Wearable Sensor Patches for Physiological Monitoring

Noninvasive sensors resembling adhesive bandages would be interrogated by nearby hand-held units. Wearable sensor patches — miniature biotelemetric units — have been proposed for use in measuring temperature, heart rate, blood pressure, and possibly other physiological parameters. The sensor patches would be small and could be mass-produced inexpensively by use of state-of-the-art techniques for batch fabrication of integrated circuits and microelectromechanical systems.

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