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Biosensor chip can detect DNA mutations

Biosensor chip can detect DNA mutations
Bioengineers at the University of California, San Diego have developed an electrical graphene chip capable of detecting mutations in DNA. Researchers say the technology could one day be used in various medical applications such as blood-based tests for early cancer screening, monitoring disease biomarkers and real-time detection of viral and microbial sequences. The advance was published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.
14th June 2016

Smart sensors & innovation are the future of oral healthcare

Smart sensors & innovation are the future of oral healthcare
Philips has announced the Philips Sonicare FlexCare Platinum Connected latest innovation that uses Smart Sensor technology to help consumers identify the areas of the mouth missed in their current brushing routine. The advanced toothbrush synchronises with the Philips Sonicare app via Bluetooth to track brushing habits in real time and provide a personalised 3D mouth-map to help coach consumers improve their brushing technique.
10th June 2016

Bed sensors help detect problems early

Bed sensors help detect problems early
Developing and evaluating motion-capture technology to help older adults "age in place" has been the focus of researchers at the University of Missouri for more than a decade. Previous research has utilised video game technology and various web-cameras to detect health changes in Tiger Place residents. Now, two new studies demonstrate how monitoring walking speed using radar and heart health by utilising bed sensors help maintain older adults' health and warn of impeding issues.
1st June 2016


Fall-prevention sensors enhance senior care

Fall-prevention sensors enhance senior care
Carnegie Mellon University's College of Engineering conducted a survey on falls among the elderly, and discovered that Americans are very worried about their elderly parent falling—and that this worry leads to action. Every 13 seconds, an older adult is treated in the emergency room for a fall. Every 20 minutes, an older adult dies from a fall-related trauma.
26th May 2016

Sensing tool measures lung function over a phone call

Sensing tool measures lung function over a phone call
Most people in the developing world who have asthma, cystic fibrosis or other chronic lung diseases have no way to measure how well their lungs are functioning outside of a clinic or doctor visit. But many do have access to a phone, though it may be a 10-year-old flip phone or a communal village landline instead of the latest app-driven smartphone.
3rd May 2016

Sensor measures gas components in people's breath

Sensor measures gas components in people's breath
Fujitsu Laboratories announced that it has developed a portable breath sensor that can extract and quickly measure the concentration of only specified gas components, such as ammonia, that are included at low concentrations in people's breath and are suggested to be correlated with lifestyle diseases. This sensor makes it easy to identify molecules that previously could only be identified using large analysis instruments.
18th April 2016

Sensitive biosensor measures glucose in saliva

Sensitive biosensor measures glucose in saliva
An ultra-sensitive transistor-based biosensor developed by researchers at The Hong Kong Polytechnic University can measure the level of glucose in saliva. Fabricated by using a glucose oxidase enzyme layer, the biosensor is sensitive only to glucose. It simply measures the glucose level by detecting the electric current in saliva, which reflects glucose level in human body. Comparing to conventional blood-glucose measuring device, this biosensor can detect glucose level as low as 10-5mmol/L.
6th April 2016

3D-printed ‘Sneezometer’ will help asthma patients breathe easy

3D-printed ‘Sneezometer’ will help asthma patients breathe easy
Research from the University of Surrey has led to the development of the world’s first ‘sneezometer’, an airflow sensor or ‘spirometer’ that is sensitive enough to measure the speed of a sneeze. For use in diagnosing a variety of respiratory conditions, the sneezometer is twice as fast and more sensitive than any other available device.
4th April 2016

Time-based ECG readout chip designed for wearables

Time-based ECG readout chip designed for wearables
imec and Holst Centre, an open-innovation initiative set-up by imec and TNO, have presented a 0.6V ECG readout chip in 40nm technology based on time-domain circuit techniques. The chip maintains consistent beat detection capabilities, even under movement (~40mVpp), paving the way to a low cost, low power multi-sensor SoC solution for wearable medical applications.
8th March 2016

Nanostructures allow diseases or allergens to be detected

Nanostructures allow diseases or allergens to be detected
The industrial engineer Iñaki Cornago-Santos has developed structures on a nanometric scale that can be used as biosensors for medical, food or environmental sectors to detect diseases, allergens or contaminants; or can be used to reduce the reflection of solar cells in order to increase their efficiency. This is what he says in his PhD thesis defended at the NUP/UPNA-Public University of Navarre.
2nd March 2016


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