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A "DIY cyborg" has a surgically implanted chip that reads his body temperature and delivers the data to a mobile device. Warning: his subcutaneous sensor might make your own skin crawl.
Engineers at Brown say the chip can also detect other substances in tandem, including anthrax.
Bioengineers at UC Berkeley say their smartphone-enabled sensor can detect volatile chemicals by mimicking the color-changing abilities of turkeys, who can shift dramatically from reds to blues to whites.
Few home cholesterol test kits separate out "good" cholesterol from "bad" cholesterol, but a new smartphone app and attachment aims to give home testers a clearer picture of their actual cholesterol health.
A patent application filed in 2012 by the Google-owned company and published Thursday details a wireless microphone that can be tattooed on the neck and connect to a smartphone.
Sensor powered by stomach acid relays information to a patch worn on the skin, which in turn sends it to a cell-phone app that gives your doctor data on your health and your treatment regimen.
A novel device out of Brown University could lead to the widespread, real-time tracking of influenza.
Researchers say their 3D point-of-care sensor, called oPad, can be printed on a simple office printer.
An international research team is awarded $2 million from the National Institutes of Health to develop a nanochip brush that can detect oral cancer in minutes.
Researchers at Rice University find a simple swipe of a diagnostic biochip to be 93 percent "specific" in detecting which patients had malignant and premalignant lesions.