wearable sensors

By Jonah Comstock March 14, 2016
The CDC wants to use sensors -- both sensor arrays in buildings and health-sensing wearables -- to protect firefighters and paramedics that respond to 911 calls, according to an interview recently published on NextGov with Gayle DeBord, director of the Center for Direct Reading and Sensor Technology at the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health within CDC. "There’s new sensors...
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 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 4, 2014
Sony has officially launched its Sony SmartBand, the device that was announced at the big consumer electronics event CES earlier this year as the Sony Core, in the United States. The SmartBand helps users passively track various activities throughout their day -- including walking, running, and sleep. The device launched in Europe earlier this year and consumers were able to purchase it online,...
By Brian Dolan January 23, 2014
Proteus Digital Health As Apple-focused publication 9to5Mac recently reported, Apple has hired two medical sensor experts away from digital health startups Sano Intelligence and Vital Connect, assumedly to build the health sensing functionality of the rumored, wristworn iWatch device. What the publication glosses over, however, is that Nancy Dougherty, the former hardware lead at transdermal...
By Aditi Pai January 21, 2014
Researchers at North Carolina State University have developed wearable sensors, made up of silver nanowires, which can measure strain, pressure, human touch and bioelectronic signals. The technology was built on lead researcher Dr. Yong Zhu's earlier work to create elastic conductors from silver nanowires. To do this, researchers embedded insulating material between two stretchable conductors,...
By Jonah Comstock January 2, 2014
MC10 raised $20 million from undisclosed investors, according to an SEC filing. The company has previously raised $40 million in first, second, and third round funding, bringing its total funding to $60 million. This latest round is the company's largest single round to date. Previous MC10 investors include Medtronic, Aberdare Ventures, Northbridge Venture partners, Breamar Energy Ventures,...
By Jonah Comstock December 17, 2013
The Symphony continuous glucose monitoring system from Echo Therapeutics. The global market for continuous blood glucose monitoring is in for slow but steady growth, according to a new report from Allied Market Research. Though the relatively new market was valued at just $194.8 million in 2012, Allied projects it will hit $568.5 million by 2020, making for a compound annual growth rate of 14....
By Jonah Comstock December 16, 2013
Head-worn sensors have been tried in a variety of form factors including headbands, helmets, headphones, glasses, and goggles. Now a group of Polish inventors, forming San Francisco-based IntelliClinic, are crowdfunding a new twist: a brainwave-sensing smartphone-connected sleep mask. The device, called NeuroOn, has already raised $330,000 on Kickstarter, more than three times its original goal....
By Jonah Comstock September 15, 2013
Flexible electronic sensors, worn like temporary tattoos on the skin, could be used to detect everything from blood flow to cognitive function, according to a new study published in Nature Materials, led by John Rogers, who is also the cofounder of wearable sensor company MC10. Rogers, a University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign professor who has been working on flexible electronic sensors for...