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Wearable Sensors That Detect Gas Leaks

Wearable Sensors That Detect Gas Leaks

Wearable Technology Insights
Apr 16, 2021
Stretching the Boundaries of Medical Tech with Wearable Antennae

Stretching the Boundaries of Medical Tech with Wearable Antennae

Current research on flexible electronics is paving the way for wireless sensors that can be worn on the body and collect a variety of medical data. But where do the data go? Without a similar flexible transmitting device, these sensors would require wired connections to transmit health data.
External Company Press Release
COROS Partners With Shane Benzie & Running Reborn

COROS Partners With Shane Benzie & Running Reborn

COROS Wearables Inc have announced a partnership with performance coach Shane Benzie, and Running Reborn. The partnership aims to develop further research into the scientific field of Vertical Oscillation, as well as to educate on the benefits of training with COROS Running Dynamics by pairing this data with professional movement techniques to ensure that training and recovery are optimised.
Wearable Technology Insights
Apr 14, 2021
Smarty-Pants: Could Intelligent Underwear Improve Your Life?

Smarty-Pants: Could Intelligent Underwear Improve Your Life?

It is not uncommon to have a favorite bra, or a lucky pair of pants. Now, innovations in E-Textiles and Smart Clothing have taken this phenomenon to the next level. Imagine a pair of pants that can play your party playlist when you get too sad, or a bra that can turn down the thermostat when your indoor workout raises your temperature.
Wearable Technology Insights
Apr 13, 2021
Progress with Smart Hearing Aids

Progress with Smart Hearing Aids

Researchers have succeeded for the first time in measuring brain waves directly via a cochlear implant. These brainwaves indicate in an objective way how good or bad a person's hearing is. The research results are important for the further development of smart hearing aids.
Wearable Technology Insights
Apr 12, 2021
AI-Powered Backpack Helps Visually Impaired Navigate World

AI-Powered Backpack Helps Visually Impaired Navigate World

Researchers have designed an AI-powered, voice-activated backpack that can help the visually impaired navigate and perceive the world around them. The backpack helps detect common challenges such as traffic signs, hanging obstacles, crosswalks, moving objects and changing elevations, all while running on a low-power, interactive device.
External Company Press Release
Oppo Band Launches in the UK

Oppo Band Launches in the UK

OPPO has announced the launch of the OPPO Band, the smartphone brand's first wearable device designed to enhance and improve the fitness experience. It's the newest addition to OPPO's smart device line and follows the success of the OPPO Watch series last year.
IDTechEx Research Subscribers
Batteryless RFID, NFC, RTLS

Batteryless RFID, NFC, RTLS

Replacements for active RFID improve range but retain a problem of life being limited by battery life. Energy harvesting is slowly being adopted to reduce the problem but weight, size and cost are issues.
IDTechEx Research Subscribers
Batteryless cell phones and wearables

Batteryless cell phones and wearables

If it becomes possible to affordably harvest energy in the available space as fast as it is consumed, the battery life problems with most wearables will be solved.
IDTechEx Research Subscribers
Event Summary: LOPEC 2021

Event Summary: LOPEC 2021

On 22 - 24th of March 2021 IDTechEx attended (virtually) the LOPEC conference, organised by the European Organic Electronics Association (OEA). This premium article reviews a selection of the most interesting and/or commercially relevant talks.
Wearable Technology Insights
Apr 16, 2021
Stretching the Boundaries of Medical Tech with Wearable Antennae

Stretching the Boundaries of Medical Tech with Wearable Antennae

Current research on flexible electronics is paving the way for wireless sensors that can be worn on the body and collect a variety of medical data. But where do the data go? Without a similar flexible transmitting device, these sensors would require wired connections to transmit health data.
Wearable Technology Insights
Apr 14, 2021
Smarty-Pants: Could Intelligent Underwear Improve Your Life?

Smarty-Pants: Could Intelligent Underwear Improve Your Life?

It is not uncommon to have a favorite bra, or a lucky pair of pants. Now, innovations in E-Textiles and Smart Clothing have taken this phenomenon to the next level. Imagine a pair of pants that can play your party playlist when you get too sad, or a bra that can turn down the thermostat when your indoor workout raises your temperature.
Wearable Technology Insights
Apr 12, 2021
AI-Powered Backpack Helps Visually Impaired Navigate World

AI-Powered Backpack Helps Visually Impaired Navigate World

Researchers have designed an AI-powered, voice-activated backpack that can help the visually impaired navigate and perceive the world around them. The backpack helps detect common challenges such as traffic signs, hanging obstacles, crosswalks, moving objects and changing elevations, all while running on a low-power, interactive device.
IDTechEx Research Subscribers
Batteryless RFID, NFC, RTLS

Batteryless RFID, NFC, RTLS

Replacements for active RFID improve range but retain a problem of life being limited by battery life. Energy harvesting is slowly being adopted to reduce the problem but weight, size and cost are issues.
IDTechEx Research Subscribers
Event Summary: LOPEC 2021

Event Summary: LOPEC 2021

On 22 - 24th of March 2021 IDTechEx attended (virtually) the LOPEC conference, organised by the European Organic Electronics Association (OEA). This premium article reviews a selection of the most interesting and/or commercially relevant talks.
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