Stick-on electronic patches monitor health

April 4, 2014 7:36 AM

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Stick-on electronic patches monitor health

“We designed this device to monitor human health 24/7, but without interfering with a person’s daily activity,” said Yonggang Huang, theNorthwestern University professor who co-led the work with Illinois professor John A. Rogers. “It is as soft as human skin and can move with your body, but at the same time it has many different monitoring functions. What is very important about this device is it is wirelessly powered and can send high-quality data about the human body to a computer, in real time.”

The researchers did a side-by-side comparison with traditional EKG and EEG monitors and found the wireless patch performed equally to conventional sensors, while being significantly more comfortable for patients. Such a distinction is crucial for long-term monitoring, situations such as stress tests...

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