Wearable Analyzes Sweat Biometrics [video]

Wearable Analyzes Sweat Biometrics [video]

We’ve written about sweat sensors many times in the past. Researchers have good reasons to search for biometric data from sweat; the material is readily available and does not require invasive procedures to acquire. In addition to the familiar salts, sweat...
Deep Learning Better at Spotting Melanoma

Deep Learning Better at Spotting Melanoma

Machine learning and neural networks continue to prove effective tools to improve healthcare. In 2017 we wrote about a Stanford University study in which a deep convolutional neural network performed comparably to 21 board-certified dermatologists. A large group of...
VR Effective in Pain Management [video]

VR Effective in Pain Management [video]

We have covered a lot of pain management programs that seek alternatives to pharmaceuticals. There is a lot of interest in such solutions these days, especially in light of the opioid abuse epidemic. A study by researchers at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center examined the...
Smart Fabric Mimics Octopus Suckers

Smart Fabric Mimics Octopus Suckers

Wearable patch sensors may enable convenient continuous biometric monitoring, but they also raise questions about comfort and consistent adhesion. We’ve written about a wide range of patch sensors, including examples that track pH, blood pressure, and cortisol....