Biomedical technology

Wearable pressure-sensitive devices for medical use

In recent years, the use of wearable sensing devices has become a part of people's everyday lives. Devices such as smart watches, for example, can be used to monitor physical fitness functions such as heart rate, sleep and ...

Diabetes

Painless paper patch test for glucose levels uses microneedles

Patches seem to be all the rage these days. There are birth control patches, nicotine patches, and transdermal medicinal patches, just to name a few. Now, a team of researchers led by Beomjoon Kim at the Institute of Industrial ...

Ophthalmology

Contact lens sensor safe for patients with thyroid eye disease

(HealthDay)—For patients with thyroid eye disease (TED), a contact lens sensor provides a safe and well-tolerated approach for 24-hour intraocular pressure (IOP) monitoring, according to a study published in the March issue ...

Ophthalmology

Researchers develop artificial lens based glaucoma sensor

(Medical Xpress)—A team of researchers working at Stanford University has developed a glaucoma sensor that fits onto an artificial lens. The sensor works in conjunction with a smartphone peripheral and app, and allows the ...

Medical research

Hydrocephalus: sensors monitor cerebral pressure

If the pressure in a patient's brain is too high, physicians implant a system in the head that regulates the pressure. A sensor can now measure and individually adjust brain pressure. The sensor system is approved for use ...

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