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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
Feb 17, 2022
Smartwatch Measures Key Stress Hormone

Smartwatch Measures Key Stress Hormone

The human body responds to stress, from the everyday to the extreme, by producing a hormone called cortisol. To date, it has been impractical to measure cortisol as a way to potentially identify conditions such as depression and post-traumatic stress, in which levels of the hormone are elevated. Cortisol levels traditionally have been evaluated through blood samples by professional labs, and while those measurements can be useful for diagnosing certain diseases, they fail to capture changes in cortisol levels over time.
Wearable Technology Insights
Feb 3, 2022
Insulin Patch Sticks Inside a Person's Cheek

Insulin Patch Sticks Inside a Person's Cheek

Managing blood sugar levels requires round-the-clock attention for people diagnosed with diabetes. A more healthful diet and increased physical activity can help, but many with the condition also need to take regular shots of insulin — the primary hormone that regulates sugar. To deliver this drug in a less invasive way, researchers report a prototype insulin-loaded patch that comfortably sticks to the inside of a person's cheek.
Wearable Technology Insights
Jan 26, 2022
Battery Ink Cells Generate Electricity from Interaction with Moisture

Battery Ink Cells Generate Electricity from Interaction with Moisture

In a significant achievement prototype battery ink cells were screen printed onto flexible plastic and successfully generated over 250mAh (milliamp hours) of electrical charge solely from moisture. In addition, over 5mA (milliamps) of electrical current was achieved under load over a 3-day testing period. The results detail a 150% increase in electrical charge compared to previous reporting.
Wearable Technology Insights
Dec 22, 2021
Platform for Controlled Design of Printed Electronics with 2D Material

Platform for Controlled Design of Printed Electronics with 2D Material

Scientists have shown how electricity is transported in printed 2D materials, paving the way for design of flexible devices for healthcare and beyond.
Wearable Technology Insights
Dec 10, 2021
Wearable Sensor Measures Airborne Nicotine Exposure From E-Cigarettes

Wearable Sensor Measures Airborne Nicotine Exposure From E-Cigarettes

Some studies have shown that nicotine, an addictive substance in electronic cigarettes, increases the risk of cardiovascular and respiratory disorders. But to get a full understanding of its potential health effects, a real-time nicotine monitoring device is needed.
Wearable Technology Insights
Nov 10, 2021
Sweat-Collecting Patch Inspired by Cactus Spines

Sweat-Collecting Patch Inspired by Cactus Spines

Sweat is an effective body fluid for analyzing bioanalytes in the body without collecting blood. The sweat sensor can reduce the hassle for diabetic patients who repeatedly have to draw blood, and can also be used in wearable devices for daily healthcare monitoring. However, the practical use of sweat sensors is impeded by irregular and low sweat secretion rates. There is a pressing need to effectively collect these sweat secretions.
Wearable Technology Insights
Oct 26, 2021
Smart Bandage Solves a Major Problem When Treating Chronic Wounds

Smart Bandage Solves a Major Problem When Treating Chronic Wounds

How can doctors make sure a dressed wound is healing without taking off the bandage? This is a conundrum, because removing a bandage can disrupt the healing process. Technology presented in a new study in open-access journal Frontiers in Physics could help.
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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.
Wearable Technology Insights
Feb 3, 2022
Insulin Patch Sticks Inside a Person's Cheek

Insulin Patch Sticks Inside a Person's Cheek

Managing blood sugar levels requires round-the-clock attention for people diagnosed with diabetes. A more healthful diet and increased physical activity can help, but many with the condition also need to take regular shots of insulin — the primary hormone that regulates sugar. To deliver this drug in a less invasive way, researchers report a prototype insulin-loaded patch that comfortably sticks to the inside of a person's cheek.
Wearable Technology Insights
Dec 22, 2021
Platform for Controlled Design of Printed Electronics with 2D Material

Platform for Controlled Design of Printed Electronics with 2D Material

Scientists have shown how electricity is transported in printed 2D materials, paving the way for design of flexible devices for healthcare and beyond.
Wearable Technology Insights
Nov 10, 2021
Sweat-Collecting Patch Inspired by Cactus Spines

Sweat-Collecting Patch Inspired by Cactus Spines

Sweat is an effective body fluid for analyzing bioanalytes in the body without collecting blood. The sweat sensor can reduce the hassle for diabetic patients who repeatedly have to draw blood, and can also be used in wearable devices for daily healthcare monitoring. However, the practical use of sweat sensors is impeded by irregular and low sweat secretion rates. There is a pressing need to effectively collect these sweat secretions.
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 17, 2022
Smartwatch Measures Key Stress Hormone

Smartwatch Measures Key Stress Hormone

The human body responds to stress, from the everyday to the extreme, by producing a hormone called cortisol. To date, it has been impractical to measure cortisol as a way to potentially identify conditions such as depression and post-traumatic stress, in which levels of the hormone are elevated. Cortisol levels traditionally have been evaluated through blood samples by professional labs, and while those measurements can be useful for diagnosing certain diseases, they fail to capture changes in cortisol levels over time.
Wearable Technology Insights
Jan 26, 2022
Battery Ink Cells Generate Electricity from Interaction with Moisture

Battery Ink Cells Generate Electricity from Interaction with Moisture

In a significant achievement prototype battery ink cells were screen printed onto flexible plastic and successfully generated over 250mAh (milliamp hours) of electrical charge solely from moisture. In addition, over 5mA (milliamps) of electrical current was achieved under load over a 3-day testing period. The results detail a 150% increase in electrical charge compared to previous reporting.
Wearable Technology Insights
Dec 10, 2021
Wearable Sensor Measures Airborne Nicotine Exposure From E-Cigarettes

Wearable Sensor Measures Airborne Nicotine Exposure From E-Cigarettes

Some studies have shown that nicotine, an addictive substance in electronic cigarettes, increases the risk of cardiovascular and respiratory disorders. But to get a full understanding of its potential health effects, a real-time nicotine monitoring device is needed.
Wearable Technology Insights
Oct 26, 2021
Smart Bandage Solves a Major Problem When Treating Chronic Wounds

Smart Bandage Solves a Major Problem When Treating Chronic Wounds

How can doctors make sure a dressed wound is healing without taking off the bandage? This is a conundrum, because removing a bandage can disrupt the healing process. Technology presented in a new study in open-access journal Frontiers in Physics could help.
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