Wearables

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News • Exhibition overview

Medical Taiwan 2022: An immersive experience

Holding its ground during the challenges of the pandemic, Health and Care Expo Medical Taiwan 2022 saw a 13% increase in visitors compared with last year, the organizers report.

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News • Green revolution

Bacteria could power medical sensors

Engineers have developed a biofilm capable of producing long-term, continuous electricity from an individuals' sweat.

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News • Wearable sensor array

High-tech vest monitors lung function

To monitor the lung function of patients with severe respiratory or lung diseases outside of an ICU, researchers have developed a vest that records noises with integrated acoustic sensors.

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News • As good as gold

Raman spectroscopy: a wearable chemical sensor

Researchers created a special ultrathin sensor, spun from gold, that can be attached directly to the skin without irritation or discomfort. The sensor can measure different biomarkers or substances…

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News • Wearables

Personal health trackers may include smart face mask

Researchers developed two concepts of wearable smart bioelectronic devices, materials for better real-time monitoring of a person’s health, including vitals.

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News • Assessing abnormal neurological problems

Smart jumpsuit tracks infants’ early development

New wearable technology creates new possibilities for assessing the neurological development of young children.

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Article • Subset of wearables

From the wrist into the ear – the potential of hearables

Progress in miniaturising sensor technology has opened up new possibilities for monitoring vital signs outside the hospital environment. A subset of wearables are the so-called hearables – in-ear devices that are well suited for long-term monitoring as they are non-invasive, inconspicuous and easy to fasten. Hearables offer two major benefits: their proximity to the torso and vascular system of…

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