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Thursday, March 21, 2013

Implantable 'lab on a chip' monitors health via Bluetooth

Implantable 'lab on a chip' monitors health via Bluetooth

Researchers in Switzerland have developed a tiny personal blood testing laboratory on a chip that gives an immediate analysis of substances in the body and transmits the results over a mobile phone. 
The device integrates five sensors for different proteins, a radio transmitter and a power delivery system into a few cubic millimetres so the device can be implanted under the skin of the patient. Outside the body, a battery patch provides 1/10 watt of power, through the patient’s skin so that there’s no need to operate every time the battery needs changing. 


By Nick Flaherty www.flaherty.co.uk

Lime wants a Raspberry Pi for RF - Electronics Eetimes

Lime wants a Raspberry Pi for RF - Electronics Eetimes:


RF chip developer Lime Microsystems wants to make its configurable RF hardware as ubiquitous as the Raspberry Pi low cost computer by making it open source.

The company, based in Fleet, has provided all the schematics and documentation for the board for an open source project called Myriad-RF, and is looking for partners to make more boards to bring the cost down. The board is currently made by Taiwanese distribution partner Azio but costs $300.


By Nick Flaherty www.flaherty.co.uk