The way we deal with our own health is changing dramatically. What was previously discussed in a personal conversation with a doctor is increasingly shifting to "indirect" contact, for example via telemedicine. At the same time, more and more people rely on wearables for independent monitoring of medical parameters. The prerequisite for reliable data acquisition and transmission is a compact power supply in the smallest possible space. VARTA Microbattery's lithium-ion batteries with their high energy density and capacity have proven to be a reliable source of energy. The company, based in Ellwangen, Germany, will present its portfolio of lithium-ion batteries for medical applications and wearables on 11 September at the 35th Wearable Technologies Conference 2019 Asia in Bangkok, which takes place in conjunction with the Medical Fair Thailand, at booth WT113.
A wireless, wearable monitor built with stretchable electronics could allow comfortable, long-term health monitoring of adults, babies and small children without concern for skin injury or allergic reactions caused by conventional adhesive sensors with conductive gels.
A French-Swiss consortium is conducting exploratory research to develop a “smart bra” for detecting breast cancer. It wants to leverage technological progress to offer a more accessible diagnostic method than mammography. This initiative – that involves five partners – is supported in France by the FEDER (European fund for regional development) and in Switzerland by the Confederation and the canton of Neuchâtel within the framework of the European programme for regional cooperation Interreg France-Switzerland.