Contacts Monitor Glucose, Deliver Medication
Soft Contacts Monitor Glucose, Deliver Medication

Researchers have developed soft contact lenses that not only correct vision but also can monitor glucose and medical conditions and be used for ocular pain relief or drug delivery. The team...

Soft Contacts Monitor Glucose, Deliver Medication
INSIDER : Medical
No More Painful Finger Sticks for Diabetics
No More Painful Finger Sticks for Diabetics

Researchers are developing new technology that would free people with diabetes from painful finger sticks typically used to monitor their blood sugar. A team has combined radar and artificial...

No More Painful Finger Sticks for Diabetics
Features : Connectivity
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
Briefs : Electronics & Computers
Wearable Sweat Sensor Can Diagnose Cystic Fibrosis
Wearable Sweat Sensor Can Diagnose Cystic Fibrosis

A wristband-type wearable sweat sensor could transform diagnostics and drug evaluation for cystic fibrosis, diabetes, and other diseases.

Wearable Sweat Sensor Can Diagnose Cystic Fibrosis
Briefs : Medical
Wearable ‘Watches’ to Monitor Your Blood Pressure
Wearable ‘Watches’ to Monitor Your Blood Pressure

What if there were a wearable fitness device that could monitor your blood pressure continuously, 24 hours a day? Unfortunately, blood pressure measurements currently require the use of a...

Wearable ‘Watches’ to Monitor Your Blood Pressure
Briefs : Medical
Implanted Devices Can Talk Through Wi-Fi
Implanted Devices Can Talk Through Wi-Fi

University of Washington (UW) engineers have introduced a new way of communicating that allows devices such as brain implants, contact lenses, and smaller wearable electronics to talk to everyday...

Implanted Devices Can Talk Through Wi-Fi
Briefs : Energy
Tiny Solar Cells Deliver Big Power
Tiny Solar Cells Deliver Big Power

Engineers at the University of Wisconsin-Madison have created microscale solar cells that could power a multitude of personal devices, including wearable medical sensors, smartwatches, and autofocusing...

Tiny Solar Cells Deliver Big Power
Features : Medical
Wearable MedTech — Designing for New Frontiers in Healthcare
Wearable MedTech — Designing for New Frontiers in Healthcare

Look around you. Doesn’t it seem like everyone is sporting a Fitbit® or other wearable technology? The fact is, consumers are quickly embracing devices that help them monitor...

Wearable MedTech — Designing for New Frontiers in Healthcare
News : Medical
Wearable Patch Monitors Biochemical, Electrical Signals

For athletes looking to track their workouts or physicians who want to monitor a patient's heart disease, a flexible Chem-Phys patch from the University of California San Diego analyzes the body's biochemical and electric signals. The Chem-Phys wearable technology records electrocardiogram...

Features : Medical
Liquid Crystal Artificial Eye Lens
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A postgraduate research student, Devesh Mistry, in the University of Leeds School of Physics and Astronomy, UK, is working with liquid crystal to create a truly adjustable artificial eye lens, made from the same material found in smartphone and TV screens. The new lens, he said, could...

Features : Medical
The Growing Trends in Crowdfunding—Movies, Games ... Medical Devices?
The Growing Trends in Crowdfunding—Movies, Games ... Medical Devices?

Crowdfunding has without a doubt been a positive disruptor across a wide array of industries: from entertainment and retail, to technology, to non-profits. It is a...

The Growing Trends in Crowdfunding—Movies, Games ... Medical Devices?
Features : Wearables
Protecting Wearable Technology in the Medical Market

How well do we really know ourselves? Consider that the typical modern automobile provides far more real-time feedback on its operating status than we know about the health of our own bodies. My personal vehicle is loaded with sensors and indicators that monitor and report on everything from...

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