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

Tags: blood health-and-medicine wearable-devices emergency-medicine

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

Tags: exercise anxiety health-and-medicine wearable-devices

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

Tags: insects robots vision cameras featured science-and-technology wearable-devices

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

Tags: skin sensors science-and-technology health-and-medicine wearable-devices tattoos graphite

Patch that treats melanoma dissolves in 1 minute

A new wearable patch for treating melanoma dissolves quickly while leaving tiny needles that deliver chemotherapy drugs over time.

Chris Adam-Purdue • futurity
June 16, 2020 ~5 min

Tags: cancer nanotechnology chemotherapy skin-cancer skin melanoma drug-delivery health-and-medicine wearable-devices

Device generates power from shadows

Researchers have created a shadow-effect energy generator that can use the contrast between shadows and light to generate electricity.

National University of Singapore • futurity
June 3, 2020 ~6 min

Tags: electricity light renewable-energy earth-and-environment wearable-devices

Fitbyte attaches to glasses to track your diet

Fitbyte uses sensors on eyeglasses to track your chewing, swallowing, and how many times your hand moves to your mouth.

Virginia Alvino Young-Carnegie Mellon • futurity
May 8, 2020 ~5 min

Tags: food cameras science-and-technology health-and-medicine wearable-devices

Electronic fabric lets you play Tetris with your arm

The super-thin, stretchy material could be useful in medical wearable electronics because it's so breathable. That makes it better for long-term use.

Matt Shipman-NC State • futurity
April 30, 2020 ~5 min

Tags: nanotechnology materials-science polymers science-and-technology wearable-devices

Stretchy coils make MRIs and mammograms more comfortable

If you've ever had a mammogram or an MRI you know how uncomfortable the tests can be. New stretchable, wearable RF coils could change that.

Chris Adam-Purdue • futurity
Feb. 26, 2020 ~2 min

Tags: mri health-and-medicine medical-tests wearable-devices mammograms medical-imaging

For future wearables, thread tellurium through nanotubes?

Threading tellurium atomic chains through boron nitride nanotubes shows promise for future wearable technology.

Allison Mills-Michigan Tech • futurity
Feb. 24, 2020 ~5 min

Tags: nanotechnology materials-science science-and-technology wearable-devices

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