NUS microfibre sensor to monitor wearer’s health

15 November 2017 | Research

A team of researchers led by Prof Lim Chwee Teck from Dept of Biomedical Engineering at NUS Faculty of Engineering has developed an ultra-thin microfiber sensor that can monitor the state of its wearer’s health in real-time. By monitoring one’s pulse waveform, the sensor can detect stiffness in the blood vessels caused by the build-up of fatty deposits, which could trigger a heart attack or stroke over time.