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Is a stretchable smart tablet in our future?

Is a stretchable smart tablet in our future?

Feb 23, 2017 United States
Engineering researchers have developed the first stretchable integrated circuit that is made entirely using an inkjet printer, raising the possibility of inexpensive mass production of smart fabric.
Stretchable electronics: out of the lab and into the market

Stretchable electronics: out of the lab and into the market

Feb 22, 2017
Whilst the latest electronic components continue to push the boundaries of performance, there are many that now see Moore's Law reaching its ultimate limits. Electronic devices continue to achieve increasing levels of ubiquity, but for this to continue, electronics need new form factors in order to integrate seamlessly into our surroundings.
Stretchable rubber packs a thermal conductive punch

Stretchable rubber packs a thermal conductive punch

Feb 21, 2017 United States
Researchers have developed a thermally conductive rubber material that represents a breakthrough for creating soft, stretchable machines and electronics.
Low-power chip could make speech recognition ubiquitous

Low-power chip could make speech recognition ubiquitous

Feb 21, 2017 United States
Whereas a cellphone running speech-recognition software might require about 1 watt of power, the new chip requires between 0.2 and 10 milliwatts, depending on the number of words it has to recognize.
Squishy supercapacitors bathed in green tea could power wearables

Squishy supercapacitors bathed in green tea could power wearables

Feb 20, 2017 India
Wearable electronics are here — the most prominent versions are sold in the form of watches or sports bands. But soon, more comfortable products could become available in softer materials made in part with an unexpected ingredient: green tea.
Bandage oxygen reader for peripheral artery disease

Bandage oxygen reader for peripheral artery disease

Feb 17, 2017 United States
Collaboration to develop an ultrathin flexible-patch reader worn on the skin for continuous wireless monitoring of tissue oxygen in patients undergoing treatment for peripheral artery disease has been awarded a $1.5 million grant.
Low-cost sensor to measure skin hydration

Low-cost sensor to measure skin hydration

Feb 15, 2017 United States
Researchers have developed a wearable, wireless sensor that can monitor a person's skin hydration for use in applications that need to detect dehydration before it poses a health problem.
Progress in flexible capacitive tactile sensor

Progress in flexible capacitive tactile sensor

Feb 14, 2017 China
Recently, benefiting from the rapid advances in the design of various flexible sensors, flexible wearable electronic devices have gained increasing attention for potential applications in individual medical care, health assessment, sports monitoring, etc.
Wearable AI system can detect a conversation's tone

Wearable AI system can detect a conversation's tone

Feb 13, 2017 United States
It's a fact of nature that a single conversation can be interpreted in very different ways. For people with anxiety or conditions such as Asperger's, this can make social situations extremely stressful. But what if there was a more objective way to measure and understand our interactions?
Rehab robotics to return mobility to ageing population

Rehab robotics to return mobility to ageing population

Feb 10, 2017 United States
Researchers predict that in the next five years, older people and others with mobility problems will be able to rent robotic exoskeletons that make dream vacations — as well as mundane tasks — a possibility.
Webinar Tuesday 21 February - Conductive Inks: Trends to Watch in 2017

Webinar Tuesday 21 February - Conductive Inks: Trends to Watch in 2017

Feb 9, 2017 Worldwide
IDTechEx are hosting a free webinar on Tuesday 21 February 2017 titled Conductive Inks: Trends to Watch in 2017.
Smart glasses that focus automatically

Smart glasses that focus automatically

Feb 8, 2017 United States
The days of wearing bifocals or constantly swapping out reading glasses might soon come to an end.
Wearable watches to monitor blood pressure

Wearable watches to monitor blood pressure

Feb 6, 2017 United States
What if there were a wearable fitness device that could monitor your blood pressure continuously, 24 hours a day?