Researchers showed a model that would allow clinicians to reduce the use of second-line antibiotics 67% in treating urinary tract infections.
The setup includes a device that beams radio waves off a sleeping subject while changes in the body are detected when they bounce back.
The wall-mounted system, called WiGait, sends out low amounts of radiation and measures how it reflects off the subject.
Packaged inside an almond-sized silicone capsule, the sensor is expected to make both short and long term assessments easier on patients.
The data will be available to researchers via PhysioNet before the end of the year, offering web access to large collections of physiologic signals.