Keyword: Smart Patches and Bandages

Wearables

Briefs: Electronics & Computers
The wearable antenna bends, stretches, and compresses without compromising function.
Articles: Wearables
Water-sensing smartphone screens, a NASA-developed RF switch, and an ultrasound patch.
Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition
The soft, stretchy skin patch can monitor cardiovascular signals and multiple biochemical levels at the same time.
Briefs: Medical
The patch can replace blood draws to test for antibodies that signal a viral or bacterial infection such as SARS-CoV-2.
Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition
This wearable device is placed on the skin to measure a variety of body responses, from electrical to biomechanical signals.
Articles: Wearables
Battery recycling, NASA's water treatment, and a wireless wearable transmitter.
INSIDER: Sensors/Data Acquisition

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...

Application Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition

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

Briefs: Wearables
Thanks to its flexibility and adhesion, the biodegradable display can be worn directly on the hand.
Briefs: Wearables
Nearly 100% of all-carbon-based transistors are reclaimed while retaining future functionality of the materials.
5 Ws: Materials
A medical patch can be folded around minimally invasive surgical tools and delivered through airways, intestines, and other narrow spaces.
Briefs: Wearables
A patch of needles connected to a paper sensor diagnoses conditions such as prediabetes.
Briefs: Wearables
Real-time health monitoring and sensing abilities of robots require soft electronics, but a challenge of using such materials lies in their reliability.
Briefs: Electronics & Computers
The next generation of waterproof smart fabrics can be laser-printed and made in minutes.
INSIDER: Wearables

Scientists around the world are working to develop electronic skins that attach to the body and monitor vital signs. These E-skins need to be comfortable, breathable, and flexible for...

Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition
This system can track the motion of the entire body with a small sensory network.
Articles: Robotics, Automation & Control
A malaria-test "bandage"; underwater navigation via sound; and a biodegrading, implantable sensor.
Briefs: Wearables
The patch uses painless, biodegradable microneedles.
INSIDER: Sensors/Data Acquisition

Field Effect Transistors (FET) are the core building blocks of modern electronics such as integrated circuits, computer CPUs, and display backplanes....

Articles: Sensors/Data Acquisition
A battery-less pacing system enables painless defibrillation.
Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition
The dye, delivered along with a vaccine, could enable “on-patient” storage of vaccination history.
Question of the Week: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Will We Someday 'Draw' Sensors On Our Skin?

A Tech Brief featured in our October issue showcases how University of Missouri researchers are creating pencil-drawn sensors. The engineers demonstrated that the simple combination of pencils and paper could be used to create personal, health-monitoring devices.

Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Fully integrated flexible electronics made of magnetic sensors and organic circuits open the path towards the development of electronic skin.
INSIDER: Design

The proliferation and miniaturization of electronics in devices, wearables, medical implants, and other applications has...

INSIDER: Materials

Researchers at the University of Houston report that they have designed and produced a smart electronic skin and a medical robotic hand capable of assessing vital diagnostic...

Briefs: Wearables
The system looks for chemical indicators found in sweat to give a real-time snapshot of what’s happening inside the body.
Special Reports: Wearables
Medical Sensors & Wearables - August 2020

The wearable medical device market is expected to reach nearly $20 billion by 2025, driven by advances in sensor technology. This compendium of recent articles from the editors of Medical Design...

Briefs: Wearables
The patch could serve as a personal thermostat and save energy.
Application Briefs: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
Learn abut Bosch Sensortec's “Light Drive” system.