Wearables, Embedded, Bioprinted Sensors

Sense of Touch Added to Prosthetic Hand

A new prosthetic hand offers amputees the ability to “feel” grasping and manipulating objects—and it’s already being used at home, outside the laboratory setting, for several months. 

Kayt Sukel
March 04, 2019
Oxygen-Mapping Sensor Could Improve Organ Transplants, Skin Grafts

A new, flexible oxygen mapping device could help to prevent rejection of organ transplants and skin grafts.

Menaka Wilhelm
December 10, 2018
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Wireless Implant Helps Paraplegics Walk Again

A brain-to-spine wireless implant uses electrical stimulation of the spinal cord combined with weight therapy to help patients with spinal cord injuries walk.

Kayt Sukel
November 26, 2018
Engineers Improve Photodynamic Cancer Therapy

Engineers have created a thin adhesive strip that could greatly improve the effectiveness of photodynamic therapy, a promising cancer treatment with fewer side effects than traditional chemotherapy.

Lina Zeldovich
October 22, 2018
Smart Stents Detect Narrowing Arteries

Researchers at the University of British Columbia created a ‘smart stent’ empowered with sensors that can monitor and provide real-time feedback on blood flow to help decrease restenosis or the narrowing of arteries.

Agam Shah
July 30, 2018
Podcast: Designing Autism-Friendly Clothing

Fashion and engineering combine in the work of Molly Fuller, Molly Fuller Design, to create comforting compression clothing to alleviate the symptoms of autism.

David Walsh
June 04, 2018
Wearable Device Detects Stroke in Seconds

A medical device company has developed a portable visor system that uses volumetric impedance phase-shift spectroscopy (VIPS) technology to detect severe strokes within seconds.

Mark Crawford
May 07, 2018
Podcast: George Church on Portable Genome Monitoring, Aging, and More

Harvard professor George Church discusses advances in portable genome monitoring as well as recent developments in the anti-aging therapies for which is he is so well known.

May 07, 2018
Innovations in Orthopedic Devices to Transform Industry

The orthopedic devices industry will continue to be a promising area in the global medical technology space, and is expected to rank third in sales after cardiology and in-vitro diagnostics by 2020. Read more about the market predictions from Frost & Sullivan.

August 08, 2017
Wearables Enable Remote Physical Therapy

A new cloud-based platform utilizes wearable sensors to enable a patient to do physical therapy at home while a physical therapist remotely monitors their progress.

John Kosowatz
June 27, 2017
Innovations to Disrupt Blood Glucose Monitoring Market

According to Frost & Sullivan, the diabetes monitoring market is currently valued at $10.71 billion, and is forecasted to grow at a compound annual growth rate of 5.4% to reach $14.68 billion in 2022. Read about the latest advances and innovations.

June 19, 2017
Wearable Cancer Monitors: Accessories to a Cure

A smart new wearable fashion accessory could make round-the-clock cancer monitoring as easy as checking the time of day.

Michael MacRae
May 30, 2017
A Step Closer to Mind-Controlled Prosthetics

A brain-machine interface composed of a series of computer chips and electrodes enables the human brain to operate a robotic arm by thought alone.

Kayt Sukel
April 25, 2017
Implanting Fully Working Microbots in Humans

Researchers have developed a way to manufacture microrobots solely from biomaterials that have freely moving parts, can be safely implanted in the body, and can be activated wirelessly.

Nancy S. Giges
April 17, 2017