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.
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.
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.
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.