Smartphone app to reliably diagnose irregular heartbeat or atrial fibrillation

Researchers from the University of Turku developed a smartphone app to detect atrial fibrillation with phone alone, without any extra equipment. This application provides a potential tool for timely diagnosis of atrial fibrillation as it is crucial for effective stroke prevention. The results of the study were published in the journal Circulation. Smartphone app to … Continue reading Smartphone app to reliably diagnose irregular heartbeat or atrial fibrillation

New nanosensor technology to detect osteoarthritis biomarker

Researchers at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center have been able to analyze hyaluronic acid using solid-state nanopore sensor. This technique allows them to study its role in osteoarthritis and other inflammatory joint disorders. This technique is first of a kind and is a significant improvement regarding relative ease to perform and high precision from other … Continue reading New nanosensor technology to detect osteoarthritis biomarker

Researchers create better wearable medical sensors based on graphene nano-flakes

Team of researchers at University of British Columbia Okanagan campus have developed a practical way to monitor and interpret human motion.The sensor is made by infusing graphene nano-flakes (GNF) into a rubber-like adhesive pad. Najjaran says they then tested the durability of the tiny sensor by stretching it to see if it can maintain accuracy … Continue reading Researchers create better wearable medical sensors based on graphene nano-flakes

Researchers develop ultra thin wearable skin electronics

This latest research by a Japanese academic-industrial collaboration, led by Professor Takao Someya at the University of Tokyo's Graduate School of Engineering presents a new ultrathin, elastic display that fits snugly on the skin and can show the moving waveform of an electrocardiogram recorded by a breathable, on-skin electrode sensor. Combined with a wireless communication … Continue reading Researchers develop ultra thin wearable skin electronics

Digital pill biosensors for monitoring opioid medication use

In a research paper published in the Anesthesia & Analgesia, Brigham and women's hospital investigators report on the results from a pilot study of 15 individuals who received a prescription to take oxycodone digital pills as needed following treatment for acute fractures.Recently first digital pill was approved by the FDA for use with the antipsychotic … Continue reading Digital pill biosensors for monitoring opioid medication use

Artificial retina using synthetic and biological materials

A synthetic, soft tissue retina made of hydrogels and biological cell membrane proteins was developed by an Oxford University student Vanessa Restrepo-Schild. Research involved combining biological and synthetic tissues in a laboratory. Designed like a camera, the aqueous droplets containing bacteriorhodopsin (bR), a light-driven proton pump act as pixels, detecting and reacting to light to … Continue reading Artificial retina using synthetic and biological materials

Glassy carbon electrodes advances brain-computer interface technology

The Center for Sensorimotor Neural Engineering-a collaboration of San Diego State University with the University of Washington and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology is working on an implantable brain chip that can record neural electrical signals and transmit them to receivers in the limb. Results of the research study utilizing above technology are published in … Continue reading Glassy carbon electrodes advances brain-computer interface technology

Novel bio-signal measuring electrodes to advance health diagnosis using internet of things devices

Daegu Gyeongbuk Institute of Science and Technology (DGIST) announced that Professor Kyung-in Jang's research team from the Department of Robotics Engineering succeeded in developing bio-signal measuring electrodes that can be mounted on Internet of Things (IoT) devices through joint research with a research team led by professor John Rogers of the University of Illinois, USA.Optical … Continue reading Novel bio-signal measuring electrodes to advance health diagnosis using internet of things devices

New technology using gold wires on flexible plastic for wearable electronic devices

Researchers from National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has come up with a way to build safe, nontoxic gold wires onto flexible, thin plastic film. Their demonstration potentially clears the path for a host of wearable electronic devices that monitor our health.NIST research has found that the flexible plastic membrane on which wearables would be … Continue reading New technology using gold wires on flexible plastic for wearable electronic devices

Wearable biosensor to test sweat

Researchers has developed soft, flexible microfluidic device that easily adheres to the skin and measures the wearer’s sweat to show how his or her body is responding to exercise. A little larger than a quarter and about the same thickness, the simple, low-cost device analyzes pH and concentrations of glucose, chloride and lactate.Credit: John A … Continue reading Wearable biosensor to test sweat