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IoT | Wearables becoming bio-integrated lab

IoT | Wearables becoming bio-integrated lab

IoT | Los wearables se convierten en laboratorio bio-integrado

Algún día pronto, quizás dentro de un año, podrá colocar un parche suave y elástico en su brazo que le dirá si está deshidratado. O que tus electrolitos están peligrosamente fuera de balance. O incluso que tienes diabetes.

Los rastreadores de actividad física como Fitbit y Apple Watch ya realizan un seguimiento de los recuentos de pasos, la frecuencia cardíaca y los ritmos de sueño. Pero tienden a ser rígidos y voluminosos, y en su mayoría reúnen métricas mecánicas, en lugar de evaluar la biología subyacente de una persona.

Una nueva generación de dispositivos apunta a analizar el sudor de muchos productos químicos a la vez, produciendo una instantánea en tiempo real de la salud o el estado físico del usuario. Estos dispositivos también se adaptan íntimamente a la piel y son cómodos para cualquier persona, desde bebés prematuros hasta ancianos.

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IoT | Wearables becoming bio-integrated lab


Designed and manufactured by the Rogers Lab at Northwestern University, the soft, flexible bio-integrated lab is the next generation of wearable technology and has been featured in the Modern Museum of Art (MoMA) in New York. 

With skin-like properties, the lab captures, features, and analyzes the chemistry of sweat, with wireless connectivity. But Rogers, the Louis Simpson and Kimberly Querrey Professor of Materials Science and Engineering, Biomedical Engineering and Medicine is already moving beyond sweat to integrate labs with each other, as well as implement the technology in clinical settings: 

with infants in the hospital, as well as inside the body on the heart and even the brain. 

John Rogers is a MacArthur Fellow, a Lemelson-MIT Prize winner, and leads the new Center for Bio-Integrated Electronics at Northwestern’s Simpson Querrey Institute of BioNanotechnology.


Rogers' research seeks to understand and exploit interesting characteristics of 'soft' materials, such as polymers, liquid crystals, and biological tissues as well as hybrid combinations of them with unusual classes of micro/nanomaterials, in the form of ribbons, wires, membranes, tubes or related. 

The aim is to control and induce novel electronic and photonic responses in these materials and also develop new 'soft lithographic' and biomimetic approaches for patterning them and guiding their growth. 

This work combines fundamental studies with forward-looking engineering efforts in a way that promotes positive feedback between the two. Current research focuses on soft materials for conformal electronics, nanophotonic structures, microfluidic devices, and microelectromechanical systems, all lately with an emphasis on bio-inspired and bio-integrated technologies. 

These efforts are highly multidisciplinary and combine expertise from nearly every traditional field of technical study.


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Thanks @Bill Stankiewicz, 🐝 Brand Ambassador I was thinking that technology would be of some worth in Integrated Operations & supply chain management solutions to monitor employees safety against dehydratation in non or poorly ventilated warehouses, or in periods of time when the weather is overheating the working conditions. If you ve love it please share it in your favorite hives!

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