A new sensor monitors in real time how stressed you are

Skoltech researchers have developed a prototype of a fluorescence-based sensor for continuous detection of cortisol concentrations in real time, which can help monitor various health conditions. The paper was published in the journal Talanta. Cortisol, a steroid hormone commonly known as the “stress hormone,” plays a significant role in the regulation of a range of physiological Read more about A new sensor monitors in real time how stressed you are[…]

Early warning system on COVID-19 and flu using wearables

Temperature data collected by wearable devices worn on the finger can be reliably used to detect the onset of fevers, a leading symptom of both COVID-19 and the flu, according to a team of researchers from the University of California San Diego, UC San Francisco and MIT Lincoln Lab. Researchers published their results in a Read more about Early warning system on COVID-19 and flu using wearables[…]

The challenge for electronic skin

What if we didn’t have skin? We would have no sense of touch, no detection of coldness or pain, leaving us inept to respond to any situation. The skin is not just a protective shell for organs, but rather a signaling system for survival that provides information on the external stimuli or temperature, or a Read more about The challenge for electronic skin[…]

Novel design and strategic use of materials for wearable biosensors

In recent years, the use of wearable sensing devices has become a part of people’s everyday lives. Devices such as smart watches, for example, can be used to monitor physical fitness functions such as heart rate, sleep and exercise. But advances in technology have opened many more possibilities for monitoring patient health. Sensors can now Read more about Novel design and strategic use of materials for wearable biosensors[…]

Wearable sensors printed directly on skin

Wearable sensors are evolving from watches and electrodes to bendable devices that provide far more precise biometric measurements and comfort for users. Now, an international team of researchers has taken the evolution one step further by printing sensors directly on human skin without the use of heat. Led by Huanyu “Larry” Cheng, Dorothy Quiggle Career Read more about Wearable sensors printed directly on skin[…]

Learning Environments with Augmentation and Robotics for Next-gen Emergency Responders

What if you could provide emergency responders with technology that could not only potentially save lives, but make their work more precise and efficient at the same time through the use of novel human augmentation technologies? This concept, called LEARNER is on its way to becoming a reality thanks to an award from the National Read more about Learning Environments with Augmentation and Robotics for Next-gen Emergency Responders[…]

A new haptic device which recreates the sense of touch

What if you could touch a loved one during a video call – particularly in today’s social distancing era of COVID-19 – or pick up and handle a virtual tool in a video game? Pending user tests and funding to commercialise the new technology, these ideas could become reality in a couple of years after Read more about A new haptic device which recreates the sense of touch[…]

Wearable battery for human body

Electronics are showing up everywhere: on our laps, in pockets and purses and, increasingly, snuggled up against our skin or sewed into our clothing. But the adoption of wearable electronics has so far been limited by their need to derive power from bulky, rigid batteries that reduce comfort and may present safety hazards due to Read more about Wearable battery for human body[…]

Haptic feedback through artificial skin to develop a fully wearable prototype

Just like our senses of hearing and vision, our sense of touch plays an important role in how we perceive and interact with the world around us. And technology capable of replicating our sense of touch – also known as haptic feedback – can greatly enhance human-computer and human-robot interfaces for applications such as medical Read more about Haptic feedback through artificial skin to develop a fully wearable prototype[…]

An ultrathin, mechanically imperceptible, and stretchable wearable electronic device

Wearable human-machine interfaces – devices that can collect and store important health information about the wearer, among other uses – have benefited from advances in electronics, materials and mechanical designs. But current models still can be bulky and uncomfortable, and they can’t always handle multiple functions at one time. Researchers reported Friday, Aug. 2, the Read more about An ultrathin, mechanically imperceptible, and stretchable wearable electronic device[…]

Artificial Skin Could Give Superhuman Perception

A new type of sensor could lead to artificial skin that someday helps burn victims ‘feel’ and safeguards the rest of us, University of Connecticut researchers suggest in a paper in Advanced Materials. Our skin’s ability to perceive pressure, heat, cold, and vibration is a critical safety function that most people take for granted. But burn Read more about Artificial Skin Could Give Superhuman Perception[…]

SMOKING HARMS YOUR HEALTH SO BADLY EVEN SMARTPHONE CAN DETECT IT

Smoking is one of the major life-shortening factors that leads to accelerated aging and premature death. Quitting smoking increases lifespan and decreases biological age, as measured by DNA methylation. However, many smokers find it hard to quit. A new study published by scientists from Gero and Roswell Park Cancer Institute offers a way to track rejuvenating effect Read more about SMOKING HARMS YOUR HEALTH SO BADLY EVEN SMARTPHONE CAN DETECT IT[…]