Keyword: Physical examination

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Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Engineers have developed a thin, flexible, stretchy sweat sensor that can show the level of glucose, lactate, sodium, or pH of your sweat — at the press of a finger.
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Briefs: Medical
Public temperature checks have become common practice during the COVID-19 pandemic. Researchers at Texas A&M University hope to make it possible to check the temperatures of large groups of people more quickly and at a less expensive cost than allowed by current methods.
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Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition

A new device from Lincoln Laboratory can now alert trainees when they are heading toward injury. The device continuously estimates a person’s core body temperature to determine their risk level...

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Briefs: Medical

Researchers have developed electronic skin (e-skin) that is applied directly on top of real skin. Made from soft, flexible rubber, it can be embedded with sensors that...

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Briefs: Medical

Engineers have created a flexible electronic sensing patch that can be sewn into clothing to analyze sweat for multiple markers. The patch could be used to diagnose and monitor...

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Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition
The device ultimately should be able to provide accurate signals from a person who is walking, running, or climbing stairs.
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Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition
The Slinky-like sensor survives washing machines, cars, and hammers.
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Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition
The camera captures pulse and respiration signals from a video of a person’s face.
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Briefs: Photonics/Optics
The fiber contains memory, temperature sensors, and a trained neural network program for inferring physical activity.
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Briefs: Connectivity
“Dumb” headphones are made smart by turning them into sensors.
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Briefs: Wearables
Comfortable, form-fitting garments could be used to remotely track patients’ health.
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NASA Spinoff: Wearables
Software that monitors astronaut health in space now monitors high-risk patients at home.
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Briefs: Wearables
Flexible carbon nanotube fibers woven into clothing gather accurate EKG and heart rate.
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Briefs: Communications
Implantable chips visible only in a microscope point the way to developing chips that can be injected into the body with a hypodermic needle to monitor medical conditions.
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Articles: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Water-sensing smartphone screens, a NASA-developed RF switch, and an ultrasound patch.
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Briefs: Photonics/Optics
Designed for soldier uniforms, the fiber can sense, store, analyze, and infer activity when sewn into a piece of clothing.
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Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition
A triboelectric generator made of flexible circuit boards creates electricity when the wearer moves.
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Briefs: Wearables
The soft, stretchy skin patch can monitor cardiovascular signals and multiple biochemical levels at the same time.
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Briefs: Medical
The smart ring shows it’s possible to detect fever before you feel it.
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Briefs: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
This wearable device is placed on the skin to measure a variety of body responses, from electrical to biomechanical signals.
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Application Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition

Over the last 75 years, sensors have played an increasingly significant part in the advancement of medicine.

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Briefs: Wearables
The wearable prototype can stream, in real time, an identifying signature based on the electrical activity of a person's heart.
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Briefs: Imaging
The mobile system could reduce healthcare workers’ exposure to the COVID-19 virus.
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Briefs: Wearables
Smart devices measure electrical signals from the skin, indicating stress levels and emotions.
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Briefs: Wearables
The system looks for chemical indicators found in sweat to give a real-time snapshot of what’s happening inside the body.
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Technology Leaders: Test & Measurement
A far infrared temperature sensor is small in size but big in performance.
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Briefs: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
Drones, smartphones, and sensors could provide a lifeline to the world’s growing elderly population at risk of falls.
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NASA Spinoff: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Research in astronaut monitoring leads to virtual reality spinoffs.
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Q&A: Wearables
Professor Negar Tavassolian is using vibration sensors to monitor heartbeats.
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