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Wearable to Continuously Monitor Glucose, Alcohol and Lactate

Wearable to Continuously Monitor Glucose, Alcohol and Lactate

Wearable Technology Insights
May 13, 2022
Tattoo-like Sensors Reveal Blood Oxygen Levels

Tattoo-like Sensors Reveal Blood Oxygen Levels

Engineers have invented a silk-based material that when placed under the skin that glows brighter or dimmer under a lamp when exposed to different levels of oxygen in the blood. The novel sensor, which currently is limited to reading oxygen levels, is made up of a gel formed from the protein components of silk, called fibroin. The silk fibroin proteins have unique properties that make them especially compatible as an implantable material.
Wearable Technology Insights
May 11, 2022
Flexible Printed Batteries Generate Electricity from Moisture

Flexible Printed Batteries Generate Electricity from Moisture

Strategic Elements Ltd reports that nanoionic materials engineering by research partner The University of New South Wales has created an improvement in the ability to convert moisture in the air to electrical energy.
Wearable Technology Insights
May 9, 2022
New Wearable Technology - For Plants

New Wearable Technology - For Plants

Plants can't speak up when they are thirsty. And visual signs, such as shriveling or browning leaves, don't start until most of their water is gone. To detect water loss earlier, researchers have created a wearable sensor for plant leaves. The system wirelessly transmits data to a smartphone app, allowing for remote management of drought stress in gardens and crops.
Wearable Technology Insights
Apr 25, 2022
Flexible Printable Electrical Patches for Accelerated Wound Healing

Flexible Printable Electrical Patches for Accelerated Wound Healing

Existing therapies for healing wounds include dressings, negative pressure bandages, growth factor-based and anti-inflammatory drugs, debridement, and ultrasound treatments. But even under the best conditions, the average time for complete wound closure is 12 weeks using these methods.
Wearable Technology Insights
Apr 19, 2022
A Wearable for Monitoring Prenatal Health at Home

A Wearable for Monitoring Prenatal Health at Home

An estimated 15 million babies are born prematurely every year, posing a significant risk to both maternal and neonatal health. The EU funded WISH project promotes a novel tool for monitoring the risk of preterm labour at home.
Wearable Technology Insights
Mar 30, 2022
An Elastic Light-Emitting Polymer for Stretchable, Wearable Displays

An Elastic Light-Emitting Polymer for Stretchable, Wearable Displays

No one would ever imagine crumpling up their smartphone, television or another electronic device. Today's displays - which are flat, rigid and fragile - lack the ability to reshape to interactively respond to users.
IDTechEx Research Subscribers
Wearable Electronics and Skin Patches at InnoLAE 2022

Wearable Electronics and Skin Patches at InnoLAE 2022

The key content on wearable technology innovations at the InnoLAE conference, including next generation wearable devices, electronic skins as wearables for medical applications, printed piezoelectric sensors and computerized embroidery.
Wearable Technology Insights
Mar 2, 2022
Ultrathin Films for Stretchable and Sturdy Bioelectronic Membranes

Ultrathin Films for Stretchable and Sturdy Bioelectronic Membranes

Researchers have developed a unique design of ultrathin films for highly flexible yet mechanically robust bioelectronic membranes that could pave the way for diagnostic on-skin sensors that fit precisely over the body's contours and conform to its movements.
Wearable Technology Insights
Feb 28, 2022
Squid Skin Inspires UV Radiation Sensing Wearable

Squid Skin Inspires UV Radiation Sensing Wearable

The researchers expect that people will use this device to monitor sun exposure, but the sensor also could be used in other situations where there's utility to measuring light exposure. For example, UV radiation is often used to sterilize environments. These stickers could be used to indicate when a surface has been exposed to UV radiation for long enough to be fully sterilized.
Wearable Technology Insights
May 13, 2022
Tattoo-like Sensors Reveal Blood Oxygen Levels

Tattoo-like Sensors Reveal Blood Oxygen Levels

Engineers have invented a silk-based material that when placed under the skin that glows brighter or dimmer under a lamp when exposed to different levels of oxygen in the blood. The novel sensor, which currently is limited to reading oxygen levels, is made up of a gel formed from the protein components of silk, called fibroin. The silk fibroin proteins have unique properties that make them especially compatible as an implantable material.
Wearable Technology Insights
May 9, 2022
New Wearable Technology - For Plants

New Wearable Technology - For Plants

Plants can't speak up when they are thirsty. And visual signs, such as shriveling or browning leaves, don't start until most of their water is gone. To detect water loss earlier, researchers have created a wearable sensor for plant leaves. The system wirelessly transmits data to a smartphone app, allowing for remote management of drought stress in gardens and crops.
Wearable Technology Insights
Apr 19, 2022
A Wearable for Monitoring Prenatal Health at Home

A Wearable for Monitoring Prenatal Health at Home

An estimated 15 million babies are born prematurely every year, posing a significant risk to both maternal and neonatal health. The EU funded WISH project promotes a novel tool for monitoring the risk of preterm labour at home.
IDTechEx Research Subscribers
Wearable Electronics and Skin Patches at InnoLAE 2022

Wearable Electronics and Skin Patches at InnoLAE 2022

The key content on wearable technology innovations at the InnoLAE conference, including next generation wearable devices, electronic skins as wearables for medical applications, printed piezoelectric sensors and computerized embroidery.
Wearable Technology Insights
Feb 28, 2022
Squid Skin Inspires UV Radiation Sensing Wearable

Squid Skin Inspires UV Radiation Sensing Wearable

The researchers expect that people will use this device to monitor sun exposure, but the sensor also could be used in other situations where there's utility to measuring light exposure. For example, UV radiation is often used to sterilize environments. These stickers could be used to indicate when a surface has been exposed to UV radiation for long enough to be fully sterilized.
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