Compact Wearable “Lab on the Skin” Continuously Monitors Glucose, Alcohol, and Lactate

[ad_1] The device can be worn on the upper arm while the wearer goes about their day. Credit: Laboratory for Nanobioelectronics / UC San Diego Imagine being able to measure your blood sugar levels, know if you’ve had too much alcohol to drink, and track your muscle fatigue during a workout, all in one small […]

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Engineering Smart Skin That Mimics the Sensing Capabilities of Natural Skin

[ad_1] Yuta Dobashi, a graduate of UBC’s master in biomedical engineering program, and faculty advisor Dr. John Madden, professor of electrical and computer engineering in the faculty of applied science at UBC. Credit: Kai Jacobson/UBC Faculty of Applied Science Ionic skins have demonstrated considerable advantages in the effort to create smart skin that matches the […]

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New Atomically Thin Material That Improves the Efficiency of Light-Based Tech: Solar Panels, Cameras, Biosensors

[ad_1] Researchers from Penn Engineering have now demonstrated a method for fabricating large-area “superlattices” — layered structures containing 2D lattices of sulfur and tungsten — that can achieve light-matter coupling. Cameras, solar panels, biosensors, and fiber optics are technologies that rely on photodetectors, or sensors that convert light into electricity. With the shrinking size of […]

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A More Sensitive and Durable Rapid COVID-19 Test Using Nanoparticles

[ad_1] A 3D-printed device detects temperature changes when SARS-CoV-2 binds to molecularly imprinted polymer nanoparticles (ruler shows cm). Credit: Adapted from ACS Sensors 2022, DOI: 10.1021/acssensors.2c00100 Rapid antigen tests can quickly and conveniently tell a person that they are positive for COVID-19. However, because antibody-based tests aren’t very sensitive, they can fail to detect early […]

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