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INSIDER: Electronics & Computers

Silicon semiconductors have become the ‘oil’ of the computer age, as was demonstrated recently by the chip shortage crisis. However, one of the disadvantages...

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Briefs: Wearables
In a new study, engineers from Korea and the United States have developed a wearable, stretchy patch that could help to bridge the divide between people and machines — and with benefits for the health of humans around the world. In lab experiments, the researchers showed that humans could use these devices to operate robotic exoskeletons more efficiently.
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Special Reports: Power
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Power Electronics - April 2024

This compendium of articles from the editors of Tech Briefs and Aerospace & Defense Technology magazines looks at the latest advances in power electronics and energy storage for applications ranging from...

Podcasts: Medical
Exploring how innovations in wearables are making treatments more precise, portable, and patient-friendly than ever before.
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Podcasts: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Exploring how AI algorithms analyze and interpret the data collected, leading to more accurate diagnostics and predictive insights.
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Podcasts: Medical
Exploring advancements in wearable injector technology, examining how these devices are transforming the administration of medications, improving patient adherence, and enhancing the overall effectiveness of treatment plans.
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Podcasts: Wearables
DNA-based biosensors offer a highly sensitive and specific approach for detecting a range of target molecules.
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Briefs: Wearables
Taking inspiration from origami, MIT engineers have now designed a medical patch that can be folded around minimally invasive surgical tools and delivered through airways, intestines, and other narrow spaces, to patch up internal injuries.
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Articles: Internet of Things
See the products of tomorrow, including: a new wireless smart textile technology that can boost hand mobility of stroke patients, a metal-free magnetic gel, and a new fuel cell that harvests energy from microbes living in dirt.
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Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Researchers at The Ohio State University have fabricated the first wearable sensor designed to detect and monitor muscle atrophy. This new study published in the journal IEEE Transactions on Biomedical Engineering suggests that an electromagnetic sensor made out of conductive “e-threads” could be used as an alternative to frequent monitoring using MRI.
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Podcasts: Wearables
An at home, non-invasive for urge urinary incontinence and urinary urgency without the need for surgery, implants, or drugs demonstrated to potential of wearable neuromodulation.
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Podcasts: Medical
Medical-grade wearables can increase patient engagement and gather robust data for clinical trials.
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Podcasts: Electronics & Computers
Wearable medical devices must balance the need for continuous monitoring with power efficiency.
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Podcasts: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Achieving interoperability as medical-grade wearables integrate with diverse healthcare systems.
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Briefs: Medical
A stretchable system that can harvest energy from human breathing and motion for use in wearable health-monitoring devices may be possible, according to an international team of researchers.
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INSIDER: Wearables

An international research group has engineered a novel high-strength flexible device by combining piezoelectric composites with unidirectional carbon fiber (UDCF), an anisotropic...

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Blog: Medical
The new system is an electronic tattoo a few micrometers thick, which is designed to arouse a tactile sensation, enabling a person to perceive a touch.
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Articles: Wearables
See the products of tomorrow, including ultra-fast mode-lock lasers, an accurate speech decoder, and an ultra-thin e-tattoo.
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INSIDER: Electronics & Computers

New research from Flinders University and UNSW Sydney, published in ACS Nano, explores switchable polarization in a new class of silicon compatible metal...

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INSIDER: Wearables

Researchers have invented an experimental wearable device that generates power from a user’s bending finger and can create and store memories, in a promising step...

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INSIDER: Sensors/Data Acquisition

Continuous monitoring of sweat can reveal valuable information about human health, such as the body’s glucose levels. However, wearable sensors previously developed for...

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Briefs: Wearables
A Northwestern University research team has developed a revolutionary transistor that is expected be ideal for lightweight, flexible, high-performance bioelectronics. The electrochemical transistor is compatible with blood and water and can amplify important signals.
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INSIDER: Design

Soft inflatable robots have emerged as a promising paradigm for applications that require inherent safety and adaptability. However, the integration of sensing...

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Special Reports: Aerospace
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Test & Measurement - September 2023

In this new report from the editors of Tech Briefs and Aerospace & Defense Technology, you'll meet the NASA Mars rover's digital twin, discover how 3D scanning is becoming a key weapon for mil/aero...

Briefs: Energy
The future of wearable technology just got a big boost thanks to a team of University of Houston researchers who designed, developed, and delivered a successful prototype of a fully stretchable fabric-based lithium-ion (Li-ion) battery.
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Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition
The next generation of wearable computing technology will be even closer to the wearer than a watch or glasses: It will be affixed to the skin.
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Briefs: RF & Microwave Electronics
The technology exploits the inherently passive nature of RFID to approximate the services provided by traditional active Internet of Things (IoT) protocols like ZigBee and Bluetooth.
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Articles: Manufacturing & Prototyping
See the products of tomorrow, including microscale robots, LOTUS coating, and a wearable e-tattoo.
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Blog: Medical
Researchers developed a prototype for the Li-ion battery, which could lead to stretchy electronics or even clothes that monitor health.
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