Published Feb 23, 2018 at 6:26 PM | Updated at 8:41 PM CST on Feb 23, 2018
A year and a half after her stroke, Dr. Lizzie McAninch uses a treadmill as part of her rehabilitation. And with every step she takes her doctors can monitor her muscles, her heart and even her sweat through a series of tiny, wireless sensors. It is a break through made possible by what its inventor calls “dermal electronics.” Researchers at the Shirley Ryan ability lab say helping stroke patients is just the beginning: other sensors are being used to monitor fetal health and Parkinson's patients. Take a look at the images below as the tech is put into action.