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Small sticker-sensor continuously analyzes breath for broad health monitoring

Heibei University, Tianjin Hospital, Beihang University, and Penn State researchers have developed an under nose-worn, stretchable, skin-friendly, waterproof sensor to analyze breath for health monitoring. It could be use for multiple-condition screening, asthma and COPD management, or environmental hazard sensing, among other applications. The functional gas sensor, in a moisture-resistant membrane, can operate in humid […]

Remote, non-invasive pregnancy monitor tracks uterine activity

Uterine activity monitoring is essential to pregnancy management. Current methods are either invasive, or their accuracy is compromised by obesity, maternal movements, or belt positioning. Pregnancy-monitoring company Nuvo has published a study showing that their cardiac-derived algorithm for uterine monitoring was more accurate than TOCO standard of care in 150 patients. This remote, non-invasive detection […]

Sensor jumpsuit monitors infant motor abilities

Sampsa Vanhatalo, Manu Airaksinen and University of Helsinki colleagues have developed MAIJU (Motor Assessment of Infants with a Jumpsuit,) a wearable onesie with multiple movement sensors which they believe is able to predict a child’s neurological development. In a recent study, 5 to 19 month-old infants were monitored using MAIJU during spontaneous playtime. Initially, infant […]

Continuous, cuffless blood pressure monitoring via graphene tattoo

Deji Akinwande, Roozbeh Jafari, and UT Austin colleagues have developed an electronic wrist tattoo that can be worn for hours and deliver highly accurate, continuous blood pressure measurements. This can provide a much clearer picture of a person’s health than occasional, cuff based measurements at a physicians office, or at home. Smart watches are not […]

Joe Wang developed, closed-loop, levadopa delivery/monitoring system for Parkinson’s disease

Early Parkinson’s Disease patients benefit significantly from levodopa, to replace dopamine to restore normal motor function. As PD progresses, the brain loses more dopamine-producing cells, which causes motor complications and unpredictable responses to levodopa. Doses must be increased over time, and given at shorter intervals. Regimens are different for each person and may vary from […]

Wearable sensor network informs transient pacemaker

John Rogers and Northwestern colleagues have developed their second generation transient pacemaker, used post cardiac-surgery or for those awaiting permanent pacemakers. The new version, still implantable, wireless, and self dissolving, works with a network of soft wearable sensors, placed around the body. The sensors continuously monitor body temperature, oxygen levels, respiration, muscle tone, physical activity, […]

MSK developed sensor detects molecular signature of cancer; compared to human scent

Mijin Kim and Daniel Heller of the Nanomedicine Lab at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center have developed an array of carbon nanotube sensors that can “sniff” cancer using AI. The human nose can detect a trillion different scents, through hundreds of olfactory receptors. The pattern which odor molecules bind to which receptors creates a kind […]