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Monitoring of key physiological parameters such as heart rate and blood oxygenation is an important aspect of not only pharmacological research but also for routine clinical care.  Current methods are cumbersome and involve wires and other apparatus that can hinder access.  Investigators from Dr. Rieder's lab at Robarts are collaborating with colleagues from Waterloo to address this by developing robust and highly responsive wireless sensor systems that can be applied to research as well as for patient monitoring.  Their project has moved from concept to prototype and proof of concept testing is now underway at Robarts.