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Event Summary: VR/AR/MR at CES 2022

Event Summary: VR/AR/MR at CES 2022

Wearable Technology Insights
Jan 20, 2022
Tiny Electric Generators Could Accelerate Wound Healing

Tiny Electric Generators Could Accelerate Wound Healing

Researchers are working to overcome challenges in order to bring wearable, electric, wound-healing devices to clinical practice.
Wearable Technology Insights
Jan 19, 2022
Smart Devices Require Smarts

Smart Devices Require Smarts

Medicine has relied on mechanical devices to help treat patients for decades. These devices have ranged in complexity from stents and shunts to dialysis machines and ventilators. As we settle into this age of data, the pressure to connect, control, instrument and analyze the operation of such devices and their impact on health has grown exponentially. After all, at a time when my watch can share heart rate and oxygen saturation, surely any physician-prescribed monitoring device should be able to provide relevant medical insight too?
Wearable Technology Insights
Jan 17, 2022
Robotic Assistive Device Helps Infants with Movement Difficulties

Robotic Assistive Device Helps Infants with Movement Difficulties

Researchers have received a $1.5 million grant from the National Science Foundation to develop a robotic assistive device to help infants with movement difficulties. The soft wearable device will fit over little arms to support them or offer an extra boost in their movements.
Wearable Technology Insights
Jan 17, 2022
Fitbit for the Face Turns Any Mask Into Smart Monitoring Device

Fitbit for the Face Turns Any Mask Into Smart Monitoring Device

Engineers have developed a new smart sensor platform for face masks that they are calling a "Fitbit for the face." Dubbed "FaceBit," the lightweight, quarter-sized sensor uses a tiny magnet to attach to any N95, cloth or surgical face mask.
Wearable Technology Insights
Jan 13, 2022
Wearable Air Sampler Assesses Personal Exposure to SARS-CoV-2

Wearable Air Sampler Assesses Personal Exposure to SARS-CoV-2

Masks, social distancing, proper hygiene and ventilation can help reduce the transmission of COVID-19 in public places, but even with these measures, scientists have detected airborne SARS-CoV-2 in indoor settings. Now, researchers have developed a passive air sampler clip that can help assess personal exposure to SARS-CoV-2, which could be especially helpful for workers in high-risk settings, such as restaurants or health care facilities.
Wearable Technology Insights
Jan 12, 2022
First Fully 3D Printed, Flexible OLED Display

First Fully 3D Printed, Flexible OLED Display

In a groundbreaking new study, researchers used a customized printer to fully 3D print a flexible organic light-emitting diode (OLED) display. The discovery could result in low-cost OLED displays in the future that could be widely produced using 3D printers by anyone at home, instead of by technicians in expensive microfabrication facilities.
Wearable Technology Insights
Jan 10, 2022
Silk's Unique Properties Present Possibilities for Future Technologies

Silk's Unique Properties Present Possibilities for Future Technologies

Silk makes an important biomaterial, because it does not generate an immune response in humans and promotes the growth of cells. It has been used in drug delivery, and because the material is flexible and has favorable technological properties, it is ideal for wearable and implantable health monitoring sensors.
Wearable Technology Insights
Jan 7, 2022
AI Powered Wearable for the Blind

AI Powered Wearable for the Blind

biped is the world's first AI copilot for blind and visually impaired people, bringing autonomous driving features to humans. It predicts your surroundings a few seconds ahead and generates intuitive feedback through spatial sounds.
Wearable Technology Insights
Jan 6, 2022
Join the Upcoming IDTechEx Webinar on New Self-healing Materials

Join the Upcoming IDTechEx Webinar on New Self-healing Materials

Thursday 13 January 2022 - New Self-healing Materials Save Lives, Money, and the Planet. The webinar explains how this is a world of many materials including a lot of silicon polymers such as geopolymers and silicones. It involves many ionomers, hydrogels, polyurethanes, ionomers, epoxies and Diels-Alder polymers but much more besides.
Wearable Technology Insights
Jan 6, 2022
Trial of Exoskeleton Technology for Children with Cerebral Palsy

Trial of Exoskeleton Technology for Children with Cerebral Palsy

A major, five-year clinical trial to test a treatment strategy for children with cerebral palsy using patented and patent-pending inventions comprising a lightweight, wearable robotic device that provides neuromuscular training while making walking easier.
Wearable Technology Insights
Jan 4, 2022
Fitness Sensor Warns When You're at Your Limits

Fitness Sensor Warns When You're at Your Limits

Ultrathin nanomaterials, known as MXenes, are poised to make it easier to monitor a person's well-being by analyzing their perspiration. While they share a similar two-dimensional nature to graphene, MXenes are composed of nontoxic metals, such as titanium, in combination with carbon or nitrogen atoms. With naturally high conductivity and strong surface charges, MXenes are attractive candidates for biosensors that can detect small changes to chemical concentrations.
Wearable Technology Insights
Dec 29, 2021
Fabrication of Flexible Electronics Improved

Fabrication of Flexible Electronics Improved

Researchers have developed a technique to improve the flexibility of ultra-thin electronics, such as those used in bendable devices or clothing. Published in Science Advances, the study details the use of water vapor plasma to directly bond gold electrodes fixed onto separate ultra-thin polymer films, without needing adhesives or high temperatures.
Wearable Technology Insights
Dec 29, 2021
More Intelligent Intracochlear Implants

More Intelligent Intracochlear Implants

The cochlear implant is the most successful neural prosthesis worldwide. Thanks to direct stimulation of the auditory nerve, it enables more than half a million people worldwide to hear, even though those affected were born deaf or deafened. Researchers have developed a method to convert the stimulation electrodes of common cochlear implants into electrochemical sensors.
Wearable Technology Insights
Dec 24, 2021
World's Longest Flexible Fibre Battery

World's Longest Flexible Fibre Battery

Researchers have developed a rechargeable lithium-ion battery in the form of an ultra-long fiber that could be woven into fabrics. The battery could enable a wide variety of wearable electronic devices, and might even be used to make 3D-printed batteries in virtually any shape.
Wearable Technology Insights
Dec 23, 2021
Improved Methods Facilitate Monitoring of Body Movement and Health

Improved Methods Facilitate Monitoring of Body Movement and Health

From wide-ranging body movements as minute as a pulse to the various movements of joints, muscles and limbs, wearable pressure sensors placed directly on the skin may be used in myriad ways to monitor health. Other types of skin sensors can monitor health indicators through measurement of sweat and temperature on the skin's surface.
Wearable Technology Insights
Dec 22, 2021
Platform for Controlled Design of Printed Electronics with 2D Material

Platform for Controlled Design of Printed Electronics with 2D Material

Scientists have shown how electricity is transported in printed 2D materials, paving the way for design of flexible devices for healthcare and beyond.
Wearable Technology Insights
Dec 21, 2021
Innovative Textile Vents to Release Heat When you Sweat

Innovative Textile Vents to Release Heat When you Sweat

Scientists have developed a lightweight material that traps thermal energy when dry, but opens a series of tiny vents to let heat escape when a person starts sweating. The vents close again to retain heat once they are dry.
External Company Press Release
Health Patch With Core Body Temperature Measurement

Health Patch With Core Body Temperature Measurement

Recon Health announced its partnership with greenTEG to integrate greenTEG's proprietary CALERA core body temperature sensor solution for continuous and non-invasive core body temperature measurement into Recon Health's Virtual Care Patch for remote patient monitoring and diagnostics.
Wearable Technology Insights
Dec 20, 2021
Soft Semiconductors that Stretch Like Human Skin

Soft Semiconductors that Stretch Like Human Skin

Semiconductors are moving away from rigid substrates, which are cut or formed into thin discs or wafers, to more flexible plastic material and even paper thanks to new material and fabrication discoveries. The trend toward more flexible substrates has led to fabrication of numerous devices, from light-emitting diodes to solar cells and transistors.
Wearable Technology Insights
Jan 20, 2022
Tiny Electric Generators Could Accelerate Wound Healing

Tiny Electric Generators Could Accelerate Wound Healing

Researchers are working to overcome challenges in order to bring wearable, electric, wound-healing devices to clinical practice.
Wearable Technology Insights
Jan 17, 2022
Robotic Assistive Device Helps Infants with Movement Difficulties

Robotic Assistive Device Helps Infants with Movement Difficulties

Researchers have received a $1.5 million grant from the National Science Foundation to develop a robotic assistive device to help infants with movement difficulties. The soft wearable device will fit over little arms to support them or offer an extra boost in their movements.
Wearable Technology Insights
Jan 13, 2022
Wearable Air Sampler Assesses Personal Exposure to SARS-CoV-2

Wearable Air Sampler Assesses Personal Exposure to SARS-CoV-2

Masks, social distancing, proper hygiene and ventilation can help reduce the transmission of COVID-19 in public places, but even with these measures, scientists have detected airborne SARS-CoV-2 in indoor settings. Now, researchers have developed a passive air sampler clip that can help assess personal exposure to SARS-CoV-2, which could be especially helpful for workers in high-risk settings, such as restaurants or health care facilities.
Wearable Technology Insights
Jan 10, 2022
Silk's Unique Properties Present Possibilities for Future Technologies

Silk's Unique Properties Present Possibilities for Future Technologies

Silk makes an important biomaterial, because it does not generate an immune response in humans and promotes the growth of cells. It has been used in drug delivery, and because the material is flexible and has favorable technological properties, it is ideal for wearable and implantable health monitoring sensors.
Wearable Technology Insights
Jan 6, 2022
Join the Upcoming IDTechEx Webinar on New Self-healing Materials

Join the Upcoming IDTechEx Webinar on New Self-healing Materials

Thursday 13 January 2022 - New Self-healing Materials Save Lives, Money, and the Planet. The webinar explains how this is a world of many materials including a lot of silicon polymers such as geopolymers and silicones. It involves many ionomers, hydrogels, polyurethanes, ionomers, epoxies and Diels-Alder polymers but much more besides.
Wearable Technology Insights
Jan 4, 2022
Fitness Sensor Warns When You're at Your Limits

Fitness Sensor Warns When You're at Your Limits

Ultrathin nanomaterials, known as MXenes, are poised to make it easier to monitor a person's well-being by analyzing their perspiration. While they share a similar two-dimensional nature to graphene, MXenes are composed of nontoxic metals, such as titanium, in combination with carbon or nitrogen atoms. With naturally high conductivity and strong surface charges, MXenes are attractive candidates for biosensors that can detect small changes to chemical concentrations.
Wearable Technology Insights
Dec 29, 2021
More Intelligent Intracochlear Implants

More Intelligent Intracochlear Implants

The cochlear implant is the most successful neural prosthesis worldwide. Thanks to direct stimulation of the auditory nerve, it enables more than half a million people worldwide to hear, even though those affected were born deaf or deafened. Researchers have developed a method to convert the stimulation electrodes of common cochlear implants into electrochemical sensors.
Wearable Technology Insights
Dec 23, 2021
Improved Methods Facilitate Monitoring of Body Movement and Health

Improved Methods Facilitate Monitoring of Body Movement and Health

From wide-ranging body movements as minute as a pulse to the various movements of joints, muscles and limbs, wearable pressure sensors placed directly on the skin may be used in myriad ways to monitor health. Other types of skin sensors can monitor health indicators through measurement of sweat and temperature on the skin's surface.
Wearable Technology Insights
Dec 21, 2021
Innovative Textile Vents to Release Heat When you Sweat

Innovative Textile Vents to Release Heat When you Sweat

Scientists have developed a lightweight material that traps thermal energy when dry, but opens a series of tiny vents to let heat escape when a person starts sweating. The vents close again to retain heat once they are dry.
Wearable Technology Insights
Dec 20, 2021
Soft Semiconductors that Stretch Like Human Skin

Soft Semiconductors that Stretch Like Human Skin

Semiconductors are moving away from rigid substrates, which are cut or formed into thin discs or wafers, to more flexible plastic material and even paper thanks to new material and fabrication discoveries. The trend toward more flexible substrates has led to fabrication of numerous devices, from light-emitting diodes to solar cells and transistors.
Wearable Technology Insights
Jan 19, 2022
Smart Devices Require Smarts

Smart Devices Require Smarts

Medicine has relied on mechanical devices to help treat patients for decades. These devices have ranged in complexity from stents and shunts to dialysis machines and ventilators. As we settle into this age of data, the pressure to connect, control, instrument and analyze the operation of such devices and their impact on health has grown exponentially. After all, at a time when my watch can share heart rate and oxygen saturation, surely any physician-prescribed monitoring device should be able to provide relevant medical insight too?
Wearable Technology Insights
Jan 17, 2022
Fitbit for the Face Turns Any Mask Into Smart Monitoring Device

Fitbit for the Face Turns Any Mask Into Smart Monitoring Device

Engineers have developed a new smart sensor platform for face masks that they are calling a "Fitbit for the face." Dubbed "FaceBit," the lightweight, quarter-sized sensor uses a tiny magnet to attach to any N95, cloth or surgical face mask.
Wearable Technology Insights
Jan 12, 2022
First Fully 3D Printed, Flexible OLED Display

First Fully 3D Printed, Flexible OLED Display

In a groundbreaking new study, researchers used a customized printer to fully 3D print a flexible organic light-emitting diode (OLED) display. The discovery could result in low-cost OLED displays in the future that could be widely produced using 3D printers by anyone at home, instead of by technicians in expensive microfabrication facilities.
Wearable Technology Insights
Jan 7, 2022
AI Powered Wearable for the Blind

AI Powered Wearable for the Blind

biped is the world's first AI copilot for blind and visually impaired people, bringing autonomous driving features to humans. It predicts your surroundings a few seconds ahead and generates intuitive feedback through spatial sounds.
Wearable Technology Insights
Jan 6, 2022
Trial of Exoskeleton Technology for Children with Cerebral Palsy

Trial of Exoskeleton Technology for Children with Cerebral Palsy

A major, five-year clinical trial to test a treatment strategy for children with cerebral palsy using patented and patent-pending inventions comprising a lightweight, wearable robotic device that provides neuromuscular training while making walking easier.
Wearable Technology Insights
Dec 29, 2021
Fabrication of Flexible Electronics Improved

Fabrication of Flexible Electronics Improved

Researchers have developed a technique to improve the flexibility of ultra-thin electronics, such as those used in bendable devices or clothing. Published in Science Advances, the study details the use of water vapor plasma to directly bond gold electrodes fixed onto separate ultra-thin polymer films, without needing adhesives or high temperatures.
Wearable Technology Insights
Dec 24, 2021
World's Longest Flexible Fibre Battery

World's Longest Flexible Fibre Battery

Researchers have developed a rechargeable lithium-ion battery in the form of an ultra-long fiber that could be woven into fabrics. The battery could enable a wide variety of wearable electronic devices, and might even be used to make 3D-printed batteries in virtually any shape.
Wearable Technology Insights
Dec 22, 2021
Platform for Controlled Design of Printed Electronics with 2D Material

Platform for Controlled Design of Printed Electronics with 2D Material

Scientists have shown how electricity is transported in printed 2D materials, paving the way for design of flexible devices for healthcare and beyond.
External Company Press Release
Health Patch With Core Body Temperature Measurement

Health Patch With Core Body Temperature Measurement

Recon Health announced its partnership with greenTEG to integrate greenTEG's proprietary CALERA core body temperature sensor solution for continuous and non-invasive core body temperature measurement into Recon Health's Virtual Care Patch for remote patient monitoring and diagnostics.
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