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The last news roundup for 2019: ACA mandate unconstitutional, more $ for health research, PartnersHealthcare rebrands, Hackensack Meridian pays ransom, breaches>heart attack deaths, telepsychiatry merger, more

Well, it’s happy trails for 2019, until we meet again in 2020, paraphrasing a well-known Roy Rogers tune (Roy was a movie and TV cowboy singer in the US; his eponymous roast beef sandwich chain was an advertising client for one of this Editor’s first jobs). So we’ll round up the news as we and I trust most of our Readers will be off for most of the next two weeks to be observing the holidays with family, friends, de-stressing, defrosting, or attempting to catch up on work while it’s quiet before January Madness hits. It’s hard to believe that... Continue Reading

S-t-r-e-t-c-h that sensor patch! Stanford’s breakthrough for health wearables of John Rogers, a materials scientist at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign and his team, whose work has been commercially marketed through MC10 [our back file here], but the difference here is the process. Rogers and others have been meticulously building rigid sensors onto a rubbery material that has some ‘give’. In Rogers’ words, “Stretchy mechanics and efficient charge transport typically do not go together.” Bao’s group has developed “clever chemistries that seem to capture both properties in a single material.” Early days still, but tremendous potential in healthcare wearables for those who truly understand the technical aspects of... Continue Reading

More tattletale data gathering: EEGs and sub-cutaneous RFID chips

...forecast medical uses such as records before surgery (operate on the right foot, not the left), an ID and information for someone post-stroke or with dementia, or as smart card loaded with funds. But this Editor can see it coupled with a nanosized battery as being tested now in external sensor patches or biostickers as John Rogers at University of Illinois, MC10 and others have been designing for several years–and the potential geometrically increases to send out other data such as vital signs. Perhaps EEGs one day? Wall Street Journal — plus a collection of our coverage of sensor patches... Continue Reading

Sweat analyzing sensor patch flies high at USAF Research Lab

[grow_thumb image=”” thumb_width=”150″ /]Call them ‘sticky sensors’, biosensor tattoos or as you like, but there’s been a lot of research happening in the past three years around gathering biometrics from skin contact. Whether it’s the John Rogers ‘skunk works’ at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign measuring ECG, EEG and cardiovascular conditions; University of California-San Diego’s lactate and blood glucose monitoring; MC10’s Biostamp for infant temperature, head impacts and neurological disorders plus NewDealDesign‘s multi-purpose implants, skin is in. Though the Apple Watch was flummoxed (for now) by biometrics due to hairy arms and sweat [TTA 18 Feb], these sensors thrive on... Continue Reading

A possible win for diabetics–a glucose monitoring ‘tattoo’ patch available in a few years (their estimate) and also be of interest to those who watch their carbohydrate intake or who may be pre-diabetic. CNBC (picture and article), Analytical Chemistry (abstract and full article), MedCityNews. Hat tip to reader Peg Graham of JASA and QUA, Inc. via LinkedIn updates. Related reading: John A. Rogers’ sensor patch skunkworks at University of Illinois-Urbana/Champaign in our October article and prior (see links). And a far better idea, especially for childhood diabetes, than Google’s chancy glucose-sensing contact lens we first wrote about exactly one year ago [TTA 17 Jan and 17 July 14]... Continue Reading

The ultimate ‘comfy sensor patch’–an implant

[grow_thumb image=”” thumb_width=”175″ /]John A. Rogers and his ‘skunkworks’, take notice. From the design shop that brought you Fitbit, NewDealDesign (FDR would be puzzled), comes the next big step in wearables–a sensor patch concept which would be implanted in your hand and multi-task till the cows come home. Project Underskin would detect fitness levels, vital signs such as blood glucose or body temperature, unlock your door or pre-authorize your credit card. The curved implant (above) would be somewhat decorative or aesthetic, run off your body’s electro-chemical energy, not need batteries, and have a public view (the outside of your hand... Continue Reading

Wearables: the ‘comfy sensor patch’ changes color, a cushion nags on posture

[grow_thumb image=”” thumb_width=”175″ /]Another sensor patch out of the John A. Rogers ‘skunk works’ at the University of Illinois-Urbana/Champaign is designed to be continually worn (presumably in a discreet–not discrete–place) and is capable of monitoring temperature and moistness on the skin’s surface, relating to cardiovascular health and skin care. This ‘epidermal photonic sensor’ has 3,600 0.5mm squared “thermochromic liquid crystals patterned into large-scale, pixelated arrays on thin elastomeric substrates” (meaning a stretchy sensor). Based on this Editor’s reading of the research abstract, color changes with temperature; algorithms and a digital camera shot of the patch then turn temperature data into... Continue Reading

That comfy sensor patch gets a bit closer (US/BE)

...use in the Reebok Checklight to determine sports-related concussion risk [TTA 16 May, “Brain Games”] and in beta for infant temperature sensing (left above). It seems clear from the announcement today and further remarks (see below) that the objective is not drug delivery, but for patient monitoring and disease management. MC10 commercializes John Rogers’ work in stretchable sensor patches and batteries [TTA 10 April]. The Biostamp does not have FDA approval but the partnership may be a way to fast-track CE approval. MC10 release, Fast Company (also reviews Proteus, Corventis, Given Imaging), Mobihealthnews with comments from Ben Schlatka, MC10 cofounder.... Continue Reading

‘Brain Games’ on preventing, diagnosing sub-concussive brain trauma the Howard Hughes Medical Institute: Mr. Hughes was the poster child for head trauma due to at least 14 airplane and car crashes. Could this have led to his bizarre behavior over years, culminating in debilitating mental illness? You should be funding this research.] Beyond the research [grow_thumb image=”” thumb_width=”150″ /]MC10 develops electronics which are stretchable and wearable for sports and fitness, consumer health and medical products. If this sounds familiar, the company’s co-founder and ‘father of conformal electronics technology’ is John Rogers, professor at the University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana. [More here on his stretchy sensor patches powered by... Continue Reading

Stick on that comfy sensor patch

[grow_thumb image=”” thumb_width=”150″ /] From the head researcher (John Rogers at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign) who brought you biodegradable implanted batteries and sensors [TTA 26 March], comes an almost tattoo-like stretchable sensor conforming to the skin which uses off-the-shelf, chip-based electronics for wireless monitoring. It is envisioned for wireless health tracking connecting to smartphones and computers, and for vital monitoring such as ECG and EEG testing, although this Editor would not use the term ‘clinical’ as Gizmodo has done (it is probably at the fairly sound level of an AliveCor.) However the article points out the advantages in... Continue Reading