Biomedical sensors will monitor important body functions and status (i.e. bloodsugar level, heartbeat rate, presence of toxic agents), and advanced algorithms adapted to each individual may trigger alarms when non-normal values are encountered. Chips implanted in the body will function as a constant on-board doctor, detecting diseases early and delivering drugs directly into the bloodstream.
We define a biomedical sensor as a device that provides information about the state of the human body or elements affecting the state of the human body. A biomedical sensor may be a biosensor. However, other sensors may also serve as biomedical sensors.
The biomedical sensors foresight project has a broad perspective. Biomedical sensors will be studied for use in Doctors office, Hospitals, Home, Public space and Biodefence.
Published October 30, 2006
NICe project 2005-2006
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