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The global attitude to the wearable technology industry is changing

The global attitude to the wearable technology industry is changing

Mar 30, 2017 1
As the hype fades, companies are increasingly focused on specific and varied product opportunities within this diverse space.
Flexible sensor holds potential for foldable touch screens

Flexible sensor holds potential for foldable touch screens

Mar 29, 2017 Canada
Picture a tablet that you can fold into the size of a phone and put away in your pocket, or an artificial skin that can sense your body's movements and vital signs. A new, inexpensive sensor could help make advanced devices like these a reality.
Blood, sweat and tears: New ways to monitor glucose levels in diabetes

Blood, sweat and tears: New ways to monitor glucose levels in diabetes

Mar 28, 2017 2 Worldwide
People with diabetes have traditionally self-monitored their glucose levels using disposable biosensors and invasive sampling techniques. While this industry has been one of the success stories of the printed electronics industry, worth around $6 billion today, profitability is falling as government reimbursement models are changing and strain is put on both consumers and manufacturers.
Lab-on-a-glove could bring nerve-agent detection to your fingertips

Lab-on-a-glove could bring nerve-agent detection to your fingertips

Mar 27, 2017 United States
The new wearable, flexible glove biosensor carries out the sampling and electrochemical biosensing steps on different fingers, with the thumb finger used for collecting the nerve-agent residues and an enzyme immobilized on the index finger.
Research leads to a golden discovery for wearable technology

Research leads to a golden discovery for wearable technology

Mar 24, 2017 United States
Some day, your smartphone might completely conform to your wrist, and when it does, it might be covered in pure gold.
Webinar Tuesday 4 April 2017 - Printed and Flexible Sensors

Webinar Tuesday 4 April 2017 - Printed and Flexible Sensors

Mar 22, 2017 Worldwide
IDTechEx are hosting a free webinar on Tuesday 4 April 2017 titled Printed and Flexible Sensors: From Healthcare to IoT.
Stretchable electronics: no longer a solution looking for a problem

Stretchable electronics: no longer a solution looking for a problem

Mar 21, 2017 Worldwide
The electronic industry is in the midst of a major paradigm shift: novel form factors are emerging, ranging from the introduction of limited stretchability, through to ultra-elastic and conformable electronics. This transfiguration has been in the making for more than a decade now, but it is only now that it is beginning to make a substantial commercial impact.
Webinar Thursday 30 March 2017 - Printed, Flexible, Hybrid Electronics

Webinar Thursday 30 March 2017 - Printed, Flexible, Hybrid Electronics

Mar 21, 2017 Worldwide
DTechEx are hosting a free webinar on Thursday 30 March 2017 tilted Printed, Flexible and Hybrid Electronics: Hot Trends and Market Outlook.
Soft sensors for smart textiles

Soft sensors for smart textiles

Mar 17, 2017 Switzerland
Researchers have succeeded in producing optic fibers for sensors that are ideal for textiles.
Wearable robotic tools for surgery

Wearable robotic tools for surgery

Mar 16, 2017 United Kingdom
A collaborative team of researchers is to develop a wearable robotic system for minimally invasive surgery that will offer surgeons natural and dexterous movement as well as the ability to 'sense', 'see', control and safely navigate through the surgical environment.
Can e-textiles take the next step towards the mass market?

Can e-textiles take the next step towards the mass market?

Mar 15, 2017 Worldwide
Over the past 20 years, e-textiles have progressed from an academic curiosity to an important technology platform generating revenue for companies globally. In particular, the industry saw strong growth for several years up to 2015, with successful launches of many new products from a series of players.
So long stiffness: a stretchable plastic electrode

So long stiffness: a stretchable plastic electrode

Mar 14, 2017 1 United States
The brain is soft and electronics are stiff, which can make combining the two challenging, such as when neuroscientists implant electrodes to measure brain activity and perhaps deliver tiny jolts of electricity for pain relief or other purposes.
Tackling concussions by bringing new sensor to market

Tackling concussions by bringing new sensor to market

Mar 13, 2017 United States
Chemists are bringing their impact sensors to market. The effective, yet inexpensive, headband sensors can be worn by athletes in a variety of sports who could be at risk of suffering concussions.
IDTechEx Research announces new report on Wireless Charging

IDTechEx Research announces new report on Wireless Charging

Mar 10, 2017 Worldwide
The unique commercially oriented report Wireless Charging 2017-2027: Phones, Cars etc. is packed with detailed market and technical analysis with many new infograms, conference slides, roadmaps and ten year forecasts 2017-2027. It is based on global research by PhD level multi-lingual analysts in 2016-7 with frequent updates. The lead author has followed the subject for 20 years and is a globally acknowledged authority on the subject.