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UMich Kirigami sensor patch

UMich Researchers Develop Japanese Kirigami Influenced Sensor Patch for Injury Recovery and Athlete Training

A researcher from the University of Michigan (UMich) has developed a wearable sensor patch to measure the range of motion of hard-to-assess areas of the body using principles from the Japanese paper art of kirigami. When Max Shtein, a professor of materials science and engineering at the University of Michigan crashed his bicycle and broke […]
Beddr sleep coaching employers

Beddr Launches Sleep Coaching, Data Analytics for Employers

Beddr, the maker of SleepTuner, an FDA-registered consumer wearable that can measure your sleep, launched a new program that provides employees with a sleep tracking device, weekly coaching and referrals to experts, reports MobiHealthNews. “Sleep is the foundation to every employee’s mental and physical health. High-quality sleep has been shown to both reduce healthcare costs, […]
Stretchable e-tattoo

New Stretchable E-Tattoo for Long-Term Uninterrupted Heart Monitoring

Heart disease is the leading cause of death for both men and women. About 610,000 people die of heart disease in the United States every year–that’s 1 in every 4 deaths. To prevent or treat heart disease, regular monitoring of heart is important for people patients suffering from or at risk of heart disease. However, […]
Sensors provide running economy

Sensors with Real-Time Evaluation of Running Economy and Foot Mechanics Open New Opportunities

One of the key factors differentiating East African runners from other runners around the world is the steady-state oxygen consumption at a given submaximal intensity, also known as running economy. The reason Kenyan runners dominate middle-and long-distance running competitions is their exceptional running economy, according to a research published in PubMed. The study highlighted the […]
IBM fingernail sensor

IBM Develops Fingernail Sensor That Uses Artificial Intelligence to Monitor Parkinson’s, Other Diseases

The strength of grip is a useful metric for monitoring diseases. Grip strength has been linked with the effectiveness of medication in people with Parkinson’s disease, the degree of cognitive function in schizophrenics, the condition of one’s cardiovascular health, and all-cause mortality in geriatrics. With that in mind, researchers at IBM have developed a first-of-a-kind […]
Shunt wearable sensor

This Wearable Skin Sensor Could Improve the Lives of People with Hydrocephalus

Hydrocephalus, a condition in which there is an accumulation of cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) within the brain, can be treated with a shunt system, and this treatment often includes complications. Researchers at Northwestern University have developed a new wearable shunt monitor that may revolutionize the way people with hydrocephalus are cared for. Read more Sweat-Based Wearable […]