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UCSD Students Developing Sticker That Can Monitor Heart Rate

Keeping tabs on your heart rate could be as easy as putting a sticker on your skin.

Nanoengineering graduate students at UCSD are working to develop a soft ultrasonic sticker that can monitor deep body signals and transmit them to a digital device.

Student Chonghe Wang helped design the ticker-reading sticker. He says it’s still a couple of years away from everyday use, but he thinks it has very high potential.

Wang says the next step is figuring out how to make it wireless -- right now they have to connect it to a computer -- and once they do the sticker will offer users instant on-the-go data they once had to go to a doctor to get.

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