Stanford Scientists Build Tiny Implantable Sensor to Detect Blood And Intracranial Pressures (VIDEO)

A lot of patients can benefit from continuous blood pressure monitoring, but inflatable arm cuffs are currently the only reliable method to do so. Attempts are currently underway by a number of organizations to use pulse wave transit time obtained through single lead ECG to provide cuffless blood pressure monitoring… Continue reading “Stanford Scientists Build Tiny Implantable Sensor to Detect Blood And Intracranial Pressures (VIDEO)”

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”

Wearable Electromagnetic Wave Sensors Monitor Vital Signs of Patients

Imagine being able to continually see the patient vital signs such as their heart rate, blood oxygen levels and temperature without having to hook them up to a machine!  Thanks to the development of exciting new smart sensor technology, researchers at LJMU’s Built Environment and Sustainable Technologies (BEST) Research Institute are close to making this a reality. Continue reading “Wearable Electromagnetic Wave Sensors Monitor Vital Signs of Patients”