Current digital wellness wearables are a part of telehealth and can provide constructive feedback by analyzing data, enhance step-by-step directions to improve your health or track chronic diseases.
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They monitor life signs, internal factors such as level of dehydrations, a concentration of electrolytes, and external factors such as the concentration of toxic gases use conductive nanomaterials such as carbon nanotubes, graphene, or metallic nanowires. Using nanotechnology for smart textiles makes them easy to wear, stretchable, breathable, and washable. For example, Nanofiber-based face masks with thermal management, and clothing with personalized heating and cooling.
Wearable ECG monitors
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Traditional ECG in clinics analyzes heartbeats only when patients are in the clinic; however, a patient's condition may worsen with specific triggers such as sleep or stress. Comparatively, wearable ECG monitors collect data about infrequent irregular heartbeats. For example, Qardiocore - is a wearable ECG device.
wearable devices equipped with semiconductors, optical sensors, and AI
Machine learning technology combined with AI analyzes data collected from semiconductors and optical sensors to provide feedback about user stress levels and heart pattern anomalies. Smart patches are fixed directly into the skin, expanding its capabilities. For example, smart patches can manage diabetes.
Living skin for robots
Japanese scientists created "living" skin for robots.
"It looks and feels the same as human skin. It has the same functions - it repels water and heals itself when it is damaged," says Shoji Takeuchi, a professor at the University of Tokyo who led the experiment.
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Cultivated from human cells, it does not differ from the original as the creators assure.
"We also invented a new way to form the tissue. To clothe the "living" skin of the artificial finger, we didn't cut it to the shape of the finger but immersed the finger in a cylindrical container filled with collagen and dermal fibroblasts. These are the two components that make up connective tissue.
The experiment was a success - the solidified mixture was tight around the limb and could shrink if necessary. The finger looked realistic. It could bend and unbend naturally.
This method of building up "living" skin, apparently, can be successfully applied to all parts of the artificial body.
Perhaps, in the near future, such anthropomorphic robots as Tesla bot, Nadine and Sophia will look even more realistic thanks to it.