Instrumentation

Bloodless revolution in diabetes monitoring

Scientists have created a non-invasive, adhesive patch, which promises the measurement of glucose levels through the skin without a finger-prick blood test. The device can measure glucose levels without piercing the skin. University … READ MORE

Using ultrasound to help people walk again

University of Pittsburgh engineer wins NSF CAREER award to develop ultrasound technology that measures muscle movement in incomplete spinal cord injuries. Professor Sharma wearing a lower-limb exoskeleton in his neuromuscular control … READ MORE

A new wearable brain scanner

A helmet records a wearer’s brain activity using magnetoencephalography (MEG) while they move around. In a design that looks straight out of an old future-tech horror film, researchers in the U.K. have built a wearable, portable … READ MORE

Wearable sensors characterize CP gait

Inertial measurement units (IMUs) facilitate the creation of a gait analysis system that is portable and suited for use in the clinic. Research suggests IMUs can be used to measure clinically important gait metrics in children with … READ MORE

How to turn clinicians into makers

Providing training and resources, MakerHealth helps nurses and doctors hack medical equipment to improve patient care. Physician Chris Zahner at the University of Texas Medical Branch designing sensor systems in the MakerHealth Space. … READ MORE
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