New Accelerometer Is Half-Sized

New Accelerometer Is Half-Sized

When it comes to wearable Health Tech, smaller is better. Much better. So it is news for product designers when a company you’ve probably never heard of — Kionix — comes out with an accelerometer that is just one-half the height of the part it...
Tiny Chip Sheds Light on Medical Tests [video]

Tiny Chip Sheds Light on Medical Tests [video]

The ancient Greek physician Hippocrates characterized human physiology based on the four colors of the different “humors.” Modern medicine is still interested in color when diagnosing disease and other conditions. One of the recent revolutions is the...
Organic Electronics Redefine Pulse-Ox Devices

Organic Electronics Redefine Pulse-Ox Devices

Next to heart rate and respiration, one of the most critical biometrics in healthcare is the blood-oxygen saturation level. This is a measure of how much oxygen is in the blood, and indirectly, how well the patient’s heart and lungs are working together. The...
New Electronic Skin Senses Direction

New Electronic Skin Senses Direction

One challenge for artificial limbs — whether they are attached to a robot or to a human as a prosthetic — is to sense pressure. The feedback from your fingertips tells you if you are gripping an object firmly enough. If it starts to slip, you can sense it...
Complex Circuits Created with T-Shirt Printer

Complex Circuits Created with T-Shirt Printer

Researchers at Nanyang Technological University (NTU) in Singapore have come up with a way to fabricate¬†complex electronic devices using an inexpensive t-shirt printer. The process is non-toxic and simple. The circuits are created by “additive...
Linking to Muscles with Light [video]

Linking to Muscles with Light [video]

One of the most amazing forms of wearable technology is the robotic prosthetic limb. This technology promises to restore normal use of hands and legs to those who have lost them due to injury or disease. One of the major challenges, however, is to get signals from...