Bio-patch sensor. Measures bioelectrical signals through the skin. Collects data on different parts of the body depending on where it is placed (chest > ECG; skull > electroencephalography (EEG); forearm > electromyography (EMG); plus body temperature. Electronic components are mounted on a flexible foil. Wireless, disposable. Applications include remote patient monitoring. Geng Yang lab, KTH Royal Institute of Technology (Sweden)
Cortex cast - the negatives of traditional plaster casts are familiar: they're cumbersome, heavy, & can get rather smelly. Victoria University of Wellington graduate Jake Evill is looking to change all that with his Cortex cast. Evill says the cast — specifically fitted to each wearer based on X-rays of the fractured bone & a 3D scan of its surrounding limb.You'd be able to wear a longsleeve shirt over the lightweight, ventilated nylon cast. It's also shower-friendly, unlike bulky plaster casts.