wearables

Wearables are technologies in the form of sensors or mobile applications that collect health data. We report on the use of bracelets, smartwatches and smart fabrics to measure, monitor and track e.g. vital signs, blood glucose level or sleep data. We also cover the development of smartpatches that deliver medications.

Smart textiles: breathable fabric to power small electronics

Smart textiles: breathable fabric to power small electronics

Scientists have created a new triboelectric fabric that generates electricity from the movement of the body while remaining flexible and breathable.

Electronic skin – the next generation of wearables

Electronic skin – the next generation of wearables

Electronic skins will play a significant role in monitoring, personalized medicine, prosthetics, and robotics.

Sweat sensor inspired by cactus spine

Sweat sensor inspired by cactus spine

A sweat-collecting patch has been developed using the principle based on how the cactus spines attract water.

Wash-and-wear biosensors

Wash-and-wear biosensors

A process turns clothing fabric into biosensors which measure a muscle’s electrical activity as it is worn.

A smartwatch-based algorithm to detect viral infections

A smartwatch-based algorithm to detect viral infections

Purdue University engineers and physIQ have developed a viral detection algorithm for smartwatches.

Wearables must demonstrate efficacy in respiratory care

Wearables must demonstrate efficacy in respiratory care

Wearables are becoming a trend in respiratory care and many products are being developed to monitor patients remotely. But how much can these tools really help clinicians?

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