Wearable sensor detects what your sweat is saying

A cheap way to print sweat sensors onto rolls of plastic is another step toward replacing blood draws with wearables.

Kara Manke-UC Berkeley | Aug. 20, 2019 | futurity
~5 mins   

Tags: featured health-and-medicine medical-devices microfluidic sensors skin wearable-devices

Sensors watch the Matterhorn for crumbling rock and cracking ice

For 10 years, researchers have used sensors they installed on the Matterhorn mountain to watch for changes and natural hazards.

ETH Zurich | Aug. 19, 2019 | futurity
~8 mins   

Tags: earth-and-environment featured ice mountains natural-disasters permafrost rocks sensors

Stickers ‘listen’ to skin to track your health

A sensor that sticks to the skin can pick up signals like a blush or heartbeat and beam health readings to a receiver clipped to your clothes.

Tom Abate-Stanford | Aug. 16, 2019 | futurity
~5 mins   

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

Biosensor warns about salmonella before food hits stores

A new biosensor can spot dangers in food like salmonella in a lot less time than current methods, which could make our food safer.

Eric Stann-Missouri | Aug. 14, 2019 | futurity
~3 mins   

Tags: health-and-medicine bacteria food food-poisoning salmonella sensors

Squishy ‘Rubik’s Cube’ could one day store tons of data

A new Rubik's Cube-like structure made of a self-healing hydrogel might one day lead to new ways to store data and monitor medical conditions.

Marc Airhart-Texas | Aug. 8, 2019 | futurity
~4 mins   

Tags: featured science-and-technology hydrogels sensors wearable-devices

Wearable health monitor stretches with skin

A new kind of wearable health monitor can bend and stretch with skin, stand up to a shower, and is easy to recycle after use.

John Toon-Georgia Tech | July 31, 2019 | futurity
~7 mins   

Tags: featured health-and-medicine sensors skin wearable-devices

‘Smart’ fabric boosts wearable device signals to save power

New 'smart' textiles in clothing can boost the signal of wearable devices by 1,000 times, which cuts power consumption and improves security.

National University of Singapore | July 29, 2019 | futurity
~6 mins   

Tags: featured science-and-technology clothing internet-of-things metamaterials mobile-devices sensors wearable-devices

Gadget counts cancer cells to see if chemo is working

A new device uses biosensors and artificial intelligence to see whether targeted chemotherapy for cancer is killing tumor cells.

Todd Bates-Rutgers | July 16, 2019 | futurity
~4 mins   

Tags: health-and-medicine artificial-intelligence cancer chemotherapy medications sensors

Sensors help old stormwater systems deal with floods

Cheap sensors can help older stormwater infrastructure better deal with flooding and pollution.

National Science Foundation | June 26, 2019 | futurity
~1 mins   

Tags: featured science-and-technology floods infrastructure pollution sensors water

Tool lets smart speakers detect cardiac arrest

The system monitors the bedroom for agonal breathing, alerts anyone nearby, and calls 911 if there is no response.

Sarah McQuate-Washington | June 24, 2019 | futurity
~6 mins   

Tags: health-and-medicine artificial-intelligence heart-failure sensors sleep sounds

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