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Smart Clothes Measure your Movements

Smart Clothes Measure your Movements

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Event Summary: CPES2021

Event Summary: CPES2021

On 17 - 19th of March 2021 IDTechEx attended (virtually) the Canadian Printed and Flexible Electronics Symposium), known as CPES2021. This premium article reviews a selection of the most interesting and/or commercially relevant talks
Wearable Technology Insights
Mar 22, 2021
Wearable Electronic Textiles for the Smart Dresser

Wearable Electronic Textiles for the Smart Dresser

An electronic textile with a large-area display that could have applications in communications, navigation and healthcare is described in Nature. The textile is flexible, breathable and durable, making it an ideal material for practical uses.
Wearable Technology Insights
Mar 17, 2021
Electronic Textiles Made With new Cellulose Thread

Electronic Textiles Made With new Cellulose Thread

Electronic textiles offer revolutionary new opportunities in various fields, in particular healthcare. But to be sustainable, they need to be made of renewable materials. A research team now presents a thread made of conductive cellulose, which offers fascinating and practical possibilities for electronic textiles.
Wearable Technology Insights
Mar 11, 2021
Wearable Microgrid Uses the Human Body to Power Small Gadgets

Wearable Microgrid Uses the Human Body to Power Small Gadgets

Nanoengineers have developed a "wearable microgrid" that harvests and stores energy from the human body to power small electronics. It consists of three main parts: sweat-powered biofuel cells, motion-powered devices called triboelectric generators, and energy-storing supercapacitors. All parts are flexible, washable and can be screen printed onto clothing.
Wearable Technology Insights
Mar 3, 2021
Soft and Comfortable E-Textiles

Soft and Comfortable E-Textiles

Advances in wearable devices have enabled e-textiles, which fuse lightweight and comfortable textiles with smart electronics, and are garnering attention as the next-generation wearable technology. In particular, fiber electronic devices endowed with electrical properties, while retaining the specific characteristics of textiles, are key elements in manufacturing e-textiles.
IDTechEx Research Subscribers
Skin Patches & e-Textiles at CES 2021

Skin Patches & e-Textiles at CES 2021

This premium article covers the major launches and themes in the niche wearable technology product areas of skin patches and e-textiles. Despite the "consumer" focus of the event, much of the discussion and product launches of note focused around health and wellness applications, including products on both the consumer and medical side of the regulatory barriers. This article reviews some of the prominent announcements and companies present at this year's virtual event.
Wearable Technology Insights
Jan 21, 2021
Cuddle Vest with Printed Electronics can Give Hugs from a Distance

Cuddle Vest with Printed Electronics can Give Hugs from a Distance

A year onwards, COVID-19 is still among us, and hitting us hard. As a result of this current pandemic, people are expected to keep a safe distance from each other. No more hugs from friends and family, no more slaps on the shoulder from colleagues. But when people are not allowed to get close physically, feelings of loneliness and insecurity can arise.
Wearable Technology Insights
Jan 20, 2021
Smart Mattress Cover for Real Time Patient Monitoring

Smart Mattress Cover for Real Time Patient Monitoring

The smart mattress-cover demonstrator features an array of several hundred flexible printed pressure sensors from InnovationLab integrated with health-monitoring software from Bitquadrat, which leverages machine learning /artificial intelligence and real-time data processing.
Wearable Technology Insights
Dec 29, 2020
Smart Shirt Could Help with Weight Loss, Fitness

Smart Shirt Could Help with Weight Loss, Fitness

A smart shirt for athletes will monitor heart and muscle activity, analyse temperature and perspiration during exercise while working with an app that records the course of training, the route of walking, running or cycling, the shirt can also help users to compete online with other athletes.
IDTechEx Research Subscribers
Event Summary: CPES2021

Event Summary: CPES2021

On 17 - 19th of March 2021 IDTechEx attended (virtually) the Canadian Printed and Flexible Electronics Symposium), known as CPES2021. This premium article reviews a selection of the most interesting and/or commercially relevant talks
Wearable Technology Insights
Mar 17, 2021
Electronic Textiles Made With new Cellulose Thread

Electronic Textiles Made With new Cellulose Thread

Electronic textiles offer revolutionary new opportunities in various fields, in particular healthcare. But to be sustainable, they need to be made of renewable materials. A research team now presents a thread made of conductive cellulose, which offers fascinating and practical possibilities for electronic textiles.
Wearable Technology Insights
Mar 3, 2021
Soft and Comfortable E-Textiles

Soft and Comfortable E-Textiles

Advances in wearable devices have enabled e-textiles, which fuse lightweight and comfortable textiles with smart electronics, and are garnering attention as the next-generation wearable technology. In particular, fiber electronic devices endowed with electrical properties, while retaining the specific characteristics of textiles, are key elements in manufacturing e-textiles.
Wearable Technology Insights
Jan 21, 2021
Cuddle Vest with Printed Electronics can Give Hugs from a Distance

Cuddle Vest with Printed Electronics can Give Hugs from a Distance

A year onwards, COVID-19 is still among us, and hitting us hard. As a result of this current pandemic, people are expected to keep a safe distance from each other. No more hugs from friends and family, no more slaps on the shoulder from colleagues. But when people are not allowed to get close physically, feelings of loneliness and insecurity can arise.
Wearable Technology Insights
Dec 29, 2020
Smart Shirt Could Help with Weight Loss, Fitness

Smart Shirt Could Help with Weight Loss, Fitness

A smart shirt for athletes will monitor heart and muscle activity, analyse temperature and perspiration during exercise while working with an app that records the course of training, the route of walking, running or cycling, the shirt can also help users to compete online with other athletes.
Wearable Technology Insights
Mar 22, 2021
Wearable Electronic Textiles for the Smart Dresser

Wearable Electronic Textiles for the Smart Dresser

An electronic textile with a large-area display that could have applications in communications, navigation and healthcare is described in Nature. The textile is flexible, breathable and durable, making it an ideal material for practical uses.
Wearable Technology Insights
Mar 11, 2021
Wearable Microgrid Uses the Human Body to Power Small Gadgets

Wearable Microgrid Uses the Human Body to Power Small Gadgets

Nanoengineers have developed a "wearable microgrid" that harvests and stores energy from the human body to power small electronics. It consists of three main parts: sweat-powered biofuel cells, motion-powered devices called triboelectric generators, and energy-storing supercapacitors. All parts are flexible, washable and can be screen printed onto clothing.
IDTechEx Research Subscribers
Skin Patches & e-Textiles at CES 2021

Skin Patches & e-Textiles at CES 2021

This premium article covers the major launches and themes in the niche wearable technology product areas of skin patches and e-textiles. Despite the "consumer" focus of the event, much of the discussion and product launches of note focused around health and wellness applications, including products on both the consumer and medical side of the regulatory barriers. This article reviews some of the prominent announcements and companies present at this year's virtual event.
Wearable Technology Insights
Jan 20, 2021
Smart Mattress Cover for Real Time Patient Monitoring

Smart Mattress Cover for Real Time Patient Monitoring

The smart mattress-cover demonstrator features an array of several hundred flexible printed pressure sensors from InnovationLab integrated with health-monitoring software from Bitquadrat, which leverages machine learning /artificial intelligence and real-time data processing.
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