Category: Biosensor

Smart T-shirt Detects Breathing Problems

A group of researchers in Canada have created a smart T-shirt capable of monitoring the breathing of the wearer, which could be useful for medical and athletic applications. An advantage of the smart T-shirt is its ability to conform to…

New Wearable Sensors can Track Hand Use in Amputees

Researchers at the University of Missouri, Columbia recently developed a system to track hand use in people who use a hand prosthesis or have undergone a hand transplant. The technology tracks hands’ movement, and monitors how people make use of…

Apple Abandons Finger Print Sensor

Reports from Bloomberg is that Apple’s Touch ID could be replace by a new 3D scanning system that uses face recognition to verify payments, log in to apps and unlock the upcoming iPhone 8. It is the drastic redesign expected…

Living sensors at your fingertips

Engineers and biologists at Massachusetts Institute of Technology MIT have teamed up to design a new “living material” — a tough, stretchy, biocompatible sheet of hydrogel injected with live cells that are genetically programmed to light up in the presence…

Micro-sensor measures fluid loss

A newly developed micro-sensor can detect dehydration, and can alert the user. In particular, this aid can be extremely useful in the care of the elderly. The new sensor is only 16 millimeters in diameter and 8 millimeters high, but…

Detecting Explosives with Plants

A team of MIT engineers have transformed spinach plants into sensors that can detect explosives and wirelessly relay that information to a handheld device similar to a smartphone. According to Michael Strano, the Carbon P. Dubbs Professor of Chemical Engineering…