Stretchable Battery [video]

Stretchable Battery [video]

Wearable devices designed for continuous biometric monitoring pose unique challenges in terms of power sources. A solution must be durable, comfortable, and convenient. We’ve written about flexible, stretchable batteries that can conform to various shapes and...
Harness Body Heat to Power Biosensors

Harness Body Heat to Power Biosensors

We are fascinated by energy-harvesting technologies. When we read or hear about new continuous-monitoring biometric sensing wearables and medical implants, one of the first questions that come to mind is, “OK, but what’s the power source?” Frequent...
Novel Wearable Sensor Detects Sweat pH

Novel Wearable Sensor Detects Sweat pH

Sweat sensors that monitor biomarkers could be the secret sauce that differentiates fitness wearables. We’ve written about sweat-sensing technology often, including stretchable sweat sensors developed by scientists at the University of Glasgow School of...
Humana Health Tech Hub Harnesses AI

Humana Health Tech Hub Harnesses AI

Health insurance giant Humana underscored the significance of the role of digital health technology when it launched Humana Studio H in Boston’s Seaport District in 2018. At its conception, Studio H set out to foster tech development in provider workflow...
Thin-Film Batteries Improve Implant Performance

Thin-Film Batteries Improve Implant Performance

Wearable, implanted, and injectable tech devices can perform some amazing tasks, but most also require advances in miniature power sources. In previous posts, we wrote about various technologies for wearables and implants. Georgia Tech researchers created a device...