Tracking Stroke Recovery
A bandage-like sensor applied to the throat of a recovering stroke victim measures important rehabilitation data. For example, the band aid-like, stretchy sensor measures things like the patient's ability to swallow, speech patterns and aphasia.
“Stretchable electronics allow us to see what is going on inside patients’ bodies at a level traditional wearables simply cannot achieve,” says John A. Rogers, engineering professor at Northwestern University. “The key is to make them as integrated as possible with the human body.”
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