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Tech Aid: Smart Stickers to Save Lives of Patients, Athletes and Lower Medical Costs

Heart surgery can be traumatic for patients. Having to continuously monitor your status without a doctor when you are back home can be even scarier. Imagine being able to do that with a simple sticker applied to your body.

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Talking about technology making advancements, Purdue University researchers have advanced a sticker solution moving it several steps closer to reality. The research was also recently published in ACS Advanced Materials and Interfaces.

“For the first time, we have created wearable electronic devices that someone can easily attach to their skin and are made out of paper to lower the cost of personalized medicine,” said Ramses Martinez, a Purdue assistant professor of industrial engineering and biomedical engineering, who led the research team.


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