The sensor is light, flexible and inexpensive, with potential applications in health care, entertainment and robotics.
The technology, described in a paper published in January in the journal Advanced Materials Technologies, shows that by tearing tissue paper that’s loaded with nanocomposites and breaking the paper’s fibers, the paper acts as a sensor. It can detect a heartbeat, finger force, finger movement, eyeball movement and more.
These small, Band Aid-sized sensors could have a variety of applications in various fields. For example, monitoring a person’s gait or the movement of their eyes can be used to inspect brain function or a game player’s actions. The sensor could track how a special-needs child walks in a home test, sparing the child the need for hospital visits. Or the sensors could be used in occupational therapy for seniors.
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UQ Wearable Sensors Workshop
on July 18, 2018 at 7:08 am
St. Leo`s College, College Rd, UQ St. Lucia Campus The Faculty of Health and Behavioural Sciences (HaBS) is hosting a half-day workshop to bring together researchers from across UQ to discuss wearable ... […]
Solar supercapacitor could power future of wearable sensors
on July 18, 2018 at 6:31 am
A new form of solar-powered supercapacitor could help make future wearable technologies lighter and more energy-efficient, scientists say. In a paper published in the journal Nano Energy, researchers ... […]
The DIY kits for wearable and fashion tech makers and creators
on July 17, 2018 at 5:11 am
Then there is blink blink, whose Wearable Tech Kit gives you the necessary tools to create things like LED light up scarfs and pressure sensors for wearables. Designed by Nicole Messier and Alex Tosti ... […]
Emporio Armani Wear OS smartwatch adds heart rate sensor and more
on July 16, 2018 at 7:41 pm
With the new Emporio Armani Connected 2018 though, it is finally offering truly smart devices with heart rate sensors, NFC, GPS, and more. Armani actually joined the wearable march back in 2016 with a ... […]
How sensors are building smart jobsite 'ecosystems'
on July 16, 2018 at 12:02 pm
Here are three areas in which sensors are building a connected network that helps contractors access data they couldn’t before and prevent problems before they occur. Wearable sensors can help keep wo... […]
The wearable that’s designed to prevent sexual assault
on July 12, 2018 at 12:00 pm
The Buzz wearable attempts at creating an ecosystem where a sensor-enhanced wearable can measure its wearer’s blood alcohol levels and monitor their capacity to consent. The Buzz was designed alongsid... […]
Wearable devices could predict risk for senior falls
on July 12, 2018 at 11:54 am
July 12 (UPI) --Wearable devices with motion sensors can predict older participants' risk of falling, according to a study. Researchers at the University of Illinois in Urbana-Champaign found that mea... […]
This wearable is designed to stop sexual assault on campus
on July 12, 2018 at 10:45 am
The device comes with a blood alcohol sensor to keep track of how drunk you are ... indicating that mass adoption would better help the wearable with its intended goals. We've reached out to New Deal ... […]
Wearable Sensors Market Is Anticipated To Register A Healthy CAGR Of 38.8% From 2017 To 2025: Grand View Research, Inc.
on July 11, 2018 at 1:25 pm
(MENAFN Editorial) According to report published by Grand View Research, the global wearable sensors market size is anticipated to reach USD 2.86 billion by 2025. Wearable sensors are a vital aspect o... […]
Cheap, Portable Sensors Are Democratizing Air-Quality Data
on July 11, 2018 at 4:00 am
The EPA has been running trials for wearable sensors and an air monitor that could be installed in a park bench, to put it closer to roads and parks. As hardware continues to get smaller and battery l... […]
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