Researchers have developed a new low-cost method to help prevent life-threatening foot ulcers in diabetic patients
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.
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
To help patients manage their mental wellness between appointments, researchers at Texas A&M University have developed a smart device-based electronic platform that can continuously monitor the state of hyperarousal, one of the signs of psychiatric distress.
The University of Texas at San Antonio has established a wearables and AI laboratory to provide precision treatment plans to improve learning among those diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder (ASD).
People who compulsively pull their hair – suffering from an affliction known as trichotillomania – could find relief with a new device.
Scientists have found that a simple device can reduce swelling after kidney transplantation. Clinical trial shows shortened hospital stay for patients and reduced surgical site infections by almost 60 percent.
Researchers from Penn State led two international collaborations to prototype a wireless, wearable transmitter while also improving the transmitter design process.
Scientists have developed and tested a wearable biofuel cell array that generates electric power from the lactate in the wearer's sweat, opening doors to electronic health monitoring powered by bodily fluids.
Researchers have proposed that wearable devices could be used to develop a network of health data about a patient, allowing for early diagnosis of COVID-19, even when the patient is asymptomatic.
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 Outdated digital literacy skills.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.
Researchers are analysing the use of context-sensitive data glasses in everyday clinical practice in cooperation with tooz technologies.
Nanoengineers have developed a "wearable microgrid" that harvests and stores energy from the human body to power small electronics.
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.