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Wearable Technology Insights
Dec 13, 2021
Self-Healing Materials can now Create Billion-Dollar Businesses

Self-Healing Materials can now Create Billion-Dollar Businesses

Self-healing materials are a new megatrend. The need is massive, from saving trillions of dollars lost yearly by collapsing buildings and bridges to bionic man and woman living better and longer. In saving the planet and preserving resources, long life from self-healing beats recycling any day.
Wearable Technology Insights
Dec 13, 2021
Stretchy, Washable Battery Brings Wearable Devices Closer to Reality

Stretchy, Washable Battery Brings Wearable Devices Closer to Reality

Researchers have created what could be the first battery that is both flexible and washable. It works even when twisted or stretched to twice its normal length, or after being tossed in the laundry.
Wearable Technology Insights
Dec 10, 2021
Wearable Sensor Measures Airborne Nicotine Exposure From E-Cigarettes

Wearable Sensor Measures Airborne Nicotine Exposure From E-Cigarettes

Some studies have shown that nicotine, an addictive substance in electronic cigarettes, increases the risk of cardiovascular and respiratory disorders. But to get a full understanding of its potential health effects, a real-time nicotine monitoring device is needed.
Wearable Technology Insights
Dec 9, 2021
Transparent and Flexible Ultra-Thin Memory Device

Transparent and Flexible Ultra-Thin Memory Device

A two-dimensional nanomaterial-based flexible memory device is a critical element in the next-generation wearable market because it plays a crucial role in data storage, processing, and communication.
Wearable Technology Insights
Dec 7, 2021
Academia, Industry and Consumers Tackle Challenges for Wearable Tech

Academia, Industry and Consumers Tackle Challenges for Wearable Tech

Wearable fitness technologies, like smart watches and fitness trackers, are becoming increasingly common. These devices can allow people to track fitness metrics like physical activity, heart rate, calories burned, and even sleep quality. However, given how new these inventions are and how rapidly they are changing, it has been difficult to establish global standards for evaluating their reliability and accuracy.
Wearable Technology Insights
Dec 2, 2021
Smart Bandage Detects Multiple Biomarkers for Onsite Wound Monitoring

Smart Bandage Detects Multiple Biomarkers for Onsite Wound Monitoring

Wearable sensor can detect multiple chronic wound biomarkers to facilitate timely and personalised wound management.
Wearable Technology Insights
Nov 30, 2021
The Most Significant Advanced Materials News from 2021

The Most Significant Advanced Materials News from 2021

With the pandemic still raging, supply chain disruptions, the chip shortage, climate catastrophes, and geopolitical turbulence, it is safe to say 2021 has not been smooth sailing. The materials and chemical sector provides the backbone of every industry and remains under pressure from all these challenges. In this article, IDTechEx highlights the key news from their independent perspective on this crucial industry.
Wearable Technology Insights
Nov 30, 2021
Lessons From a Decade in Wearables

Lessons From a Decade in Wearables

Having covered this industry for the past decade, IDTechEx has developed an extensive database of historic and current market data. In this article IDTechEx will do something that is relatively unusual for a market research company to do: publicly compare old forecasts with what actually happened.
Wearable Technology Insights
Nov 29, 2021
Ultra-Thin 'Computer on the Bone' Monitors Bone Health

Ultra-Thin 'Computer on the Bone' Monitors Bone Health

A team researchers has developed an ultra-thin wireless device that grows to the surface of bone and could someday help physicians monitor bone health and healing over long periods. The devices are called osseosurface electronics.
Wearable Technology Insights
Nov 24, 2021
Low-Cost Printing of Ultrafine Resolution RDL, and Passive Components

Low-Cost Printing of Ultrafine Resolution RDL, and Passive Components

Nano Ops, Inc. is pleased to host its first webinar on December 2, 2021 @ 1:30 eastern since the launch of FLEX RD and FFx RD800, Fab-in-a-Tool series products. Nano OPS is the world's first manufacturer of purely additive manufacturing tools capable of printing nanoscale features, bringing a nanomanufacturing fab in your lab.
Wearable Technology Insights
Nov 24, 2021
Making the Metaverse: Hardware Hurdles, Discussed by IDTechEx

Making the Metaverse: Hardware Hurdles, Discussed by IDTechEx

Are you fed up with Zoom? Do you want online interactions to feel more... interactive? The metaverse promises a step-change in how society communicates but, without the hardware technology, will ultimately remain a pipe dream.
Wearable Technology Insights
Nov 24, 2021
Wearable Device can Detect and Reverse Opioid Overdose

Wearable Device can Detect and Reverse Opioid Overdose

A research team has developed a wearable device to detect and reverse an opioid overdose. The device, worn on the stomach like an insulin pump, senses when a person stops breathing and moving, and injects naloxone, a lifesaving antidote that can restore respiration.
Wearable Technology Insights
Nov 23, 2021
Designing Portable & Wearable Medical Technology

Designing Portable & Wearable Medical Technology

Recent advances in medical technology, along with the expansion of 5G technology, have established a new standard for wearable medical devices. Medical professionals and patients alike expect the devices to be both highly effective and able to withstand daily usage. Meeting these criteria is critical to ensuring that a product is safe, usable and practical—and requires thoughtful design and highly reliable components.
Wearable Technology Insights
Nov 23, 2021
FDA Authorizes Virtual Reality System for Chronic Pain Reduction

FDA Authorizes Virtual Reality System for Chronic Pain Reduction

The US Food and Drug Administration has authorized marketing of EaseVRx, a prescription-use immersive virtual reality system that uses cognitive behavioral therapy and other behavioral methods to help with pain reduction in patients 18 years of age and older with diagnosed chronic lower back pain.
Wearable Technology Insights
Nov 23, 2021
New Device Modulates Visible Light:  Smallest Footprint, Lowest Power

New Device Modulates Visible Light: Smallest Footprint, Lowest Power

Over the past several decades, researchers have moved from using electric currents to manipulating light waves in the near-infrared range for telecommunications applications such as high-speed 5G networks, biosensors on a chip, and driverless cars.
Wearable Technology Insights
Nov 22, 2021
Fabric Enables Digital Communication Between Wearers and Devices

Fabric Enables Digital Communication Between Wearers and Devices

Imagine your car starting the moment you get in because it recognizes the jacket you're wearing. Consider the value of a hospital gown that continuously measures and transmits a patient's vital signs. These are just two applications made possible by a new "body area network"-enabling fabric invented by engineers.
Wearable Technology Insights
Nov 18, 2021
Printed Electronics: Emerging Applications Accelerate Towards Adoption

Printed Electronics: Emerging Applications Accelerate Towards Adoption

2021 has been an exciting year for printed electronics, with multiple applications reaching commercial adoption and significant funds flowing into the sector. Even where technologies are not yet commercialized, companies are increasingly transitioning from developing their technology and producing speculative demonstration prototypes to development and qualification projects for specific customers.
IDTechEx Research Subscribers
Event summary: DSCC AR/VR Display Forum November 2021

Event summary: DSCC AR/VR Display Forum November 2021

The DSCC AR/VR Display Forum was held online from November 3rd to November 4th 2021. The event focussed mainly on parts manufacturers for augmented, mixed and virtual reality devices, although one headset manufacturer presented. Most of the discussion was around various competing display technologies, but significant time was devoted to waveguides.
Wearable Technology Insights
Nov 18, 2021
High Performance, Breathable Fabric to Power Small Electronics

High Performance, Breathable Fabric to Power Small Electronics

The triboelectric effect is a phenomenon where a charge is generated on two dissimilar materials when the materials are moved apart after being in contact with each other. Triboelectric nanogenerators use this effect to convert mechanical motion into electrical energy. The compactness of TENGs allows them to be used as wearable devices that can harness the motion of the body to power electronics.
Wearable Technology Insights
Nov 17, 2021
A Persoanlised Exoskeleton for Real-World Walking

A Persoanlised Exoskeleton for Real-World Walking

Researchers have developed a new approach in which robotic exosuit assistance can be calibrated to an individual and adapt to a variety of real-world walking tasks in a matter of seconds. The bioinspired system uses ultrasound measurements of muscle dynamics to develop a personalized and activity-specific assistance profile for users of the exosuit.
Wearable Technology Insights
Dec 13, 2021
Self-Healing Materials can now Create Billion-Dollar Businesses

Self-Healing Materials can now Create Billion-Dollar Businesses

Self-healing materials are a new megatrend. The need is massive, from saving trillions of dollars lost yearly by collapsing buildings and bridges to bionic man and woman living better and longer. In saving the planet and preserving resources, long life from self-healing beats recycling any day.
Wearable Technology Insights
Dec 10, 2021
Wearable Sensor Measures Airborne Nicotine Exposure From E-Cigarettes

Wearable Sensor Measures Airborne Nicotine Exposure From E-Cigarettes

Some studies have shown that nicotine, an addictive substance in electronic cigarettes, increases the risk of cardiovascular and respiratory disorders. But to get a full understanding of its potential health effects, a real-time nicotine monitoring device is needed.
Wearable Technology Insights
Dec 7, 2021
Academia, Industry and Consumers Tackle Challenges for Wearable Tech

Academia, Industry and Consumers Tackle Challenges for Wearable Tech

Wearable fitness technologies, like smart watches and fitness trackers, are becoming increasingly common. These devices can allow people to track fitness metrics like physical activity, heart rate, calories burned, and even sleep quality. However, given how new these inventions are and how rapidly they are changing, it has been difficult to establish global standards for evaluating their reliability and accuracy.
Wearable Technology Insights
Nov 30, 2021
The Most Significant Advanced Materials News from 2021

The Most Significant Advanced Materials News from 2021

With the pandemic still raging, supply chain disruptions, the chip shortage, climate catastrophes, and geopolitical turbulence, it is safe to say 2021 has not been smooth sailing. The materials and chemical sector provides the backbone of every industry and remains under pressure from all these challenges. In this article, IDTechEx highlights the key news from their independent perspective on this crucial industry.
Wearable Technology Insights
Nov 29, 2021
Ultra-Thin 'Computer on the Bone' Monitors Bone Health

Ultra-Thin 'Computer on the Bone' Monitors Bone Health

A team researchers has developed an ultra-thin wireless device that grows to the surface of bone and could someday help physicians monitor bone health and healing over long periods. The devices are called osseosurface electronics.
Wearable Technology Insights
Nov 24, 2021
Making the Metaverse: Hardware Hurdles, Discussed by IDTechEx

Making the Metaverse: Hardware Hurdles, Discussed by IDTechEx

Are you fed up with Zoom? Do you want online interactions to feel more... interactive? The metaverse promises a step-change in how society communicates but, without the hardware technology, will ultimately remain a pipe dream.
Wearable Technology Insights
Nov 23, 2021
Designing Portable & Wearable Medical Technology

Designing Portable & Wearable Medical Technology

Recent advances in medical technology, along with the expansion of 5G technology, have established a new standard for wearable medical devices. Medical professionals and patients alike expect the devices to be both highly effective and able to withstand daily usage. Meeting these criteria is critical to ensuring that a product is safe, usable and practical—and requires thoughtful design and highly reliable components.
Wearable Technology Insights
Nov 23, 2021
New Device Modulates Visible Light:  Smallest Footprint, Lowest Power

New Device Modulates Visible Light: Smallest Footprint, Lowest Power

Over the past several decades, researchers have moved from using electric currents to manipulating light waves in the near-infrared range for telecommunications applications such as high-speed 5G networks, biosensors on a chip, and driverless cars.
Wearable Technology Insights
Nov 18, 2021
Printed Electronics: Emerging Applications Accelerate Towards Adoption

Printed Electronics: Emerging Applications Accelerate Towards Adoption

2021 has been an exciting year for printed electronics, with multiple applications reaching commercial adoption and significant funds flowing into the sector. Even where technologies are not yet commercialized, companies are increasingly transitioning from developing their technology and producing speculative demonstration prototypes to development and qualification projects for specific customers.
Wearable Technology Insights
Nov 18, 2021
High Performance, Breathable Fabric to Power Small Electronics

High Performance, Breathable Fabric to Power Small Electronics

The triboelectric effect is a phenomenon where a charge is generated on two dissimilar materials when the materials are moved apart after being in contact with each other. Triboelectric nanogenerators use this effect to convert mechanical motion into electrical energy. The compactness of TENGs allows them to be used as wearable devices that can harness the motion of the body to power electronics.
Wearable Technology Insights
Dec 13, 2021
Stretchy, Washable Battery Brings Wearable Devices Closer to Reality

Stretchy, Washable Battery Brings Wearable Devices Closer to Reality

Researchers have created what could be the first battery that is both flexible and washable. It works even when twisted or stretched to twice its normal length, or after being tossed in the laundry.
Wearable Technology Insights
Dec 9, 2021
Transparent and Flexible Ultra-Thin Memory Device

Transparent and Flexible Ultra-Thin Memory Device

A two-dimensional nanomaterial-based flexible memory device is a critical element in the next-generation wearable market because it plays a crucial role in data storage, processing, and communication.
Wearable Technology Insights
Dec 2, 2021
Smart Bandage Detects Multiple Biomarkers for Onsite Wound Monitoring

Smart Bandage Detects Multiple Biomarkers for Onsite Wound Monitoring

Wearable sensor can detect multiple chronic wound biomarkers to facilitate timely and personalised wound management.
Wearable Technology Insights
Nov 30, 2021
Lessons From a Decade in Wearables

Lessons From a Decade in Wearables

Having covered this industry for the past decade, IDTechEx has developed an extensive database of historic and current market data. In this article IDTechEx will do something that is relatively unusual for a market research company to do: publicly compare old forecasts with what actually happened.
Wearable Technology Insights
Nov 24, 2021
Low-Cost Printing of Ultrafine Resolution RDL, and Passive Components

Low-Cost Printing of Ultrafine Resolution RDL, and Passive Components

Nano Ops, Inc. is pleased to host its first webinar on December 2, 2021 @ 1:30 eastern since the launch of FLEX RD and FFx RD800, Fab-in-a-Tool series products. Nano OPS is the world's first manufacturer of purely additive manufacturing tools capable of printing nanoscale features, bringing a nanomanufacturing fab in your lab.
Wearable Technology Insights
Nov 24, 2021
Wearable Device can Detect and Reverse Opioid Overdose

Wearable Device can Detect and Reverse Opioid Overdose

A research team has developed a wearable device to detect and reverse an opioid overdose. The device, worn on the stomach like an insulin pump, senses when a person stops breathing and moving, and injects naloxone, a lifesaving antidote that can restore respiration.
Wearable Technology Insights
Nov 23, 2021
FDA Authorizes Virtual Reality System for Chronic Pain Reduction

FDA Authorizes Virtual Reality System for Chronic Pain Reduction

The US Food and Drug Administration has authorized marketing of EaseVRx, a prescription-use immersive virtual reality system that uses cognitive behavioral therapy and other behavioral methods to help with pain reduction in patients 18 years of age and older with diagnosed chronic lower back pain.
Wearable Technology Insights
Nov 22, 2021
Fabric Enables Digital Communication Between Wearers and Devices

Fabric Enables Digital Communication Between Wearers and Devices

Imagine your car starting the moment you get in because it recognizes the jacket you're wearing. Consider the value of a hospital gown that continuously measures and transmits a patient's vital signs. These are just two applications made possible by a new "body area network"-enabling fabric invented by engineers.
IDTechEx Research Subscribers
Event summary: DSCC AR/VR Display Forum November 2021

Event summary: DSCC AR/VR Display Forum November 2021

The DSCC AR/VR Display Forum was held online from November 3rd to November 4th 2021. The event focussed mainly on parts manufacturers for augmented, mixed and virtual reality devices, although one headset manufacturer presented. Most of the discussion was around various competing display technologies, but significant time was devoted to waveguides.
Wearable Technology Insights
Nov 17, 2021
A Persoanlised Exoskeleton for Real-World Walking

A Persoanlised Exoskeleton for Real-World Walking

Researchers have developed a new approach in which robotic exosuit assistance can be calibrated to an individual and adapt to a variety of real-world walking tasks in a matter of seconds. The bioinspired system uses ultrasound measurements of muscle dynamics to develop a personalized and activity-specific assistance profile for users of the exosuit.
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