Wearable sensor that can store, transmit patient data created

03/31/2014 | Nature (free content)

An ultrathin device that can store and transmit information about a person's movements and release drugs into the skin has been developed by scientists at the University of Texas in Austin. Researchers created a patch of stretchable nanomaterials that combines patient monitoring and treatment, according to the study, published in Nature Nanotechnology. The researchers hope the sensor will one day help patients with such movement disorders as epilepsy and Parkinson's disease.

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