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Dr. Yeonsik Noh (ECE) has been awarded a projected four-year, $2.3 million grant from the National Institutes of Health’s National Heart, Blood and Lung Institute to develop a wearable vest system that can monitor heart failure patients. See UMass News Office story. 

Researchers invent a non-toxic, inexpensive process that upcycles little-used music technology into health-monitoring sensors and solves a major waste issue. 

A research team led by Jun Yao, an assistant professor in the Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) Department and an adjunct of the Biomedical Engineering Department, has invented integrated nano-electronic sensors capable of simultaneously probing electrical and mechanical cellular responses in cardiac tissue, the most important physiological parameters for assessing tissue state. 

A UMass Amherst team has engineered a biofilm that can generate constant electricity from your skin’s evaporated sweat in order to run wearable electronics. See UMass News Office story.