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A world of cheap, wearable medical sensors could result from organic electronics

Future fitness trackers could soon add blood-oxygen levels to the list of vital signs measured with new technology developed by engineers at .

[pulse oximeter sensor ]
UC Berkeley engineers have created a sensor composed of all-organic optoelectronics that uses red and green light. The red and green organic light-emitting diodes (OLED) are detected by the organic photodiode (OPD). The device measures arterial oxygen saturation and heart rate as accurately as conventional, silicon-based pulse oximeters.
Credit: Image by Yasser Khan


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The National Science Foundation and Flextech helped support this research.

University of California – Berkeley