Scientists Use Skin Patch to Monitor Blood Flow

Scientists Use Skin Patch to Monitor Blood Flow

Scientists at Northwestern University and University of Illinois have collaborated on creating a wearable device that can be used to monitor patient conditions around the clock. The thin, flexible patch moves with the person’s skin, and so should be unobtrusive...
Wearable Patch Helps Detect Heart Arrhythmia

Wearable Patch Helps Detect Heart Arrhythmia

Did you know that September is “National Atrial Fibrillation Week”? I didn’t. I also didn’t know that a study by the National Stroke Association found that half the people surveyed didn’t know the major symptoms of atrial fibrillation...
Wireless Patient Monitor Tracks Vital Signs

Wireless Patient Monitor Tracks Vital Signs

If you have ever been hospitalized, you are probably familiar with the drill; at certain intervals, a nurse or technician will come and take your “vital signs” including heart rate and temperature. This data helps healthcare professionals track your...
Get Vitamin D without Getting Burned

Get Vitamin D without Getting Burned

People just don’t get as much sunshine as we used to. We work in offices or go to schools, rather than toiling in the fields. And when we do go outside, a healthy concern about skin cancer causes many of us to cover up or lather ourselves with sunscreen. The...
Radio-on-a-Chip to Create Smart Networks [video]

Radio-on-a-Chip to Create Smart Networks [video]

 Credit: Amin Arbabian When I was in grade school, my parents bought me a transistor radio. It was about the size of a dictionary, but it ran on batteries and I could put it under my pillow and listen to the Baltimore Orioles’ games as I fell asleep. It was so...
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