Taiwan Biophotonic Co. Introducing the Industry’s First Reflective Optical Sensor for Fingerless Wrist-Worn Pulse Oximeter

Taiwan Biophotonic Co., a leading provider of non-invasive vital signs sensing solutions, today announced the release of its DOE reflective sensor for fingerless wrist-worn pulse oximeters, which makes a quantum leap forward in the wearable healthcare and medical devices. Continue reading “Taiwan Biophotonic Co. Introducing the Industry’s First Reflective Optical Sensor for Fingerless Wrist-Worn Pulse Oximeter”

Biovigil Badge checks to see if your doctor’s hands are clean

Designed to reduce the number of infections contracted within hospitals, the Biovigil badge system is a device that clips to the clothing of a medical professional and uses sensors to scan the cleanliness of hands. To accomplish this, the chemical-detecting sensors within the device have the ability to check if hands have been washed with Purell or soap. Continue reading “Biovigil Badge checks to see if your doctor’s hands are clean”

Earphones Filled With Health and Fitness Sensors Ready to Flood the Wearables Market

As Apple moves closer to launching its rumored health and fitness oriented iWatch, there has been significant focus on the types of sensors Apple might be looking to deploy. Among the intriguing options have been sensor-equipped earphones, which Apple has filed patent applications on in the past and which saw renewed attention following the posting of an unfounded rumor about EarPods with embedded biometric sensors earlier this year. Continue reading “Earphones Filled With Health and Fitness Sensors Ready to Flood the Wearables Market”

Tiny laser-powered sensor-on-a-chip tests chemical composition of liquids

They are invisible, but perfectly suited for analyzing liquids and gases; infrared laser beams are absorbed differently by different molecules. This effect can for instance be used to measure the oxygen concentration in blood. At the Vienna University of Technology, this technique has now been miniaturized and implemented in the prototype for a new kind of sensor. Continue reading “Tiny laser-powered sensor-on-a-chip tests chemical composition of liquids”

PerkinElmer Launches Novel Real-Time Air Quality Sensor Network

PerkinElmer, a global leader focused on the health and safety of people and the environment, today announced the launch of ElmTM (elm.perkinelmer.com), an innovative air monitoring service providing local air quality analysis for individuals, smart cities and sustainable communities. The Elm service enables the visualization and understanding of relevant real-time air quality detail, providing data that can be immediately accessed, both online and on mobile devices. Continue reading “PerkinElmer Launches Novel Real-Time Air Quality Sensor Network”