Scientists at Penn State University have developed a wearable sensor that can be safely printed directly onto the skin to track things like temperature and blood oxygen levels. The printable sensor looks a bit like a high-tech henna tattoo and can be used to continuously record … [Read more...] about This wearable sensor can be printed directly onto the skin
Scientists in Australia have developed a special breath test that can quickly detect head and neck cancers with a high degree of accuracy. Around the world, head and neck cancers account for six percent of all cancers and kill around 300,000 people. Treatments can be effective, … [Read more...] about Breath test detects 80 percent of cancer cases in first trials
Scientists have come up with a new, quick way to detect brain injuries. Normally, doctors discover whether or not a patient has a traumatic brain injury through a CT scan, which is typically expensive and takes upwards of 30 minutes to perform. To cut time and costs, scientists … [Read more...] about Blood test leads to quicker, cheaper way of detecting brain injuries
Drawing inspiration from Origami, researchers have created a surgical robot that is around the size of a tennis ball and weighs about the same as a penny. The tiny robot was built by engineers from Harvard’s Wyss Institute and Sony and was created to assist surgeons with … [Read more...] about This tiny robot could help surgeons with precise procedures
A team at Harvard is creating therapeutic wearables using robotic fabrics. While robotic fabrics are far from new, they’re usually attached to bulky external machines that can modulate air pressure inside them to make them move or change their shape. Since that could limit their … [Read more...] about Scientists create robotic fabric that could lead to therapeutic wearables.