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.

From the wrist into the ear – the potential of hearables

From the wrist into the ear – the potential of hearables

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.

Microneedle patch delivers drugs and procures testing samples

Microneedle patch delivers drugs and procures testing samples

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.

Attachable skin patches that wick the sweat away?

Attachable skin patches that wick the sweat away?

Scientists have developed a new preparation technique that could reduce the redness and itching caused by the trapped sweat beneath them.

Wearable heart monitor detects of atrial fibrillation early

Wearable heart monitor detects of atrial fibrillation early

A small, wearable heart monitor can detect atrial fibrillation in high-risk patients ten times more frequently than standard tests.

Sustainable solution for wearable patches

Sustainable solution for wearable patches

Covestro has developed a concept for wearable smart patches in cooperation with its partner accensors.

Microfluidic sensor rapidly measures lactate concentration

Microfluidic sensor rapidly measures lactate concentration

Scientists have developed a soft and nonirritating microfluidic sensor for the real-time measurement of lactate concentration in sweat.

Sensor detects signs of burnout in sweat

Sensor detects signs of burnout in sweat

Engineers have developed a wearable sensing chip that can measure the concentration of cortisol – the stress hormone – in human sweat.

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