June 10, 2014
Researcher Ronen Polsky holds the prototype sensor.
Sandia National Laboratories, a division of Lockheed Martin, has developed a potentially wearable hydration and electrolyte sensor that uses tiny needles to sample a negligible amount of interstitial fluid -- the liquid between cells. The study was published this month in the journal Advanced Healthcare Materials.
“We’re proposing a minimally...
February 8, 2010
Wireless sensors for sleep apnea, caloric intake: At a recent event in San Diego, The West Wireless Health Institute's Mehran Mehregany told attendees that soon smartphones like the iPhone or Google's Nexus One would record snoring to detect sleep apnea, use barcodes on food packages to track calories, and use inertial sensors to track activity and caloric expenditure. Philometron CEO Darrel...
November 2, 2009
One of the key enabling technologies for the wireless health market is wireless sensors -- BandAid-like, peel-and-stick biometric sensors that also include low-power, short range wireless radios. Similar sensors may be implantable or embedded in our sneakers like Nike+. Examples of the peel-and-stick variety include the calorie tracking sensor that Philometron is developing, the EEG sensor from...
July 29, 2009
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced that the medical costs of treating obesity-related diseases topped $147 billion in 2008, according to a recent report in the Wall Street Journal.
During the past decade that cost of treating obesity effectively doubled: The medical costs associated with obesity were pegged at $74 billion in 1998. The number of obese people in the U.S. rose ...