Wearables

Smartwatches, Wristbands, & Eyeglasses

Get the latest news and expert advice about today's medical-grade smartwatches, wristbands, and alert apps.

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...

INSIDER: Nanotechnology

A new self-powered, wristwatch-style health monitor can keep track of a wearer’s pulse and wirelessly communicate with a nearby smartphone or tablet — without needing an...

From the Editor: Wearables

Smartwatches: These ubiquitous wearables have become a powerful tool for diagnosis and health monitoring in areas ranging from cardiology to diabetes to...

INSIDER: Sensors/Data Acquisition

Scientists have taken the first step to creating the next generation of wearable health monitors. Most research focuses on measuring human biomarkers, but sensors that rely on...

INSIDER: Wearables

A research team has developed a device that could be a major step forward: a smartwatch that assesses cortisol levels found in sweat — accurately, noninvasively, and in real time. The technology...

Features: Wearables
Going into 2022, remote monitoring, wearables, sensors, and other "mHealth" products are taking center stage.
From the Editor: IoMT
The connected healthcare market is growing at a robust rate, according to a report from Verified Market Research.
Features: Manufacturing & Prototyping
News: Medical

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

News: Wearables

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

INSIDER: Wearables

Smartwatches and other wearable devices may be used to sense illness, dehydration, and even changes to the red blood cell count, according to biomedical engineers and...

Features: Wearables
See what's happening at the Designing Biosensors for Medical Wearables Conference.
R&D: Materials
To make ultraviolet (UV)-detecting wearables, scientists have created a new type of light sensor that is both flexible and highly sensitive.
Features: Manufacturing & Prototyping
Advances in hose and tubing manufacturing techniques are supporting new miniaturized devices and wearables.
Features: AR/AI
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R&D: AR/AI
The fabric-fiber has digital capabilities to collect, store, and analyze data using a neural network.
INSIDER: Wearables

When positioned strategically, garment seams sewn with conductive yarn can be used to accurately track body motion, according to computer scientists. Best of all, these charged seams are...

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: Electronics & Computers
Worn on the fingertips like a thimble, the wearable helps reduce postural sway.
Briefs: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
The strain-sensing sheet detects disorders in real time.
Supplements: Regulations/Standards
Our 2021 Resource Guide shows you the top manufacturers in materials, manufacturing, and a range of other medical-device categories.
Briefs: Wearables
Infused lenses create a safer way to see colors.
Briefs: Wearables
Patches with wireless sensors monitor vitals without interruption.
INSIDER: Wearables

Wearable devices can identify COVID-19 cases earlier than traditional diagnostic methods and can help track and improve management of the disease,...

Briefs: Medical
The system harvests energy from human breathing and motion.
INSIDER: Sensors/Data Acquisition

Smart contact lenses could soon become mainstream thanks to a new manufacturing process that has allowed researchers to develop a multifunctional ultra-thin sensor layer. The new contact...

News: Wearables

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

R&D: Medical
A new, lightweight eye mask can unobtrusively capture pulse, eye movement, and sleep signals, for example, when worn in an everyday environment.
Briefs: Materials
The system looks for chemical indicators found in sweat.

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