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Chinese police use facial recognition glasses

Chinese police use facial recognition glasses

Feb 16, 2018 China
Chinese police are using facial recognition software combined with advanced optics and networking to recognise suspects even in crowded subways and shopping malls.
Biosensors will be inexpensive, do more, go everywhere

Biosensors will be inexpensive, do more, go everywhere

Feb 15, 2018 United States
When it comes to biometric sensors, human skin isn't an ally. It's an obstacle. Researchers are developing cutting-edge methods to overcome this barrier without compromising the skin and its ability to prevent infection and dehydration. By making better noninvasive tests, researchers can open up enormous opportunities in medicine and the fitness industry.
Conductive Ink Markets 2018-2028

Conductive Ink Markets 2018-2028

Feb 14, 2018
The new report by IDTechEx, Conductive Ink Markets 2018-2028, provides the most comprehensive and authoritative view of the conductive inks and paste market.
Tissue paper sensors show promise

Tissue paper sensors show promise

Feb 14, 2018 United States
Engineers have turned tissue paper - similar to toilet tissue - into a new kind of wearable sensor that can detect a pulse, a blink of an eye and other human movement. The sensor is light, flexible and inexpensive, with potential applications in health care, entertainment and robotics.
IDTechEx TVSports performance tracking for elite level athletics teams

Sports performance tracking for elite level athletics teams

Feb 14, 2018
Data-basing movement in sport, fitness and healthcare using precision location technology and unique cross platform software for sensor based systems.
One to watch for manufacturers of new smart wearables

One to watch for manufacturers of new smart wearables

Feb 12, 2018 United Kingdom
Smart wearables currently perform services such as measuring calorie consumption, the number of steps taken, and how long the wearer sleeps. The appetite amongst consumers is growing, but so too is the technology and capabilities of the items themselves.
New graphene textile collections

New graphene textile collections

Feb 9, 2018 United Kingdom
The launch of two new textile collections containing Graphene Plus.
Wearable helps fight addiction

Wearable helps fight addiction

Feb 9, 2018 United States
WearIT is a scientific framework that uses a wearable device — such as a Fitbit or Apple watch — along with a smartphone and a web server to detect indicators of stress and/or anxiety in the person wearing the device.
Australia launches wearable payment ring

Australia launches wearable payment ring

Feb 8, 2018 Australia
Whether you're out for a jog, at the beach or balancing groceries and kids, your wallet or phone isn't always easy to get your hands on. Bankwest Halo is the latest in wearable payment tech.
MXene material could improve sensors that sniff

MXene material could improve sensors that sniff

Feb 8, 2018 United States
Sensors that sniff out chemicals in the air to warn us about everything from fires to carbon monoxide to drunk drivers to explosive devices hidden in luggage have improved so much that they can even detect diseases on a person's breath.
Heating technology for outdoor clothing

Heating technology for outdoor clothing

Feb 7, 2018 United States
A powered smart clothing technology for on-body heating, a thin lightweight and durable heating solution for outdoor clothing that is designed to be easily integrated into garments.
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Henkel and Holst Centre continue collaboration

Henkel and Holst Centre continue collaboration

Feb 7, 2018 Netherlands
Henkel and Holst Centre announced the extension of their fruitful longterm collaboration, which focuses on developments related to health patch technologies and products.
IDTechEx TVSmart Underwear: Connected Textiles

Smart Underwear: Connected Textiles

Feb 6, 2018
Using printed electronics and fiber science Myant seamlessly embed technology into textiles to change the way we live.
IDTechEx TVFlexible lithium battery for wearable electronics

Flexible lithium battery for wearable electronics

Feb 5, 2018 United States
The rapid development of flexible and wearable electronics is giving rise to an exciting range of applications, from smart watches and flexible displays—such as smart phones, tablets, and TV—to smart fabrics, smart glass, transdermal patches, sensors, and more. With this rise, demand has increased for high-performance flexible batteries. Up to now, however, researchers have had difficulty obtaining both good flexibility and high energy density concurrently in lithium-ion batteries.
Smart shirt enhances and tracks athletic performance

Smart shirt enhances and tracks athletic performance

Feb 2, 2018 Israel
Sensil® represents NILIT's new way to convey the many benefits of its premium Nylon 6.6 products to consumers looking for value, performance, and quality.
Stretchable electronics: keeping it simple brings success

Stretchable electronics: keeping it simple brings success

Feb 1, 2018
Stretchable and conformable electronics will reach $600M by 2027. In this article, we will provide high-level descriptions of the activity taking place for various stretchable and conformable components.
Customizable, fabric-like power source

Customizable, fabric-like power source

Feb 1, 2018 Singapore
Scientists have created a customizable, fabric-like power source that can be cut, folded or stretched without losing its function.
New biosensor could monitor glucose levels in tears and sweat

New biosensor could monitor glucose levels in tears and sweat

Jan 31, 2018 United States
Constantly tracking a person's glucose levels through their tears or sweat could be one step closer to providing people with diabetes an improved monitoring tool.
Key Themes at CES 2018

Key Themes at CES 2018

Jan 30, 2018 Worldwide, North America (USA + Canada)
A number of IDTechEx analysts attended CES 2018, exploring the key themes prevalent in a variety of sectors, including: healthcare, neuroscience, 3D printing, e-textiles, haptics and electric vehicles.
Flexible, water-repellent graphene circuits for washable electronics

Flexible, water-repellent graphene circuits for washable electronics

Jan 29, 2018 United States
New graphene printing technology can produce electronic circuits that are low-cost, flexible, highly conductive and water repellent.
Research team develops electronic skin

Research team develops electronic skin

Jan 26, 2018 Germany
At first glance, the shiny little gold elements look like a modern tattoo. But on this extremely thin, almost invisible foil that sticks to the palm of the hand like a second skin, there are sensors which provide people with a "sixth sense" for magnetic fields.