In a paper published by the journal Matter, engineers from the University of Surrey together with partners from Harvard University, University of Science and Technology of China, UK National Physical Laboratory, George Washington University and Zhejiang University Ningbo Research Institute report on how they have developed a breakthrough sensor system and manufacturing process.
The huge impact of the recent COVID-19 pandemic, along with other chronic health risks or diseases, has triggered substantially the need to develop and apply bioelectronics and medical devices for real-time monitoring and diagnosis of health status.
Serotonin is a neurochemical that plays a critical role in the way the brain controls our thoughts and feelings. For example, many antidepressants are designed to alter serotonin signals sent between neurons.
Scientists from Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) and surgeons from Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC) have conducted the first human clinical trial to confirm the accuracy and practicality of an oxygen-sensing liquid bandage that quantifies the amount of oxygen in transplanted tissues.
By analyzing Fitbit data and self-reported symptoms, researchers from Evidation Health and collaborators analyzed trends in heart rate, step count, and symptom duration between patients with flu and those with COVID-19. While both showed similar-looking spikes in resting heart rate and decreases in average step count, COVID-19 symptoms lasted longer and peaked later.
Scientists from Evidation Health, based in the United States, and their collaborators analyzed Fitbit data and self-reported symptoms to study the trends in heart rate, symptom duration, and step count between patients with flu and those with COVID-19.
According to a group of scientists from the University of California, San Diego, the University of California, San Francisco (UC San Francisco) and MIT Lincoln Lab, temperature data obtained by wearable devices attached to the finger can be consistently used to spot the onset of fevers—a prominent symptom of both the flu and COVID-19.
As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to spread across the world, testing remains a key strategy for tracking and containing the virus.
Security officials have to ensure that unsafe materials are not smuggled into a country by criminals, but it has become quite costly and difficult to detect nuclear substances.
Researchers from Skoltech and the University of Texas at Austin have presented a proof-of-concept for a wearable sensor that can track healing in sores, ulcers, and other kinds of chronic skin wounds, even without the need to remove the bandages. The paper was published in the journal ACS Sensors.