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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.
'Smart bandage' detects bedsores before they are visible to doctors

'Smart bandage' detects bedsores before they are visible to doctors

Mar 23, 2015 United States
Engineers at UC Berkeley are developing a new type of bandage that does far more than stanch the bleeding from a paper cut or scraped knee.
Wearable electronics could lead to better MRI imaging

Wearable electronics could lead to better MRI imaging

Feb 20, 2015 United States
A researcher has developed a technology to print lightweight electronic circuits and devices onto thin films.
Temporary tattoo offers needle-free way to monitor glucose levels

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

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

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

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

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

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.
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