Tattoos made from patches of tiny needles can encode complex medical information directly onto the skin and provide a means to constantly monitor physiological changes to the body.
One of the dangerous things about sports-related concussions is the fact that athletes may not realize they have one, so they do not seek much-needed medical attention. A new sensor could let them (or their coaches) know, and it would go on their neck, not their head.
A non-toxic, inexpensive process upcycles the little-used music technology into a health-monitoring sensor: An upcycling technique to isolate a compact disc’s thin metallic layer to create flexible biosensors that can monitor body function measurements such as oxygen levels and heart and muscle electrical activity has been developed by a team of researchers led by Binghamton University Assistant Professor Ahyeon Koh. “Everybody can create those kinds of sensors for their users. We want these to become more accessible and affordable, and more easily distributed to the public,” said Koh
A team of researchers at the Korea Research Institute of Bioscience and Biotechnology Research (KRIBB) has developed a biosensor capable of monitoring serotonin levels in real-time for diagnosing depression.
In the early stages of pregnancy, as well as during the in vitro fertilization (IVF) process and after multiple miscarriages, a test may be offered to detect any abnormalities in the fetal chromosomes. Those abnormalities — causing either missing or extra chromosomes — can lead to congenital and genetic disorders or, in some cases, miscarriage.
University of Hong Kong (HKU) researchers develop wearable biosensing system: The new device can be integrated with a smartwatch and continuously monitors biosignals.
The FDA released a safety communication about a shortage of tracheostomy tubes due to problems in obtaining raw materials. The shortage, which includes tubes manufactured by ICU Medical, likely will most affect pediatric patients, and the FDA said tracheostomy tubes can be reused after following proper sanitary procedures during the shortage.