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Funding for industrial wearables

Funding for industrial wearables

Wearable Technology Insights
Jul 12, 2019
Simple 'smart' glass reveals the future of artificial vision

Simple 'smart' glass reveals the future of artificial vision

The sophisticated technology that powers face recognition in many modern smartphones someday could receive a high-tech upgrade that sounds — and looks — surprisingly low-tech.
Wearable Technology Insights
Jul 11, 2019
Wearable electronics that are comfortable, elastic, fully untethered

Wearable electronics that are comfortable, elastic, fully untethered

ElectroDermis is a fabrication system that simplifies the creation of wearable electronics that are comfortable, elastic, and fully untethered. Electronics that can be temporarily attached to the body (like bandages or party masks), but functional and aesthetically pleasing.
Wearable Technology Insights
Jul 10, 2019
Smart materials provide real-time insight into wearers' emotions

Smart materials provide real-time insight into wearers' emotions

Smart wearable technology that changes colour, heats up, squeezes or vibrates as your emotions are heightened has the potential to help people with affective disorders better control their feelings.
Wearable Technology Insights
Jul 9, 2019
A wearable vibration sensor for accurate voice recognition

A wearable vibration sensor for accurate voice recognition

A voice-recognition feature can be easily found on mobile phones these days. Often times, we experience an incident where a speech recognition application is activated in the middle of a meeting or a conversation in the office. Sometimes, it is not activated at all regardless of numbers of times we call out the application.
External Company Press Release
Capability to produce selective plating onto stretchable fabrics

Capability to produce selective plating onto stretchable fabrics

Statex and Laird Performance Materials have announced a joint and new capability which creates selective plating and high electrical conductivity onto both sides of stretchable fabrics. Potential uses will range from components found in consumer/professional wearable products to medical devices to military/aerospace and automotive critical systems.
Wearable Technology Insights
Jul 8, 2019
Garment that communicates via vibrations

Garment that communicates via vibrations

Imagine not seeing anything nor hearing anything. Such communication obstacles affect all aspects of life. Many people with deafblindness communicate via tactile signing and also haptic signals (touch and movement) on the body. Now, researchers are working to digitise and integrate this into a garment.
Wearable Technology Insights
Jul 5, 2019
People with mobility issues set to benefit from wearable devices

People with mobility issues set to benefit from wearable devices

The lives of thousands of people with mobility issues could be transformed thanks to ground-breaking research by scientists. The FREEHAB project will develop soft, wearable rehabilitative devices with a view to helping elderly and disabled people walk and move from sitting to a standing position in comfort and safety.
Wearable Technology Insights
Jul 4, 2019
Wearable device reveals how seals prepare for diving

Wearable device reveals how seals prepare for diving

A wearable non-invasive device based on near-infrared spectroscopy can be used to investigate blood volume and oxygenation patterns in freely diving marine mammals.
Wearable Technology Insights
Jul 3, 2019
Forecasting market growth in electronic textiles

Forecasting market growth in electronic textiles

The new version of the IDTechEx report "E-textiles 2019-2029: Technologies, Markets and Players" includes brand new data about e-textiles revenue. The main forecast in the report focuses on specific product revenue across different sectors (including biometric monitoring, heating, lighting and other e-textiles), but for the first time, this report includes additional historic data and short term estimates for the total revenues of companies working in the space.
External Company Press Release
FLEXcon Acquires Narrow Web Embossing Machine

FLEXcon Acquires Narrow Web Embossing Machine

The narrow web embossing machine will be utilized during the development of new microstructures. With quick and easy setup and no special skills required to run it, the machine will enable the company to rapidly run prototype samples on a pilot scale, a capability that will streamline the process and significantly reduce waste.
Wearable Technology Insights
Jul 2, 2019
Stretching electronics: the form factor innovation driving new market

Stretching electronics: the form factor innovation driving new market

IDTechEx focuses on many different emerging technologies, many of which are related to the development of new form factors in electronics.
Wearable Technology Insights
Jul 2, 2019
Smart glasses track your eyes to focus on what you see

Smart glasses track your eyes to focus on what you see

Autofocals are intended to solve the main problem with today's progressive lenses: These traditional glasses require the wearer to align their head to focus properly. With progressive lenses, there's little or no peripheral focus.
Wearable Technology Insights
Jul 1, 2019
Webinar Thursday 4 July 2019 - Transforming Healthcare

Webinar Thursday 4 July 2019 - Transforming Healthcare

IDTechEx will be hosting a free webinar on Thursday 4 July 2019 titled Transforming Healthcare through Remote Patient Monitoring.
Wearable Technology Insights
Jun 28, 2019
Hybrid device may help doctors treat strokes more quickly

Hybrid device may help doctors treat strokes more quickly

Researchers have developed a device that uses near-infrared light to monitor blood flow. The hybrid instrument, which relies on the combination of two light measurement techniques, could be used to quickly and noninvasively diagnose cerebral ischemia.
Wearable Technology Insights
Jun 27, 2019
Phones and wearables combine to assess worker performance

Phones and wearables combine to assess worker performance

Using smartphones, fitness bracelets and a custom app, researchers have created a mobile-sensing system that judges employee performance. The system works by monitoring the physical, emotional and behavioral well-being of workers to classify high and low performers.
Wearable Technology Insights
Jun 26, 2019
Engineers 3-D print flexible mesh for ankle and knee braces

Engineers 3-D print flexible mesh for ankle and knee braces

Hearing aids, dental crowns, and limb prosthetics are some of the medical devices that can now be digitally designed and customized for individual patients, thanks to 3-D printing. However, these devices are typically designed to replace or support bones and other rigid parts of the body, and are often printed from solid, relatively inflexible material.
External Company Press Release
Vicon reveals comprehensive inertial tracking system

Vicon reveals comprehensive inertial tracking system

Using the new sensor, anyone from athletes in the field to researchers in the lab can record performance data and process it through one of three software platforms.
Wearable Technology Insights
Jun 24, 2019
New e-tattoo enables accurate, uninterrupted heart monitoring for days

New e-tattoo enables accurate, uninterrupted heart monitoring for days

A new wearable technology made from stretchy, lightweight material could make heart health monitoring easier and more accurate than existing electrocardiograph machines — a technology that has changed little in almost a century.
Wearable Technology Insights
Jun 21, 2019
Regulation and reimbursement for electronic skin patches

Regulation and reimbursement for electronic skin patches

Regulatory challenges exist across each of the market sectors where electronic skin patch products have been proposed and commercialized. As part of the research for the report, "Electronic Skin Patches 2019-2029" IDTechEx Research has characterized some of the regulatory considerations in the context of each of the product sectors covered.
Wearable Technology Insights
Jul 12, 2019
Simple 'smart' glass reveals the future of artificial vision

Simple 'smart' glass reveals the future of artificial vision

The sophisticated technology that powers face recognition in many modern smartphones someday could receive a high-tech upgrade that sounds — and looks — surprisingly low-tech.
Wearable Technology Insights
Jul 10, 2019
Smart materials provide real-time insight into wearers' emotions

Smart materials provide real-time insight into wearers' emotions

Smart wearable technology that changes colour, heats up, squeezes or vibrates as your emotions are heightened has the potential to help people with affective disorders better control their feelings.
External Company Press Release
Capability to produce selective plating onto stretchable fabrics

Capability to produce selective plating onto stretchable fabrics

Statex and Laird Performance Materials have announced a joint and new capability which creates selective plating and high electrical conductivity onto both sides of stretchable fabrics. Potential uses will range from components found in consumer/professional wearable products to medical devices to military/aerospace and automotive critical systems.
Wearable Technology Insights
Jul 5, 2019
People with mobility issues set to benefit from wearable devices

People with mobility issues set to benefit from wearable devices

The lives of thousands of people with mobility issues could be transformed thanks to ground-breaking research by scientists. The FREEHAB project will develop soft, wearable rehabilitative devices with a view to helping elderly and disabled people walk and move from sitting to a standing position in comfort and safety.
Wearable Technology Insights
Jul 3, 2019
Forecasting market growth in electronic textiles

Forecasting market growth in electronic textiles

The new version of the IDTechEx report "E-textiles 2019-2029: Technologies, Markets and Players" includes brand new data about e-textiles revenue. The main forecast in the report focuses on specific product revenue across different sectors (including biometric monitoring, heating, lighting and other e-textiles), but for the first time, this report includes additional historic data and short term estimates for the total revenues of companies working in the space.
Wearable Technology Insights
Jul 2, 2019
Stretching electronics: the form factor innovation driving new market

Stretching electronics: the form factor innovation driving new market

IDTechEx focuses on many different emerging technologies, many of which are related to the development of new form factors in electronics.
Wearable Technology Insights
Jul 1, 2019
Webinar Thursday 4 July 2019 - Transforming Healthcare

Webinar Thursday 4 July 2019 - Transforming Healthcare

IDTechEx will be hosting a free webinar on Thursday 4 July 2019 titled Transforming Healthcare through Remote Patient Monitoring.
Wearable Technology Insights
Jun 27, 2019
Phones and wearables combine to assess worker performance

Phones and wearables combine to assess worker performance

Using smartphones, fitness bracelets and a custom app, researchers have created a mobile-sensing system that judges employee performance. The system works by monitoring the physical, emotional and behavioral well-being of workers to classify high and low performers.
External Company Press Release
Vicon reveals comprehensive inertial tracking system

Vicon reveals comprehensive inertial tracking system

Using the new sensor, anyone from athletes in the field to researchers in the lab can record performance data and process it through one of three software platforms.
Wearable Technology Insights
Jun 21, 2019
Regulation and reimbursement for electronic skin patches

Regulation and reimbursement for electronic skin patches

Regulatory challenges exist across each of the market sectors where electronic skin patch products have been proposed and commercialized. As part of the research for the report, "Electronic Skin Patches 2019-2029" IDTechEx Research has characterized some of the regulatory considerations in the context of each of the product sectors covered.
Wearable Technology Insights
Jul 11, 2019
Wearable electronics that are comfortable, elastic, fully untethered

Wearable electronics that are comfortable, elastic, fully untethered

ElectroDermis is a fabrication system that simplifies the creation of wearable electronics that are comfortable, elastic, and fully untethered. Electronics that can be temporarily attached to the body (like bandages or party masks), but functional and aesthetically pleasing.
Wearable Technology Insights
Jul 9, 2019
A wearable vibration sensor for accurate voice recognition

A wearable vibration sensor for accurate voice recognition

A voice-recognition feature can be easily found on mobile phones these days. Often times, we experience an incident where a speech recognition application is activated in the middle of a meeting or a conversation in the office. Sometimes, it is not activated at all regardless of numbers of times we call out the application.
Wearable Technology Insights
Jul 8, 2019
Garment that communicates via vibrations

Garment that communicates via vibrations

Imagine not seeing anything nor hearing anything. Such communication obstacles affect all aspects of life. Many people with deafblindness communicate via tactile signing and also haptic signals (touch and movement) on the body. Now, researchers are working to digitise and integrate this into a garment.
Wearable Technology Insights
Jul 4, 2019
Wearable device reveals how seals prepare for diving

Wearable device reveals how seals prepare for diving

A wearable non-invasive device based on near-infrared spectroscopy can be used to investigate blood volume and oxygenation patterns in freely diving marine mammals.
External Company Press Release
FLEXcon Acquires Narrow Web Embossing Machine

FLEXcon Acquires Narrow Web Embossing Machine

The narrow web embossing machine will be utilized during the development of new microstructures. With quick and easy setup and no special skills required to run it, the machine will enable the company to rapidly run prototype samples on a pilot scale, a capability that will streamline the process and significantly reduce waste.
Wearable Technology Insights
Jul 2, 2019
Smart glasses track your eyes to focus on what you see

Smart glasses track your eyes to focus on what you see

Autofocals are intended to solve the main problem with today's progressive lenses: These traditional glasses require the wearer to align their head to focus properly. With progressive lenses, there's little or no peripheral focus.
Wearable Technology Insights
Jun 28, 2019
Hybrid device may help doctors treat strokes more quickly

Hybrid device may help doctors treat strokes more quickly

Researchers have developed a device that uses near-infrared light to monitor blood flow. The hybrid instrument, which relies on the combination of two light measurement techniques, could be used to quickly and noninvasively diagnose cerebral ischemia.
Wearable Technology Insights
Jun 26, 2019
Engineers 3-D print flexible mesh for ankle and knee braces

Engineers 3-D print flexible mesh for ankle and knee braces

Hearing aids, dental crowns, and limb prosthetics are some of the medical devices that can now be digitally designed and customized for individual patients, thanks to 3-D printing. However, these devices are typically designed to replace or support bones and other rigid parts of the body, and are often printed from solid, relatively inflexible material.
Wearable Technology Insights
Jun 24, 2019
New e-tattoo enables accurate, uninterrupted heart monitoring for days

New e-tattoo enables accurate, uninterrupted heart monitoring for days

A new wearable technology made from stretchy, lightweight material could make heart health monitoring easier and more accurate than existing electrocardiograph machines — a technology that has changed little in almost a century.
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