Current medical technologies have the capability to assess and
improve health through monitoring the body in real-time. The most efficient and
useful applications of medical sensors are implants that monitor the body from
within. But to be effective, sensors need to be ultra-sensitive and have
adequate power to function for the life of the patient. Today's technology
falls short of these essentials.
ITN used their unique expertise in optical-based sensors,
nanoscale electronics, brain monitoring, computational and time-series
analysis, and neuroscience to design, fabricate and use a revolutionary
optical-based non-contact sensor for continuous monitoring of applications such
as brain electrophysiology.
Low-cost implantable sensors to scan neural and
physiological functions, combined with long-life batteries than can be
recharged by built-in energy harvesting will revolutionize healthcare. Problems
can be diagnosed quickly and managed effectively with minimal impact on the