Stanford University engineers have designed a wearable device that can measure the size of tumors.
The researchers say the battery-powered Flexible Autonomous Sensor measuring Tumors (FAST) device can monitor cancer drug effectiveness with great accuracy.
FAST uses a stretchable, flexible sensor embedded with gold circuitry and linked to a small electronic backpack to measure strain on the polymer membrane.
The device can wirelessly transmit this data to a smartphone application in real time.
The backpack allows potential therapies connected to tumor size regression to be quickly ruled out or accelerated for further investigation.
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