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Wearable Technology Insights
May 5, 2020
Breathable Electronics Pave the Way for More Functional Wearable Tech

Breathable Electronics Pave the Way for More Functional Wearable Tech

Engineering researchers have created ultrathin, stretchable electronic material that is gas permeable, allowing the material to "breathe." The material was designed specifically for use in biomedical or wearable technologies, since the gas permeability allows sweat and volatile organic compounds to evaporate away from the skin, making it more comfortable for users - especially for long-term wear.
Wearable Technology Insights
May 5, 2020
Devices Improving Standard of Care for Cardiovascular Disease Patients

Devices Improving Standard of Care for Cardiovascular Disease Patients

Given the considerable impact that CVD has on many people's lives, it is no surprise that the demand for solutions is exploding. IDTechEx Research found that the market for cardiovascular disease technology will exceed $40 billion by the year 2030.
Wearable Technology Insights
May 4, 2020
Two Steps Closer to Flexible, Powerful, Fast Bioelectronic Devices

Two Steps Closer to Flexible, Powerful, Fast Bioelectronic Devices

Researchers are developing bioelectronic devices that are not only fast, sensitive, biocompatible, soft, and flexible, but also have long-term stability in physiological environments such as the human body.
External Company Press Release
Fans See Their Football Heroes Clearly for the First Time

Fans See Their Football Heroes Clearly for the First Time

Two young visually-impaired Southampton fans have been given life-changing wearable technology by Virgin Media that will enable them to watch their beloved Saints in a way they've never experienced before.
IDTechEx Research Subscribers
Self-Powered Smart Watches and Other Wristwear

Self-Powered Smart Watches and Other Wristwear

Energy harvesting is an enabling technology uniquely spanning sixteen magnitudes of power from 0.1 microwatts electronic standby to 1GW in output. Here we consider the low power half of that as applied to wristwear.
Wearable Technology Insights
May 1, 2020
Personalised Nutrition Smart Patch to Reduce Diabetes Risk

Personalised Nutrition Smart Patch to Reduce Diabetes Risk

A wearable smart patch will deliver precision data to help people personalise their diets and reduce their risk of developing lifestyle-related chronic diseases like Type 2 diabetes.
External Company Press Release
Innovative Patch may Soon be Used to Monitor Coronavirus Patients 24/7

Innovative Patch may Soon be Used to Monitor Coronavirus Patients 24/7

A Belgian consortium of seven medical and technological companies has developed an innovative patch that is applied to the chest. The patch allows continuous, remote, wireless monitoring of coronavirus patients' respiration, heart rate and soon also temperature. The system will be able to send the recorded levels to the patients' general practitioner or specialist and also has an alert feature like the red button by a hospital bed.
Wearable Technology Insights
Apr 30, 2020
Power Gloves for Space Walks

Power Gloves for Space Walks

Spacewalks are a risky business and wearing a spacesuit that protects against the vacuum outside our atmosphere is cumbersome. This glove is a mockup concept for astronauts that adds extra functions to the five fingers.
Wearable Technology Insights
Apr 28, 2020
Webinar 7 May - Where Is the Future of COVID-19 Diagnostics?

Webinar 7 May - Where Is the Future of COVID-19 Diagnostics?

IDTechEx will be hosting a free webinar on Thursday 7 May 2020. Where Is the Future of COVID-19 Diagnostics? will be presented by IDTechEx Technology Analyst, Dr Luyun Jiang.
Wearable Technology Insights
Apr 28, 2020
Sensors Woven into Clothing to Monitor Vital Signs

Sensors Woven into Clothing to Monitor Vital Signs

Researchers have developed a way to incorporate electronic sensors into stretchy fabrics, allowing them to create shirts or other garments that could be used to monitor vital signs such as temperature, respiration, and heart rate.
Wearable Technology Insights
Apr 27, 2020
New Textile Could Keep You Cool in the Heat, Warm in the Cold

New Textile Could Keep You Cool in the Heat, Warm in the Cold

Imagine a single garment that could adapt to changing weather conditions, keeping its wearer cool in the heat of midday but warm when an evening storm blows in. Now, researchers report a strong, comfortable fabric that heats and cools skin, with no energy input.
Wearable Technology Insights
Apr 24, 2020
Conductive Inks: Hybrid Electronics, In-Mold Electronics, Skin Patches

Conductive Inks: Hybrid Electronics, In-Mold Electronics, Skin Patches

Conductive ink business is inherently wonderfully diverse. This has allowed the industry to rejuvenate itself time and time again and to remain very relevant through generations of product lifecycles.
Wearable Technology Insights
Apr 24, 2020
Telehealth Rises to the Challenge During the COVID-19 Crisis

Telehealth Rises to the Challenge During the COVID-19 Crisis

Telehealth has been poised to disrupt healthcare for many years, but unfortunately has faced a slow rise in adoption. This has changed in the COVID-19 crisis.
Wearable Technology Insights
Apr 23, 2020
Lung-Heart Super Sensor on a Chip Tinier Than a Ladybug

Lung-Heart Super Sensor on a Chip Tinier Than a Ladybug

During a stroll, a woman's breathing becomes a slight bit shallower, and a monitor in her clothing alerts her to get a telemedicine check-up. A new study details how a sensor chip smaller than a ladybug records multiple lung and heart signals along with body movements and could enable such a future socially distanced health monitor.
Wearable Technology Insights
Apr 22, 2020
Ring Uses AI to Detect COVID-19

Ring Uses AI to Detect COVID-19

Researchers and smart ring maker Oura Health announced a national study designed to accelerate early detection of the COVID-19 virus symptoms and contagiousness. Leveraging an artificial intelligence -driven predictive model, wearable ring technology, and a COVID-19 monitoring app.
Wearable Technology Insights
Apr 21, 2020
New Report Addresses Key Questions About the $25bn Hearables Market

New Report Addresses Key Questions About the $25bn Hearables Market

IDTechEx have released a new report covering the market, technology and players in hearables. It finds that the hearables market was worth $24.5bn in 2019 and will continue to grow at a forecasted 14% YoY from 2020-2025.
IDTechEx Research Subscribers
Supercapacitor Materials: Large Opportunities Coming

Supercapacitor Materials: Large Opportunities Coming

From a commercial point of view, this article appraises the latest research in active materials for supercapacitors SC and their derivatives. Opportunities include; graphene, CNT, MOF, CNF, ionic electrolytes, structural, flexible, wearable.
Wearable Technology Insights
Apr 21, 2020
Ultralight, Flexible and Wearable Solar Cells

Ultralight, Flexible and Wearable Solar Cells

An ultralight flexible solar cell, 10 times thinner than the width of a human hair, could hold the key to promising power sources for future wearable technology.
Wearable Technology Insights
Apr 20, 2020
Off-the-Shelf Cardiac Patch Repairs Heart Attack Damage in Animals

Off-the-Shelf Cardiac Patch Repairs Heart Attack Damage in Animals

Researchers have developed an "off-the-shelf" artificial cardiac patch that can deliver cardiac cell-derived healing factors directly to the site of heart attack injury. In a rat model of heart attack, the freezable, cell-free patch improved recovery. The researchers also found similar effects in a pilot study involving a pig model of heart attack.
Wearable Technology Insights
Apr 17, 2020
Scientists Hope to Use Wearable Data to Predict COVID-19

Scientists Hope to Use Wearable Data to Predict COVID-19

Researchers and their collaborators aim to predict the onset of viral infection through data provided by wearable technology.
Wearable Technology Insights
May 5, 2020
Breathable Electronics Pave the Way for More Functional Wearable Tech

Breathable Electronics Pave the Way for More Functional Wearable Tech

Engineering researchers have created ultrathin, stretchable electronic material that is gas permeable, allowing the material to "breathe." The material was designed specifically for use in biomedical or wearable technologies, since the gas permeability allows sweat and volatile organic compounds to evaporate away from the skin, making it more comfortable for users - especially for long-term wear.
Wearable Technology Insights
May 4, 2020
Two Steps Closer to Flexible, Powerful, Fast Bioelectronic Devices

Two Steps Closer to Flexible, Powerful, Fast Bioelectronic Devices

Researchers are developing bioelectronic devices that are not only fast, sensitive, biocompatible, soft, and flexible, but also have long-term stability in physiological environments such as the human body.
IDTechEx Research Subscribers
Self-Powered Smart Watches and Other Wristwear

Self-Powered Smart Watches and Other Wristwear

Energy harvesting is an enabling technology uniquely spanning sixteen magnitudes of power from 0.1 microwatts electronic standby to 1GW in output. Here we consider the low power half of that as applied to wristwear.
External Company Press Release
Innovative Patch may Soon be Used to Monitor Coronavirus Patients 24/7

Innovative Patch may Soon be Used to Monitor Coronavirus Patients 24/7

A Belgian consortium of seven medical and technological companies has developed an innovative patch that is applied to the chest. The patch allows continuous, remote, wireless monitoring of coronavirus patients' respiration, heart rate and soon also temperature. The system will be able to send the recorded levels to the patients' general practitioner or specialist and also has an alert feature like the red button by a hospital bed.
Wearable Technology Insights
Apr 28, 2020
Webinar 7 May - Where Is the Future of COVID-19 Diagnostics?

Webinar 7 May - Where Is the Future of COVID-19 Diagnostics?

IDTechEx will be hosting a free webinar on Thursday 7 May 2020. Where Is the Future of COVID-19 Diagnostics? will be presented by IDTechEx Technology Analyst, Dr Luyun Jiang.
Wearable Technology Insights
Apr 27, 2020
New Textile Could Keep You Cool in the Heat, Warm in the Cold

New Textile Could Keep You Cool in the Heat, Warm in the Cold

Imagine a single garment that could adapt to changing weather conditions, keeping its wearer cool in the heat of midday but warm when an evening storm blows in. Now, researchers report a strong, comfortable fabric that heats and cools skin, with no energy input.
Wearable Technology Insights
Apr 24, 2020
Telehealth Rises to the Challenge During the COVID-19 Crisis

Telehealth Rises to the Challenge During the COVID-19 Crisis

Telehealth has been poised to disrupt healthcare for many years, but unfortunately has faced a slow rise in adoption. This has changed in the COVID-19 crisis.
Wearable Technology Insights
Apr 22, 2020
Ring Uses AI to Detect COVID-19

Ring Uses AI to Detect COVID-19

Researchers and smart ring maker Oura Health announced a national study designed to accelerate early detection of the COVID-19 virus symptoms and contagiousness. Leveraging an artificial intelligence -driven predictive model, wearable ring technology, and a COVID-19 monitoring app.
IDTechEx Research Subscribers
Supercapacitor Materials: Large Opportunities Coming

Supercapacitor Materials: Large Opportunities Coming

From a commercial point of view, this article appraises the latest research in active materials for supercapacitors SC and their derivatives. Opportunities include; graphene, CNT, MOF, CNF, ionic electrolytes, structural, flexible, wearable.
Wearable Technology Insights
Apr 20, 2020
Off-the-Shelf Cardiac Patch Repairs Heart Attack Damage in Animals

Off-the-Shelf Cardiac Patch Repairs Heart Attack Damage in Animals

Researchers have developed an "off-the-shelf" artificial cardiac patch that can deliver cardiac cell-derived healing factors directly to the site of heart attack injury. In a rat model of heart attack, the freezable, cell-free patch improved recovery. The researchers also found similar effects in a pilot study involving a pig model of heart attack.
Wearable Technology Insights
May 5, 2020
Devices Improving Standard of Care for Cardiovascular Disease Patients

Devices Improving Standard of Care for Cardiovascular Disease Patients

Given the considerable impact that CVD has on many people's lives, it is no surprise that the demand for solutions is exploding. IDTechEx Research found that the market for cardiovascular disease technology will exceed $40 billion by the year 2030.
External Company Press Release
Fans See Their Football Heroes Clearly for the First Time

Fans See Their Football Heroes Clearly for the First Time

Two young visually-impaired Southampton fans have been given life-changing wearable technology by Virgin Media that will enable them to watch their beloved Saints in a way they've never experienced before.
Wearable Technology Insights
May 1, 2020
Personalised Nutrition Smart Patch to Reduce Diabetes Risk

Personalised Nutrition Smart Patch to Reduce Diabetes Risk

A wearable smart patch will deliver precision data to help people personalise their diets and reduce their risk of developing lifestyle-related chronic diseases like Type 2 diabetes.
Wearable Technology Insights
Apr 30, 2020
Power Gloves for Space Walks

Power Gloves for Space Walks

Spacewalks are a risky business and wearing a spacesuit that protects against the vacuum outside our atmosphere is cumbersome. This glove is a mockup concept for astronauts that adds extra functions to the five fingers.
Wearable Technology Insights
Apr 28, 2020
Sensors Woven into Clothing to Monitor Vital Signs

Sensors Woven into Clothing to Monitor Vital Signs

Researchers have developed a way to incorporate electronic sensors into stretchy fabrics, allowing them to create shirts or other garments that could be used to monitor vital signs such as temperature, respiration, and heart rate.
Wearable Technology Insights
Apr 24, 2020
Conductive Inks: Hybrid Electronics, In-Mold Electronics, Skin Patches

Conductive Inks: Hybrid Electronics, In-Mold Electronics, Skin Patches

Conductive ink business is inherently wonderfully diverse. This has allowed the industry to rejuvenate itself time and time again and to remain very relevant through generations of product lifecycles.
Wearable Technology Insights
Apr 23, 2020
Lung-Heart Super Sensor on a Chip Tinier Than a Ladybug

Lung-Heart Super Sensor on a Chip Tinier Than a Ladybug

During a stroll, a woman's breathing becomes a slight bit shallower, and a monitor in her clothing alerts her to get a telemedicine check-up. A new study details how a sensor chip smaller than a ladybug records multiple lung and heart signals along with body movements and could enable such a future socially distanced health monitor.
Wearable Technology Insights
Apr 21, 2020
New Report Addresses Key Questions About the $25bn Hearables Market

New Report Addresses Key Questions About the $25bn Hearables Market

IDTechEx have released a new report covering the market, technology and players in hearables. It finds that the hearables market was worth $24.5bn in 2019 and will continue to grow at a forecasted 14% YoY from 2020-2025.
Wearable Technology Insights
Apr 21, 2020
Ultralight, Flexible and Wearable Solar Cells

Ultralight, Flexible and Wearable Solar Cells

An ultralight flexible solar cell, 10 times thinner than the width of a human hair, could hold the key to promising power sources for future wearable technology.
Wearable Technology Insights
Apr 17, 2020
Scientists Hope to Use Wearable Data to Predict COVID-19

Scientists Hope to Use Wearable Data to Predict COVID-19

Researchers and their collaborators aim to predict the onset of viral infection through data provided by wearable technology.
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