Graphene electronic-tattoo monitors blood pressure over time

Scientists have developed a new electronic “tattoo” that can monitor a patient’s blood pressure continuously. The e-tattoo is made of graphene and can be worn for long periods without getting in the way, allowing for better health data.Continue Reading… Continue reading Graphene electronic-tattoo monitors blood pressure over time

Multi-Beam headlamp combines an arc of illumination with a spotlight

Most headlamps just incorporate a lamp unit in the middle, which in some cases can be set to wide and spotlight output modes. The Multi-Beam is different, in that it sports both a central spotlight and a wide half-halo of LEDs.Continue ReadingCategory:… Continue reading Multi-Beam headlamp combines an arc of illumination with a spotlight

Chest-buzzing CUE1 wearable may help reduce Parkinson’s symptoms

The CUE1 should soon be the subject of a large clinical trial

Among other things, people with Parkinson’s disease suffer from a slowness of movement and a stiffness of the muscles. A new wearable device may help alleviate those symptoms, by buzzing the user in the chest.

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Wearable simultaneously measures alcohol, lactate and glucose levels

While we’ve already seen skin-worn patches that can detect individual substances in the bloodstream, a new one goes considerably further. It simultaneously measures glucose, alcohol and lactate, and could have multiple applications.Continue ReadingCate… Continue reading Wearable simultaneously measures alcohol, lactate and glucose levels

Emovo Grasp could help restore hand function to stroke victims

When someone has been left paralyzed by a stroke or brain injury, much of their recovery involves physically guiding the affected limb though the lost motion, so their brain can relearn it. A new exoskeleton does exactly that for the hand, and patients… Continue reading Emovo Grasp could help restore hand function to stroke victims

Self-charging moisture battery promises sweat-powered wearables

Half of the solar energy that bathes the Earth in warmth goes into a single process, according to some researchers: evaporating the water that covers some 71 percent of our fragile blue marble. Australian company Strategic Elements wants that energy ba… Continue reading Self-charging moisture battery promises sweat-powered wearables

New sensor could pave the way for urine-analyzing diapers

Urine analysis may indeed be a valuable source of information on a patient’s health, but arranging for samples to be taken and analyzed can be time-consuming. A new sensor could help, by allowing diapers to do the job on an ongoing basis.Continue Readi… Continue reading New sensor could pave the way for urine-analyzing diapers

Flasher tech puts bike lights and turn indicators in a set of armbands

Over the years, we’ve seen bike lights/turn indicators incorporated into wearables such as helmets, backpacks, gloves and jackets. The Flasher system takes yet another approach, by fastening the things around your arms.Continue ReadingCategory: Bicycle… Continue reading Flasher tech puts bike lights and turn indicators in a set of armbands

AI algorithm detects asymptomatic heart disease from Apple Watch ECG data

A new algorithm developed by researchers at the Mayo Clinic can effectively detect patients with a dangerous heart dysfunction using data gathered by an Apple Watch. A large trial is now underway looking to test the clinical utility of the algorithm in… Continue reading AI algorithm detects asymptomatic heart disease from Apple Watch ECG data