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Medical Vital-sign Monitoring Reduced to the Size of a Postage Stamp

November 15, 2012

image of the body-monitoring chip Electrical engineers have developed new technology to monitor medical vital signs with sophisticated sensors so small and cheap, they could fit onto a bandage, be manufactured in high volumes and cost less than a quarter. When commercialized, the technology could have many potential applications due to its powerful performance, small size and low cost. Full Story

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