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Printed Electronics Europe 2015
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Healthcare

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New electronic skin for prosthetics, robotics
New electronic skin for prosthetics, robotics
15 Dec 2014  |  Korea
Touch can be a subtle sense, but it communicates quickly whether something in our hands is slipping, for example, so we can tighten our grip. For the first time, scientists report the development of a stretchable "electronic skin" closely m...
Organic electronics could lead to cheap, wearable medical sensors
Organic electronics could lead to cheap, wearable medical sensors
12 Dec 2014  |  United States
Future fitness trackers could soon add blood-oxygen levels to the list of vital signs measured with new technology developed by engineers at UC Berkeley. "There are various pulse oximeters already on the market that measure pulse rate and bloo...
Paper electronics could make health care more accessible
Paper electronics could make health care more accessible
1 Dec 2014  |  United States
Flexible electronic sensors based on paper — an inexpensive material — have the potential to cut the price of a wide range of medical tools, from helpful robots to diagnostic tests. Scientists have now developed a fast, low-cost way of ma...
Inflatable robotic arm inspires design of Disney's latest character
Inflatable robotic arm inspires design of Disney's latest character
19 Nov 2014  |  United States
When Don Hall saw a robot arm made of balloons while visiting Carnegie Mellon University's Robotics Institute several years ago, he knew instantly that Baymax, a pivotal character in the animated feature he was co-directing for Disney, also would be ...
Towards future lab-on-chip applications
Towards future lab-on-chip applications
14 Nov 2014  |  Germany
Smart and portable medical equipment is essential for fast and easy point-of-care and point-of-use diagnostics. Lab-on-a-chip applications in hand-held devices can help to save time for laboratory medical analysis in emergency scenarios. The combinat...
Wearable Technologies and Glucose Monitoring: Progress Assessment
Wearable Technologies and Glucose Monitoring: Progress Assessment
17 Oct 2014
In 2012 347 million people worldwide had diabetes according to the World Health Organization. Disposable glucose test strips have improved the lives of millions of diabetic patients who need to monitor their blood glucose level on a regular basis. Ea...
Dissolvable silicon circuits and sensors
Dissolvable silicon circuits and sensors
16 Oct 2014  |  United States
Electronic devices that dissolve completely in water, leaving behind only harmless end products, are part of a rapidly emerging class of technology pioneered by researchers at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Early results demonstrate ...
Skin-Like device monitors cardiovascular and skin health
Skin-Like device monitors cardiovascular and skin health
10 Oct 2014  |  United States
A new wearable medical device can quickly alert a person if they are having cardiovascular trouble or if it's simply time to put on some skin moisturizer, reports a Northwestern University and University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign study. The s...
Smart bandage emits phosphorescent glow for healing below
Smart bandage emits phosphorescent glow for healing below
6 Oct 2014  |  United States
Inspired by a desire to help wounded soldiers, an international, multidisciplinary team of researchers led by Assistant Professor Conor L. Evans at the Wellman Center for Photomedicine of Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) and Harvard Medical Schoo...
Wearable tech for disease monitoring
Wearable tech for disease monitoring
12 Aug 2014  |  United States
A new wearable vapor sensor being developed at the University of Michigan could one day offer continuous disease monitoring for patients with diabetes, high blood pressure, anemia or lung disease. Wearable technologies, which include Google Glass and...
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