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Researchers Introduce Wireless “Smart” Earrings, to Continuously Monitor Wearers’ Earlobe Temperature; Investigate Other Applications

By B.N. Frank

Decades of research have revealed that exposure to electromagnetic fields (EMF) from activity trackers and other wearables as well as other wireless sources – including Bluetooth and 5G – is biologically harmful.  In fact, manufacturers are required to provide consumers with warnings about radiation emissions from all wireless devices!  Nevertheless, in addition to earbuds, “smart” watches and rings, different kinds of wireless “smart” wearables continue to be created and promoted for a variety of purposes.  In November, it was a “smart badge” that “comes equipped with a camera, text messaging, an AI-powered virtual assistant and – its most sci-fi-adjacent feature – a 720p-resolution interface that projects onto a user’s palm, called a Laser Ink Display.”  More recently, it’s “smart” earrings.


SEATTLE — Smart rings, watches, and other accessories are becoming increasingly common, especially in the fitness world. Now, researchers from the University of Washington are introducing the Thermal Earring, a wireless wearable earring that monitors a user’s earlobe temperature.

The smart earring is comparable in size and weight to a small paperclip, yet has a battery life that lasts 28 days. The prototype works by having a magnetic clip attaching a temperature sensor to one’s ear, with another sensor dangling about an inch underneath to estimate room temperature.

Obviously, earrings are still fashion statements! With that in mind, these have been signed to allow personalization with designs made of resin or gemstones without impacting the quality. In a study of six users, the earring effectively outperformed a smartwatch at sensing skin temperature while at rest. It even showed potential by revealing signs of stress, eating, exercise, and ovulation.

“I wear a smartwatch to track my personal health, but I’ve found that a lot of people think smartwatches are unfashionable or bulky and uncomfortable,” says co-lead author Qiuyue (Shirley) Xue, a UW doctoral student in the Paul G. Allen School of Computer Science & Engineering, in a media release. “I also like to wear earrings, so we started thinking about what unique things we can get from the earlobe. We found that sensing the skin temperature on the lobe, instead of a hand or wrist, was much more accurate. It also gave us the option to have part of the sensor dangle to separate ambient room temperature from skin temperature.”

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