Keyword: Health Monitors and Activity Trackers

Wearables

INSIDER: Nanotechnology

A new material holds promise for the next generation of organic electronics.

INSIDER: Sensors/Data Acquisition

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

Briefs: Wearables

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

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: 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...

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: Wearables

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: Electronics & Computers
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: Sensors/Data Acquisition
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: Sensors/Data Acquisition
The device ultimately should be able to provide accurate signals from a person who is walking, running, or climbing stairs.
Briefs: Communications
The mobile, wearable device could allow babies to leave the hospital and be monitored from home.
Briefs: Wearables
Applications include detection of chemical and biological agents as well as dangerous gases from vehicle emissions.
Briefs: Wearables
These smart lenses can be used to diagnose and treat diabetes.
Blog: Test & Measurement
The future of computing is in fabrics, says Prof, Yoel Fink from MIT.
Briefs: Test & Measurement
The test can simultaneously diagnose cases, track variants, and detect co-infections.
Briefs: Wearables
A study seeks to understand how different parts of the brain communicate with other.
Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition
The smartphone-based device could reduce the pressure on testing laboratories during a pandemic.
Briefs: Wearables
The test uses a smartphone microscope and could deliver results in about 10 minutes.
Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition
The tool diagnoses a stroke based on abnormalities in a person’s speech and facial movements.
Briefs: Electronics & Computers
These textiles could help performers and athletes train their breathing and potentially help patients recovering from post-surgery breathing changes.
Briefs: Wearables
The mobile phone app enables regular monitoring of glucose levels in people with diabetes.
INSIDER: Sensors/Data Acquisition

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...

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 biofuel cells can power wearable electronics purely by using human sweat.
Briefs: Electronics & Computers

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: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Speakers such as Amazon Echo and Google Home can monitor regular and irregular heartbeats without physical contact.
INSIDER: Test & Measurement

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: Sensors/Data Acquisition

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...