microfluidics

By Jonah Comstock May 13, 2014
A few weeks ago, when we revisited Eric Topol's top 10 digital health predictions, Topol mentioned microfluidics -- and the ability to create home versions of medical lab tests -- as one of the unexpected breakthroughs of the last five years. "All the routine labs could be run through the smartphone with a very simple microfluidic adapter — any lab test could," he said at the time. "Then there’s...
By Jonah Comstock April 9, 2014
Researchers at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and Northwestern University are continuing to iterate in the field of stretchable, flexible sensors and antennae. A new paper, recently published in Science, presented a new approach to the category that would allow off-the-shelf chip-based electronics to be incorporated into a peel-and-stick patch. “We designed this device to monitor...