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Feb
2018

Stretchable throat sensor a “game-changer” in stroke treatment

The sensor can measure heart activity, muscle movement, sleep quality, swallowing ability, and patterns of speech

Over the years, we've seen all manner of innovations designed to assist the rehabilitation of stroke patients, from adapted Nintendo Wii games to anti-inflammatory drugs, and from stem cell treatments to robotic gloves. Though the idea of using wearable sensors to track patients' progress is well established (as this sensor suit we reported on in 2016 attests), a new innovation from Northwestern University shows how quickly this technology is progressing. The team of researchers has come up with a band-aid-like sensor, to be worn on the throat, which tracks all manner of vital information to send wirelessly to a doctor.

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20
Feb
2018

‘Alto’s Odyssey’, the Stunning Sequel to App Store Classic ‘Alto’s Adventure’, Is Out Now on iPhone and iPad

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