Wearable Sensors in Fabric May Help Monitor Disease Progression

Wearable Sensors in Fabric May Help Monitor Disease Progression

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Wearable Sensors in Fabric May Help Monitor Disease Progression

Scientists have created wearable, flexible sensors — which can be integrated into fabrics, and detect touch pressure as well as measure body movements — that may be used to gauge motor disease progression in people with Parkinson’s, a study reported. Placing the sensors in the soles of patients’ shoes or on their knee or foot joints using cotton cloth could aid in monitoring walking problems in patients in real-time, the scientists said. The team currently…

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