wearables

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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