24 Aug 2022
A Chip-Free, Wireless Electronic "Skin"
Wearable sensors are ubiquitous thanks to wireless technology that enables a person's glucose concentrations, blood pressure, heart rate, and activity levels to be transmitted seamlessly from sensor to smartphone for further analysis. Most wireless sensors today communicate via embedded Bluetooth chips that are themselves powered by small batteries. But these conventional chips and power sources will likely be too bulky for next-generation sensors, which are taking on smaller, thinner, more flexible forms.
3 Sep 2021
Bacteria May Hold Key for Energy Storage, Biofuels
Bioengineers are trying to solve a big problem: How to build a low-cost, environmentally friendly and large-scale system for storing and retrieving energy from renewable sources such as wind and solar. Currently, there are no sustainable methods for storing green energy, as batteries are environmentally toxic.
19 Feb 2021
Vagus Nerve Stimulation to Treat Adolescent Migraine
electroCore Inc received clearance from the Unites States Food and Drug Administration of the company's submission to expand the label of gammaCore nVNS to include the acute and preventive treatment of migraine in adolescents between 12 and 17 years of age.
9 Nov 2020
Ynvisible New Advisory Board Members, Q3 2020 Financial Results
Ynvisible Interactive Inc announced the addition of three new distinguished members to its Advisory Board. The Company is also providing certain unaudited preliminary third-quarter 2020 results to show recent revenues, expenses, and other income sources.
26 Dec 2019
3D Printing is Helping Doctors Further Personalize Care
3Today, 3D printing is being used for everything from jewelry creation to producing food.
13 Dec 2019
Artificial Intelligence Boosts MRI Detection of ADHD
Deep learning can boost the power of MRI in predicting attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. Researchers said the approach could also have applications for other neurological conditions.
5 Nov 2019
Electrospun Fibers Weave New Medical Innovations
Electrospinning was invented in 1902 and was first applied to textiles in the 1930s. But only now are researchers realizing its full potential.
27 Mar 2019
Sweat holds most promise for noninvasive testing
Making a revolutionary biosensor takes blood, sweat and tears. And saliva, naturally.
18 Jul 2018
Clothing that can charge your cell phone, carbon is the new black
Engineers are leveraging a partnership to create clothing that can charge your cell phone. Move over, Iron Man.
15 Feb 2018
Biosensors will be inexpensive, do more, go everywhere
When it comes to biometric sensors, human skin isn't an ally. It's an obstacle. Researchers are developing cutting-edge methods to overcome this barrier without compromising the skin and its ability to prevent infection and dehydration. By making better noninvasive tests, researchers can open up enormous opportunities in medicine and the fitness industry.
15 Aug 2017
Biosensor stimulates sweat even when patient is resting and cool
One downside to medical sensors that test human sweat: you have to sweat. Sweating from exertion or a stifling room temperature can be impractical for some patients and unsafe for others.
27 Feb 2017
Tricky landing uses fuzzy logic
The buzzword in drone research is autonomous — having the unmanned aerial vehicle do most or all of its own flying.
3 Oct 2016
Wearable captures and senses sweat biomarkers
Sweat derived from eccrine glands in human skin contains valuable information about physiological performance and dysfunction. Importantly, sweat data can be captured discreetly and non-invasively.
4 Nov 2015
Supercapacitors record breaking performance for self-powered wearables
The NSF Nanosystems Engineering Research Center for Advanced Self-Powered Systems of Integrated Sensors and Technologies develops and employs nano-enabled energy harvesting, energy storage, nanodevices and sensors to create innovative battery-free, body-powered, and wearable health monitoring systems.
29 Jul 2014
E-paper displays in consumer electronics
E Ink is the only supplier of electrophoretic displays that are used in e-readers such as the Amazon Kindle.
26 May 2014
Electronic Band Aid to measure body performance through sweat
Creating "fuel gauges" for Airmen is the goal of a group of researchers at the 711 Human Performance Wing at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base.
7 Mar 2014
Discovery to make solar power less expensive and more efficient
Researchers are reporting early results on a way to make solar-powered panels in lights, calculators and roofs lighter, less expensive, more flexible (therefore less breakable) and more efficient.
18 Feb 2014
E-paper displays in consumer electronics
Consumer electronic devices are evolving fast and there is a constant need for display technologies with new features. This week we look at e-paper (reflective) display technologies and assess their strengths in the consumer electronics market.