Woven Light for Newborns

Woven Light for Newborns

  Some infants are born with jaundice, which is a condition when the compound bilirubin build up in the blood stream due to the breakdown of blood cells. This gives the skin a characteristic yellow tinge. The most common treatment is blue light that causes the...
Gel Sticks Sensors to Body Parts

Gel Sticks Sensors to Body Parts

Researchers at the University of Tokyo, with the support of the Japan Science and Technology Agency (JST), have developed a new gel suitable for attaching sensors to the human body, inside or out. The gel has strong adhesive properties, and  readily conforms to...
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...