Technology-Enabled Health

a person wearing a smart watch

Technology-Enabled Health

Wearable technology like Apple watches and FitBit are becoming an accepted and ubiquitous method of helping people lead healthier lives. 

We partner with innovators across the University of Arizona campus, including College of Medicine - Tucson, College of Medicine - Phoenix, Eller College of Management, College of Engineering, Tech Launch Arizona, and the Mel & Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health to develop and create sensors that will optimize health.

Holographic images will one day offer the opportunity to acquire data without physical touch, allowing patients to stay out of clinics and hospitals. But the potential of these images and wearable technologies – such as skin patches that can sense stress levels and jewelry that can warn against falls – has barely been tapped into. The BIO5 Institute is driving research and development in these areas to improve the health of Arizona and beyond.

  • UArizona is academic scientific lead of the national FlexTech Alliance to further flexible hybrid electronics research that could reshape entire industries. 
  • Our scientists are working on “stretchable electronics” that have a wide range of potential medical applicability – from wearable patches to internal implants.
  • The UArizona Health Sciences Sensor Lab brings together university and research partners to advance novel human-centered hardware and software sensor systems.