Wearables & Sensors

Wearables and sensors bring value to healthcare in terms of efficacy and efficiency in end to end delivery. We keep you up-to-date on all the ways wearables and sensors monitor vital information like heartrate, pulse and blood pressure and provide actionable information to optimize therapy for patients.

Wearable devices can reduce collision risk in blind people

Wearable devices can reduce collision risk in blind people

A wearable computer vision device can reduce collisions for both people who are blind or those who are visually impaired and using a long cane and/or guide dog by 37 percent, compared to using other mobility aids alone.

Wearable harvests power while you sleep

Wearable harvests power while you sleep

Engineers have developed a flexible strip that can be worn on a fingertip and generate small amounts of electricity when a person’s finger sweats or presses on it.

Liquid metal sensors and AI used for prosthetics

Liquid metal sensors and AI used for prosthetics

For the first time, researchers incorporated stretchable tactile sensors using liquid metal on the fingertips of a prosthetic hand.

New polymer for better biosensors

New polymer for better biosensors

Conquering a chemical challenge to control the structure of a polymer opens a path to better biosensors.

Ultrasound sensor measures blood pressure

Ultrasound sensor measures blood pressure

Imec uses an ultrasound sensor to measure the central pulse wave velocity, to determine arterial stiffness, and monitoring blood pressure.

Using human body to recharge smartwatches

Using human body to recharge smartwatches

Researchers have designed a prototype charging system for wearable devices - it uses human skin as conductor.

Face mask detects Covid-19 infection

Face mask detects Covid-19 infection

Engineers have designed a novel face mask that can diagnose the wearer with Covid-19 within about 90 minutes.

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