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 […]

Microneedle wearable continuously monitors glucose, lactate, alcohol

UCSD Professor Joe Wang and colleagues have created a multiple biomarker monitor in the form of a painless microneedle patch, which Wang calls a “complete lab on the skin.” Glucose, lactate and alcohol levels are monitored simultaneously, in real time. Microneedles enable the direct sample of interstitial fluid, which provides a similar measure of biochemical […]

Chest sensor detects worsening asthma, respiratory disease

The RESP Sensor from Strados labs received FDA clearance for early, remote detection of lung acoustic and ventilation pattern changes to predict worsening respiratory disease. Lung sounds associated with asthma, COPD, heart failure and infectious diseases including COVID-19 are detected. Frequency of wheezing, coughing, shortness of breath, and respiratory dynamics including rate and excursion are […]