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Off-the-shelf, power-generating clothes are almost here

Off-the-shelf, power-generating clothes are almost here

May 29, 2017 United States
A lightweight, comfortable jacket that can generate the power to light up a jogger at night may sound futuristic, but materials scientists could make one today.
A wearable brain scanner

A wearable brain scanner

May 29, 2017 United States
The scanner can be "worn" like a helmet, allowing research subjects to stand and make movements as the device scans.
Using distinctive body locations to control mobile devices

Using distinctive body locations to control mobile devices

May 26, 2017 Germany
Researchers are placing ultra-thin, electronic tattoos on distinctive body locations. The user can touch, squeeze or pull them, and thereby intuitively control mobile devices such as a music player, or easily make indicators light up.
Printed, flexible and rechargeable battery can power wearable sensors

Printed, flexible and rechargeable battery can power wearable sensors

May 26, 2017 United States
Nanoengineers have developed the first printed battery that is flexible, stretchable and rechargeable. The zinc batteries could be used to power everything from wearable sensors to solar cells and other kinds of electronics.
Using your gait to power and secure devices

Using your gait to power and secure devices

May 25, 2017 Australia
Researchers have developed new technology which uses the way a person walks, their gait, to power wearable devices. The technology also has the potential to be used as a new authentication method, which could replace passwords, pins or fingerprints.
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A report from the IDTechEx Show!

A report from the IDTechEx Show!

May 24, 2017
May 10th-11th saw the 2017 European-leg of the IDTechEx Show! In this article IDTechEx analysts share some of the most interesting innovations on offer at the show.
Augmented, virtual, annotated, mixed... A "$37 Billion reality"

Augmented, virtual, annotated, mixed... A "$37 Billion reality"

May 24, 2017 Worldwide
Augmented and virtual reality headsets are by now a reality (pun intended), and they bring about a paradigm shift in form factor for portable electronics.
Webinar Thursday 1 June 2017 - AR & VR Headsets 2017-2027

Webinar Thursday 1 June 2017 - AR & VR Headsets 2017-2027

May 22, 2017
IDTechEx are hosting a free webinar on Thursday 1 June 2017.
Shield-X cap takes helmet performance to the next level

Shield-X cap takes helmet performance to the next level

May 22, 2017 United States
Researchers behind Shield-X Technology have developed a new product that can be worn under virtually any helmet to significantly enhance its performance.
Report from the IDTechEx Show! Berlin, Germany 2017

Report from the IDTechEx Show! Berlin, Germany 2017

May 19, 2017
Strong positive feedback and growth at Europe's most important event on emerging technologies
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Highlights from Hannover Messe 2017

Highlights from Hannover Messe 2017

May 19, 2017
IDTechEx analyst Dr David Pugh attended the recent Hannover Messe - in this article he shares his key findings from the event.