Medical, Healthcare & Wellness

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3D-Printed Plastics w/ High-Performance Electrical Circuits

This is an example of simple light-sensing electronics with an LED (light-emitting diode), a light-sensitive diode (semiconductor) and power connected by a high-performance circuit inside polymer. The LED is on when exposed to light and off when light from the diode is blocked.

Rutgers engineers have embedded high performance electrical circuits inside 3D-printed plastics, which could lead to smaller and versatile drones and better-performing small satellites, biomedical implants and smart structures. They used pulses of high-energy light to fuse tiny silver wires, resulting
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Date:
11/05/2019
IoT Unleashes the Power of Wearables
The IoT and wearables are interesting separately, but really shine when combined. Wearables is only one of the new areas that the IoT has opened up, but it could become one of the most important in the future. We’ve had some smartish-type watches and a few other gimmicky wearables before the IoT was quite
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Date:
11/01/2019
Power Requirements of Biosensor-Based Wearables

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Figure 1: Examples of wearable designs that can provide enhanced battery life via low-powered design.

The medical field has introduced an increasing number of portable and wireless medical devices for in-home patient care as it witnesses broader adoption of tele-medicine. With the advent of increasingly miniaturized and powerful electronics, we foresee the adoption of adapted wireless wristband wearables for
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Date:
11/01/2019

Mobile Diagnostic Technology Delivers Hypertension Screening

Figure 1: A Medical Diagnostic Technology-equipped smartphone
Source: Leman Micro Devices SA

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With consumer wearables such as FitBits and the Apple Watch established in the market and consumers who have bought these devices now accustomed to seeing their own personalised health data such as heart rate displayed on their wrists (although not to standards of accuracy required by the medical profession),
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Date:
11/01/2019
Breaking Down the Key Priorities for Powering Wearables

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Figure 1: Activity Tracker use case

Over just the last few years, we’ve seen the popularity of wearables surge across various market segments. It’s easy to see why: these products are packed with some of the latest and complex technological advancements and aim to improve well-being and simplify day to day tasks and activities in a completely
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Date:
11/01/2019
Powering Advanced Healthcare Devices

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Figure 1. LTC3107 Harvesting Thermal Energy to Power a WSN and/or Charge a Battery

The costs associated with keeping a patient in a hospital bed for a prolonged period are becoming economically unsustainable – both for the institution itself, and the patient. As a result, hospitals are looking for ways to reduce these cost burdens by getting the patient well and autonomous as soon as possible
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Date:
11/01/2019