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By Jonah Comstock January 19, 2016
Researchers at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign are developing tiny sensors that can monitor temperature and pressure within the skull and then dissolve harmlessly into the cranial fluid. When fully developed, these devices could present a new, safer method for monitoring patients after brain surgery or a traumatic brain injury. “The ultimate strategy is to have a device that you...
By Jonah Comstock December 2, 2015
What if wearables like Fitbits and the Apple Watch represent the infancy of on-body health sensors, something we'll one day look back on the way we now look at the clunky, boxy mobile phones of the 1980s? A number of researchers are working on ultrathin, flexible sensors that could be applied to the skin like smart tattoos, or even applied to the surface of organs inside the body to continually...
By Brian Dolan May 28, 2015
The University of Rochester has teamed up with Cambridge, Massachusetts-based medical sensor company MC10 to test the company's BioStamp platform in clinical settings and help it develop its disease-specific algorithms for predictive health analytics. The partnership's efforts will be led by the school's Hajim School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, but various researchers at the university...
By Brian Dolan September 16, 2014
Cambridge, Massachusetts-based MC10 announced former Broadcom executive, Scott Pomerantz has joined it as its new CEO and president, replacing David Icke, who is leaving the company. At semiconductor company, Broadcom, Pomerantz most recently served as the SVP and GM of wireless connectivity, Broadcom's biggest business. He joined Broadcom in 2007 after it acquired his GPS company, Global Locate...
By Jonah Comstock July 28, 2014
Cambridge, Massachusetts-based flexible electronics company MC10 has embarked on its first public partnership with a pharmaceutical company, Belgium-based UCB. Although many of the details remain undisclosed, the companies have announced that UCB will use MC10's BioStamp technology to pursue new therapies for neurological disorders. "They’re going to combine our devices with their work to...
By Jonah Comstock June 10, 2014
Researcher Ronen Polsky holds the prototype sensor. Sandia National Laboratories, a division of Lockheed Martin, has developed a potentially wearable hydration and electrolyte sensor that uses tiny needles to sample a negligible amount of interstitial fluid -- the liquid between cells. The study was published this month in the journal Advanced Healthcare Materials. “We’re proposing a minimally...
By Brian Dolan May 21, 2014
In 2009 when Corventis first unveiled its technology, its main offering was an innovative fluid sensor, which was part of the array of sensors embedded in its peel-and-stick patch that was eventually named PiiX. One of the grave symptoms for heart failure patients is fluid collection in the heart -- a symptom that most remote monitoring companies track by simply keeping tabs on a patient's weight...
By Jonah Comstock April 9, 2014
Researchers at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and Northwestern University are continuing to iterate in the field of stretchable, flexible sensors and antennae. A new paper, recently published in Science, presented a new approach to the category that would allow off-the-shelf chip-based electronics to be incorporated into a peel-and-stick patch. “We designed this device to monitor...
By Jonah Comstock March 19, 2014
Correction: An earlier version of this story implied that MC10's electronics were merely flexible and not stretchable. Both Zhu's electronics and MC10's are both flexible and stretchable. Dr. Yong Zhu and his research team at North Carolina State University, who earlier this year demonstrated flexible, stretchable sensors that could measure strain, pressure, human touch and bioelectronic signals...
By Brian Dolan March 18, 2014
Apple's Passbook app This week 9to5Mac dropped its latest report on the rumored all-in-one health tracking app that Apple is reportedly working on in tandem with a wristworn, health sensing iWatch device. The report includes a number of "complete recreations of screenshots" of Healthbook's user interface that the publication received from anonymous sources. As has been reported before, the...

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