Sensors & Wearables

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In this knowledge hub of Medical Design Briefs, get the latest news about the medical sensors market, including wearables, resistors, ingestibles, and lab-on-a-chip technology.

Briefs: Wearables
A flexible, silk-based coil is sewn on the textile.
R&D: Design
An intra-oral device is fitted by a dental professional to the upper and lower back teeth.
News: Sensors/Data Acquisition

A new organic (carbon-based) semiconducting material has been developed that outperforms existing options for building the next generation of biosensors. An international research team led by KAUST is...

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...

INSIDER: Wearables

A wearable device turns the touch of a finger into a source of power for small electronics and sensors. Engineers have developed a thin, flexible strip that can be worn on a fingertip and...

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...

R&D: Test & Measurement
A prototype of a fluorescence-based sensor provides continuous detection of cortisol concentrations in real time.
Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition
The device continuously measures the blood concentration of propofol.
Briefs: Electronics & Computers
The single-chip system is a complete functioning electronic circuit.
Briefs: Test & Measurement
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.
Global Innovations: Wearables
Briefs: Medical
The biomedical structures advance the development of new technologies for regrowing bones and tissue.
R&D: Manufacturing & Prototyping
A novel system can print biological tissue in just 30 seconds.
Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition
The single-chip system is a complete functioning electronic circuit.
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
UC San Diego engineers wants to know: How do different parts of the brain communicate with each other during learning and memory formation?
Supplements: Imaging
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Briefs: Wearables
The wireless patches power themselves with harvested energy.
R&D: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
An optomechanical ultrasound sensor on a silicon photonic chip provides unprecedented sensitivity due to an innovative optomechanical waveguide.
Features: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Many new companies entering the market are planning a diagnostic roadmap of capabilities beyond their entry point of COVID-19 testing.
R&D: Test & Measurement
Scientists have developed algorithms that, combined with wearable sensors, could help clinicians to monitor the progression of Parkinson’s disease.
Briefs: Photonics/Optics
The implant provides real-time measurements of tissue oxygen levels.
Global Innovations: Nanotechnology
The nanogold is implanted under the skin where it reports changes in drug concentrations by changing its color.
R&D: Energy
A flexible heat harvesting device shows better efficiency at retaining heat to power the device.
Briefs: Electronics & Computers
The cellulose nanofiber coating counters bending damage and retains electrode function under water.
News: Sensors/Data Acquisition

Inspired by the eyes of mantis shrimp, researchers have developed a new kind of optical sensor that is small enough to fit on a smartphone but is capable of hyperspectral and polarimetric...

INSIDER: Medical

Researchers have developed a device that can measure glucose in sweat with the touch of a fingertip, and then a personalized algorithm provides an accurate estimate of...

INSIDER: Wearables

MRSA skin infections are often treated with intravenous injection of antibiotics, which can cause significant side effects and promote the development of resistant bacterial...

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