Detecting exhaustion with smart yarn, no chips required

August 1st, 2023

The antenna is sewn directly onto the material in loops. Photo: Valeria Galli/ETH Zurich Pushing fatigued muscles past the exhaustion point can cause injury. Prevention—through the detection of exhaustion—is the goal of a new textile sensor that ETH Zurich researchers are working on in the Biomedical and Mobile Health Technology Lab.  The inner sensor fiber […]

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Smart bandage monitors wounds

October 1st, 2017

When a patient has a chronic wound, tracking the healing process and regularly changing the dressing is important to recovery. Nurses and other caregivers must guard against bacteria that could cause infections as well as keep the skin from getting irritated. Researchers from Empa, ETH Zurich, Centre Suisse d’Electronique et de Microtechnique (CSEM), and University […]

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