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The monitoring of fetal health could become more comfortable and accurate thanks to Bloomlife’s technology (photo: imec)

Imec (Leuven, Belgium), a leading research and innovaton hub in nanoelectronics and digital technologies, and its spin-off Bloomlife have unveiled a prototype of the world’s first wearable 5-channel electrocardiogram (ECG) chip to continuously and accurately monitor fetal heart rate and mobility, two important indicators of a baby’s wellbeing. With the development of this chip, a major hurdle has been taken in the creation of a wearable ECG system that can accurately measure the fetal ECG as early as week 20 in a woman’s pregnancy.

Schreiner MediPharm's NFC-label is applied to the YpsoMate autoinjector and serves as communication interface to the SmartPilot (photo: Schreiner Group)

Schreiner MediPharm (Oberschleißheim, Germany) in cooperation with Swiss-based Ypsomed developed an NFC-Label that is applied to the YpsoMate autoinjector and transmits stored information about the medication to its electronic add-on – the novel SmartPilot. Thus, the data recorded about the use of the autoinjector logged by the SmartPilot are ideally complemented. The resulting connected device enhances the safety of patients and assists them in the self-administration of medicines in order to better comply with prescribed therapies.

Smartrac and Axzon are investing in intelligent sensors for the Industrial Internet of Things (photo: Lorenzo Cafaro,

Smartrac Technology Group (Amsterdam, The Netherlands), a leader in RFID products and IoT solutions, announced that it has entered a strategic partnership with Axzon Inc. (Austin, Texas), a specialist in end-to-end wireless sensing solutions.

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