Researchers have designed a thin polymeric sensor platform on a radiofrequency ablation needle to monitor temperature and pressure in real time.
Researchers can monitor temperature and pressure in real-time with a new thin polymeric flexible sensor platform on radiofrequency ablation.
Cervical myelopathy (CM) results from compression of the spinal cord in the neck and causes difficulty moving the fingers and unsteady gait. As patients with early-stage CM have minimal subjective symptoms and are difficult for non-specialists to diagnose properly, the symptoms can be aggravated before patients are diagnosed with CM by a specialist. Therefore, the development of screening tools is required to realize the early diagnosis and treatment of CM.
Wearable sensors to track a range of things from step count to heart rate are nearly everywhere. But for situations such as quickly diagnosing fatal diseases, testing the effectiveness of new drugs, computing the beginning of frailty in older adults, or monitoring a professional athlete’s performance, medical-grade devices are necessary.
Using telemedicine, COVID-19 patients can be cared for safely at home – from initial home isolation to recovery or, in case problems arise, admission to hospital.
Researchers from the University of Notre Dame and the University of Florida have developed a sensor that could diagnose a heart attack in less than 30 minutes, according to a study published in Lab on a Chip.
Single-use diagnostic tests often aren't practical for health professionals or patients in resource-limited areas, where cost and waste disposal are big concerns.
A smartphone sensor similar to the one applied in GPS systems could have the potential to determine intoxication in people, following marijuana consumption.
A new sensor can detect not only whether a virus is present, but whether it's infectious – an important distinction for containing viral spread.
A group of biotechnologists and engineers from the University of Freiburg demonstrated for the first time that it is possible to determine the concentration of antibiotics in the body of mammals using breath samples.