Sunday, August 28, 2011

How Hi-Tech 'Tattoo' Will Monitor Patients' Vital Signs

Monitoring a patient’s vital signs - such as temperature and heart rate - could soon be a simple as sticking on a tiny, wireless patch similar to a temporary tattoo.

Eliminating the bulky wiring and electrodes used in current monitors would make the devices more comfortable for patients, according to an international team of researchers who report their findings in today’s edition of the journal

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