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[…]

Brain pacemakers with battery-free implants

Research by UA professor reveals a more sophisticated method for delivering light to control neurons in the brain — which could ultimately mean turning off pain receptors or reducing the effects of severe neurological disorders. Optogenetics is a biological technique that uses light to turn specific neuron groups in the brain on or off. For Read more about Brain pacemakers with battery-free implants[…]

Novel protective mask for medical personnel

Laughter is the best medicine, says medical research. But how are patients supposed to feel like smiling if the faces of the nursing staff and even their beloved ones are covered with masks? Researchers from Empa and EPFL are currently developing a novel face mask, which offers an unobstructed view of the wearer’s facial expressions. Read more about Novel protective mask for medical personnel[…]

Wearable electronic stickers may save lives of heart patients, athletes

Heart surgery can be traumatic for patients. Having to continuously monitor your status without a doctor when you are back home can be even scarier. Imagine being able to do that with a simple sticker applied to your body. Purdue University researchers have advanced a sticker solution moving it several steps closer to reality. The research Read more about Wearable electronic stickers may save lives of heart patients, athletes[…]

Pliable micro-batteries for wearables

There is a new technology gripping the markets of the future – technology to wear. Wearables, as they are known, are portable systems that contain sensors to collect measurement data from our bodies. Powering these sensors without wires calls for pliable batteries that can adapt to the specific material and deliver the power the system Read more about Pliable micro-batteries for wearables[…]

A wearable device for regrowing hair

Although some people embrace the saying “bald is beautiful,” for others, alopecia, or excessive hair loss, can cause stress and anxiety. Some studies have shown that stimulating the skin with lasers can help regrow hair, but the equipment is often large, consumes lots of energy and is difficult to use in daily life. Now, researchers Read more about A wearable device for regrowing hair[…]

Industry 4.0: safety glasses off, data glasses on!

Safety helmets with built-in microdisplays and multifunction data glasses will soon monitor production lines, advise workers of dangers, and display storage locations. The Fraunhofer Institute for Organic Electronics, Electron Beam and Plasma Technology FEP is developing OLED microdisplays and sensors as the foundation for intelligent data glasses in the sectors of medicine, vehicle production, entertainment, Read more about Industry 4.0: safety glasses off, data glasses on![…]

Smart skin for flexible monitoring

A thin smart patch called Marine Skin could make studying the behavior of marine animals easier and more informative. This system for electronic tagging of animals is based on stretchable silicone elastomers that can withstand twisting, shearing and stretching, even when exposed to high pressures in deep waters. “The integrated flexible electronics can track an Read more about Smart skin for flexible monitoring[…]

What’s going on in our brains while walking?

Using new technologies to track how vision guides foot placement, researchers at The University of Texas at Austin come one step closer in determining what is going on in the brain while we walk, paving the way for better treatment for mobility impairments — strokes, aging and Parkinson’s — and technology development — prosthetics and robots. Walking Read more about What’s going on in our brains while walking?[…]

Sniffing Entrapped Humans with Sensor Arrays

The first step after buildings collapse from an earthquake, bombing or other disaster is to rescue people who could be trapped in the rubble. But finding entrapped humans among the ruins can be challenging. Scientists now report in the ACS journal Analytical Chemistry the development of an inexpensive, selective sensor that is light and portable enough for Read more about Sniffing Entrapped Humans with Sensor Arrays[…]