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Blood, sweat and tears: New ways to monitor glucose levels in diabetes

Blood, sweat and tears: New ways to monitor glucose levels in diabetes

Mar 28, 2017 2 Worldwide
People with diabetes have traditionally self-monitored their glucose levels using disposable biosensors and invasive sampling techniques. While this industry has been one of the success stories of the printed electronics industry, worth around $6 billion today, profitability is falling as government reimbursement models are changing and strain is put on both consumers and manufacturers.
Bandage oxygen reader for peripheral artery disease

Bandage oxygen reader for peripheral artery disease

Feb 17, 2017 14 United States
Collaboration to develop an ultrathin flexible-patch reader worn on the skin for continuous wireless monitoring of tissue oxygen in patients undergoing treatment for peripheral artery disease has been awarded a $1.5 million grant.
Soft, microfluidic lab on the skin for sweat analysis

Soft, microfluidic lab on the skin for sweat analysis

Nov 29, 2016 United States
Aresearch team has developed a first-of-its-kind soft, flexible microfluidic device that easily adheres to the skin and measures the wearer's sweat to show how his or her body is responding to exercise.
Biomedical skin-like bandage is stretchy, durable and long lasting

Biomedical skin-like bandage is stretchy, durable and long lasting

Nov 22, 2016 2 United States
A skin-like biomedical technology that uses a mesh of conducting nanowires and a thin layer of elastic polymer might bring new electronic bandages that monitor biosignals for medical applications and provide therapeutic stimulation through the skin.
Collaboraion to develop smart packaging label

Collaboraion to develop smart packaging label

Oct 7, 2016 Spain
E Ink Holdings, HTC Healthcare and Palladio Group have announced a collaboration to improve medication adherence by harnessing the healthcare segment of the Internet of Things.
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 6 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.