from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A device that detects, records, and transmits information regarding a physiological change or process.
- n. A device that uses biological materials to monitor the presence of various chemicals in a substance.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. Any device that detects, records or transmits physiological data, especially data concerning the presence of chemical compounds (analytes)
- n. A device that uses biological material (e.g. microorganisms, oligonucleotides, enzymes, antibodies) to detect other biological molecules or chemicals.
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An electronic biosensor is printed on the waistband and measures blood pressure, heart rate and other vital signs through constant contact with the skin.
The biosensor is then used for the determination of unknown glucose solutions.
This is the hope of engineers at Swansea University where work is being conducted to develop a new kind of biosensor made of graphene grown on a silicon carbide substrate using silicon sublimation.
In this study, researchers in Taiwan used a fiber-optic biosensor equipped with gold nanoparticles and PSA antibodies to measure PSA in blood samples from eight breast-cancer patients and eight healthy patients.
Ultimately, the biosensor that detects an injury will also be able to direct the release of drugs to relieve pain and even treat the wound.
The SIM-card biosensor will allow malaria detection to be performed using a cell phone, which will make diagnostic testing more widely available in rural and remote areas.
For example, Peter Lillehoj and Chih-Ming Ho of the University of California, Los Angeles, received a grant to develop a disposable malaria biosensor based on a SIM-card platform.
Bowman adjusted the biosensor straps around Poole's chest and right arm, checked the head bands carefully, and triggered the high-pressure hypodermic.
Though he knew that it was no use, he continued until the oxygen was exhausted, and all the biosensor displays showed flat, featureless lines.
The biosensor display was normal; respiration, body temperature, blood pressure, heartbeat were all inside the safety limits.