Blood-Flow Sensor

Posted on: February 6, 2019

Innovative Medical Device
Researchers at Stanford University recently developed a wireless, battery-free, biodegradable blood flow sensor that will make it easier for doctors to monitor the success of blood vessel surgery.  The sensor monitors the flow of blood through an artery and can warn a patient’s doctor if there is a blockage.  Because it is biodegradable, battery-free and wireless; it does not need to be removed.
“Measurement of blood flow is critical in many medical specialties, so a wireless biodegradable sensor could

The Water Proof Sweat Monitor

Posted on: February 4, 2019

Innovative Wearable Technology
Recently, an international team of researchers has developed a skin patch for monitoring a person’s biometrics.
The device is a waterproof, epidermal, microfluidic, and electronic-enabled for sweat monitoring.  This patch captures sweat (from the sweat glands of the subject) in tiny chambers which serve as individual miniature test labs.  Each chamber tests for different qualities such as fluid levels, sweat loss and chloride concentrations.
This new device does not require batteries – it draws power from radio waves in the