Smart Biosensors for Healthcare are basically devices that use biological information and turn them into useful analytical signals.
Biosensors are the new thing in the health care sector and are sensitive in comparison to other diagnostic ways which is why they have gained popularity in the field of medicine over the years. These biosensors have proved to be a great precision tool in achieving the markers of disease in both, the vivo and vitro environment. They detect the target molecule even if it is present in the body in low quantity and aid in the detection of diseases at an early stage.
There are various types of Smart biosensors available in the market that serves a different purpose. They are differentiated based on the sensory device and biological material used. There are Electrochemical sensors that work with the electric current, Piezoelectric Biosensors that work with sound vibrations and then there are Optical Biosensors that works with the help of scattering light.
NEW AGE SMART BIOSENSORS
Biosensing technologies have made their way to different specialized areas in the field of medicine. They are incorporated in all aspects of health care; virus detection, rehabilitation, and drug.
For diabetic patients, biosensing technology can be a breakthrough as researchers are working to develop biosensors that can keep a check on the patient’s glucose level using perspiration on their skin. These are wearable.
Then there are researchers in Brazil, who have claimed to develop biosensors that have the ability to detect molecules related to neurodegenerative diseases and different types of tumors and cancer. This is low-cost biosensors that provide the benefit of portability also which is why it proves to be ideal for any setting and detection of molecules associated with different diseases.
Researchers from Hong Kong have managed to create a nano biosensor that can detect the presence of any virus in a short time span of 3 hours.
Since brain injuries are on the rise, researchers from John Hopkins have developed Smart biosensors that will alert cardiologist in case of any serious injury to the brain especially during heart surgery. This is highly beneficial in the case of children because 40 percent of the kids got through some form of brain injury after heart surgery.
They have replaced the old process of tests that was painful and invasive, making detection, diagnosis, and treatment of different ailments less complicated and effective.