Band-Aid Heart Monitor Sticks with You

Band-Aid Heart Monitor Sticks with You

Many people don’t want to wear a watch. Many others already wear one, and don’t want to wear another just to track their exercise. That’s why some people may find the new AmpStrip to be an appealing alternative to fitness bands. According to...
Contest Focuses on Sports Injury Solutions

Contest Focuses on Sports Injury Solutions

Element14 is a global electronic component distributor, and the company promotes innovation and invention in an interesting way. They essentially conduct worldwide hack-a-thons, offering prizes to teams that create solutions to a stated problem. The company’s...
Wearables Growth Increases Demand for Sensors

Wearables Growth Increases Demand for Sensors

According to the market tracking firm IHS Technology, worldwide shipments of sensors and related components for wearable devices is forecast to grow from 67 million units last year to 466 million units in 2019. This nearly seven-fold increase in demand is driven by...
Scientists Use Skin Patch to Monitor Blood Flow

Scientists Use Skin Patch to Monitor Blood Flow

Scientists at¬†Northwestern University and University of Illinois have collaborated on creating a wearable device that can be used to monitor patient conditions around the clock. The thin, flexible patch moves with the person’s skin, and so should be unobtrusive...
Wireless Patient Monitor Tracks Vital Signs

Wireless Patient Monitor Tracks Vital Signs

If you have ever been hospitalized, you are probably familiar with the drill; at certain intervals, a nurse or technician will come and take your “vital signs” including heart rate and temperature. This data helps healthcare professionals track your...