Browsing Tag: Sensors

Candy sensor prototype to monitor electrolytes, ovulation, kidney function through saliva

Korea University professors Beelee Chua and Donghyun Lee have developed a health monitoring sensor using saliva collected from a Tootsie Roll candy to detects salt and electrolyte levels, and monitor ovulation status and kidney health. The easily accessible, low-waste sensor is simply licked. To make the prototype sensor, a Tootsie roll was flattened and crevices […]

Joe Wang fingertip glucose sensor

Wang’s fingertip sweat sensor detects glucose levels

UCSD’s Joe Wang has developed a totally noninvasive sensor and algorithm to detect glucose levels from sweat on the fingertip. The painless, rapid, and accurate system could revolutionize diabetes management. The systemcombines a simple touch-based fingertip sweat electrochemical sensor with a new algorithm that addresses for personal variations toward the accurate estimate of blood glucose […]

“Ambient intelligence” monitoring to prevent medical errors, send alerts

Stanford’s Fei Fei Li, Arnold Milstein and albert Haque have developed AI and sensor based “ambient intelligence” protocols to prevent medical errors and improve outcomes. Applications include alerting clinicians and visitors when they fail to sanitize their hands before entering a hospital room; monitoring the elderly for behavioral clues of impending health crises; prompting caregivers, […]

Electrostatic and electrochemical sensors rapidly detect airborne viruses

Jang Jae-sung and Ulsan colleagues have developed a method to quickly and accurately detect airborne viruses, to inform public health and quarantine efforts. Electrostatic force captures and condenses viruses in the air, and a paper electrochemical sensor checks samples for antigens and virus antibodies. Liquid particles as small as 1 micrometer have been successfully collected. […]

Polymer improves medical implants, could enable brain-computer interface

David Martin and University of Delaware colleagues have developed a bio-synthetic coating for electronic components that could avoid the scarring (and signal disruption) caused by traditional microelectric materials. The PEDOT polymer improved the performance of medical implants by reducing their opposition to an electric current. Pedot film was used with an antibody to stimulate blood […]

Sensor platform detects dopamine in sweat; could be used for future treatment

Penn State’s Aida Ebrahimi and Maurico Terrones, RPI’s Humberto Terrones, and colleagues, have developed a highly sensitive, non-invasive wearable Dopamine sensor platform. The goal is the use of the technology to develop wearable sensors able to track and eventually treat conditions caused by too much (ie schizophrenia) or too little (ie Parkinson’s, depression) dopamine. The […]