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Smart sensors can be sutured into tissue

Smart sensors can be sutured into tissue

Jul 20, 2016 United States
For the first time, researchers have integrated nano-scale sensors, electronics and microfluidics into threads - ranging from simple cotton to sophisticated synthetics - that can be sutured through multiple layers of tissue to gather diagnostic data wirelessly in real time.
Fantastic voyage to the nanoverse one step closer

Fantastic voyage to the nanoverse one step closer

Jul 5, 2016 Australia
Robots so small they can enter the bloodstream and perform surgeries are one step closer, a research team has discovered.
IDTechEx Interview: Medical Sensors from BeBop

IDTechEx Interview: Medical Sensors from BeBop

Apr 21, 2016
Video interview with BeBop Sensors at the IDTechEx Wearable USA event.
Cyborg cardiac patch may treat the diseased heart

Cyborg cardiac patch may treat the diseased heart

Mar 24, 2016 Israel
More than 25% of the people on the national US waiting list for a heart will die before receiving one. Despite this discouraging figure, heart transplants are still on the rise. There just hasn't been an alternative. Until now.
Flexible film may lead to phone-sized cancer detector

Flexible film may lead to phone-sized cancer detector

Feb 8, 2016 United States
A thin, stretchable film that coils light waves like a Slinky could one day lead to more precise, less expensive monitoring for cancer survivors.
Band-aid senses temperature, lights up, and delivers medicine

Band-aid senses temperature, lights up, and delivers medicine

Dec 14, 2015 United States
Engineers have designed what may be the Band-Aid of the future: a sticky, stretchy, gel-like material that can incorporate temperature sensors, LED lights, and other electronics, as well as tiny, drug-delivering reservoirs and channels.
Intelligent packaging for pharmaceuticals

Intelligent packaging for pharmaceuticals

Nov 3, 2015 United Kingdom
The Centre for Process Innovation is part of a UK based consortium developing technologies that will spearhead the commercialisation of intelligent pharmaceutical packaging.
Fatigue-free, stretchable conductor

Fatigue-free, stretchable conductor

Sep 25, 2015 United States
Researchers have discovered a new stretchable, transparent conductor that can be folded or stretched and released, resulting in a large curvature or a significant strain, at least 10,000 times without showing signs of fatigue.
Sounding out flu viruses

Sounding out flu viruses

May 28, 2015 Singapore
Sensors based on special sound waves known as surface acoustic waves are capable of detecting tiny amounts of antigens of Influenza A viruses.
E-skin and pocket-sized diagnostic machines give patients the power

E-skin and pocket-sized diagnostic machines give patients the power

May 15, 2015 Netherlands
Wearable E-skin that can measure heart rate and blood pressure, and paper diagnostic machines the size of a credit card that can give instant readings on blood and saliva samples.
Inkjet printer could produce tool to identify infectious disease

Inkjet printer could produce tool to identify infectious disease

Apr 16, 2015 United States
Consumers are one step closer to benefiting from packaging that could give simple text warnings when food is contaminated with deadly pathogens like E. coli and Salmonella, and patients could soon receive real-time diagnoses of infections such as C. difficile right in their doctors' offices, saving critical time and trips to the lab.