Category Archives: Sensor Technology

Wearable Sensors to Collect Health Information

Much as our studies use sensors to monitor daily activity in homes, other researchers are working on sensor technology to monitor physiological data from patients with various diseases. Researchers from The University of California, San Diego have developed a type … Continue reading

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Detecting Heartbeats Using Spider-Inspired Sensors

Spider senses have become the inspiration for sensors that could be used to detect vibrations such as simple words and heartbeats.  This sensor, created by researchers from Seoul National University in South Korea, copies the design of the organ called … Continue reading

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Impact Sensors to Help Detect Concussions in Young Football Players

Health sensors are everywhere! Some schools have started to use new impact sensors that inform coaches when a student player has taken a potentially serious hit. These sensors send alerts to a handheld monitor when the helmet takes a significant … Continue reading

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New Prick-Free Blood Sugar Monitoring Sensor

A new monitoring sensor created to measure glucose levels as frequently as every minute has been recently introduced by Abbott Diabetes Care Inc. The sensor is inserted under the skin and will be available in seven countries across Europe in the coming … Continue reading

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How Implanted Sensors Can Help Save Lives

A new health sensor implanted in patients’ arteries as been shown to help patients better manage their chronic heart conditions. Findings suggested that the sensor system, created by St. Jude Medical of St. Paul, Minnesota and going by the name of CardioMEMS, decreased the risk … Continue reading

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Google to Join in Aging Research

Google has officially jumped into the medical business with a $1.5 Billion splash: The technology giant has announced the building of a new aging research center to develop new treatments for aging-related diseases in partnership with Abbvie, a medical drug research company. … Continue reading

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New Study Has Seniors Learning to Fall Better

For seniors, falling can be catastrophic. Most prevention methods involve improving balance and strength, but it is difficult to tell which exercises are actually effective in preventing future falls. Researchers at the University of Illinois in Chicago are testing the hypothesis … Continue reading

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New Research Presented at the Alzheimer’s Association International Conference

An amazing amount of new research on Alzheimer’s Disease and aging was presented at the Alzheimer’s Association International Conference in Copenhagen, Denmark in mid-July, including research from ORCATECH’s director Jeffrey Kaye, M.D. and many ORCATECH collaborators. Dr. Kaye presented recent … Continue reading

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New Technology May Remotely Detect Falls

Sensing technology like ORCATECH’s remote in-home sensors has evolved rapidly in the past few years. New radar and 3-D sensors being developed by the Center for Eldercare and Rehabilitation Technology at the University of Missouri may be able to identify immediately … Continue reading

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ORCATECH on The BBC

ORCATECH has been featured on a BBC Horizon’s episode called “Wiring Up Grey America”. “More older people, means more pressure on expensive healthcare and nursing homes. Researchers in the US have created a pilot living lab to monitor the habits of the … Continue reading

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