Wearables

Smartwatches, Wristbands, & Eyeglasses

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

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: Medical

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: Sensors/Data Acquisition
A new, lightweight eye mask can unobtrusively capture pulse, eye movement, and sleep signals, for example, when worn in an everyday environment.
Briefs: Wearables
The system looks for chemical indicators found in sweat.
R&D: Medical
A wrist-mounted device continuously tracks the entire human hand in 3D.
R&D: Wearables
A research team has developed wirelessly driven smart contact lens technology that can detect diabetes and further treat diabetic retinopathy just by wearing them.
Briefs: Medical
Mobile health devices can help with screening and detection.
Briefs: Medical
The mobile health tool plugs into a phone to diagnose illnesses such as coronavirus.
R&D: Wearables

Biomedical engineers have demonstrated that while different wearable technologies, like smartwatches and fitness trackers, can accurately measure heart rate...

INSIDER: Wearables

A device the size of a wristwatch can monitor an individual’s body chemistry to help improve athletic performance and identify potential health...

Briefs: Wearables

Diabetic patients need to measure their blood sugar level by drawing blood before and after a meal. It is easy to develop complications due to diabetes. Recently, a...

Briefs: Wearables

A Baylor University researcher’s prototype smartphone app — designed to help parents detect early signs of various eye diseases in their children...

R&D: Wearables

Researchers presented study findings showing that the Apple Watch was able to detect atrial fibrillation (AFib) in people who received an alert of an irregular heartbeat. These findings highlight...

INSIDER: Wearables

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...

Features: Sensors/Data Acquisition

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,...

R&D: Electronics & Computers

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...

Briefs: Wearables

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...

Briefs: Wearables

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

Features: IoMT

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...

Products: Wearables
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 comprehensive range of Maxim...

Briefs: Electronics & Computers

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

Features: Design

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,...

INSIDER: Wearables

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.

INSIDER: Medical

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...

Technology Leaders: Design

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...

R&D: Electronics & Computers

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...

INSIDER: Medical

A smart wristband with a wireless connection to smartphones will enable a new wave of personal health and environmental monitoring devices. The technology, which could be added to watches and other...

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