A new wireless wearable health monitor has been created by engineers at Georgia Tech providing a soft and comfortable device that is capable of transmitting electrocardiogram, heart rate, respiration and motion data to a remote sensor such as a smartphone. Check out the video below to learn more about the new wireless wearable health monitor which is still currently under development.
The Monitor is mounted upon a stretchable substrate with gold, skin-like electrodes together with a special circuit board in the form of a “strain-isolated soft substrate”. The three inch long monitor is expected to shrink in size with further development and is equipped with a small rechargeable battery that will hopefully be charged externally using a radio-frequency charging system.
Woon-Hong Yeo, an assistant professor in the George W. Woodruff School of Mechanical Engineering and Wallace H. Coulter Department of Biomedical Engineering at the Georgia Institute of Technology explained, “This health monitor has a key advantage for young children who are always moving, since the soft conformal device can accommodate that activity with a gentle integration onto the skin. This is designed to meet the electronic health monitoring needs of people whose sensitive skin may be harmed by conventional monitors.”