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Implant to communicate with wearable devices

Implant to communicate with wearable devices

Aug 29, 2016 United States
Researchers have introduced a new way of communicating that allows devices such as brain implants, contact lenses, credit cards and smaller wearable electronics to talk to everyday devices such as smartphones and watches.
Stretchy supercapacitors power wearable electronics

Stretchy supercapacitors power wearable electronics

Aug 25, 2016 Singapore
A future of soft robots that wash your dishes or smart T-shirts that power your cell phone may depend on the development of stretchy power sources.
Wearable cloud for mobile computing

Wearable cloud for mobile computing

Aug 24, 2016 United States
Researchers are exploring the concept of a wearable personal cloud — a fully functioning, yet compact and lightweight cloud computing system embedded into clothing.
Wearable tech trial to help fight diabetes

Wearable tech trial to help fight diabetes

Aug 22, 2016 United Kingdom
King's Health Partners and Buddi, a pioneering technology company, have joined forces to help prevent type 2 diabetes in those patients most at risk of developing the disease.
Customized functional devices attached directly on skin

Customized functional devices attached directly on skin

Aug 19, 2016 United States
DuoSkin is a fabrication process that enables anyone to create customized functional devices that can be attached directly on their skin.
Smart electronics for smart clothing

Smart electronics for smart clothing

Aug 17, 2016 Germany
At the center of the development is an electronic system that is responsive to movements without losing its functionality. The system comprises a flexible and formable film made of thermoplastic polyurethane.
Wearable extension of your mobile phone

Wearable extension of your mobile phone

Aug 15, 2016 United States
Pinn combines the key features of a user's mobile phone into a single, go-anywhere clip- allowing users to know who's calling, answer instantly and even play music when their cell phone is tucked away in a purse, pocket or even in the next room.
Performance optimisation wearable used by Olympic athletes in Rio

Performance optimisation wearable used by Olympic athletes in Rio

Aug 12, 2016 United States
A scientifically-grounded system designed for continuous wear that provides athletes with data to reduce injuries and predict peak performance.
Second skin uniform protects soldiers from biological, chemical agents

Second skin uniform protects soldiers from biological, chemical agents

Aug 9, 2016 United States
In work that aims to protect soldiers from biological and chemical threats, a team of scientists has created a material that is highly breathable yet protective from biological agents.
Flexible building blocks of the future

Flexible building blocks of the future

Aug 5, 2016 Israel
New mechanical "metamaterial" may revolutionize prosthetics and wearable technologies.
Flexible wearable electronic skin patch monitors alcohol levels

Flexible wearable electronic skin patch monitors alcohol levels

Aug 4, 2016 United States
Engineers have developed a flexible wearable sensor that can accurately measure a person's blood alcohol level from sweat and transmit the data wirelessly to a laptop, smartphone or other mobile device.
A picture perfect power source

A picture perfect power source

Aug 4, 2016 Korea
Using a standard inkjet printer and regular paper, scientists can now print power sources in any design imaginable.
Scientists create plasma-printed sensors to monitor astronaut health

Scientists create plasma-printed sensors to monitor astronaut health

Aug 3, 2016 United States
The plasma jet can spray tiny semiconductor particles onto cheap, flexible surfaces, such as paper or cloth, and form wearable electronic circuits. Astronauts can use these sensors to track their health and also the environment.