Wear and forget: an ultrasoft material for on-skin health devices
Zheng Yan and a team of researchers at the University of Missouri may have a solution. They have created an ultrasoft “skin-like” material — that’s both breathable and stretchable — for use in the development of an on-skin, wearable bioelectronic device.
Department of Chemical and Biomedical Engineering name change reflects research focus
Mizzou Engineering will put more focus on research and innovations around chemical and biomedical innovations in the coming years.
Mizzou Engineering researchers design new heart health wearable device
A team of Mizzou Engineering researchers are using a $2.6 million grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to help create a breathable material — with antibacterial and antiviral properties — to support the team’s ongoing development of a multifunctional, wearable heart monitor.
Personal health trackers may include smart face mask, other wearables
Zheng Yan, an assistant professor of biomedical, biological and chemical engineering recently published two studies demonstrating different ways to improve wearable bioelectronic devices.
Yan honored with UM System Presidential Faculty Award
Mizzou Engineering’s Zheng Yan has received the 2021 UM System Presidential Faculty Award for Career Excellence Early Career – STEM. Yan is an assistant professor, holding a joint appointment between the Department of Biological, Biomedical and Chemical Engineering, and the Department of Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering.
Detecting COVID-19 with a sticker on your skin
One day, a wearable, bioelectronic device could wirelessly transmit a person’s vital signs — potentially providing critical information for early detection of health issues such as COVID-19 or heart disease — to a healthcare provider, eliminating the need for an in-person visit while also saving lives.
The New Tattoo: Drawing Electronics on Skin
One day, people could monitor their own health conditions by simply picking up a pencil and drawing a bioelectronic device on their skin. In a new study, University of Missouri engineers demonstrated that the simple combination of pencils and paper could be used to create devices that might be used to monitor personal health.
One day, soldiers could cool down on the military battlefield — preventing heat stroke or exhaustion — by using “wearable air conditioning,” an on-skin device designed by engineers at the University of Missouri. The device includes numerous human health care applications such as the ability to monitor blood pressure, electrical activity of the heart and the level of skin hydration.
Graduate takes Mizzou Engineering’s ‘bridge to a higher level’
Mizzou Engineering seniors followed all kinds of paths to get to the same destination — Saturday’s commencement ceremony at Mizzou Arena. They come from a variety of backgrounds, have achieved success in different ways and have developed expertise in a multitude of areas.