Imec and TNO have developed a long-lasting, comfortable, disposable health patch which measures your vital signs.
This patch was developed in the framework of the Holst Centre in Eindhoven. The Holst Centre is an independent open-innovation R&D centre. The patch offers unprecedented comfort and long battery life, previously unseen in this type of device. It can also be manufactured at a fraction of the cost of previous generations. This makes it a user-friendly, disposable solution for remote patient monitoring.
“The significant cost reduction means that the patch can now be used as a disposable solution, an important benefit for medical treatment,” says Bernard Grundlehner, System Architect – Connected Health Solutions at imec the Netherlands in a press statement released by imec.
To limit the patch’s environmental footprint, imec researchers partnered with Maxell Ltd. They have developed an environmentally friendly, non-toxic battery. This battery also improves the overall energy-efficiency. The battery life is more than a week and in many cases even longer, depending on the specific configurations.