Browsing Category: Monitoring

Sensors, software to understand MS progression

Biogen Idec and Google X  will use sensors and software to collect and analyze data from MS patients.  The goals is to understand  environmental and biological factors that contribute to the disease’s progression, and why it progresses differently in every patient.  Andrew Conrad, head of Life Sciences at Google X, believes that this will lead to earlier interventions and better outcomes. […]

Physiological and mathematical models simulate body systems

Another CES standout was LifeQ, a company that combines physiological and bio-mathematical modeling to provide health decision data. LifeQ Lens is a multi-wavelength optical sensor that can be integrated into wearable devices. It monitors key metrics, with what the company claims to be laboratory level accuracy, using a proprietary algorithm. Raw data is translated through […]

Less obtrusive sleep monitoring

Stevens Institute of Technology and Florida State University researchers have developed a sleep monitoring system using earbuds with an in-line microphone plugged into an iPhone. The microphone monitored study participants’ breathing to within half a breath per minute of what could be recorded with a chest-worn respiration monitor and collar clipped microphone.  The novelty of […]

Wearable sensor detects chemical disease markers

University of Michigan professors Sherman Fan and Zhaohui Zhong‘s newly developed graphene-based wearable sensor detects airborne chemicals that serve as disease indicators.   This could be the first wearable that monitors a broad array of chemical, rather than physical attributes. The sensor could detect acetone, a biomarker for diabetes, or abnormal levels of nitric oxide and oxygen, indicators of […]

Biosensor monitor for post-surgery GI disorder

AbStats is a plastic, disposable, non-invasive acoustic gastrointestinal surveillance biosensor that attaches to the abdomen after surgery. It was developed by UCLA professor Brennan Spiegel and described in a paper published in the Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery this week. The device can help doctors determine which post-operative patients should be fed, and which should not, by monitoring for post-operative ileus, […]

Sensor / 3D printing / bandage combination for continuous monitoring

Bioscope bandages, developed at the National Taiwan University, wirelessly transmit temperature, heart rate, movement and vital sign data to doctors to monitor or remotely diagnose. The bandage comes with an integrated thermometer, accelerometer, and sensors to measure electrical activity. A microphone can track organ sound patterns to detect disease. The area holding the modules is […]

Sensor “band-aid” assesses physical and cognitive performance

Airmen at the Wright-Patterson Air Force Base are testing bandage-like sensors that analyze sweat to assess physical and cognitive performance.  This is based on a study by Dr. Josh Hagen of the Air Force Research Lab.  The sensors notify users when stress, dehydration, and other health issues are detected. “Our vision is that every Airman at the beginning […]