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First step toward flexible, wearable, tricorder-like device

First step toward flexible, wearable, tricorder-like device

May 27, 2016 United States
Engineers have developed the first flexible wearable device capable of monitoring both biochemical and electric signals in the human body.
Wearable alcohol biosensor winner

Wearable alcohol biosensor winner

May 25, 2016 United States
n the search of a wearable device capable of measuring blood alcohol levels in real time, the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA), part of the National Institute of Health, issued the Wearable Alcohol Biosensor Challenge in March of 2015.
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Canatu and E Ink team up to make flexible touch displays for wearables

Canatu and E Ink team up to make flexible touch displays for wearables

May 25, 2016 Finland
Canatu and E Ink Holdings, are working together with the objective to offer a line of flexible touch displays for the wearable market, with the first product ready for sampling to customers in July 2016.
Wearable translator

Wearable translator

May 24, 2016 United States
The world's first smart earpiece which translates between users speaking different languages.
Self-healing, flexible electronic material functions after many breaks

Self-healing, flexible electronic material functions after many breaks

May 23, 2016 United States
Electronic materials have been a major stumbling block for the advance of flexible electronics because existing materials do not function well after breaking and healing. A new electronic material created by an international team, however, can heal all its functions automatically even after breaking multiple times.
Smart shoes help travellers explore destinations

Smart shoes help travellers explore destinations

May 20, 2016 United States
easyJet airline has unveiled a prototype smart shoe - named the 'Sneakairs' - which with their built-in technology could help customers explore new cities with ease.
Wearable exosuits for patients with limited mobility

Wearable exosuits for patients with limited mobility

May 18, 2016 United States
The soft exosuit — which is a soft wearable robot that is the first of its kind — was developed through extensive prototyping that included the involvement of roboticists, mechanical and biomechanical engineers, apparel designers, and software engineers.
A better hologram for fraud protection and wearable optics

A better hologram for fraud protection and wearable optics

May 16, 2016
Researchers have programmed polarization into compact holograms, this has significant potential for wearable optics applications.
Aesthetic and functional temporary tattoos

Aesthetic and functional temporary tattoos

May 13, 2016 United States
A fabrication process that draws from current body decoration processes (i.e., jewelry- like metallic temporary tattoos) for the creation of on- skin technology.
New material temporarily tightens skin

New material temporarily tightens skin

May 12, 2016 United States
Scientists have developed a new material that can temporarily protect and tighten skin, and smooth wrinkles. With further development, it could also be used to deliver drugs to help treat skin conditions such as eczema and other types of dermatitis.
IDTechEx Show! Berlin grows 27%

IDTechEx Show! Berlin grows 27%

May 11, 2016 Worldwide, Germany
IDTechEx Research announced today that Europe's largest event on emerging technologies, IDTechEx Show! held in Berlin on 27-28 April, grew 27% vs. last year's event. This year's exhibition and conference featured attendees from 57 countries with 171 exhibitors and 2,300 attendees.
Webinar Thursday 19 May - Will Emerging Haptics find their Niches?

Webinar Thursday 19 May - Will Emerging Haptics find their Niches?

May 10, 2016 Worldwide
IDTechEx are hosting a free webinar on Thursday 19 May 2016.
Technology turns arm into smartwatch touchpad

Technology turns arm into smartwatch touchpad

May 9, 2016 United States
Ever since the advent of smartwatches, technologists have been looking to expand interactions beyond the confines of the small watch face. A new wearable technology suggests turning the entire lower arm into a touchpad.