wearables

Printing wearable electronics for smart device applications

Printing wearable electronics for smart device applications

Researchers show how printed wearable electronics offer the advantage of flexibility and low cost.

Forget wearables: smart fabrics to monitor health

Forget wearables: smart fabrics to monitor health

Engineers have developed a method to transform existing cloth items into battery-free wearables resistant to laundry. These smart clothes are powered wirelessly through a flexible, silk-based coil sewn on the textile.

Diabetes: insoles to assess the risk of foot ulcers

Diabetes: insoles to assess the risk of foot ulcers

Researchers have developed a new low-cost method to help prevent life-threatening foot ulcers in diabetic patients

Smart textiles: a programmable digital fiber

Smart textiles: a programmable digital fiber

In a first, the digital fiber contains memory, temperature sensors, and a trained neural network program for inferring physical activity.

Vibrator 'thimble' could reduce falls amongst seniors

Vibrator 'thimble' could reduce falls amongst seniors

Researchers have developed a device using accelerometers and vibrators that can be worn on the fingertips like a thimble to help reduce 'postural sway' and improve balance amongst seniors

Using smartwatch to control insulin production

Using smartwatch to control insulin production

Researchers have developed a gene switch that can be operated with the green LED light emitted by commercial smartwatches.

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