Researchers have developed clothing that uses special fibers to sense a person's movement via touch.
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 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.
Researchers have developed a biobattery-powered device capable of both delivering large molecule pharmaceuticals across the skin barrier and extracting interstitial fluid for diagnostic purposes.
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.
A small, wearable heart monitor can detect atrial fibrillation in high-risk patients ten times more frequently than standard tests.
Scientists have developed a soft and nonirritating microfluidic sensor for the real-time measurement of lactate concentration in sweat.
The patch, which can be folded around surgical tools, may someday be used in robotic surgery to repair tissues and organs.
Preclinical efficacy validation of a light-weight wearable wireless ultrasound brain stimulator for stroke rehabilitation.
A system that uses flexible, breathable magnetic skin allows people with severe quadriplegia to move around and choose their surroundings.