A Closer Look at Biosensor Technology at Sensors USA 2019
A key focus of the Sensors USA part of the IDTechEx Show! will be Point-of-Care Biosensors. Biosensor devices provide information associated with a specific health condition or disease. The general trend in biosensors is a move from testing in centralized hospitals, to the patents with point-of-care devices.
Nanomaterials could provide the basis of many emerging technologies
Nanomaterials could provide the basis of many emerging technologies, including extremely tiny, flexible, and transparent electronics.
Highest throughput 3D printer is the future of manufacturing
Researchers have developed a new, futuristic 3D printer that is so big and so fast it can print an object the size of an adult human in just a couple of hours.
Bioelectronic implant could prevent opioid deaths
Researchers are developing a novel, implantable device that can sense the effects of a potentially fatal level of ingested opioids and then automatically and immediately deliver a life-saving dose of naloxone.
Printed electronics open way for electrified tattoos
The first demonstration of a fully print-in-place electronics technique is gentle enough to work on surfaces as delicate as human skin and paper.
Shape-shifting robots built from 'smarticles'
Building conventional robots typically requires carefully combining components like motors, batteries, actuators, body segments, legs and wheels. Now, researchers have taken a new approach, building a robot entirely from smaller robots known as "smarticles" to unlock the principles of a potentially new locomotion technique.
Ultra-thin layers of rust generate electricity from flowing water
Rust is a common problem on infrastructure, but new research shows that when it's combined with salt water, it can also be a source of electricity.
Low-cost, high-tech synthetic biology for the classroom
How can high school students learn about a technology as complex and abstract as CRISPR? It's simple: just add water.
It's no Fortnite, but it's helping stroke survivors move again
Severely impaired stroke survivors are regaining function in their arms after sometimes decades of immobility, thanks to a new video game-led training device.
Soft, flexible sensors for newborn babies
A pair of soft, flexible wireless body sensors that replace the tangle of wire-based sensors that currently monitor babies in hospitals' neonatal intensive care units and pose a barrier to parent-baby cuddling and physical bonding.
Spider silk could be used as robotic muscle
Spider silk, already known as one of the strongest materials for its weight, turns out to have another unusual property that might lead to new kinds of artificial muscles or robotic actuators, researchers have found.
'GO dough' makes graphene easy to shape and mold
A university team has turned graphene oxide into a soft, moldable and kneadable play dough that can be shaped and reshaped into free-standing, three-dimensional structures. The malleable material solves several long-standing — and sometimes explosive — problems in the graphene manufacturing industry.
Wearable patch measures sweat in extreme environments
A research team has unveiled a thin and robust sweat sensor that is capable of monitoring hydration during exercise. The circular patch, with a width of just 30 mm, works underwater and in dry, arid environments - which makes it ideal for monitoring fluid loss during swimming, triathlons, ultramarathons and many other endurance sports.
Wearable microfluidic sensor measures skin pH levels
My Skin Track pH is the first wearable sensor and companion app to easily measure personal skin pH levels and create customized product regimens to better care for skin.
Tiny, implantable device uses light to treat bladder problems
A team of neuroscientists and engineers has developed a tiny, implantable device that has potential to help people with bladder problems bypass the need for medication or electronic stimulators.
CPI collaborates on BodySense Project
The Centre for Process Innovation is part of a collaboration aiming to improve the performance of smart devices used to capture real-time health and lifestyle data. Working with a number of partners on the BodySense project, CPI is supporting the development of next generation multi-functional sensing devices.
Wearable skin and sun safety sensor
L'Oréal announced that La Roche-Posay My Skin Track UV, a battery-free wearable electronic to measure UV exposure, is now available.