How do sensors play a role in health?

DR. RODGERS: Sensor technology is improving health
care from heart rate monitors to automatic faucets in hospital bathrooms. Have you ever thought of how sensors are improving
your health every day? Hi, I’m Dr. Griffin Rodgers, director of the
National Institute of Diabetes, Digestive, and Kidney Diseases at NIH. My colleague, Dr. Roderic Pettigrew, former
director of the National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering, explains. DR. PETTIGREW: Sensor technology can be found
in the devices in your own home. They are in the digital thermometer you use
to take your temperature; the step counter or heart rate monitor you might wear on your
wrist during daily activities; and the glucose meter that you use to manage your diabetes. Through research, we are developing new ways
to monitor your blood pressure, the levels of alcohol in your blood and the quality of
the air you breathe. DR. RODGERS: Follow us on Twitter @NIDDKgov. This is Dr. Griffin Rodgers with the NIH.

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