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Which Data are Worth Collecting Through Wearable Sensors for Parkinson’s Disease Symptoms

Although wearable devices can automatically detect Parkinson’s disease symptoms and inform clinicians about the progression of disease, the machine learning algorithms must be trained with annotated data from clinical experts who can recognize symptoms, and at the same time collecting such data are costly. Northwestern Memorial Hospital in Chicago, IL conducted a study to investigate […]
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Study Assesses Wearable Device Adhesives for Optimal Fixation

With the growing popularity of wearable devices that monitor activity-related information, such as heart rate and caloric burn, wearables are now making inroads into clinical applications, with devices for monitoring blood glucose levels and dispense drug, insulin etc. These devices lessen the patient’s time in medical facilities and reduce healthcare costs. Read more Enabling Tech: […]
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Purdue University Researchers Develop Cheap, Biocompatible and Breathable Smart Stickers

As wearable technology is becoming more and more advanced, researchers are finding ways to create cheap and easy-to-use wearable devices that can perform effectively. A team of researchers at Purdue university have created a simpler version of wearable devices that can be used for health monitoring and alert a user of any health risks in […]
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Life-Saving Wearable Devices that Boost Safety for Construction Workers

The construction industry ranks in first place when it comes to the number of fatal workplace injuries. In 2016, there were 991 deaths reported in the United States, almost 6% increase from the previous year, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). However, according to McKinsey & Company, the construction industry is lagging behind […]
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Researchers Develop High-performance Flexible Transparent Force Touch Sensor for Wearable Devices

Researchers at the Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST) have produced a high-performance and transparent nanoforce touch sensor by developing a thin, flexible, and transparent hierarchical nanocomposite (HNC) film. The team said their sensor features all the necessary characters for industrial-grade application: high sensitivity, transparency, bending insensitivity, and manufacturability. Read more Scientists Create […]
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Wearable Smart Stickers May Save Lives of Patients, Athletes and Cut Medical Costs

Heart surgery in itself can be a traumatic experience for patients, and having to continuously monitor your health status without a doctor present when you’re back home can be even scarier. A simple sticker may perform the task well and keep you tension free. Read more Ultra-Sensitive Electronic Skin Can Feel Touch and Temperature Changes […]