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IDTechEx TVStretchable electronics for stroke recovery

Stretchable electronics for stroke recovery

Feb 19, 2018 United States
Printed Electronics World reports on a groundbreaking new wearable designed to be worn on the throat could be a game changer in the field of stroke rehabilitation.
Tissue paper sensors show promise

Tissue paper sensors show promise

Feb 14, 2018 United States
Engineers have turned tissue paper - similar to toilet tissue - into a new kind of wearable sensor that can detect a pulse, a blink of an eye and other human movement. The sensor is light, flexible and inexpensive, with potential applications in health care, entertainment and robotics.
MXene material could improve sensors that sniff

MXene material could improve sensors that sniff

Feb 8, 2018 United States
Sensors that sniff out chemicals in the air to warn us about everything from fires to carbon monoxide to drunk drivers to explosive devices hidden in luggage have improved so much that they can even detect diseases on a person's breath.
New biosensor could monitor glucose levels in tears and sweat

New biosensor could monitor glucose levels in tears and sweat

Jan 31, 2018 United States
Constantly tracking a person's glucose levels through their tears or sweat could be one step closer to providing people with diabetes an improved monitoring tool.
Research team develops electronic skin

Research team develops electronic skin

Jan 26, 2018 Germany
At first glance, the shiny little gold elements look like a modern tattoo. But on this extremely thin, almost invisible foil that sticks to the palm of the hand like a second skin, there are sensors which provide people with a "sixth sense" for magnetic fields.
Biodegradable sensor monitors pressure in the body then disappears

Biodegradable sensor monitors pressure in the body then disappears

Jan 22, 2018 United States
Engineers have created a biodegradable pressure sensor that could help doctors monitor chronic lung disease, swelling of the brain, and other medical conditions before dissolving harmlessly in a patient's body.
Wearable sensors for plants

Wearable sensors for plants

Jan 9, 2018 United States
Researchers have developed a process for fabricating intricate graphene patterns on tape.
Industry-first optical-based fingerprint sensors for smartphones

Industry-first optical-based fingerprint sensors for smartphones

Dec 19, 2017 United States
Synaptics Incorporated announced an industry-first family of Natural ID™ biometric authentication solutions that leverage high-performance, highly secure optical-based fingerprint sensors for smartphones and tablets.
Sensors printed onto leaves

Sensors printed onto leaves

Nov 21, 2017 United States
Engineers have created sensors that can be printed onto plant leaves and reveal when the plants are experiencing a water shortage. This kind of technology could not only save neglected houseplants but, more importantly, give farmers an early warning when their crops are in danger.
Flexible, stretchable photonic devices

Flexible, stretchable photonic devices

Nov 15, 2017 United States
Light-based devices could be used as biomedical sensors or as flexible connectors for electronics.
IDTechEx TVInnovative material for soft sensor could bring new tactile tech

Innovative material for soft sensor could bring new tactile tech

Oct 26, 2017 United States
A new type of soft and stretchable sensor could find uses in applications ranging from athletics and health monitoring to prosthetics and virtual reality.