Temporary tattoo offers needle-free way to monitor glucose levels
Jan 21, 2015 United States
Nanoengineers have tested a temporary tattoo that both extracts and measures the level of glucose in the fluid in between skin cells. This first-ever example of the flexible, easy-to-wear device could be a promising step forward in noninvasive glucose testing for patients with diabetes.
New electronic skin for prosthetics, robotics
Dec 15, 2014 1 Korea
For the first time, scientists report the development of a stretchable "electronic skin" closely modeled after our own that can detect not just pressure, but also what direction it's coming from.
Organic electronics could lead to cheap, wearable medical sensors
Dec 12, 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.
Paper electronics could make health care more accessible
Dec 1, 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
Inflatable robotic arm inspires design of Disney's latest character
Nov 19, 2014 United States
The fictional, balloon-like robot nevertheless reflects a growing field of research called soft robotics.
Towards future lab-on-chip applications
Nov 14, 2014 Germany
Latest approaches to fabricate OLED devices for lab-on-a-chip-applications using either near UV electroluminescence or optically modulated green light to stimulate fluorescent dye markers.
Wearable Technologies and Glucose Monitoring: Progress Assessment
Oct 17, 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.
Dissolvable silicon circuits and sensors
Oct 16, 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.
Skin-Like device monitors cardiovascular and skin health
Oct 10, 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 moisturiser.
Smart bandage emits phosphorescent glow for healing below
Oct 6, 2014 United States
Researchers have created a paint-on, see-through, smart bandage that glows to indicate a wound's tissue oxygenation concentration.
Wearable tech for disease monitoring
Aug 12, 2014 United States
A new wearable vapor sensor being developed could one day offer continuous disease monitoring for patients with diabetes, high blood pressure, anemia or lung disease.
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