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Heatstroke is a life-threatening condition that is becoming increasingly common worldwide because of global warming. In a new study, researchers from Tokai University, Japan, describe their latest development: a low-cost electronic skin-like sensor that can measure the pH (acidity) of the skin, allowing for early heatstroke detection. Because heatstroke is sometimes asymptomatic, this technology can help people beat the heat, and could also save lives worldwide.

 

Nano Dimensions Ltd., a leading additively manufactured electronics (AME) and printed electronics provider, and REHAU, a worldwide-leading polymer manufacturer, have succeeded in printing a 3D touch sensor. With the 3D electronic device, the premium polymer products from REHAU can be transformed into back-lit human-machine-interface surfaces. Thus, functionality and convenience are increased – all with a very sleek design. REHAU has established a dedicated technology platform called “Electronics into Polymers” with the mission to make their premium polymer products smarter and increase the value for its customers by seamlessly integrating electronics.

 

Swiss start-up Adamant Innotech and CSEM (Neuchâtel, Switzerland) are developing a rapid, highly sensitive serological test to determine if a person has been previously infected with the SARS-CoV-2 virus (the causative agent of COVID-19) and other types of viruses. The device will be based on mature optical microarray technology already used in other medical applications. The new biosensor is intended to give results in one to two hours after simultaneously probing for up to 20 different types of antibodies while tracing for various past infections, such as COVID-19, Influenza or SARS.

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