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Clinical Trial Tests Tattoo Sensor as Needleless Glucose Monitor for Diabetes Patients

A needleless glucose monitor, which measures insulin levels through sweat on the skin, has been developed by UC San Diego Jacobs School of Engineering researchers led by Joseph Wang and Patrick Mercier. The device is being used in a phase I

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NSF CAREER Award

Prof. Mercier has been selected to receive the CAREER award from the National Science Foundation.  Congrats, Prof. Mercier!

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Smartphone case offers blood glucose monitoring on the go

Engineers at the University of California San Diego have developed a smartphone case and app that could make it easier for patients to record and track their blood glucose readings, whether they’re at home or on the go. Currently, checking

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Three papers accepted to ISSCC 2018!

Congratulations to Sally Safwat Amin, who will be presenting a paper at the 2018 International Solid-State Circuits Conference (ISSCC) on a multi-input single-inductor multi-output (MISIMO) energy harvesting system. The paper is entitled “MISIMO: A Multi-Input Single-Inductor Multi-Output Energy Harvester Employing

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Prof. Mercier elevated to IEEE Senior Member

Congrats to Prof. Mercier!

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Prof. Mercier wins Biocom Catalyst Award

Prof. Mercier has been selected as a recipient of the Biocom Life Science Catalyst Awards! The awards are given to accomplished and up-and-coming academics, entrepreneurs, investors, corporate leaders and business advisers who are making their marks on the San Diego

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Stretchable biofuel cells extract energy from sweat to power wearable devices at 1mW/cm^2

A team of engineers has developed stretchable fuel cells that extract energy from sweat and are capable of powering electronics, such as LEDs and Bluetooth radios. The biofuel cells generate 10 times more power per surface area than any existing

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Four papers at ESSCIRC’17, one at BioCAS’17, and one at IEEE Sensors’17

The Energy-Efficient Microsystems Lab will present four papers at ESSCIRC 2017: A sub-pW voltage reference generator, to be presented by Hui Wang A pW-level relaxation oscillator featuring a very low power current-reference generator, to be presented by Hui Wang A

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Low-cost smart glove translates American Sign Language alphabet and controls virtual objects

Engineers at the University of California San Diego have developed a smart glove that wirelessly translates the American Sign Language alphabet into text and controls a virtual hand to mimic sign language gestures. The device, which engineers call “The Language

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Near-zero-power temperature sensor could enable next-generation ‘unawearables’

Electrical engineers at the University of California San Diego have developed a temperature sensor that runs on only 113 picowatts of power — 628 times lower power than the state of the art and about 10 billion times smaller than

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Prof. Mercier talks tech with Congressional staff in Washington, D.C.

In the wake of the March for Science, scientists and science supporters worldwide are actively seeking ways to connect and engage with their political representatives, in hopes of bridging the gap between science and public policy. Patrick Mercier, an electrical

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Three papers at ISSCC 2017!

Congratulations to Po-Han Wang, Haowei Jiang, Li Gao, Pinar Sen, and the UCSD N-ZERO team (including Drew Hall, Gabriel Rebiez, and Young-Han Kim) for their upcoming ISSCC paper describing a new ultra-low-power wake-up radio design. The paper is entitled “A

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Papers in JSSC, TBME, ESSCIRC, and the Proceedings of the IEEE

Congrats to Hui Wang, who had his work on low-power capacitive-discharging oscillators published in the June issue of the IEEE Journal of Solid-State Circuits.  The paper, which shows both pW and nW temperature-stabilized oscillators, can be found here. Further congrats

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UC San Diego, SDSU to Roll Out Research Platform to Improve Hearing-Aid Technologies

A team of engineers from the University of California San Diego and audiologists from San Diego State University has set out an ambitious timetable for delivering two new electronic platforms to dramatically improve and accelerate research on better hearing aids.

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Flexible Wearable Electronic Skin Patch Offers New Way to Monitor Alcohol Levels

Engineers at the University of California San Diego have developed a flexible wearable sensor that can accurately measure a person’s blood alcohol level from sweat and transmit the data wirelessly to a laptop, smartphone or other mobile device. The device

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UC San Diego Inventions Gain $6-Million Venture-Capital Backing

“MouthSense” and “SmartFoam,” two new inventions by engineers in the Jacobs School of Engineering at the University of California San Diego, have attracted funding from NextWave Venture Partners, a venture-capital firm specializing in the commercialization of early-stage technologies. “Developing imaginative

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Accelerating Design Times for High-Performance Systems-on-Chip

A team of computer scientists and electrical engineers from four U.S. universities have been awarded a joint project with nearly $5 million in funding from the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA). Led by University of California San Diego computer-engineering

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Nature Comms Paper: A Hybrid Chemical-Electrophyiological Wearable Sensor

Engineers at the University of California San Diego have developed the first flexible wearable device capable of monitoring both biochemical and electric signals in the human body. The Chem-Phys patch records electrocardiogram (EKG) heart signals and tracks levels of lactate,

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New book available: Power Management Integrated Circuits

Power Management Integrated Circuits and Technologies delivers a modern treatise on mixed-signal integrated circuit design for power management. Comprised of chapters authored by leading researchers from industry and academia, this definitive text: Describes circuit- and architectural-level innovations that meet advanced

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Postdoctoral position available

We are currently looking for a postdoc fellow to work in the EEMS lab on projects pertaining to wearable sensors, electrochemical biosensors, implantable devices, and/or integrated circuit design.  We have a variety of projects available in the EEMS lab and the

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