Keyword: Wearables

Sensors/​Data Acquisition

INSIDER: Sensors/Data Acquisition

A team of engineers and doctors at the University of Minnesota Twin Cities have designed a unique 3D-printed light-sensing medical device that is placed directly on the skin...

Briefs: Electronics & Computers
Scientists have taken the first step to creating the next generation of wearable health monitors.
Blog: Medical
A researcher at MU College of Engineering at the University of Missouri is developing a smart mask that could monitor someone’s physiological status based on the nature of the person’s cough.
INSIDER: Wearables

Professor Mohammad Reza Abidian of the Cullen College of Engineering — foresees the future production of micro-scale organic electronics via multiphoton 3D printers.

Blog: Sensors/Data Acquisition
The stamp-sized ultrasound sticker technology produces higher-resolution images over a longer duration.
INSIDER: Motion Control

Two robotic arms — a fork in one hand, a knife in the other — flank a seated man, who sits in front of a table, with a piece of cake on a...

On-Demand Webinars: Sensors/Data Acquisition

Digital technology is transforming healthcare, from treating patients after they get sick to a future of preventive care. This shift is being enabled by multiple exponential...

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...

Articles: Internet of Things

Sensors Expo is returning to the McEnery Convention Center, San Jose, CA from June 27 – 29, with its new name — Sensors Converge. There are nine conference tracks that highlight the different applications for...

Special Reports: Medical
Advanced Materials & Coatings - May 2022

Breakthroughs in plastics, composites, metals, and other materials technologies are enabling exciting new applications in industries ranging from aerospace to automotive to medical. Read more in this...

Briefs: Photonics/Optics

Scientists have developed color-changing, flexible photonic crystals that could be used to develop sensors that warn when an earthquake might strike next. The wearable, robust, and low-cost...

Briefs: Wearables

Soft pressure sensors have received significant research attention in a variety of fields including soft robotics, electronic skin, and wearable electronics. Researchers have developed a highly sensitive...

Special Reports: Weapons Systems
RF & Microwave Electronics - May 2022

In this compendium of recent articles from the editors of Aerospace & Defense Technology and Tech Briefs, read about how advances in RF electronics are enabling new applications in avionics systems,...

Question of the Week: Power
Would You Wear a Microgrid?

Our April issue of Tech Briefs highlighted a wearable microgrid that powers electronics by harvesting energy from the wearer’s body. The wearable (shown here) has three components: sweat-powered biofuel cells, motion-powered devices called triboelectric generators, and energy-storing supercapacitors. All parts are...

INSIDER: Sensors/Data Acquisition

Engineers at UC Berkeley have developed a new technique for making sensors for wearable technology that enables medical researchers to prototype-test new designs much faster and at...

Special Reports: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Aerospace & Defense Sensing - April 2022

Designing the connected battlespace of the future...mobile robots that detect and alert soldiers to dangers in real time...'electronic skin' sensors capable of mimicking the dynamic process of human...

Special Reports: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Medical Robotics - April 2022

Novel biosensors set to revolutionize brain-controlled robotics...micro-robots propelled by air bubbles...a smart artificial hand...major advances in exoskeleton technology. These are just a few of the medical...

Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Artificial skin reacts to pain just like real skin, paving the way to better prosthetics, robotics, and noninvasive alternatives to skin grafts.
Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition
The device ultimately should be able to provide accurate signals from a person who is walking, running, or climbing stairs.
Briefs: Motion Control
These materials can detect when they are damaged, take the necessary steps to temporarily heal themselves, and then resume work.
5 Ws: Manufacturing & Prototyping
A newly designed wearable magnetic metamaterial could help make MRI scans crisper, faster, and cheaper.
Briefs: Energy
Researchers successfully demonstrated the use of the human body as a medium for transmitting and harvesting energy to power wearables.
INSIDER: RF & Microwave Electronics

In efforts to limit the spread of disease while preserving privacy, an interdisciplinary research team at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has designed and...

Articles: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Flexible electrodes, NASA sensors, and anti-corrosion compounds.
Q&A: Materials
An "E-Skin" material can be printed without polymer binders.
INSIDER: Medical

People rarely walk at a constant speed and a single incline. We change speed when rushing to the next appointment, catching a crosswalk signal, or going for a casual stroll in the park. Slopes...

INSIDER: Wearables

To enable the development of wearable devices that possess advanced ultraviolet (UV) detection functions, scientists from NTU Singapore have created a new type of light sensor that is...

Facility Focus: Electronics & Computers
Purdue University is helping to create better battery monitoring, stretchable biosensors, allergen detectors, and more.
Briefs: Communications
“Dumb” headphones are made smart by turning them into sensors.