Keyword: Smartwatches, Wristbands, and Eyeglasses

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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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Podcasts: Sensors/Data Acquisition
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: Wearables
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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Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition
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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Videos of the Month: Robotics, Automation & Control
Watch the Videos of the Month, including one about a swimming robot, one about 3D printing a controllable replica of a patient’s heart, and two more.
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Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition
This system can track the motion of the entire body with a small sensory network.
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Briefs: Wearables
Infused lenses create a safer way to see colors.
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Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition
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: Wearables
How much do you know about e-skin? Find out with the quiz below.
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INSIDER: Materials

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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INSIDER: Defense

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: Internet of Things
See how much you know about wearable technology and the progress it has made.
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Briefs: Medical
Novel Algorithm on Wearable Devices May Prompt Early Care
Researchers developed a novel software algorithm to analyze pulse rate signals and infer the presence of atrial fibrillation on one brand of wearables.
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...

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Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition

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...

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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...

Briefs: Wearables
Applications include detection of chemical and biological agents as well as dangerous gases from vehicle emissions.
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Briefs: Wearables
Textiles and items of clothing can be converted into e-textiles without affecting their original properties.
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Facility Focus: Wearables
Learn about the technologies being developed at NC State, including vehicle armor, a monitoring patch for plants, and origami-inspired materials.
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Briefs: Wearables
The technology has possible uses in monitoring disorders that affect fine motor skills such as Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s.
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Briefs: Electronics & Computers
Comfortable, form-fitting garments could be used to remotely track patients’ health.
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Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition
A tiny sensor chip records multiple lung and heart signals along with body movements.
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Question of the Week: Wearables
Will Stretchable Smartphones Catch On?

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

INSIDER: Electronics & Computers

A study by researchers at the Texas A&M University School of Public Health shows that inexpensive and convenient devices such as silicone wristbands can be used to yield quantitative...

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Question of the Week: Electronics & Computers
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: Sensors/Data Acquisition
The app detects fluid behind the eardrum using a piece of paper and a smartphone’s microphone and speaker.
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