This Smart Bandage Monitors Your Heart Rate, Temp + More
We’ve discussed many a health-focused wearable in the past and they all seem to have a few things in common — namely, they’re kind of bulky and hardly feel like extensions of our body. Until now. A startup called MC10 Inc. is developing a product that is sleek, discrete and super smart.
Meet Biostamp.This little piece of wearable tech is made from adhesive thinner than a Band-Aid and about as small as two postage stamps. You can paste it on any part of your body to track and monitor temperature, movement, heart rate and more. All your info can be transmitted wirelessly to your phone and your physician’s.
Similarly, another little patch, developed by a separate biotech company called Corventis, is intended to monitor heart arrhythmias and palpitations.
While the patches from both companies are still in development, the implications are enormous. Patches like these could help those with pre-existing conditions monitor their health while helping others who are at higher health risks — like babies or the elderly — get the monitoring they need to set their minds, and the minds of their loved ones, at ease.
What do you think of this new smart technology? Would you use this patch to keep track of your health? Tell us your thoughts in the comments below.
(h/t Design Taxi)
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