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Emerging Lens Technologies for VR

Emerging Lens Technologies for VR

This premium article explores emerging lens technologies for virtual reality devices, including geometric phase lenses, tunable liquid crystal lenses, and polarization-based pancake lenses. It will also delve into the vergence-accommodation conflict for VR, with SWOT analyses and solutions.
Wearable Technology Insights
May 24, 2022
Soft Printing Technique Opens the Way for Pixelated Elastics

Soft Printing Technique Opens the Way for Pixelated Elastics

Borrowing a technique from inkjet printers, researchers have rolled out a pixel-by-pixel method to program and manufacture soft structures for use in robotics, biomedical devices or architectural features.
Wearable Technology Insights
May 19, 2022
Mass Digitization to Drive Gas Sensor Growth to $8.4 Billion

Mass Digitization to Drive Gas Sensor Growth to $8.4 Billion

Gas sensors are simultaneously an established and emerging industry, creating a complex web of technologies and applications for stakeholders to understand. Detection methods span a diverse technology landscape, ranging from semiconductor and optical to acoustic and photoionization.
External Company Press Release
Intertronics Introduces Industry First Adhesives for Wearables

Intertronics Introduces Industry First Adhesives for Wearables

To help manufacturers of wearable devices adapt to industry trends and customer requirements, Intertronics has introduced the Dymax 2000-MW series of medical wearables adhesives and encapsulants. The series is the first dedicated, light-curable adhesive product line to be specifically formulated without common skin irritants and materials of concern for medical wearable and electronics applications.
Wearable Technology Insights
May 17, 2022
Wearable to Continuously Monitor Glucose, Alcohol and Lactate

Wearable to Continuously Monitor Glucose, Alcohol and Lactate

Imagine being able to measure your blood sugar levels, know if you've had too much to drink, and track your muscle fatigue during a workout, all in one small device worn on your skin. Engineers have developed a prototype of such a wearable that can continuously monitor several health stats—glucose, alcohol, and lactate levels—simultaneously in real-time.
Wearable Technology Insights
May 16, 2022
Raising the Bar for Wearable Fitness

Raising the Bar for Wearable Fitness

Smartwatches have soared in popularity in recent years, with their motion and heart rate sensors tracking the activity of millions worldwide. However, not all activity can be monitored using step counts - limiting the appeal of existing wearable technology to many gym-goers and amateur athletes.
Wearable Technology Insights
May 16, 2022
Ultrathin Fuel Cell Uses the Body's Own Sugar to Generate Electricity

Ultrathin Fuel Cell Uses the Body's Own Sugar to Generate Electricity

Engineers have developed a glucose power source that could fuel miniature implants and sensors. The device is smaller than other proposed glucose fuel cells, measuring just 400 nanometers thick, or about 1/100 the diameter of a human hair. The sugary power source generates about 43 microwatts per square centimeter of electricity, achieving the highest power density of any glucose fuel cell to date under ambient conditions.
Wearable Technology Insights
May 16, 2022
Exoskeleton Helps Stroke Victims Regain Hand Function

Exoskeleton Helps Stroke Victims Regain Hand Function

Many of our daily activities involve our hands' prehensile abilities. While able-bodied people don't think twice when using a spoon or lifting a glass, these actions are nearly impossible for someone unable to grasp things with their fingers. Emovo Care has now come up with a device that is specifically designed to overcome these obstacles.
Wearable Technology Insights
May 13, 2022
Tattoo-like Sensors Reveal Blood Oxygen Levels

Tattoo-like Sensors Reveal Blood Oxygen Levels

Engineers have invented a silk-based material that when placed under the skin that glows brighter or dimmer under a lamp when exposed to different levels of oxygen in the blood. The novel sensor, which currently is limited to reading oxygen levels, is made up of a gel formed from the protein components of silk, called fibroin. The silk fibroin proteins have unique properties that make them especially compatible as an implantable material.
External Company Press Release
First Roboskin for Human-Like Sensing of Objects by Robots

First Roboskin for Human-Like Sensing of Objects by Robots

BeBop Sensors Inc announced the BeBop Sensors RoboSkin line of skin-like coverings for tactile awareness for humanoid robots and prosthetics. A true nervous system for robots at less than 1mm thick, RoboSkin is the only technology that fits all robotic body parts: limbs, fingers, feet, head, and torso, to make robots "feel" better.
Wearable Technology Insights
May 11, 2022
Flexible Printed Batteries Generate Electricity from Moisture

Flexible Printed Batteries Generate Electricity from Moisture

Strategic Elements Ltd reports that nanoionic materials engineering by research partner The University of New South Wales has created an improvement in the ability to convert moisture in the air to electrical energy.
Wearable Technology Insights
May 11, 2022
AI Goggles Will Guide Medics in Emergencies

AI Goggles Will Guide Medics in Emergencies

A research team will develop an artificial intelligence tool, Medical Assistance, Guidance, Instruction and Correction, or MAGIC, to assist combat field medics in 50 medical skills applied during common procedures.
Wearable Technology Insights
May 9, 2022
New Wearable Technology - For Plants

New Wearable Technology - For Plants

Plants can't speak up when they are thirsty. And visual signs, such as shriveling or browning leaves, don't start until most of their water is gone. To detect water loss earlier, researchers have created a wearable sensor for plant leaves. The system wirelessly transmits data to a smartphone app, allowing for remote management of drought stress in gardens and crops.
IDTechEx Research Subscribers
Laval Virtual Europe 2022: AR/MR/VR Software and Solutions

Laval Virtual Europe 2022: AR/MR/VR Software and Solutions

This premium article delves into the Laval Virtual Europe 2022 event, held from 12th-14th April 2022, in particular looking at AR/MR/VR software and solutions. It will cover key companies from the event, including Qualcomm, Avatar Medical, Advanced Realtime Tracking, X Sens, and more.
IDTechEx Research Subscribers
Laval Virtual Europe 2022: AR/MR/VR Hardware, Players and Trends

Laval Virtual Europe 2022: AR/MR/VR Hardware, Players and Trends

This premium article delves into the Laval Virtual Europe 2022 event, held from 12th-14th April 2022, in particular looking at AR, MR, and VR hardware, players, and trends. It will cover key companies from the event, including Lynx Reality, Lenovo, Microsoft, Ultraleap, and Actronika.
Wearable Technology Insights
May 5, 2022
Building A Better Spacesuit

Building A Better Spacesuit

Researchers are working to enhance the current gas-pressurized suits to make them more accommodating for astronauts exploring planetary surfaces.
Wearable Technology Insights
May 4, 2022
Engineers Get Under the Skin of Ionic Skin

Engineers Get Under the Skin of Ionic Skin

In the quest to build smart skin that mimics the sensing capabilities of natural skin, ionic skins have shown significant advantages. They're made of flexible, biocompatible hydrogels that use ions to carry an electrical charge. In contrast to smart skins made of plastics and metals, the hydrogels have the softness of natural skin. This offers a more natural feel to the prosthetic arm or robot hand they are mounted on, and makes them comfortable to wear.
Wearable Technology Insights
May 3, 2022
Ultrasound System Targets Mouth, Creates Virtual Reality Haptic Effect

Ultrasound System Targets Mouth, Creates Virtual Reality Haptic Effect

Lips are famously sensual but, together with the gums and tongue, they are also surprisingly sensitive, second only to the fingertips in nerve density. Researchers have exploited this latter characteristic to devise a practical new way for people to receive tactile feedback in virtual worlds.
Wearable Technology Insights
May 2, 2022
Electronic Skin Anticipates and Perceives Touch

Electronic Skin Anticipates and Perceives Touch

Researchers have taken a major step forward in the development of sensitive electronic skin with integrated artificial hairs. E-skins are flexible electronic systems that try to mimic the sensitivity of their natural human skin counterparts. Applications range from skin replacement and medical sensors on the body to artificial skin for humanoid robots and androids.
Wearable Technology Insights
Apr 27, 2022
Electronics Grow on Trees Thanks to Nanocellulose Paper Semiconductors

Electronics Grow on Trees Thanks to Nanocellulose Paper Semiconductors

Semiconducting nanomaterials with 3D network structures have high surface areas and lots of pores that make them excellent for applications involving adsorbing, separating, and sensing. However, simultaneously controlling the electrical properties and creating useful micro- and macro-scale structures, while achieving excellent functionality and end-use versatility, remains challenging.
IDTechEx Research Subscribers
Emerging Lens Technologies for VR

Emerging Lens Technologies for VR

This premium article explores emerging lens technologies for virtual reality devices, including geometric phase lenses, tunable liquid crystal lenses, and polarization-based pancake lenses. It will also delve into the vergence-accommodation conflict for VR, with SWOT analyses and solutions.
Wearable Technology Insights
May 19, 2022
Mass Digitization to Drive Gas Sensor Growth to $8.4 Billion

Mass Digitization to Drive Gas Sensor Growth to $8.4 Billion

Gas sensors are simultaneously an established and emerging industry, creating a complex web of technologies and applications for stakeholders to understand. Detection methods span a diverse technology landscape, ranging from semiconductor and optical to acoustic and photoionization.
Wearable Technology Insights
May 17, 2022
Wearable to Continuously Monitor Glucose, Alcohol and Lactate

Wearable to Continuously Monitor Glucose, Alcohol and Lactate

Imagine being able to measure your blood sugar levels, know if you've had too much to drink, and track your muscle fatigue during a workout, all in one small device worn on your skin. Engineers have developed a prototype of such a wearable that can continuously monitor several health stats—glucose, alcohol, and lactate levels—simultaneously in real-time.
Wearable Technology Insights
May 16, 2022
Ultrathin Fuel Cell Uses the Body's Own Sugar to Generate Electricity

Ultrathin Fuel Cell Uses the Body's Own Sugar to Generate Electricity

Engineers have developed a glucose power source that could fuel miniature implants and sensors. The device is smaller than other proposed glucose fuel cells, measuring just 400 nanometers thick, or about 1/100 the diameter of a human hair. The sugary power source generates about 43 microwatts per square centimeter of electricity, achieving the highest power density of any glucose fuel cell to date under ambient conditions.
Wearable Technology Insights
May 13, 2022
Tattoo-like Sensors Reveal Blood Oxygen Levels

Tattoo-like Sensors Reveal Blood Oxygen Levels

Engineers have invented a silk-based material that when placed under the skin that glows brighter or dimmer under a lamp when exposed to different levels of oxygen in the blood. The novel sensor, which currently is limited to reading oxygen levels, is made up of a gel formed from the protein components of silk, called fibroin. The silk fibroin proteins have unique properties that make them especially compatible as an implantable material.
Wearable Technology Insights
May 11, 2022
Flexible Printed Batteries Generate Electricity from Moisture

Flexible Printed Batteries Generate Electricity from Moisture

Strategic Elements Ltd reports that nanoionic materials engineering by research partner The University of New South Wales has created an improvement in the ability to convert moisture in the air to electrical energy.
Wearable Technology Insights
May 9, 2022
New Wearable Technology - For Plants

New Wearable Technology - For Plants

Plants can't speak up when they are thirsty. And visual signs, such as shriveling or browning leaves, don't start until most of their water is gone. To detect water loss earlier, researchers have created a wearable sensor for plant leaves. The system wirelessly transmits data to a smartphone app, allowing for remote management of drought stress in gardens and crops.
IDTechEx Research Subscribers
Laval Virtual Europe 2022: AR/MR/VR Hardware, Players and Trends

Laval Virtual Europe 2022: AR/MR/VR Hardware, Players and Trends

This premium article delves into the Laval Virtual Europe 2022 event, held from 12th-14th April 2022, in particular looking at AR, MR, and VR hardware, players, and trends. It will cover key companies from the event, including Lynx Reality, Lenovo, Microsoft, Ultraleap, and Actronika.
Wearable Technology Insights
May 4, 2022
Engineers Get Under the Skin of Ionic Skin

Engineers Get Under the Skin of Ionic Skin

In the quest to build smart skin that mimics the sensing capabilities of natural skin, ionic skins have shown significant advantages. They're made of flexible, biocompatible hydrogels that use ions to carry an electrical charge. In contrast to smart skins made of plastics and metals, the hydrogels have the softness of natural skin. This offers a more natural feel to the prosthetic arm or robot hand they are mounted on, and makes them comfortable to wear.
Wearable Technology Insights
May 2, 2022
Electronic Skin Anticipates and Perceives Touch

Electronic Skin Anticipates and Perceives Touch

Researchers have taken a major step forward in the development of sensitive electronic skin with integrated artificial hairs. E-skins are flexible electronic systems that try to mimic the sensitivity of their natural human skin counterparts. Applications range from skin replacement and medical sensors on the body to artificial skin for humanoid robots and androids.
Wearable Technology Insights
May 24, 2022
Soft Printing Technique Opens the Way for Pixelated Elastics

Soft Printing Technique Opens the Way for Pixelated Elastics

Borrowing a technique from inkjet printers, researchers have rolled out a pixel-by-pixel method to program and manufacture soft structures for use in robotics, biomedical devices or architectural features.
External Company Press Release
Intertronics Introduces Industry First Adhesives for Wearables

Intertronics Introduces Industry First Adhesives for Wearables

To help manufacturers of wearable devices adapt to industry trends and customer requirements, Intertronics has introduced the Dymax 2000-MW series of medical wearables adhesives and encapsulants. The series is the first dedicated, light-curable adhesive product line to be specifically formulated without common skin irritants and materials of concern for medical wearable and electronics applications.
Wearable Technology Insights
May 16, 2022
Raising the Bar for Wearable Fitness

Raising the Bar for Wearable Fitness

Smartwatches have soared in popularity in recent years, with their motion and heart rate sensors tracking the activity of millions worldwide. However, not all activity can be monitored using step counts - limiting the appeal of existing wearable technology to many gym-goers and amateur athletes.
Wearable Technology Insights
May 16, 2022
Exoskeleton Helps Stroke Victims Regain Hand Function

Exoskeleton Helps Stroke Victims Regain Hand Function

Many of our daily activities involve our hands' prehensile abilities. While able-bodied people don't think twice when using a spoon or lifting a glass, these actions are nearly impossible for someone unable to grasp things with their fingers. Emovo Care has now come up with a device that is specifically designed to overcome these obstacles.
External Company Press Release
First Roboskin for Human-Like Sensing of Objects by Robots

First Roboskin for Human-Like Sensing of Objects by Robots

BeBop Sensors Inc announced the BeBop Sensors RoboSkin line of skin-like coverings for tactile awareness for humanoid robots and prosthetics. A true nervous system for robots at less than 1mm thick, RoboSkin is the only technology that fits all robotic body parts: limbs, fingers, feet, head, and torso, to make robots "feel" better.
Wearable Technology Insights
May 11, 2022
AI Goggles Will Guide Medics in Emergencies

AI Goggles Will Guide Medics in Emergencies

A research team will develop an artificial intelligence tool, Medical Assistance, Guidance, Instruction and Correction, or MAGIC, to assist combat field medics in 50 medical skills applied during common procedures.
IDTechEx Research Subscribers
Laval Virtual Europe 2022: AR/MR/VR Software and Solutions

Laval Virtual Europe 2022: AR/MR/VR Software and Solutions

This premium article delves into the Laval Virtual Europe 2022 event, held from 12th-14th April 2022, in particular looking at AR/MR/VR software and solutions. It will cover key companies from the event, including Qualcomm, Avatar Medical, Advanced Realtime Tracking, X Sens, and more.
Wearable Technology Insights
May 5, 2022
Building A Better Spacesuit

Building A Better Spacesuit

Researchers are working to enhance the current gas-pressurized suits to make them more accommodating for astronauts exploring planetary surfaces.
Wearable Technology Insights
May 3, 2022
Ultrasound System Targets Mouth, Creates Virtual Reality Haptic Effect

Ultrasound System Targets Mouth, Creates Virtual Reality Haptic Effect

Lips are famously sensual but, together with the gums and tongue, they are also surprisingly sensitive, second only to the fingertips in nerve density. Researchers have exploited this latter characteristic to devise a practical new way for people to receive tactile feedback in virtual worlds.
Wearable Technology Insights
Apr 27, 2022
Electronics Grow on Trees Thanks to Nanocellulose Paper Semiconductors

Electronics Grow on Trees Thanks to Nanocellulose Paper Semiconductors

Semiconducting nanomaterials with 3D network structures have high surface areas and lots of pores that make them excellent for applications involving adsorbing, separating, and sensing. However, simultaneously controlling the electrical properties and creating useful micro- and macro-scale structures, while achieving excellent functionality and end-use versatility, remains challenging.
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