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Definition: BodyNet


A medical sensor based on radio frequency ID tags (RFID). In 2019, after three years of research and development, Stanford University developed a stretchable RFID sticker that adheres to the skin to monitor a person's respiration and pulse. Temperature and sweat detection is also planned. See RFID.




The BodyNet System
Using metallic ink on a rubber sticker, the RFID tag bends to the person's body. The receiver clips to the clothing and sends out a small amount of energy that causes the sticker to emit back the data that are periodically transferred to a smartphone via Bluetooth. (Image courtesy of Bao Lab, Stanford University.)