Learn all about medical wearables and the medical wearables market – from smartwatches and smart patches to health monitors and activity trackers.

R&D : AR/AI
Earlier Detection of Diabetic Retinopathy with Smartphone ArtificiaI Intelligence
Earlier Detection of Diabetic Retinopathy with Smartphone ArtificiaI Intelligence

A novel pairing of two technologies may offer a solution for better screening for diabetic retinopathy, a condition that can lead to permanent vision loss if...

Earlier Detection of Diabetic Retinopathy with Smartphone ArtificiaI Intelligence
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 : Electronics & Computers
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
R&D : Wearables
Prenatal App Reduces In-person Visits During Pregnancy
Prenatal App Reduces In-person Visits During Pregnancy

Using a mobile app reduced in-person prenatal care visits while maintaining patient and provider satisfaction. The Babyscripts app was built to deliver educational content and remotely...

Prenatal App Reduces In-person Visits During Pregnancy
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
Briefs : Robotics, Automation & Control
Imaging System Helps Surgeons Remove Tiny Ovarian Tumors
Imaging System Helps Surgeons Remove Tiny Ovarian Tumors

Ovarian cancer is usually diagnosed only after it has reached an advanced stage, with many tumors spread throughout the abdomen. Most patients undergo surgery to remove as many of...

Imaging System Helps Surgeons Remove Tiny Ovarian Tumors
INSIDER : Medical
Your Personal Thermostat: A Wearable Cooling Patch
Your Personal Thermostat: A Wearable Cooling Patch

Engineers have developed a wearable patch that could provide personalized cooling and heating at home, work, or on the go. The soft, stretchy patch cools or warms a user’s skin to a...

Your Personal Thermostat: A Wearable Cooling Patch
Briefs : Software
Reliable Structures and Wearable Systems Call for Multiphysics Simulation
Reliable Structures and Wearable Systems Call for Multiphysics Simulation

The increasing demand for miniaturized electronics and Internet of Things (IoT) devices has created new challenges for the specialists who design microdevices such as...

Reliable Structures and Wearable Systems Call for Multiphysics Simulation
R&D : Wearables
Patch Improves Care for NICU Babies
Patch Improves Care for NICU Babies

When a baby is placed into a neonatal intensive care unit (NICU), its vitals are continuously recorded through electrodes placed on the skin with wires attached to monitoring platforms. Researchers are...

Patch Improves Care for NICU Babies
Features : IoMT
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
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
INSIDER : Wearables
Patch Could Limit Muscle Damage after Heart Attack
Patch Could Limit Muscle Damage after Heart Attack

Guided by computer simulations, an international team of researchers has developed an adhesive patch that can provide support for damaged heart tissue, potentially reducing the stretching of...

Patch Could Limit Muscle Damage after Heart Attack
INSIDER : Medical
Wearable Device Captures Cancer Cells from Blood
Wearable Device Captures Cancer Cells from Blood

A prototype wearable device, tested in animal models, can continuously collect live cancer cells directly from a patient’s blood. The device could be an alternative to biopsy and could help...

Wearable Device Captures Cancer Cells from Blood
R&D : Wearables
Wearable Battery Uses Super-Coiled Fibers
Wearable Battery Uses Super-Coiled Fibers

Super-elastic multifunctional super-coiled fibers can stretch up to 16 times maximum and maintain electronic characteristics at the same time. The new fibers can be used in various electronic...

Wearable Battery Uses Super-Coiled Fibers
Briefs : Medical
Researchers Develop Long-Lasting Disposable Health Patch
Researchers Develop Long-Lasting Disposable Health Patch

Researchers have created a health patch that offers unprecedented comfort and a long battery life, previously unseen in this type of device. The patch can also be manufactured at a...

Researchers Develop Long-Lasting Disposable Health Patch
R&D : Materials
Silver Nanowires Promise More Comfortable Smart Textiles
Silver Nanowires Promise More Comfortable Smart Textiles

Researchers have developed a simple, scalable, and low-cost capillary-driven self-assembly method to prepare flexible and stretchable conductive fibers that have applications in...

Silver Nanowires Promise More Comfortable Smart Textiles
Features : Packaging & Sterilization
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
News : AR/AI
ObEN Creates Healthcare Avatar for MedStar Health Heart Disease Study
ObEN Creates Healthcare Avatar for MedStar Health Heart Disease Study

ObEN Inc., an artificial intelligence (AI) company creating personal AI (PAI) technology to revolutionize digital interactions, is working with MedStar Health Research...

ObEN Creates Healthcare Avatar for MedStar Health Heart Disease Study
R&D : Wearables
Positive Results for Artificial Pancreas and Smartphone App
Positive Results for Artificial Pancreas and Smartphone App

The results of a new clinical trial have shown the safety and efficacy of the interoperable Artificial Pancreas System smartphone app (iAPS), which can interface wirelessly with...

Positive Results for Artificial Pancreas and Smartphone App
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 : Sensors/Data Acquisition
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 : Materials
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
INSIDER : Wearables
Engineers Use Child’s Toy to Develop Wearable Respiration Monitor
Engineers Use Child’s Toy to Develop Wearable Respiration Monitor

A wearable, disposable respiration monitor provides high-fidelity readings on a continuous basis. It’s designed to help children with asthma and cystic fibrosis and others...

Engineers Use Child’s Toy to Develop Wearable Respiration Monitor
INSIDER : Medical
Sustainable Electronics Manufacturing Breakthrough for IoT Sensors
Sustainable Electronics Manufacturing Breakthrough for IoT Sensors

Researchers are developing an eco-friendly, 3D printable solution for producing wireless Internet-of-Things (IoT) sensors that can be used and disposed of without...

Sustainable Electronics Manufacturing Breakthrough for IoT Sensors
News : Internet of Things
VivaLNK Launches IoT-Enabled Medical Wearable Sensor Platform for Continuous Patient Monitoring
VivaLNK Launches IoT-Enabled Medical Wearable Sensor Platform for Continuous Patient Monitoring

VivaLNK, Campbell, CA, has launched its IoT-enabled medical wearable Sensor Platform, complete with a range of sensors, edge computing...

VivaLNK Launches IoT-Enabled Medical Wearable Sensor Platform for Continuous Patient Monitoring
INSIDER : Wearables
Sensors May Change the Way Patients Monitor Glucose
Sensors May Change the Way Patients Monitor Glucose

A new technology may change the way patients with diabetes monitor their glucose levels, thanks to new sensors being developed. Researchers are working with analyte sensors that could one...

Sensors May Change the Way Patients Monitor Glucose
R&D : Wearables
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
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
R&D : Wearables
3D Printed Biosensor Could Improve Glucose Monitors
3D Printed Biosensor Could Improve Glucose Monitors

A 3D printed biosensor for use in wearable monitors could lead to improved glucose monitors for millions of people who suffer from diabetes. Using 3D printing, the research team developed a...

3D Printed Biosensor Could Improve Glucose Monitors

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