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Advanced textile based sensors

Advanced textile based sensors

Sep 13, 2018 United States
The collaboration will explore using additive manufacturing to build temperature and pressure sensors directly onto textiles.
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Using biosensors to deliver personalized doses of antibiotics

Using biosensors to deliver personalized doses of antibiotics

Sep 12, 2018 Switzerland
A team has come up with a portable biosensor that can measure the amount of vancomycin in a patient's blood stream, enabling doctors to better control the dosage and reduce harmful side effects. Their technology could eventually be used for other antibiotics as well.
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GPS for inside your body

GPS for inside your body

Aug 30, 2018 United States
Investigating inside the human body often requires cutting open a patient or swallowing long tubes with built-in cameras. But what if physicians could get a better glimpse in a less expensive, invasive, and time-consuming manner?
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Novel sensors could enable smarter textiles

Novel sensors could enable smarter textiles

Aug 22, 2018 United States
A team of engineers is developing next-generation smart textiles by creating flexible carbon nanotube composite coatings on a wide range of fibers, including cotton, nylon and wool.
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Ultra sensitive skin for robots

Ultra sensitive skin for robots

Aug 13, 2018 United States
A smart skin that will give robots more sensitive tactile feeling than humans. The smart skin technology allows the robots to sense temperature changes and surface variations, which would allow a person alongside the robot to be safer or react accordingly.
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Robotic lawnmowers and child safety

Robotic lawnmowers and child safety

Aug 9, 2018 Germany
Robotic lawn mowers are great for cutting the grass, but they do pose a risk of injury to children playing nearby. Highly advanced sensors developed by researchers ensure that the lawn mower shuts down when children are in close proximity.
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Biosensor chip wirelessly detects disease

Biosensor chip wirelessly detects disease

Aug 6, 2018 United States
Researchers have developed a chip that can detect a type of genetic mutation known as a single nucleotide polymorphism and wirelessly send the results in real time to a smartphone, computer, or other electronic device. The chip is at least 1,000 times more sensitive at detecting an SNP than current technology.
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Improving biosensors for implantable sensing

Improving biosensors for implantable sensing

Aug 2, 2018 Switzerland
Biosensors are devices that can detect biological molecules in air, water, or blood. They are widely used in drug development, medical diagnostics, and biological research. The growing need for continuous, real-time monitoring of biomarkers in diseases like diabetes is currently driving efforts to develop efficient and portable biosensor devices.
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Wearable measures cortisol in sweat

Wearable measures cortisol in sweat

Jul 26, 2018 United States
The hormone cortisol rises and falls naturally throughout the day and can spike in response to stress, but current methods for measuring cortisol levels require waiting several days for results from a lab. By the time a person learns the results of a cortisol test - which may inform treatment for certain medical conditions - it is likely different from when the test was taken.
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Solar supercapacitor for wearables

Solar supercapacitor for wearables

Jul 19, 2018 United Kingdom
A new form of solar-powered supercapacitor could help make future wearable technologies lighter and more energy-efficient, scientists say.‌
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Ultimate smell test: Device sends rotten food warning to smartphone

Ultimate smell test: Device sends rotten food warning to smartphone

Jul 4, 2018 United States
When it comes to the "smell test," the nose isn't always the best judge of food quality. Now scientists report that they have developed a wireless tagging device that can send signals to smartphones warning consumers and food distributors when meat and other perishables have spoiled.