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Stanford engineers monitor heart health using paper-thin flexible 'skin'
Date:5/16/2013

mation about the heart, especially during infant surgeries.

Bao's team is working with other Stanford researchers to make the device completely wireless. Using wireless communication, doctors could receive a patient's minute-by-minute heart status via cell phone, all thanks to a device as thick as a human hair.

"For some patients with a potential heart disease, wearing a bandage would allow them to constantly measure their heart's condition," Bao said. "This could be done without interfering with their daily life at all, since it really just requires wearing a small bandage."


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Contact: Bjorn Carey
bccarey@stanford.edu
650-725-1944
Stanford University
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