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Electronic skin takes wearable health monitors to the next level

Electronic skin takes wearable health monitors to the next level

Aug 24, 2017 Korea
A new, electronic skin microsystem tracks heart rate, respiration, muscle movement and other health data, and wirelessly transmits it to a smartphone.
Stretchable biofuel cells extract energy from sweat to power wearables

Stretchable biofuel cells extract energy from sweat to power wearables

Aug 24, 2017 United States
A team of engineers has developed stretchable fuel cells that extract energy from sweat and are capable of powering electronics, such as LEDs and Bluetooth radios.
Researchers develop tough, self-healing rubber

Researchers develop tough, self-healing rubber

Aug 22, 2017 United States
Researchers have developed a new type of rubber that is as tough as natural rubber but can also self-heal.
Silk could improve sensitivity, flexibility of wearable body sensors

Silk could improve sensitivity, flexibility of wearable body sensors

Aug 21, 2017 United States
Scientists report they are on the cusp of using silk, one of the world's most coveted fabrics, to develop a more sensitive and flexible generation of multi-purpose devices that monitor a slew of body functions in real time.
RFID - Current & Future Opportunities #TechRoundUp

RFID - Current & Future Opportunities #TechRoundUp

Aug 18, 2017 13
The total RFID market is worth $11.2 billion in 2017, what are its future applications and opportunities? IDTechEx CEO Raghu Das joins Dr David Pugh to discuss this exciting industry.
Candy cane supercapacitor could enable fast charging of mobile phones

Candy cane supercapacitor could enable fast charging of mobile phones

Aug 17, 2017 United Kingdom
Supercapacitors promise recharging of phones and other devices in seconds and minutes as opposed to hours for batteries. But current technologies are not usually flexible, have insufficient capacities, and for many their performance quickly degrades with charging cycles.
Wearable devices market will reach over $150bn annually by 2027

Wearable devices market will reach over $150bn annually by 2027

Aug 15, 2017
Compiled after three years of dedicated and ongoing research by expert analysts, the IDTechEx Research report Wearable Technology 2017-2027: Markets, Players, Forecasts details IDTechEx's coverage of the wearable technology ecosystem.
Biosensor stimulates sweat even when patient is resting and cool

Biosensor stimulates sweat even when patient is resting and cool

Aug 15, 2017 United States
One downside to medical sensors that test human sweat: you have to sweat. Sweating from exertion or a stifling room temperature can be impractical for some patients and unsafe for others.
Flexible batteries power the future of wearable technology

Flexible batteries power the future of wearable technology

Aug 15, 2017 United Kingdom
The rapid development of wearable technology has received another boost from a new development using graphene for printed electronic devices.
IDTechEx Webinars Now Available On-Demand

IDTechEx Webinars Now Available On-Demand

Aug 15, 2017
IDTechEx's free, expert led webinars provide up-to-date insights on the latest emerging technology trends. You can now access these at a time that suits you, for up to one month.
IV and cellular fluids power flexible batteries

IV and cellular fluids power flexible batteries

Aug 14, 2017 China
Researchers in China have engineered bendable batteries that can run on body-inspired liquids such as normal IV saline solution and cell-culture medium.
Apple news & the future of wearables #TechRoundUp

Apple news & the future of wearables #TechRoundUp

Aug 11, 2017 2
IDTechEx Analysts Dr David Pugh & Mr James Hayward discuss Apple developing a LTE-enabled Apple Watch and how this may impact their business model, battery life and what the future of wearables could look like.
Smart underwear prevents back stress

Smart underwear prevents back stress

Aug 11, 2017 United States
Engineers have combined the science of biomechanics and advances in wearable tech to create a smart, mechanized undergarment.