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Wearable Technology Insights
Oct 29, 2021
A New 3D Printing Frontier: Self Powered Wearable Devices

A New 3D Printing Frontier: Self Powered Wearable Devices

When most people think of wearable devices, they think of smart watches, smart glasses, fitness trackers, even smart clothing. These devices, part of a fast-growing market, have two things in common: They all need an external power source, and they all require exacting manufacturing processes. Until now.
Wearable Technology Insights
Oct 28, 2021
Upcoming Webinar on Sensors and Sensor-Centric 6G Communications

Upcoming Webinar on Sensors and Sensor-Centric 6G Communications

Wednesday 3 November 2021 - Prospects for All Sensors and Preparation for Sensor-Centric 6G Communications in 2022. This webinar reveals progress in 2021 and prospects for 2022, and much more! Register your place on of the three sessions.
Wearable Technology Insights
Oct 27, 2021
Webinar (with Q&A) - The Year in Printed/Flexible Electronics: 2021

Webinar (with Q&A) - The Year in Printed/Flexible Electronics: 2021

Wednesday 10 November 2021 - The accelerating transition of printed/flexible electronics from technology push to market pull; Applications of printed/flexible electronic technologies that have been commercialized over the last 12 months; Roadmap for future adoption; A selection of both technical and commercial developments within the sector over the last year.
Wearable Technology Insights
Oct 27, 2021
Join the Upcoming Webinar Discussing Wearable Technology in 2021

Join the Upcoming Webinar Discussing Wearable Technology in 2021

Tuesday 2 November 2021 - A Summary of Key Market Data and Trends. This webinar will cover major trends in each sector of wearable technology, presenting data about the current state of the market as well as a general outlook for each sector
Wearable Technology Insights
Oct 26, 2021
Where is the Momentum in Wearables in 2021?

Where is the Momentum in Wearables in 2021?

Over the past decade, wearables have progressed from a niche curiosity on the fringes of the consumer electronics sector, to being a key strategic element for many of the largest technology companies in the world. The total market for wearable technology products has doubled in annual revenue since 2015, generating nearly $80bn in revenue in 2020. However, with momentum, product trends, and focuses shifting all the time, it is important to stay ahead of the competition and consider the trends which will drive the sector over the coming years and decades.
Wearable Technology Insights
Oct 26, 2021
Smart Bandage Solves a Major Problem When Treating Chronic Wounds

Smart Bandage Solves a Major Problem When Treating Chronic Wounds

How can doctors make sure a dressed wound is healing without taking off the bandage? This is a conundrum, because removing a bandage can disrupt the healing process. Technology presented in a new study in open-access journal Frontiers in Physics could help.
Wearable Technology Insights
Oct 25, 2021
Flexible Sensors Slide Into the Future with Electronic Printing

Flexible Sensors Slide Into the Future with Electronic Printing

A new method of 'sliding' delicate high-performance electronics onto flexible surfaces could enable future developments in electronics, scientists say. Engineers claim they have found a way to solve one of the key problems of contact printing - a method of planting electronics onto bendable plastic surfaces to create flexible electronic circuits and devices.
Wearable Technology Insights
Oct 19, 2021
New Fibres Make Breath-Regulating Garments

New Fibres Make Breath-Regulating Garments

"Robotic" textiles could help performers and athletes train their breathing, and potentially help patients recovering from postsurgery breathing changes.
Wearable Technology Insights
Oct 18, 2021
Monitoring Glucose Levels, No Needles Required

Monitoring Glucose Levels, No Needles Required

Noninvasive glucose monitoring devices are not currently commercially available in the United States, so people with diabetes must collect blood samples or use sensors embedded under the skin to measure their blood sugar levels. Now, with a new wearable device, less intrusive glucose monitoring could become the norm.
Wearable Technology Insights
Oct 15, 2021
Wearable Head Scanner for Comfort, Mobility During Brain Scans

Wearable Head Scanner for Comfort, Mobility During Brain Scans

To collect accurate images of a patient's brain, the patient must be still and confined in a tube-like MRI scanner for a long period of time. To better assess their brain function and behavioral health, however, they should move naturally and freely during a scan. Researchers have proposed a solution to both clearly visualize and accurately assess the brain via photoacoustic imaging with a stretchable, flexible material.
Wearable Technology Insights
Oct 14, 2021
Facemask Could Help Reduce Mental Distress

Facemask Could Help Reduce Mental Distress

eScent has completed its first concept project to develop a re-usable, enhanced FFP3 facemask which offers "personalised protection assurance" via a patented self-administered scent delivery system to help reduce mental distress.
Wearable Technology Insights
Oct 11, 2021
Saving Koalas Through Facial Recognition

Saving Koalas Through Facial Recognition

Once limited to science-fiction, drones and facial recognition technology are now being harnessed to help save Australia's koalas.
Wearable Technology Insights
Oct 11, 2021
3D Printed, Personalised, Wireless Wearables That Never Need a Charge

3D Printed, Personalised, Wireless Wearables That Never Need a Charge

Engineers have developed a type of wearable they call a "biosymbiotic device," which has several unprecedented benefits. Not only are the devices custom 3D-printed and based on body scans of wearers, but they can operate continuously using a combination of wireless power transfer and compact energy storage.
Wearable Technology Insights
Oct 8, 2021
Low Cost, Portable Device Could Diagnose Heart Attacks in Minutes

Low Cost, Portable Device Could Diagnose Heart Attacks in Minutes

Researchers have developed a sensor that could diagnose a heart attack in less than 30 minutes. Currently, it takes health care professionals hours to diagnose a heart attack. Initial results from an echocardiogram can quickly show indications of heart disease, but to confirm a patient is having a heart attack, a blood sample and analysis is required. Those results can take up to eight hours.
Wearable Technology Insights
Oct 6, 2021
Solder Alternatives for Flexible and Integrated Electronics

Solder Alternatives for Flexible and Integrated Electronics

Attaching electronic components such as integrated circuits and LEDs to substrates is an essential aspect of electronics manufacturing. While conventional lead-free solder excels at the task for conventional rigid PCBs, it is not so well suited for emerging applications that require components to be attached to flexible substrates or conformal surfaces.
Wearable Technology Insights
Oct 5, 2021
Market Growth for General Patient Monitoring Devices

Market Growth for General Patient Monitoring Devices

In medicine, as well as in the healthcare and medical device industries, different conditions, specialisms, products, and companies alike are often organized around specific therapeutic areas. Whilst this is an excellent and efficient way to enable adequate specialization, there are also cases where a more general approach to patient monitoring is required.
Wearable Technology Insights
Oct 5, 2021
New Class of Human-Powered Bioelectronics

New Class of Human-Powered Bioelectronics

A team of bioengineers has invented a novel soft and flexible self-powered bioelectronic device. The technology converts human body motions — from bending an elbow to subtle movements such as a pulse on one's wrist — into electricity that could be used to power wearable and implantable diagnostic sensors.
Wearable Technology Insights
Oct 4, 2021
Tracking Muscle Activity with Clothes on Your Back

Tracking Muscle Activity with Clothes on Your Back

Bioelectrical sensors on the skin can be used to measure electrical signals in the body, like heart activity and muscle contraction. While that provides valuable information for clinicians, current bioelectrical sensor technology can be ineffective, uncomfortable, expensive, and difficult to manufacture.
Wearable Technology Insights
Oct 1, 2021
Electronic Glove and Gaming Make Rehabilitation Fun

Electronic Glove and Gaming Make Rehabilitation Fun

After a hand injury, it is important to follow a rehabilitation programme to ensure a quick recovery and re-establish strength and function of the hand. The material belongs to the CareGum family. This particular one is thermo-electric, based on silk and has a number of features that makes it versatile and excellent as a wearable sensor on the human body.
Wearable Technology Insights
Oct 1, 2021
AI-Driven Dynamic Face Mask Adapts to Exercise, Pollution Levels

AI-Driven Dynamic Face Mask Adapts to Exercise, Pollution Levels

During the coronavirus pandemic, many people have grown accustomed to wearing face masks to protect themselves and others, but that doesn't mean the masks are always comfortable — especially during exercise. Now, researchers have developed a dynamic respirator that modulates its pore size in response to changing conditions, such as exercise or air pollution levels, allowing the wearer to breathe easier when the highest levels of filtration are not required.
Wearable Technology Insights
Oct 29, 2021
A New 3D Printing Frontier: Self Powered Wearable Devices

A New 3D Printing Frontier: Self Powered Wearable Devices

When most people think of wearable devices, they think of smart watches, smart glasses, fitness trackers, even smart clothing. These devices, part of a fast-growing market, have two things in common: They all need an external power source, and they all require exacting manufacturing processes. Until now.
Wearable Technology Insights
Oct 27, 2021
Webinar (with Q&A) - The Year in Printed/Flexible Electronics: 2021

Webinar (with Q&A) - The Year in Printed/Flexible Electronics: 2021

Wednesday 10 November 2021 - The accelerating transition of printed/flexible electronics from technology push to market pull; Applications of printed/flexible electronic technologies that have been commercialized over the last 12 months; Roadmap for future adoption; A selection of both technical and commercial developments within the sector over the last year.
Wearable Technology Insights
Oct 26, 2021
Where is the Momentum in Wearables in 2021?

Where is the Momentum in Wearables in 2021?

Over the past decade, wearables have progressed from a niche curiosity on the fringes of the consumer electronics sector, to being a key strategic element for many of the largest technology companies in the world. The total market for wearable technology products has doubled in annual revenue since 2015, generating nearly $80bn in revenue in 2020. However, with momentum, product trends, and focuses shifting all the time, it is important to stay ahead of the competition and consider the trends which will drive the sector over the coming years and decades.
Wearable Technology Insights
Oct 25, 2021
Flexible Sensors Slide Into the Future with Electronic Printing

Flexible Sensors Slide Into the Future with Electronic Printing

A new method of 'sliding' delicate high-performance electronics onto flexible surfaces could enable future developments in electronics, scientists say. Engineers claim they have found a way to solve one of the key problems of contact printing - a method of planting electronics onto bendable plastic surfaces to create flexible electronic circuits and devices.
Wearable Technology Insights
Oct 18, 2021
Monitoring Glucose Levels, No Needles Required

Monitoring Glucose Levels, No Needles Required

Noninvasive glucose monitoring devices are not currently commercially available in the United States, so people with diabetes must collect blood samples or use sensors embedded under the skin to measure their blood sugar levels. Now, with a new wearable device, less intrusive glucose monitoring could become the norm.
Wearable Technology Insights
Oct 14, 2021
Facemask Could Help Reduce Mental Distress

Facemask Could Help Reduce Mental Distress

eScent has completed its first concept project to develop a re-usable, enhanced FFP3 facemask which offers "personalised protection assurance" via a patented self-administered scent delivery system to help reduce mental distress.
Wearable Technology Insights
Oct 11, 2021
3D Printed, Personalised, Wireless Wearables That Never Need a Charge

3D Printed, Personalised, Wireless Wearables That Never Need a Charge

Engineers have developed a type of wearable they call a "biosymbiotic device," which has several unprecedented benefits. Not only are the devices custom 3D-printed and based on body scans of wearers, but they can operate continuously using a combination of wireless power transfer and compact energy storage.
Wearable Technology Insights
Oct 6, 2021
Solder Alternatives for Flexible and Integrated Electronics

Solder Alternatives for Flexible and Integrated Electronics

Attaching electronic components such as integrated circuits and LEDs to substrates is an essential aspect of electronics manufacturing. While conventional lead-free solder excels at the task for conventional rigid PCBs, it is not so well suited for emerging applications that require components to be attached to flexible substrates or conformal surfaces.
Wearable Technology Insights
Oct 5, 2021
New Class of Human-Powered Bioelectronics

New Class of Human-Powered Bioelectronics

A team of bioengineers has invented a novel soft and flexible self-powered bioelectronic device. The technology converts human body motions — from bending an elbow to subtle movements such as a pulse on one's wrist — into electricity that could be used to power wearable and implantable diagnostic sensors.
Wearable Technology Insights
Oct 1, 2021
Electronic Glove and Gaming Make Rehabilitation Fun

Electronic Glove and Gaming Make Rehabilitation Fun

After a hand injury, it is important to follow a rehabilitation programme to ensure a quick recovery and re-establish strength and function of the hand. The material belongs to the CareGum family. This particular one is thermo-electric, based on silk and has a number of features that makes it versatile and excellent as a wearable sensor on the human body.
Wearable Technology Insights
Oct 28, 2021
Upcoming Webinar on Sensors and Sensor-Centric 6G Communications

Upcoming Webinar on Sensors and Sensor-Centric 6G Communications

Wednesday 3 November 2021 - Prospects for All Sensors and Preparation for Sensor-Centric 6G Communications in 2022. This webinar reveals progress in 2021 and prospects for 2022, and much more! Register your place on of the three sessions.
Wearable Technology Insights
Oct 27, 2021
Join the Upcoming Webinar Discussing Wearable Technology in 2021

Join the Upcoming Webinar Discussing Wearable Technology in 2021

Tuesday 2 November 2021 - A Summary of Key Market Data and Trends. This webinar will cover major trends in each sector of wearable technology, presenting data about the current state of the market as well as a general outlook for each sector
Wearable Technology Insights
Oct 26, 2021
Smart Bandage Solves a Major Problem When Treating Chronic Wounds

Smart Bandage Solves a Major Problem When Treating Chronic Wounds

How can doctors make sure a dressed wound is healing without taking off the bandage? This is a conundrum, because removing a bandage can disrupt the healing process. Technology presented in a new study in open-access journal Frontiers in Physics could help.
Wearable Technology Insights
Oct 19, 2021
New Fibres Make Breath-Regulating Garments

New Fibres Make Breath-Regulating Garments

"Robotic" textiles could help performers and athletes train their breathing, and potentially help patients recovering from postsurgery breathing changes.
Wearable Technology Insights
Oct 15, 2021
Wearable Head Scanner for Comfort, Mobility During Brain Scans

Wearable Head Scanner for Comfort, Mobility During Brain Scans

To collect accurate images of a patient's brain, the patient must be still and confined in a tube-like MRI scanner for a long period of time. To better assess their brain function and behavioral health, however, they should move naturally and freely during a scan. Researchers have proposed a solution to both clearly visualize and accurately assess the brain via photoacoustic imaging with a stretchable, flexible material.
Wearable Technology Insights
Oct 11, 2021
Saving Koalas Through Facial Recognition

Saving Koalas Through Facial Recognition

Once limited to science-fiction, drones and facial recognition technology are now being harnessed to help save Australia's koalas.
Wearable Technology Insights
Oct 8, 2021
Low Cost, Portable Device Could Diagnose Heart Attacks in Minutes

Low Cost, Portable Device Could Diagnose Heart Attacks in Minutes

Researchers have developed a sensor that could diagnose a heart attack in less than 30 minutes. Currently, it takes health care professionals hours to diagnose a heart attack. Initial results from an echocardiogram can quickly show indications of heart disease, but to confirm a patient is having a heart attack, a blood sample and analysis is required. Those results can take up to eight hours.
Wearable Technology Insights
Oct 5, 2021
Market Growth for General Patient Monitoring Devices

Market Growth for General Patient Monitoring Devices

In medicine, as well as in the healthcare and medical device industries, different conditions, specialisms, products, and companies alike are often organized around specific therapeutic areas. Whilst this is an excellent and efficient way to enable adequate specialization, there are also cases where a more general approach to patient monitoring is required.
Wearable Technology Insights
Oct 4, 2021
Tracking Muscle Activity with Clothes on Your Back

Tracking Muscle Activity with Clothes on Your Back

Bioelectrical sensors on the skin can be used to measure electrical signals in the body, like heart activity and muscle contraction. While that provides valuable information for clinicians, current bioelectrical sensor technology can be ineffective, uncomfortable, expensive, and difficult to manufacture.
Wearable Technology Insights
Oct 1, 2021
AI-Driven Dynamic Face Mask Adapts to Exercise, Pollution Levels

AI-Driven Dynamic Face Mask Adapts to Exercise, Pollution Levels

During the coronavirus pandemic, many people have grown accustomed to wearing face masks to protect themselves and others, but that doesn't mean the masks are always comfortable — especially during exercise. Now, researchers have developed a dynamic respirator that modulates its pore size in response to changing conditions, such as exercise or air pollution levels, allowing the wearer to breathe easier when the highest levels of filtration are not required.
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