Smart Stick­ers

Health & Nutrition - - HEALTH FLASH -

Sci­en­tists have cre­ated wear­able elec­tronic de­vices that can be eas­ily at­tached to the skin to mon­i­tor phys­i­cal ac­tiv­ity and alert a wearer about pos­si­ble health risks in real time. The ‘smart stick­ers’ are made of cel­lu­lose, which is both bio­com­pat­i­ble and breath­able, ac­cord­ing to the study pub­lished in the jour­nal ‘Ad­vanced Ma­te­ri­als and In­ter­faces’. Health pro­fes­sion­als could use the stick­ers as im­plantable sen­sors to mon­i­tor the sleep of pa­tients be­cause they con­form to in­ter­nal or­gans with­out caus­ing ad­verse re­ac­tions, re­searchers said. Ath­letes could also use it to mon­i­tor their health while ex­er­cis­ing and swim­ming.

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