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This tiny electronic device applied to the skin can pick up heart and speech sounds | KurzweilAI

This tiny electronic device applied to the skin can pick up heart and speech sounds | KurzweilAI

Researchers from the University of Colorado Boulder and Northwestern University have developed a tiny, soft, wearable acoustic sensor that measures vibrations in the human body and can be used to monitor human heart health and recognize spoken words.

The stretchable Band-aid-like device attaches to the skin on nearly any surface of the body, using “epidermal electronics” to capture sound signals from the body.

It’s a sort of tiny, wearable stethoscope. As described in an open-access paper published Nov. 16 in Science Advances, a sister journal of Science

Source: This tiny electronic device applied to the skin can pick up heart and speech sounds | KurzweilAI