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Wearable COVID-19 sensor receives major award from the U.S. Department of Defense

December 17, 2020
Northwestern University researchers have put their wearable COVID-19 monitoring device through a flurry of tests, updates and improvements since unveiling it in early May. Now, Sibel Health — a Northwestern spinout commercializing the sensor — has received a highly competitive $2.4 million from the U.S. Department of Defense through a Medical Technology Enterprise Consortium award.

Monitoring COVID-19 from hospital to home

May 4, 2020
Researchers at Northwestern University and Shirley Ryan AbilityLab in Chicago have developed a novel wearable device and are creating a set of data algorithms specifically tailored to catch early signs and symptoms associated with COVID-19 and to monitor patients as the illness progresses.

Caring for the Most Vulnerable Patients

March 11, 2020
An interdisciplinary team of Northwestern University researchers has developed a new wireless, battery-charged, affordable monitoring system for newborn babies that can easily be implemented to provide clinical-grade care in nearly any setting.

New 'smart skin' may let you reach out and virtually touch -- anyone

November 20, 2019
In a paper published Wednesday in the journal Nature, Rogers and his team at Northwestern report a new wireless and battery-free smart skin that could shift the course of this technology. Through a fast, programmable array of miniature vibrating disks embedded in a soft, flexible material, this smart skin can contour to the body and deliver sensory input -- what you'd feel when using it -- that Rogers says is quite natural.

‘Epidermal VR’ gives technology a human touch

November 20, 2019
Northwestern University researchers have developed a new thin, wireless system that adds a sense of touch to any virtual reality (VR) experience. Not only does this platform potentially add new dimensions to our long-distance relationships and entertainment, the technology also provides prosthetics with sensory feedback and imparts telemedicine with a human touch.

Waterproof workout patch studies a surprising source of info: your sweat

January 28, 2019
Elite athletes must listen carefully to their bodies during workouts and competition. Their muscles. Heart rate. And, sometime soon, maybe even their sweat. Northwestern scientists have created a soft, bandage-like device that collects and analyzes an athlete’s perspiration as they run, bike and even swim underwater.

Your Sweat Will See You Now

January 18, 2019
A new device — wearable, wireless and battery free — improves the ability to monitor and diagnose health problems by analyzing the sweat on your skin.

Omnidirectional optogenetic stimulation

December 13, 2018
A wireless, low-power optoelectronic platform, which is based on micro-LEDs, can provide multimodal programmable control over optogenetic stimulation parameters.

John Rogers receives 2019 Benjamin Franklin Medal

December 10, 2018
Northwestern Engineering's John A. Rogers has received the 2019 Benjamin Franklin Medal in Materials Engineering from The Franklin Institute, one of the oldest centers for science education and development in the country.

Beyond the biological

November 22, 2018
In 2011, materials scientist John Rogers, now at Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois, made what he called epidermal electronics: thin sheets of circuits, the mechanical properties of which were engineered to match those of human skin. Using a suite of mechanical and materials-engineering techniques, Rogers made rigid silicon — the electronic industry’s material of choice — compatible with flexible and stretchable surfaces.

L'Oreal's new sensor tracks your exposure to UV rays

November 15, 2018
The future wearable skincare technology is roughly the size of an M&M. Launching today, L'Oréal’s La Roche-Posay My Skin Track UV sensor clips onto clothing and measures the wearer’s exposure to UV radiation, a form of radiation that is known to damage skin and, in large amounts, cause skin cancer.

New Wearable Tech Device—Now in Apple Stores

November 14, 2018
The brainchild of L’Oréal and Northwestern Engineers, the new My Skin Track/UV device, which just launched at select Apple stores and on, is the world’s first battery-free wearable electronic device to measure UV exposure.

Feinberg School of Medicine Podcast

August 10, 2018
John A. Rogers, PhD, has created a fleet of wireless, wearable devices that have the potential to change the way physicians collect data and treat patients, from NICU preemies to stroke patients in recovery.

Optogenetics: Controlling Neurons With Photons

April 15, 2018
Coffey writes a cover feature article in Optics and Photonics News that highlights our work on wireless, implantable LED systems for optogenetics, originally published in Neuron and commercially avaialble from Neurolux, Inc.

Palpatating biopsy needles

March 31, 2018
Song and Greenleaf write a News and Views piece in Nature Biomedical Engineering that highlights our work on millimeter-scale, piezoelectric modulus sensors capable of integration with biopsy needles for in situ, soft tissue characterization, originally published in Nature Biomedical Engineering

Future of Medicine from a Leader in Biosensors

March 15, 2018
Eric Topol, editor-in-chief of Medscape, and Prof. John Rogers, Northwestern University Professor, sit down to discuss bioelectronics, biosensors and the future of medicine.

Engadget Best of CES 2018 Award Winners

January 12, 2018
Engadget's editors applied their extensive knowledge of the tech industry to scouring the show floor for the very best of the best at CES, choosing a winner in each of the 17 highly competitive categories based on level of innovation, design, market appeal and functionality.

USA Today Coverage of UV Sense

January 12, 2018
Our wireless, battery-free, millimeter-scale UV dosimeters featured in a CES best-of-show video and article by USA Today, January, 2018.

When Science Becomes Art

October 2, 2017
Northwestern engineer John Rogers has elevated his cutting edge invention, a “Lab on the Skin,” to a rare level of cultural notoriety as part of a new exhibit in New York's Museum of Modern Art (MoMA). In addition to multiple versions of the device itself, the exhibit includes an animated video from Northwestern to illustrate the technology and showcase potential future applications.
flexible, capacitively coupled electronics for chronic mapping of electrophysiology

Bioelectronic Devices: Long-lived Recordings

March 9, 2017
Rotenberg and Tian write a News and Views piece in Nature Biomedical Engineering that highlights our work on flexible, capacitively coupled electronics for chronic mapping of electrophysiology (Originally published in Nature Biomedical Engineering, March 2017)
Yonggang Huang

Yonggang Huang to Receive Prager Medal

September 30, 2016
The Society of Engineering Science bestows the award annually to a researcher with outstanding contributions in theoretical or experimental solid mechanics.
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