Browsing Tag: COVID

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 […]

Sensors monitor physiological variables post vaccine

Wearable sensors could improve clinical trials by enabling earlier identification of abnormal reactions. Currently, vaccine safety in clinical trials is primarily determined by participants’ subjective self-reporting. Dan Yamin, Yiftach Gepner, and Tel Aviv University colleagues used a chest patch sensor to monitor various health indicators in 160 participants, before and after receiving the Pfizer BioNTech […]

Hopkins developed saliva sensor improves speed and accuracy of COVID detection

David Gracias and Ishan Barman at Johns Hopkins have developed a COVID 19 sensor which provides fast and accurate results using a drop of saliva placed on a device. No additional chemical modifications like molecular labeling or antibody functionalization are required, which could allow the sensor to be used in wearable devices. Current PCR tests […]

AI detects COVID in chest x rays

DeepCOVID-XR is a Northwestern University developed algorithm that automatically detects the signs of COVID-19 on a basic X-ray of the lungs. The system is able to detect COVID-19 in X-rays 10 times faster than thoracic radiologists and 1% to 6% more accurately. The developers said the AI could be used to rapidly screen patients at […]

Sensors 3D printed directly on lungs, heart could be used with surgical robots to diagnose, monitor disease

Michael McAlpine and University of Minnesota colleagues used 3D printing and motion capture technology to print electronic sensors directly on organs that are expanding and contracting, such as the heart and lungs. This could be used to diagnose and monitor the lungs of patients with COVID-19. This builds on the team’s technique which enabled the […]