Keyword: Health Monitors and Activity Trackers

Wearables

Question of the Week: Electronics & Computers
Will Stretchable Smartphones Catch On?

Our “5 Ws” feature this month highlighted skin-like electronic circuits being developed at Virginia Tech.

Briefs: Test & Measurement
The approach could lead to more flexible health monitors, wearable devices, sensors, optical communication systems, and soft robotics.
Facility Focus: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Learn about the batteries, skin sensors, flexible antennas, and other cutting-edge research coming from Penn State Engineering.
Briefs: Electronics & Computers
The wearable antenna bends, stretches, and compresses without compromising function.
Briefs: Wearables
The technology would enable transmission of information just by touching a surface.
Briefs: Manufacturing & Prototyping
Applications include wearables, airplane cabin monitoring, medical diagnostics, and indoor air quality measurement.
INSIDER: Medical

When you pick up a balloon, the pressure to keep hold of it is different from what you would exert to grasp a jar. And now engineers at MIT and elsewhere have a way to precisely...

Briefs: AR/AI
Gait data and machine learning help to monitor and predict disease progression.
Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition
The soft, stretchy skin patch can monitor cardiovascular signals and multiple biochemical levels at the same time.
Briefs: Medical
A flexible device worn on the wrist harvests heat energy from the human body to monitor health.
Question of the Week: Wearables
Will ‘Sweat Power’ Make Wearables Mainstream?

Engineers at the University of California San Diego developed a thin, flexible strip that can be worn on a fingertip and generate small amounts of electricity when a person’s finger sweats or presses on it. (Watch the demo on Tech Briefs TV.)

Briefs: Wearables
The smart ring shows it’s possible to detect fever before you feel it.
Briefs: Wearables
The app detects fluid behind the eardrum using a piece of paper and a smartphone’s microphone and speaker.
Briefs: Wearables
This wearable device is placed on the skin to measure a variety of body responses, from electrical to biomechanical signals.
Articles: Aerospace
Battery recycling, NASA's water treatment, and a wireless wearable transmitter.
INSIDER: Materials

Engineers at the University of California San Diego have developed a soft, stretchy skin patch that can be worn on the neck to continuously track blood pressure and...

INSIDER: Electronics & Computers

North Carolina State University engineers continue to improve the efficiency of a flexible device worn on the wrist that harvests heat energy from the human body to monitor health.

Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Color changes of gold nanoparticles under the skin reveal concentration changes of substances in the body.
Application Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition

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

Articles: Sensors/Data Acquisition
MEMS sensors have been around for a long time, but requests from the market for new applications are driving upgrades in the technology.
Briefs: Electronics & Computers
Thanks to its flexibility and adhesion, the biodegradable display can be worn directly on the hand.
Articles: Green Design & Manufacturing
Head-up displays, health-monitoring sensors from NASA, and a pollen sponge.
Briefs: Materials
Nearly 100% of all-carbon-based transistors are reclaimed while retaining future functionality of the materials.
Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition
The wearable prototype can stream, in real time, an identifying signature based on the electrical activity of a person's heart.
Q&A: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Rutgers researcher Xiaoran Fan developed a "HeadFi" method that uses ordinary headphones as sensors.
Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition
This technology could be a low-cost, in-home alternative to blood draws and clinic-based screening tools.
Special Reports: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Aerospace & Defense Sensing - April 2021

A microwave radiation sensor offers 100,000 times greater sensitivity...Nature-inspired sensors help autonomous machines to see better...New accelerometers aid the development of Electric Vertical...

Question of the Week: Wearables

This month’s Here’s an Idea episode highlighted a number of on-body sensors. Penn State professor Larry Cheng, for example, found a way to 3D-print a sensor directly on the skin (shown in the above...

Podcasts: Wearables
In this episode of our Here's an Idea podcast, we speak to engineers who are building a variety of wearables. And some sensors blend in more than others.