Researchers develop graphene-based technologies that turn smartphones into life-saving devices

Researchers from non-profit outfit ICFO have developed new graphene-based technologies for health monitoring, food inspection and night vision. The first innovation is a fitness band that keeps track of the wearer’s physical activity. Most importantly, the band is also able to monitor the physical well-being of the wearer.

The researchers will also showcase two light-based graphene technologies. They include the “world’s smallest single pixel spectrometer and a graphene-enabled hyperspectral image sensor.” The first technology can be applied to food monitoring where a low-cost portable spectrometer can identify harmful substances within food products. It can also be used for detection of counterfeit drugs.