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‘Epidermal VR’ gives technology a human touch

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.

Sensors are first to monitor babies in the NICU

An interdisciplinary Northwestern University team has developed a pair of soft, flexible wireless body sensors that replace the tangle of wire-based sensors that currently monitor premature babies in hospitals’ neonatal intensive care units (NICU) and pose a barrier to parent-baby cuddling.

Introducing My Skin Track pH by L'Oreal, Epicore Biosystems, and Northwestern University at CES 2019

My Skin Track pH by La Roche-Posay is the first wearable microfluidic sensor to easily measure personal skin pH levels and create customized product regimens to better care for skin.

Gatorade's new tv campaign featuring star athletes Jayson Tatum and Serena Williams highlights our sweat patch technology

Gatorade's brand new "You Fuel Us, We Fuel You" commercial has surpassed 8.6 million views after airing on ABC for the first time on Christmas day.

Button-size device could tell you whether you’re getting too much sun

AAAS video on our battery-free, millimeter-scale, multi-wavelength digital light dosimeters, published in Science Translational Medicine.

Skin sensor could improve life for a million hydrocephalus patients

A new wireless, Band-Aid-like sensor developed at Northwestern University could revolutionize the way patients manage hydrocephalus and potentially save the U.S. health care system millions of dollars.

CBIE Team Hosts Residents from The Mather

CBIE team hosted a highly accomplished group of senior residents from The Mather at the Northwestern University CBIE Evanston campus. Students, post-docs, and principal investigators provided an in-depth look into the latest research in advanced medical devices and wearable health monitoring technologies.

Inaugural Sports Advisory Board Meeting at CBIE

The CBIE Sports Advisory Board (SAB) met at the Center for Bio-Integrated Electronics at Northwestern University to discuss the future of sports technology and performance. The SAB team reviewed emerging wearing biosensing devices in development at CBIE, toured the new Athletics Fieldhouse, and experienced functional demos by Northwestern University undergraduate and graduate students.

First example of bioresorbable electronic medicine

Rogers' Lab has created biodegradable implants that provide electrical stimulation to accelerate nerve regeneration. Published in Nature Medicine and covered by several news sources including Daily Mail, Yahoo News, Physics World, MedicalXpress, Irish Examiner and many others (October 2018).

"Game Changer" in Stroke Recovery

Developed in the lab of Northwestern University engineering professor John A. Rogers, PhD, in partnership with Shirley Ryan AbilityLab, the wearable sensor is the latest in Rogers’ growing portfolio of biosensors for use in advanced medical care.

The World's Smallest Wearable

Video of the world's smallest wearable -- a millimeter-scale, wireless, battery-free platform for digital UV dosimetry, launched at CES 2018 as a joint product (UV Sense) with L'Oreal.

When Science Becomes Art

Northwestern engineer John Rogers' cutting edge invention, sweat microfluidics technology, is 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 (below) from Northwestern to illustrate the technology and showcase potential future applications.

Sweat-monitoring Patch Hits SXSW Ideas Fest

To raise awareness of kidney disease and the need for good hydration, the National Kidney Foundation partnered with the John Rogers Laboratory at Northwestern University on a #HeartYourKidneys sweat-monitoring patch that was handed out at this year's South by Southwest (SXSW) festival in Austin, TX.

A 'Sweat Patch' That Could Track Your Health Stats?

Video of 'epidermal' microfluidics described and demonstrated by Dr. Whitney Bowe on the Rachael Ray television show.

New sweat-monitoring device explained

Video describing the operation of a soft, 'epidermal' microfluidic device for capture, storage and in-situ chemical analysis of sweat

Microscopic pop-up books: Turning 2D nanostructures into 3D shapes

Video produced by AAAS on our techniques for 3D assembly

Le tatouage électronique - FUTUREMAG - ARTE

French television program (FutureMag) on epidermal electronics

Three Dimensional Integumentary Electronics for the Heart

Video of an Instrumented, Artificial Pericardium, Constructed Using a 3D Printer and the Techniques of Stretchable Electronics

Cellular-scale, Injectable Optoelectronics

University Aims to Build Vanishing Electronics, (Assoc. Press)

They are called 'transient electronics.' Researchers are studying how to make devices, like cellphones, disappear or dissolve so they don't pose a threat to the environment.

Flexible Electronics

Video Profile by the Big Ten Network: Electrifying Endeavors

Transient Electronics: University of Illinois Researcher Demonstrates Dissolvable Electronics

Professor John A. Rogers demonstrates a new type of electronics; made of silk, magnesium, and silicon, these electronics completely and harmlessly dissolve in water. The potential applications of this new technology are endless - from implantable medical devices to environmentally friendly electronic devices.

Science of Innovation — Electronic Tattoo

Professors John Rogers and Yonggang Huang have collaborated to design and engineer an electronic tattoo, a microelectronic health monitor that adheres to the surface of human skin. Their work is an example of how collaboration is often a key part of the innovation process. "Science of Innovation" is produced in partnership with the National Science Foundation and the United States Patent and Trademark Office.

Data Tattoo

A new form of electronics, small enough to fit under a temporary tattoo, changes the way scientists think about gathering data from the human body.

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