Wearable sensors

The ‘super suit’ that helps people move

As the global population ages, many more people will experience challenges with mobility. One solution? Clothing that actually helps the wearer move. Seismic strives to shape human potential through a new integration of apparel and … READ MORE

Getting health data sharing off the ground

To make progress in personalised medicine, researchers and doctors need access to health data. However, as a study by ETH researchers shows, comprehensive guidelines for the exchange of such data are lacking, being one of the primary … READ MORE

Plug-and-play diagnostic devices

Modular blocks could enable labs around the world to cheaply and easily build their own diagnostics. Jose Gomez-Marquez, co-director of MIT’s Little Devices Lab, holds a sheet of paper diagnostic blocks, which can be easily printed … READ MORE

Human hair as interactive material

UC Berkeley researcher and artist Eric Paulos and his students continue their explorations of “cosmetic computing” with a new prototype and paper about Human Hair as Interactive Material. If you’d like to coif your … READ MORE

Learning software in a soft exosuit

Wearables and robots don’t often intersect, because most robots rely on rigid bodies and programming while we don’t. Exoskeletons are an instance where robots interact with our bodies, and a soft exosuit is even closer to our … READ MORE

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
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