Wearable Sensors

Wearable sensors have seen an explosive growth since the turn of the century, in large part due to the advancement of technology, miniaturization of electronics, and introduction of short-range wireless. For the world of medical devices, one wearable-based application in particular has rapidly become one of the fastest growing areas of med-tech and is transforming the state of care for patients with diabetes. The traditional method for monitoring glucose levels requires a finger prick to extract a small blood sample to take a spot measurement. What if there could be a small device that a patient could wear which would eliminate finger pricks and monitor glucose levels continuously? In this workshop, we will take a look at the introduction of wearable continuous glucose monitors. We will also take a close look at the technologies and features that have been critical to the large scale adoption and use of the device, including miniaturization, longevity, and wireless capabilities.