6 challenges you need to overcome to create a wearable medical device

Before you start a medical wearable device project, consider the following challenges and suggestions on how to address them. Diana Eitzman and Kris Godbey, 3M Skin is unlike any other substrate. It sweats, grows hair, secretes oil, harbors bacteria, constantly sheds old cells, regenerates new ones and changes with health, environment and age – characteristics

Wearable devices can diagnose illnesses: Here’s how

Stanford University School of Medicine researchers recently discovered that wearable fitness monitors and other wearable biosensors are able to determine when someone may have an illness. Wearable devices that can measure heart rate, activity, skin temperature and other biological variables have the potential to determine when someone has an infection, inflammation and insulin resistance, according