Keyword: Smart Patches and Bandages

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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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Podcasts: Wearables
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: Medical
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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Podcasts: Medical
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: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Medical-grade wearables can increase patient engagement and gather robust data for clinical trials.
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Podcasts: Wearables
Wearable medical devices must balance the need for continuous monitoring with power efficiency.
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Podcasts: Medical
Achieving interoperability as medical-grade wearables integrate with diverse healthcare systems.
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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
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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Articles: Materials
See the products of tomorrow, including microscale robots, LOTUS coating, and a wearable e-tattoo.
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Briefs: Wearables
The patch uses ultrasound to monitor blood flow to organs.
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Briefs: Wearables
Engineers have developed a stretchable ultrasonic array capable of serial, non-invasive, three-dimensional imaging of tissues as deep as four centimeters below the surface of human skin, at a spatial resolution of 0.5 mm.
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Blog: Medical
Engineers at University of California San Diego have developed a fully integrated system for deep-tissue monitoring.
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Briefs: Test & Measurement

Trends in wearable technology follow those of the broader biomedical and electronics industries — devices are getting smaller, smarter, and easier to use. Specifically, wearables...

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Blog: Medical
A Caltech-developed new kind of smart bandage aims to treat lingering wounds and help those who have trouble recuperating.
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Articles: Robotics, Automation & Control
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Articles: Materials
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Briefs: Medical
Flexible, wearable electronics could be used for precision medical sensors attached to the skin, designed to perform health monitoring and diagnosis.
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Briefs: Materials
The smart bandage can dispense antibiotic, monitor wound-healing biomarkers, and report important data directly to doctors.
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Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition
The system promotes myocardial regeneration after a cardiac event.
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Briefs: Wearables
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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Quiz: Sensors/Data Acquisition
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INSIDER: Sensors/Data Acquisition

At 200 times stronger than steel, graphene has been hailed as a super material of the future since its discovery in 2004. The ultrathin carbon material is an incredibly strong...

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Blog: Sensors/Data Acquisition
The system aims to add the sense of touch to the metaverse for use in virtual-reality shopping and gaming, and potentially facilitate the work of astronauts and other professions that require the use of thick gloves.
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INSIDER: RF & Microwave Electronics

Scientists have developed a new technique for fabricating metamaterials from sheets of paper, using a computer to guide the movement of conductive ink pens and mechanical...

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Quiz: Wearables
See how much you know about wearable technology and the progress it has made.
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