Printed Screen Sensor Made of Silly Putty

Printed Screen Sensor Made of Silly Putty

When thinking of leading-edge wearable technology, silly putty probably isn’t something that comes to mind. Made from silicone polymers, silly putty interests bioengineers for the same reason it fascinates kids; it’s highly responsive to pressure and stretches all...
New Passive Implant Uses Gold Particle Sensors

New Passive Implant Uses Gold Particle Sensors

Who could guess that scientists working on the holy grail of sensor implants would succeed with gold? Researchers at Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz (JGU) used gold nanoparticles as implanted sensors. The scientists took advantage of the particles’ reaction...
Step on the Scale to Measure Your Vascular Age

Step on the Scale to Measure Your Vascular Age

Individuals who wish to track their cardiovascular health can now do so by stepping onto a smart scale. Body Cardio, a digital scale by Withings, uses pulse wave velocity (PWV) to identify “vascular age” by measuring the speed at which blood flows through the...