PSFK Labs looks at how physicians and researchers are using small sensors for more continuous and responsive patient monitoring.

In the past few years wearable health technology has taken off in a big way. Whether it’s a fitness tracker that can tell you how many steps you have taken, when to eat or how stressed you are, these devices are getting smaller and highly sophisticated. These innovations aren’t just reserved for lifestyle-oriented technologies, as these same principles are being applied to sophisticated medical technology. Experts in the field are developing small and highly advanced sensors that are almost completely imperceptible, allowing them to be continuously worn by patients to gather and transmit detailed and valuable medical information to their physicians and caregivers.

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