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Raman-on-a-chip boost for handheld medical applications

dermatologist-inspectingRaman spectroscopy (or Raman spectroscopy) is a powerful technique, most often used to determine chemical and material composition with applications in the medical, food and even space industries.

“With the right partners we see many application opportunities in areas like melanoma detection, or skin hydration. In the medical domain, we see opportunities for in-line measurements during surgery or endoscopy.”said Pol Van Dorpe, principal member of the technical staff at IMEC.

This technique uses a laser light source to irradiate a sample, and generates an infinitesimal amount of Raman scattered light, which is detected as a Raman spectrum using a CCD camera.
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I have been laerning about this incredible method of analysis in my fomer company PerkinElmer, one of the biggest player in the chemical analysis devices. (Raman Station 400)

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Articles:
Raman spectroscopy for medical diagnostics — From in-vitro biofluid assays to in-vivo cancer detection
Clinical instrumentation and applications of Raman spectroscopy

How your car can check your daily health

ImecImec researches capacitive, optical and radar technology to integrate in the user’s environment and in this way monitor – unnoticeable – his health.

Health freaks may wear a fitness tracker on their wrist, but there’s also something just as valuable coming soon for the non-freaks among us. By incorporating sensor and radar technology into car seats, armchairs and even office spaces, you’ll be able to discreetly monitor your breathing rate, heart rate and electrocardiogram (ECG) readings. In fact the automotive industry has already responded very enthusiastically to the technology, because it may well (indirectly) help prevent many accidents. But that’s not all: given that we are spending more and more time in the car, it only makes sense that it should become the ideal location for us to carry out our daily health checks.

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