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Op-Ed: Game changer — Wearable bio sensors printed on skin

University Park - Old-style skin sensors are cumbersome, tough on patients and medical staff, high maintenance, and expensive. New printable bio sensors from Penn State University and Harbin Institute of Technology are about to change the game forever.

Fashioning new wearable tech with nanowires

Advances in wearable technology are possible with the increased application of nanotechnology, in the form of nanowires and nanotubes constructed from tellurium. This provides strength and flexibility.

Neurostimulation patch aims to improve working memory

A wearable patch has been invented, designed to improve working memory. This is a neurostimulation device which works on the prefrontal cortex through electrical stimulation.

Key trends shaping digital health

The healthcare sector has been subject to a rocky disruption during the past decade due to the advent of new digital technologies. The application of wearable monitors and artificial intelligence are changing the way human health is assessed.

Flexible wearable for smart drug delivery

A new flexible wearable, from South Korea, has been designed to allow for customize drug delivery upon diagnosis and to improve patient health.

Improving the efficiency of wearable tech clothing

Boston - Wearable technology as a form of clothing has been a little slow to take off. This is partially due to the ‘chunkiness’ of the clothes and due to a lack of consumer excitement with the functionality. A new advance could change this.

Startup Valencell secures $10.5 million in Series E funding

Raleigh - Valencell, the leading innovator in wearable biometric sensor technology, announced on June 13, it has secured $10.5 million in Series E financing.

Wearable device aims to reduce infant deaths Special

Chicago - Medical data indicates that three million babies die within their first month of life. Of these, 98 percent of these deaths occurring in the developing countries. A new wearable has been launched to help lower this death rate.

Wearable technology contributes to distracted driving

A new study shows how the increase in availability of wearable technology is contributing to distracted driving, when drivers do not take precautions to deactivate or to remove the wearable device.

Wearable device developed for stroke treatment

A new type of wearable device has been designed to assist people recovering from stakes. The device a sensor that measures speech and swallowing patterns and it has been designed by Shirley Ryan AbilityLab and Northwestern University.

Essential Science: How effective are wearable devices?

Wearable health technology has grown considerably in recent years, from devices for babies to joggers. How effective are these instruments? New research casts doubt on the overall effectiveness of many devices.

Wearable graphene sensors to monitor the health of babies

Brighton - Monitoring the health of babies is an important concern that many parents share. Many of the emerging wearable devices are relatively inaccurate. Better monitoring accuracy can be introduced through the application of graphene-based sensors.

From wearable sensors to AI: The future of business technology Special

What does 2018 and beyond have in store for business technology? John Schwarz, the Co-Founder and CEO of Visier provides some insights.

Parexel and Sanofi collaborate on wearables study

Drugs giant Sanofi has teamed up with clinical trials specialists Parexel to develop wearable technologies to assist with clinical trials.

Developers of wearables need to understand skin science

If the wearable technology market is to progress, developers will need to understand the science of human skin better, a new report suggests. Future technologies are set to cover conditions like heart conditions, diabetes, and pain relief.

New wearable predicts if you’re getting flu

Boston - A new type of wearable thermometer allows researchers to gather data to make predictions of seasonal influenza outbreaks. The device sends data to the Thermia online health educational tool.

Wearable technology to manage patients with Parkinson’s disease

Madrid - New wearable sensor networks together with smartphone applications are being examined and tested for their potential to monitor and manage patients with Parkinson’s disease.

Google Glass Enterprise unveiled – Wearable makes surprise return

Google has unveiled Google Glass Enterprise Edition. The company is hoping to usher in a new era for the wearable computer after bugs and privacy concerns saw the original consumer version dismissed as before its time. Google's now targeting businesses.

Wearable maker Jawbone insolvent, two years after $3bn valuation

Jawbone has announced it's shutting down and liquidating its assets. The 18-year-old technology company, best known in recent years for its work in the wearables market, was once worth $3 billion. It's one of the biggest tech firms ever to collapse.

Hydrogel advances wearable electronics

A polyacrylamide hydrogel has been developed. This should lead to super-stretchable and super-compressible supercapacitors for use with the growing trend for wearable electronic devices.
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