This tee-shirt monitors the asthma patient’s breathing without any wires

This “smart” t-shirt could be a huge breakthrough for people suffering from respiratory illnesses. The light, comfortable shirt developed by researchers at the Université Laval monitors the wearer’s breathing through a tiny antenna in the center of the design. Simply by detecting the user’s motions, the shirt can record breathing patterns and send the data to…

Student creates first synthetic retina for the visually impaired

A synthetic, soft tissue retina developed by a 24-year-old student could offer fresh hope to visually impaired people. Until now, all artificial retinal research has used only rigid, hard materials. The new research, conducted by Vanessa Restrepo-Schild, a researcher at Oxford University, is the first to successfully use biological, synthetic tissues, developed in a laboratory…