Futurity October 11, 2021
Emily Dieckman-Arizona

Researchers have developed a type of wearable device they call a “biosymbiotic device,” which has several unprecedented benefits.

Wearable sensors to monitor everything from step count to heart rate are nearly ubiquitous. But for scenarios such as measuring the onset of frailty in older adults, promptly diagnosing deadly diseases, testing the efficacy of new drugs, or tracking the performance of professional athletes, medical-grade devices are needed.

Not only are the new devices custom 3D-printed and based on body scans of wearers, but they can operate continuously using a combination of wireless power transfer and compact energy storage.

“IT’S AS SIMPLE AS PUTTING THE DEVICE ON. THEN YOU FORGET ABOUT IT, AND IT DOES ITS JOB.”

“There’s nothing like...

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