Film can grab your sweat to power your watch

A new film can not only evaporate sweat but also use that moisture to power wearable electronic devices such as watches, fitness trackers, and more.

National University of Singapore • futurity
yesterday ~5 min

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4D printing makes wrinkly, stretchy energy devices

A new method for creating stretchy supercapacitors could pave the way for more flexible and dynamic wearable devices, researchers report.

Michigan State • futurity
Dec. 29, 2020 ~6 min

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Study examines role of mobile health technology in monitoring Covid-19 patients

Lincoln Laboratory researchers join international task force to evaluate wearable and emerging technology.

Kylie Foy | MIT Lincoln Laboratory • mit
Dec. 1, 2020 ~6 min

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Tech prints sensors right onto human skin

A new method can print wearable sensors directly onto skin without heat. The sensors could help monitor stats like temperature, heart performance, and more.

Megan Lakatos-Penn State • futurity
Oct. 13, 2020 ~6 min

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Dynamic tattoos promise to warn wearers of health threats

Researchers are developing tattoo inks that do more than make pretty colors. Some can sense chemicals, temperature and UV radiation, setting the stage for tattoos that diagnose health problems.

Carson J Bruns, Assistant Professor, University of Colorado Boulder • conversation
Sept. 24, 2020 ~8 min

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Smart wearable could better measure blood loss

A wearable device could one day help EMTs, medics, and ER doctors assess blood loss to better treat victims of accidents, gunshots, and battle injuries.

John Toon-Georgia Tech • futurity
Sept. 11, 2020 ~7 min

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Wearable fitness devices deliver early warning of possible COVID-19 infection

Fitness information like resting heart rate collected by wearable devices can't diagnose diseases, but it can signal when something is wrong. That can be enough to prompt a COVID-19 test.

Albert H. Titus, Professor of Biomedical Engineering, University at Buffalo, The State University of New York • conversation
Aug. 7, 2020 ~9 min

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Fitness tracker watches may boost your anxiety

Fitness tracker watches can give people lots of info about their activity and health, but that data can also lead to increased anxiety, researchers say.

Ida Eriksen-U. Copenhagen • futurity
Aug. 5, 2020 ~5 min

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Get a bug’s eye view from a tiny ‘beetle backpack’ camera

"We have created a low-power, low-weight, wireless camera system that can capture a first-person view of what's happening from an actual live insect..."

Sarah McQuate-Washington • futurity
July 16, 2020 ~9 min

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Bioelectric device on your skin could start with a pencil

One day, people could monitor their own health conditions by simply picking up a pencil and drawing a bioelectronic device on their skin.

Eric Stann-Missouri • futurity
July 15, 2020 ~5 min

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