GE Research is continuing to add more capabilities to its healthcare sensing platform.
David Savastano, Editor02.05.20
Health care is an important opportunity for flexible and hybrid electronics (FHE). For the military, being able to monitor health and performance of soldiers is a key benefit. For consumers, going to the doctor for an annual physical is typically a time-consuming task, culminating in getting blood drawn for a battery of tests. GE and its partners are looking at ways of simplifying all of these tests.
For example, in conjunction with Binghamton University and NextFlex, GE Research has developed a disposable patch that can measure a wide range of health parameters, including sweat and vital signs. The patch would essentially be a Band-Aid sized device. GE sees the first opportunity for these health care patches in the military.
Azar Alizadeh, principal scientist at GE Global Research, said that GE Research brings together experience gained from the military as well as numerous industries, which helps when working on projects like health care sensors.
“At GE Research, we often di
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