The solution to football concussions may come from ‘a smartphone in your mouth’

Jack Marucci is the director of athletic training at LSU, where the nationally-ranked football team averages about six concussions during a month of training camp, but only two or three during a season spanning from September until January. Usually, the concussions are suffered by the largest men on the field, the offensive and defensive linemen. Continue reading “The solution to football concussions may come from ‘a smartphone in your mouth’”

Bra to detect early signs of breast cancer vs. smart sock to detect diabetes complications earlier

This matchup pits two health IT companies using textile embedded sensors, both aimed at spotting major medical conditions earlier. First Warning System’s sensors are embedded into a bra to pick up metabolic changes associated with tumor formation. Heapsylon, which developed a “smart sock” to give runners insight on their technique such as stride cadence, has developed a prototype for healthcare applications. Continue reading “Bra to detect early signs of breast cancer vs. smart sock to detect diabetes complications earlier”

Silver Nanowire Sensors could be the flexible foundation for new wearables

A clear, bandage-like sensor could eventually make everything from fabrics to our fingers smart. Dr. Yong Zhu and a team of North Carolina State University researchers created an ultra-thin, flexible sensor that could be used in clothing, on the body, any in other ordinary objects to track things like strain, pressure, human touch, and bioelectronic signals. Continue reading “Silver Nanowire Sensors could be the flexible foundation for new wearables”