Stick-on sugar sensor

April 1st, 2015

Diabetics monitor blood glucose levels with devices that draw blood, analyze data and display numbers that signal levels outside the normal range. The “finger pokes” are never comfortable, nor are the sore fingers and tiny adhesive bandages that result from a glucose monitoring routine. University of California, San Diego, graduate student Amay Bandodkar and colleagues […]

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Textronics patents textile-based electrode system

May 1st, 2008

Wearable sensor technology is in vogue among athletes in all disciplines, and Textronics Inc., Wilmington, Del., has been awarded a patent for its textile-based electrode system by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. The stretchy electrodes are incorporated into garments to comfortably monitor the wearer’s heart rate, ECG or other electrical activity. The heart’s electrical […]

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