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.

Hybrid materials advance wearable devices

Hybrid materials advance wearable devices

We spoke to wearables and medical device expert Professor John Rogers about the benefits, challenges, trends and innovation within the sector.

“Smart Hospital Beds” to prevent falls

“Smart Hospital Beds” to prevent falls

5G smart beds, a prototype innovation to prevent elderly patients from falls in both hospitals and homes was showcased recently.

Patching up your ehealth

Patching up your ehealth

Researchers have developed ultrathin self-powered health patches that can monitor a user's pulse and blood pressure, which may lead to new flexible motion-based energy harvesting devices.

Sensor warns of impending COVID-19 cytokine storm

Sensor warns of impending COVID-19 cytokine storm

Scientists report preliminary results on a sweat sensor that acts as an early warning system for an impending cytokine storm, which could help doctors more effectively treat patients.

Wearable sensors to track Parkinson's symptoms

Wearable sensors to track Parkinson's symptoms

Scientists have developed algorithms that, combined with wearable sensors, could help clinicians to monitor the progression of Parkinson’s disease.

Wireless implant detects oxygen deep within the body

Wireless implant detects oxygen deep within the body

Engineers have created a tiny wireless implant that can provide real-time measurements of tissue oxygen levels deep underneath the skin.

Wearable antennae stretches boundaries of medical tech

Wearable antennae stretches boundaries of medical tech

Researchers from Penn State led two international collaborations to prototype a wireless, wearable transmitter while also improving the transmitter design process.

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