Activity trackers are rising in popularity. Yet a new study demonstrates that many struggle to optimally use these devices. The cause? Outdated digital literacy skills.
Researchers have developed a novel skin-mounted sticker that absorbs sweat and then changes color to provide an accurate, easy-to-read diagnosis of cystic fibrosis within minutes.
Researchers have developed a way to harvest energy from radio waves to power wearable devices.
Many patients use their inhalers and insulin pens wrong. Researchers have developed a system to reduce those numbers for some types of medications.
Researchers have tested a sensor for measuring hydrogen peroxide concentrations near cell membranes. The sensor has the potential to become a tool for new cancer therapies.
Researchers have developed the first wearable devices to precisely monitor jaundice, a yellowing of the skin caused by elevated bilirubin levels in the blood that can cause severe medical conditions in newborns.
The Fraunhofer Institutes project M³Infekt aims to develop a multi-modal, modular and mobile system of sensors for monitoring infectious diseases.
The Covid-19 pandemic highlights how remote healthcare robots currently being developed could be beneficial in the future.
A subset of wearables are the so-called hearables – in-ear devices that are well suited for long-term monitoring as they are non-invasive, inconspicuous and easy to fasten.
Scientists have developed a soft and nonirritating microfluidic sensor for the real-time measurement of lactate concentration in sweat.