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Tooth-mounted sensors can track what you eat

Tooth-mounted sensors can track what you eat
Monitoring in real time what happens in and around our bodies can be invaluable in the context of health care or clinical studies, but not so easy to do. That could soon change thanks to new, miniaturised sensors developed by researchers at the Tufts University School of Engineering that, when mounted directly on a tooth and communicating wirelessly with a mobile device, can transmit information on glucose, salt and alcohol intake.
23rd March 2018

Carbon dioxide monitor could save the lives of millions

Carbon dioxide monitor could save the lives of millions
The changing CO2 content of a breath creates a waveform shape of the inhalation and exhalation that has been established as an indicator for several medical conditions. Called capnography, the equipment needed to detect this is large, expensive, and mains-powered, which has restricted its use to monitoring anaesthesia in operating theatres and critical care.
22nd March 2018

Heart rate sensor IC measures blood pressure and stress

Heart rate sensor IC measures blood pressure and stress
An optical heart rate sensor for smart bands and watches has been introduced by ROHM which, thanks to its high-speed 1,024Hz sampling, can be used for measuring blood pressure, stress and vascular age. The BH1792GLC is the second pulse wave sensor to be developed by ROHM. It is notable for its high detection accuracy and low power consumption of only 0.44mA during measurement. The 1,024Hz sampling rate makes it possible to measure the heart rate up to 32 times faster than conventional solutions.
22nd February 2018


Continuous monitoring with ultraflexible on-skin sensors

Continuous monitoring with ultraflexible on-skin sensors
An ultrathin elastic display that fits on the skin can show the moving waveform of an electrocardiogram recorded by a breathable, on-skin electrode sensor. Combined with a wireless communication module, this integrated biomedical sensor system can transmit biometric data to the cloud. Thanks to advances in semiconductor technology, wearable devices can now monitor health by measuring vital signs or taking an electrocardiogram, and then transmitting the data wirelessly to a smartphone.
19th February 2018

Tissue paper sensors show promise for healthcare

Tissue paper sensors show promise for healthcare
  University of Washington engineers have turned tissue paper – similar to toilet tissue – into a new kind of wearable sensor that can detect a pulse, a blink of an eye and other human movement. The sensor is light, flexible and inexpensive, with potential applications in health care, entertainment and robotics.
15th February 2018

Healthcare tech: the cause and solution to our health problems

Healthcare tech: the cause and solution to our health problems
Sensors are everywhere in the 21st century, and the healthcare sector in awash with sensor-driven technology. The fact is, these innovations are enabling people to live longer. However, as our population increases, as does healthcare expenditure. Electronic Specifier’s Lanna Cooper, attended this month’s Hardware Pioneer event which are held monthly in London to connect industry founders, executives, engineers and developers. This particular event focused on ‘Building IoT products for the healthcare market’.
14th February 2018

Fibre optic sensors dissolve in the body

Fibre optic sensors dissolve in the body
For the first time, researchers have fabricated sensing elements known as fibre Bragg gratings inside optical fibres designed to dissolve completely inside the body. The bioresorbable fibre Bragg gratings could be used for in-body monitoring of bone fracture healing and for safer exploration of sensitive organs such as the brain. A fibre Bragg grating is an optical element inscribed in an optical fibre, which is widely used as a sensing instrument.
8th February 2018

Sensor technologies enable the surgical robot revolution

Sensor technologies enable the surgical robot revolution
  It is now a fact: sensors are step by step changing the medical industry landscape. Such technologies have already reshaped the huge $35bn medical imaging market. But what about the surgical robots market?
1st February 2018

Biodegradable sensor monitors pressure in the body

Biodegradable sensor monitors pressure in the body
UConn engineers have created a biodegradable pressure sensor that could help doctors monitor chronic lung disease, swelling of the brain, and other medical conditions before dissolving harmlessly in a patient’s body. The UConn research is featured in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. The small, flexible sensor is made of medically safe materials already approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for use in surgical sutures, bone grafts, and medical implants.
16th January 2018

UV nail sensor helps protect you from skin cancer

UV nail sensor helps protect you from skin cancer
One of the hardest aspects of sunbathing is knowing when you've had too much UV (ultraviolet) exposure and remembering when to apply your next layer of sun cream. Experts at L'Oréal developed its first commercial sunscreen product in 1935, then furthered its 80-year commitment to sun safety with the unveiling of UV Sense, the first battery-free wearable electronic UV sensor at this year's Consumer Electronics Show.
15th January 2018


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