North Carolina State University at Core of $18.5M Sensor Work

Published: Sep 14, 2012

Triangle Business Journal by Lauren K. Ohnesorge, Staff Writer

RALEIGH – The device might be a cap on your tooth or a band on your wrist. Whatever it is, researchers promise the wearer won’t notice it’s there.

What they are are sensor devices that can check a range of body functions, including vitals such as heart rate and oxygen levels. And, as a bonus, they are powered by energy harvested from the body wearing them.

“You never have to change a battery,” says John Muth, an engineering professor and deputy program director at the Center for Advanced Self-Power Systems of Integrated Sensors and Technologies at N.C. State University.

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