Engineers have developed a stretchy skin patch for the neck that provides all-in-one health monitoring capabilities. The innovation can track blood pressure, heart rate and measure glucose levels, but is the first to monitor cardiovascular signals and biochemical levels.
'It would also serve as a great tool for remote patient monitoring, especially during the COVID-19 pandemic when people are minimizing in-person visits to the clinic.'
This is not really intended for home or casual use at all, but more as an extension of existing medical treatment and monitoring, but it shows again what is becoming possible with non-invasive monitoring technology.
A wearable device made of a stretchy polymer and sensors attaches to the neck to monitor heart rate, blood pressure and glucose levels to identify changes in the user's health.