Heart Monitor Taped on Skin

Organic Sensor & Organic Solar Cell Combine to Monitor Heartbeats

Source:  RIKEN Center


Very Flexible, Taped Heart Monitor on Your Finger

Scientists have developed an organic sensor powered by sunlight that performs as a self-powered heart monitor.  The scientists put a sensor device, an organic, electrochemical transitor, into a flexible organic solar cell.  The device successfully measures the heartbeats of humans under bright light conditions.

New Generation of Self-Medical Monitoring

This monitor, developed by scientists at the RIKEN Center for Emergent Matter Science and the University of Tokyo is human friendly, ultra flexible with a solar powered sensor.  It can also be used to monitor brain function.  The development was just reported in the journal Nature.  It's being hailed as the next generation of self-medical monitoring.  Such self-powered devices placed on the skin have great potential for medical applications.