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Wearable sensors to help troops on the frontline

Wearable sensors to help troops on the frontline

Sep 30, 2016 United Kingdom
A successful demonstration of innovative wearable sensor technology has taken place, which keeps pace with the challenges of conflict in urban zones, enabling navigation without GPS and more effective action in combat.
Scientists put a new twist on artificial muscles

Scientists put a new twist on artificial muscles

Sep 28, 2016 United States
In recent years, researchers at The University of Texas at Dallas and colleagues at the University of Wollongong in Australia have put a high-tech twist on the ancient art of fiber spinning, using modern materials to create ultra-strong, powerful, shape-shifting yarns.
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License agreement for manufacturing Enfucell SoftBattery

License agreement for manufacturing Enfucell SoftBattery

Sep 27, 2016 Finland
nfucell Oy and Molex, LLC have signed a worldwide, non-exclusive manufacturing license agreement for printing Enfucell's SoftBattery® power sources.
Wearable tech efficiently converts body heat to electricity

Wearable tech efficiently converts body heat to electricity

Sep 23, 2016 United States
Researchers have developed a new design for harvesting body heat and converting it into electricity for use in wearable electronics. The researchers also identified the optimal site on the body for heat harvesting.
Liar Liar phones on fire!  The story behind the Galaxy Note 7

Liar Liar phones on fire! The story behind the Galaxy Note 7

Sep 22, 2016 3 Korea
The South Korean giant Samsung just got itself into dire straits as the story behind the reported battery fires related to the Galaxy Note 7 unfolds even further. As of September, 92 accidents have been reported in the US alone.
Enter the IDTechEx Show! Awards and celebrate your achievements

Enter the IDTechEx Show! Awards and celebrate your achievements

Sep 21, 2016 Worldwide
The IDTechEx Show! which will be held on November 16 - 17 at the Santa Clara Convention Center, will showcase the latest technology needs and advancements to over 3,000 attendees. The technologies covered include flexible and hybrid electronics; wearable technology; 3D printing; sensors; graphene; Internet of Things; energy harvesting, energy storage; and electric vehicles. Each of these is a two-day executive conference, co-located with a common exhibition of over 200 exhibitors.
Payment ring powered by contactless security chip

Payment ring powered by contactless security chip

Sep 19, 2016 Germany, United States
Whether at the beach, on the daily jog, or at the gym: from now on, everyone can carry money discreetly on the body.
New fabric uses sun and wind to power devices

New fabric uses sun and wind to power devices

Sep 16, 2016 United States
Fabrics that can generate electricity from physical movement have been in the works for a few years. Now researchers have taken the next step, developing a fabric that can simultaneously harvest energy from both sunshine and motion.
Wearable tracker could help patients, soldiers

Wearable tracker could help patients, soldiers

Sep 14, 2016 United States
Researchers have developed a multi-modal sensing device that can track the fine-grained activities and behavior of people with dementia — and it could help in Army combat training, too.
Drug-dispensing contact lens

Drug-dispensing contact lens

Sep 12, 2016 United States
A contact lens designed to deliver medication gradually to the eye could improve outcomes for patients with conditions requiring treatment with eye drops, which are often imprecise and difficult to self-administer.
NEW product announcement of Etchtex product line

NEW product announcement of Etchtex product line

Sep 9, 2016 United States
V Technical Textiles, Inc is pioneering new technology utilizing their Tin/copper/Silver conductive fabric (Zell) to offer an innovative new product named Etchtex.
Two billion dollar wearable technology companies created

Two billion dollar wearable technology companies created

Sep 8, 2016 Worldwide
Wearable technology for humans is a big business. There will be almost 40 product sub-categories in the next 10 years, including fitness trackers, smartwatches, connected clothing, smart eyewear, medical devices, smart patches, headphones, and hearing devices.
Neural dust opens door to implantable self powered wearables

Neural dust opens door to implantable self powered wearables

Sep 7, 2016 United States
Engineers have built the first dust-sized, wireless sensors that can be implanted in the body, bringing closer the day when a Fitbit-like device could monitor internal nerves, muscles or organs in real time.