Keyword: Digital Health


Special Reports: Medical
Medical Manufacturing & Outsourcing - August 2022

A novel ink that enables 3D printing of bone with living cells...advances in ultrasonic welding of plastics...additive manufacturing of self-powered wearable devices. Read these stories and...

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...

Briefs: Wearables

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...

Briefs: Wearables

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...

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...

Briefs: Nanotechnology

Graphene — hexagonally arranged carbon atoms in a single layer with superior pliability and high conductivity — could impact the development of future motion detection, tactile...

Question of the Week: Wearables
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...

Videos: Wearables
A variety of electronics and sensors are being integrated into today’s materials to spot a variety of parameters: from damage to a product design to stress on your heart.
Briefs: Wearables
The device ultimately should be able to provide accurate signals from a person who is walking, running, or climbing stairs.
Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Applications include detection of chemical and biological agents as well as dangerous gases from vehicle emissions.
Briefs: Semiconductors & ICs
The mobile, wearable device could allow babies to leave the hospital and be monitored from home.
Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition
These smart lenses can be used to diagnose and treat diabetes.
Briefs: Medical
The wearable device offers options for treating antibiotic-resistant infections and wounds.
Blog: Wearables
The future of computing is in fabrics, says Prof, Yoel Fink from MIT.
Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition
The smartphone-based device could reduce the pressure on testing laboratories during a pandemic.
Briefs: Medical
The tool diagnoses a stroke based on abnormalities in a person’s speech and facial movements.
Briefs: Semiconductors & ICs
The test uses a smartphone microscope and could deliver results in about 10 minutes.
Briefs: Software
The mobile phone app enables regular monitoring of glucose levels in people with diabetes.
Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition
These textiles could help performers and athletes train their breathing and potentially help patients recovering from post-surgery breathing changes.
Special Reports: Manufacturing & Prototyping
Test & Measurement - February 2022

From space vehicles to the modern battlefield to the human body, test innovations are improving device and system reliability while speeding time to market. Read about the latest advances – including the...

Briefs: Wearables
Textiles and items of clothing can be converted into e-textiles without affecting their original properties.
Briefs: Imaging
The camera could have uses in faster disease diagnosis and thinner cellphones.
Briefs: Wearables
The camera captures pulse and respiration signals from a video of a person’s face.
Briefs: Energy
The biofuel cells can power wearable electronics purely by using human sweat.
Briefs: Test & Measurement

Engineers have developed a sensor system and manufacturing process for smart contact lenses. The sensor system contains a photodetector for receiving optical information, a temperature sensor for...

Briefs: Wearables
Speakers such as Amazon Echo and Google Home can monitor regular and irregular heartbeats without physical contact.
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...

Briefs: Communications
“Dumb” headphones are made smart by turning them into sensors.