"Second Skin." As the person wearing the garment becomes hot and sweaty, the material peels away to form breathable holes. From bacterial cells that expand and contract relative to atmospheric moisture. From MIT Media Lab Tangible Media Group
Firefly - wrist-worn device for type 1 diabetics to non-invasively monitor low blood sugar. Tracks physiological tremors and symptoms specific to low blood glucose levels. Will have capacity to alert the parent or caregiver. From Grey Innovation. In development #diabetes
Heart Failure Monitoring Device. "Will take leg bio- impedance measurements to detect and track changes in body fluid accumulation, which is a common precursor to heart failure' In development. From Grey Innovation.
Vitaliti. "Sensors measuring ECG, heart rate, heart rate variability, blood oxygen, respiration, core body temperature, blood pressure, movement, steps & calories. All simultaneously, logging to the cloud and a connected smartphone or tablet." Can be worn continuously for up to 3 days. From Cloud DX.
Wireless mouthguard bio sensor monitors uric acid levels in saliva continuously, in real time. "Enzyme (uricase)-modified screen printed electrode system integrated onto a mouthguard platform along with anatomically-miniaturized instrumentation electronics featuring a potentiostat, microcontroller, and a Bluetooth transceiver." From J Kim, J Wang, et al., UC San Diego health, fitness, athletes
Smart device translates sign language while worn on the wrist - measures inertia (accelerometer, gyroscope) and muscle electrical activity (EMG) to interpret hand gestures. Prototype from R. Jafari, Texas A&M [ American Sign Language, ASL, deaf ]
Ōura. Ring "knows when you go to sleep, and when you wake up, when you are active, and when you are sitting." Calculates HR, breathing rate, sleep profile (stages, wakefulness), activity. Ceramic, waterproof, scratch proof. Kickstarter: www.kickstarter.c...
Incertitudes : sound activated clothing, by ying gao. "Through the motion of the pins, the garments engage the spectator on a conversational level, which is filled with misunderstanding(s) and uncertainty.
FreeStyle Libre Flash Glucose Monitoring System for #diabetes. Disposable sensor worn on back of upper arm for up to 14 days. "Measures glucose every minute in interstitial fluid through a small filament that is inserted just under the skin and held in place with a small adhesive pad." Scan provides current reading, 8-hr history, trends. No finger prick needed. Approved in several European countries (currently not in U.S.). From Abbott
Seizure alert system - device (in development) will contain array of noninvasive physiological sensors to measure heart rate, respiration, and body orientation. "The detection of seizures is based on physiological effects due to elevated activity of the autonomic nervous system during seizures." From RTI #epilepsy
Moodmetric Ring - "Measures the autonomous nervous system signals that can be used to understand emotional reactions and improve quality of life." Measures skin electrodermal activity (EDA), generated by sweat glands.