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.

High-tech clothing: Wearable health

High-tech clothing: Wearable health

Thanks to a variety of smart technologies, high-tech clothing today is capable of analyzing body functions or actively optimizing the microclimate.

Wearable monitors health using sweat

Wearable monitors health using sweat

Researchers have developed a device to monitor health conditions in the body using a person’s sweat.

Graphene sensors monitor food safety

Graphene sensors monitor food safety

Researchers are using high-resolution printing technology and the unique properties of graphene to make low-cost biosensors to monitor food safety and livestock health.

Graphene smart textiles developed for heat adaptive clothing

Graphene smart textiles developed for heat adaptive clothing

Scientists have created a prototype garment to demonstrate dynamic thermal radiation control within a piece of clothing by utilising the remarkable thermal properties and flexibility of graphene.

Ultrasonic sensors for postoperative bladder monitoring

Ultrasonic sensors for postoperative bladder monitoring

The Fraunhofer IBMT is developing the miniaturized ultrasound system for automated monitoring of bladder irrigation.

Melanoma: patch may be a treatment option

Melanoma: patch may be a treatment option

Scientists at Purdue University have developed a skin patch that can deliver chemotherapy into melanoma tumors in an effective and painless way.

Humanising wearable health technologies

Humanising wearable health technologies

Designer Leah Heiss considers her work as creating “emotional technologies”, i.e. wearable devices based on human-centred design principles. For her, empathy is everything!

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