Members of a BIOS panel discussion agreed that AI could be a solution to processing the exceptional amounts of data produced by photonics-enabled wearable point of care devices, but not without its own challenges.

Photonics West: AI could analyse data produced by wearables

Handling and interpreting the data produced by multi-sensor wearable devices presents a formidable challenge to the healthcare sector

More than 1,200 exhibitors will be on the show floor this year, with more than 4,500 technical presentation taking place in tandem. (Image: SPIE)

Key conference themes to expect at Photonics West 2023

Electro Optics shares the main events and themes on its radar at this year's show in San Francisco

Similar to a smartwatch, the developed glucose monitor will be wearable on the wrist for the convenience of hundreds of millions of diabetics worldwide. (Image: Shutterstock/Chaay_Tee)

An end to pin-prick tests? Trumpf VCSELs to enable wearable glucose sensors

The device could dramatically increase the quality of life for diabetics, who currently have to prick their finger or wear an implant to monitor glucose levels

Rockley's Bioptx Baseline wristbands offer continuous, non-invasive, near-real-time monitoring of multiple biomarkers (Image: Rockley Photonics)

Rockley Photonics receives order for biosensing wristband

The order is for the firm’s Bioptx Baseline wristbands, which offer continuous, non-invasive, near-real-time monitoring of multiple biomarkers

An infrared beam from a quantum cascade laser excites glucose molecules in skin, which are then detected via DiaMonTech’s photothermal deflection technique. Credit: DiaMonTech

Glucose monitoring gains from MIR sensing

David Stuart on the health benefits of mid-infrared spectroscopy

Scaling spectroscopy

Matthew Dale discovers how scaling spectrometers down to the chip level enables them to be mass-produced in standard MEMS foundries, making spectroscopy more affordable for various new applications

SPIE to propel entrepreneurs at Photonics West

The semi-finalists of the 2017 StartUp Challenge have been announced. The chosen photonics technologies range from those addressing global health needs such as clean water, food safety, prenatal care, and cancer detection, to wearables, connected cars, artificial intelligence, and augmented reality

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