Wearable biosensors with flexible microfluidics offer non-invasive, cost-effective real-time health monitoring. This review discusses materials, engineering, and applications for monitoring biofluids like sweat, saliva, and tears, emphasizing clinical translation challenges and future prospects, including machine learning and IoT integration.
Associate Professor Benjamin Tee and his research team, which includes Dr Wen Cheng and PhD student Wang Xingyu, have developed “eAir,” an ultrahigh-sensitive tactile sensing innovation that utilises minute air gaps as aero-elastic pressure sensors. This technology could potentially transform healthcare and surgical robots.
Inspired by lotus leaves, a pressure sensor using solid-liquid-gas interfaces and an elastic air layer achieves outstanding performance with high linearity, low hysteresis, and exceptional sensitivity, enabling precise pressure monitoring in complex fluid environments.
Scientists from iHealthtech and the Institute of Materials Research & Engineering (A*STAR) have developed an innovative sensor patch for wound monitoring using AI. This new technology is battery-free and features a paper-like design.
Great news for older adults experiencing a decline in functional mobility, muscle strength, and increased body fat! Associate Professor Alfredo Franco-Obregón, the Principal Investigator and co-founder of QuantumTX Pte Ltd, recently published a community study using their innovative magnetic therapy to stimulate effective muscle recovery and improve mobility and body composition.
Circulating biomarkers are bio-particles released by our body cells and circulating in the blood. These bio-particles carry information which can help scientists to identify specific diseases. To access this information, scientists need to engineer tools to intercept them and extract the data. This paper discusses the strategy for designing various circulating biomarker-detecting tools for disease monitoring and precision medicine.