At UC San Diego, we are developing wearable sensor systems with real-time feedback that enable a wide range of new preventive-health, security and fitness applications.

We accelerate the pace of innovation in wearable sensor systems by tackling the toughest research challenges and technical bottlenecks. Our work to create a series of the world’s most advanced “lab on the body” systems is built around close collaborations between world-renowned faculty and students and our industry partners.
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August 22, 2017

Stretchable biofuel cells extract energy from sweat to power wearable devices

A team of engineers has developed stretchable fuel cells that extract energy from sweat and are capable of powering electronics, such as LEDs and Bluetooth radios. The biofuel cells generate 10 times more power per surface area than any existing wearable biofuel cells. The devices could be used to power a range of wearable devices.  Full Story


July 20, 2017

Engineers talk VR, AI and nanotechnology at San Diego Comic-Con

It’s not every day that engineers get to speak side by side with the people behind hit movies and TV series. But that is exactly what two engineering faculty members are doing this week at Comic-Con in San Diego.  Full Story