Tag: Sports Medicine

Liquid Metal Biosensors for Healthcare Monitoring

Flexible biosensors are a popular new field of research. Soft pressure sensors are of particular interest because there are many applications for them in healthcare. Most flexible pressure sensors are based on solid-state components that tend to rely on carbon nanotubes and graphene. Carbon nanotubes or graphene flakes are seeded through a stretchy (Read more...)

FlexIt Makes Gyms Easily Accessible to Anyone

Regular physical activity is one of the best ways to prevent a wide variety of health problems, but not everyone is willing to sign up for a gym membership. The way that most gyms are currently operated is that you either sign up for a membership for a year or two, or you simply don’t […]

Brilliant Sole Makes Any Shoe a Smart Shoe: CES 2020

Our feet are impressively capable, but they’re virtually ignored as a method for interacting with computers and other electronics. Brilliant Sole, a company out of Wilmington, North Carolina, has been developing technologies to allow the feet, via a pair of smart soles, to be used as a controller for other devices. We envision such capabiliti (Read more...)

Body Sensors Made of Magical Self-Healing Threads

A team of scientists in South Korea has developed a remarkable new body sensor technology that consists of flexible threads that can heal on their own. The fabric-like threads, which are made of carbon fiber electrodes coated with a citric acid-based polymer, can measure electrolyte concentrations within sweat. The team used their material, which a (Read more...)

Nexkin Multi-Parameter Body Monitoring Shirt Unveiled

Chronolife, a firm headquartered in Paris, France, is releasing a T-shirt that can monitor six vitals and health parameters, including a single-lead ECG, abdominal and thoracic breathing, body temperature, activity levels, and pulmonary impedance, a measure of how pulmonary vessels resist pulsatile blood flow. The Nexkin device looks like a typical (Read more...)

Injectable Electrodes for Neuromodulation

Researchers at the University of Wisconsin-Madison have developed an injectable flexible electrode that can aid in neuromodulation therapy, potentially replacing more rigid electrodes that do not mesh well with soft tissues. The injectable material consists of a silicone gel and small metal particles, and it forms a flexible bolus when injected aro (Read more...)

First Portable Carb Metabolism Monitor Unveiled

Kyocera of Japan has just unveiled the first carbohydrate metabolism measurement device. The system is portable and users can assess their carbohydrate metabolism just about anywhere. The soon to be released product is a radial arterial pulse wave gyro sensor that analyzes pulse-wave patterns at the wrist. Kyocera hopes that this new device will he (Read more...)

Chip to Evaluate Health of Immune System from Blood Sample

Knowing how well a patient’s immune system is functioning may be very useful in diagnosing a disease and guiding the course of therapy. Researchers from Nanyang Technological University in Singapore are making this a reality, having developed a hybrid chip that assesses the health of white blood cells in a whole blood sample. The microfluidic (Read more...)

Hexoskin Shirt Proving Itself for Lung Function Measurement

A few years ago Hexoskin, a Canadian startup, announced the development of a sensor-packed t-shirt that can measure a number of physiological parameters in real-time. It’s novel because it doesn’t require the wearer to put on individual sensors and attach them to the skin, allowing common daily at-home and athletic activities to be perf (Read more...)