Using exclusively bio-compatible and bio-degradable materials, researchers from the University of Stanford have devised a capacitive-based artery blood-flow sensor which can be read out wirelessly once implanted, and which does not require removal as it self-resorbs after a few months of operation.
The thin flexible device described in a paper titled “Biodegradable and flexible arterial-pulse sensor for the wireless monitoring of blood flow” published in Nature Biomedical Engineering was designed to locally monitor blood flow after complex reconstructive surgeries involving “anastomosis”, the suturing of blood vessels, such as would be the case in cardiovascular, vascular and transplantation operations.
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In the case of a medical shock, low blood perfusion, or organ injury, the authors highlight, the pulsatile arterial blood signal of becomes too weak to be used for pulse oximetry. The researchers proved their setup on a forearm by occluding blood supply to the arm using a pressure cuff (as those used for measuring arterial tension).
IoT Solutions World Congress
Barcellona (ES) 16-18 October 2018
Disruption in the healthcare industry is accelerating even more rapidly due to the adoption of technologies now categorized as part of the “Internet of Things”. With the plethora of new applications and devices connecting to traditional healthcare information systems, and healthcare organizations now inter-connecting—through ubiquitous and persistent network connectivity—the resulting data tsunami is forcing a transformation in how information is collected, aggregated, interpreted, and ultimately acted upon.
Come learn how the Internet of Things is changing healthcare. Speakers will cover topics including “what works” as well as challenges such as emerging standards, the regulatory environment, and taming the complexity inherent to introducing new technology in healthcare.
We will share use cases, describing how healthcare organizations are already applying IoT to improve the delivery of care, clinical outcomes, and to drive operational efficiencies. Learn how companies are overcoming internal politics and regulatory issues on the path to connected healthcare. Discover healthcare wearables, security in mobile healthcare, and how to improve patient care through the efficient use and distribution of data.
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