Wearable medical technology is becoming a hot commodity. As these devices come to market, they have the potential to help both patients and clinicians monitor vital signs and symptoms.
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Danfoss PolyPower A/S is working to develop and commercialize its electroactive polymer technology, called PolyPower. The company's first design focuses on stretch sensors that safely and precisely measure displacement on or close to the human body, such as motions, breathing, swelling, posture, and so on. The sensors are made of PolyPower -- the company's Dielectric Electroactive Polymer (DEAP) material -- combined with electrical connections.
The capacitive principle of the sensor, the company said, gives it high accuracy and repeatability so it can be integrated with textiles and wearable devices. This makes it ideal for applications within the medical and sports industries. In addition to the Danfoss PolyPower A/S, the company is offering OEM solutions in the U.S.
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