Sensors & Imaging

The center develops wearable, implantable, and static sensor systems for healthcare and homeland security. Combining BEI-produced microfluidics technologies, molecular sensor research, new biomaterials, wireless communications technology, and implantable radio frequency identification (RFID) technology, center researchers create devices that can remotely monitor systems and communicate information on a wide variety of important physiological analytes or on materials associated with biological and chemical weapons.

Also under development are implantable sensors that will help prosthetic limbs and organs operate properly and make possible combined (closed loop) diagnostic/therapeutic devices.

By developing new technologies and products that enable the health of individuals to be monitored at a distance (for example, monitoring the vital signs of older citizens at home or soldiers in the field), researchers are helping improve the quality of healthcare, control cost, and reduce risks for both patients and care-givers.

With external partners, faculty conduct applied research, engineering, and product development that merge advances in nanotechnology, cellular processes, imaging, and molecular biology with those in telecommunications and information technology.

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