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Graphene unlocks new potential for 'smart textiles'

Graphene unlocks new potential for 'smart textiles'

The quest to create affordable, durable and mass-produced 'smart textiles' has been given fresh impetus through the use of the wonder material Graphene.
Wearable Technology Insights
Dec 7, 2018
Emerging applications for electronic skin patches

Emerging applications for electronic skin patches

A recent, bestselling IDTechEx report found that the market for electronic skin patches will be worth $4.8bn in 2018. The report covers 26 different application areas, >85 companies and 95 different product case studies, with inclusion of historic market data by sector and subsequent market forecasts predicting that revenue from electronic skin patches will reach $10bn by 2023 and $15bn by 2028. This is the most comprehensive study on electronic…
IDTechEx Research Subscribers
Trends in Pet Wearable Technology

Trends in Pet Wearable Technology

Though the business of pet wearables was been driven by novelty in its inception, the hype is almost over and we have emerged with a couple of enduring business models.
Wearable Technology Insights
Dec 6, 2018
IDTechEx TVStart-up company Pireta explain their truly wearable technology

Start-up company Pireta explain their truly wearable technology

Pireta has developed a unique free-form process to add durable, conductive, metallic patterns to textiles without changing the fabric feel or performance.
Wearable Technology Insights
Dec 6, 2018
Microdisplay chip paves the way for high-performance smart glasses

Microdisplay chip paves the way for high-performance smart glasses

EU-funded scientists have developed a high-resolution microdisplay chip for less bulky high-performance virtual reality and assisted-vision headsets.
Wearable Technology Insights
Dec 5, 2018
Radioactive-busting robotic suit

Radioactive-busting robotic suit

If wearable technologies are the future, a radioactive-busting robotic suit could represent yet one more dramatic step into the beyond.
Wearable Technology Insights
Dec 4, 2018
Low cost technology to print sensors enabling smart contact lenses

Low cost technology to print sensors enabling smart contact lenses

VSPARTICLE announced its low-cost technology to print nanostructured materials that will finally enable applications such as smart contact lenses to succeed. The nanotech company has developed an additive manufacturing technology that can be used for numerous applications, such as producing real-time medical sensors (glucose sensing, bio-marker sensing, etc.), as well as, accurate gas sensors.
Press Release
Freer Logic demonstrates EEG technology

Freer Logic demonstrates EEG technology

Dr Jacob Skinner has described Freer Logic's presentation at this November's Wearable USA show by IDTechEx as 'leagues above' anything he has ever seen. The two-day event, at which Dr Skinner gave a presentation called 'Making Wearables Truly Compelling', aimed to showcase the best in emerging tech and was attended by large corporates and disruptive startups.
Wearable Technology Insights
Dec 3, 2018
The future of wearable technology? You're already wearing it

The future of wearable technology? You're already wearing it

A new technology uses textiles as battery cells, which significantly improves the amount of energy that can be stored, meaning that the new battery could potentially power an object as energy intensive as a laptop or smartphone.The technology enables the use of smaller battery cells, allowing for larger capacities.
Wearable Technology Insights
Nov 30, 2018
Wearable skin and sun safety sensor

Wearable skin and sun safety sensor

L'Oréal announced that La Roche-Posay My Skin Track UV, a battery-free wearable electronic to measure UV exposure, is now available.
Wearable Technology Insights
Nov 28, 2018
Bendable smartphone technology could save lives

Bendable smartphone technology could save lives

A university team has designed a glass-like polymer to conduct electricity for transparent and flexible electronics. The innovative polymer film, which has the look and feel of glass, can be inexpensively and sustainably produced on a large scale because it originates from earth-abundant materials.
Wearable Technology Insights
Nov 28, 2018
IDTechEx TVSmartphone controlled clothing warms up

Smartphone controlled clothing warms up

Smart, discreet and wire-free heated base layer that keeps men and women warm in all the right places while ensuring flexibility and style.
Wearable Technology Insights
Nov 27, 2018
Electronics in hydrogel-based soft lenses

Electronics in hydrogel-based soft lenses

Researchers have developed a contact lens with autonomous electronics, opening the door to unique applications such as lenses with sensors and/or drug-delivery systems for the treatment of eye disorders.
Wearable Technology Insights
Nov 23, 2018
Electronic skin points the way north

Electronic skin points the way north

Researchers have developed an electronic skin with magnetosensitive capabilities, sensitive enough to detect and digitize body motion in the Earth's magnetic field. As this e-skin is extremely thin and malleable, it can easily be affixed to human skin to create a bionic analog of a compass.
Wearable Technology Insights
Nov 22, 2018
Prosthetic system allows user to feel again

Prosthetic system allows user to feel again

A new prosthetic hand system with a fully implanted, wirelessly controlled neurostimulator that has restored "feeling" to a person with a hand amputation.
Wearable Technology Insights
Nov 21, 2018
Emerging Technology Highlights from the IDTechEx Show!

Emerging Technology Highlights from the IDTechEx Show!

Approximately 3,500 attendees from 42 countries attended the IDTechEx Show!, which featured 284 exhibiting organizations. The event, held in Santa Clara, California, is unique in bringing together eight key technologies with the organizations that seek to use them.
Wearable Technology Insights
Nov 20, 2018
IDTechEx TVNew epilepsy warning device could save thousands of lives

New epilepsy warning device could save thousands of lives

A new high-tech bracelet detects 85 percent of all severe night-time epilepsy seizures. That is a much better score than any other technology currently available. The researchers involved think that this bracelet can reduce the worldwide number of unexpected night-time fatalities in epilepsy patients.
Wearable Technology Insights
Nov 19, 2018
Wearable devices for subcutaneous delivery of biologics

Wearable devices for subcutaneous delivery of biologics

A combination products company, Enable Injections develops and manufactures wearable drug delivery devices that allow easy, comfortable patient self-administration of large volume/high viscosity drugs in doses from 5 mL to 50 mL.
Press Release
BeBop Sensors wins IDTechEx Best Material for Wearables Award

BeBop Sensors wins IDTechEx Best Material for Wearables Award

BeBop Sensors announced today that it has won the IDTechEx Wearable USA 2018 Awards - Best New Material Award for BeBop Sensors wearable fabric sensor technology.
Wearable Technology Insights
Nov 15, 2018
IDTechEx Wearable USA 2018 Award Winners

IDTechEx Wearable USA 2018 Award Winners

Each year at the IDTechEx Show!, two companies are honoured for their achievements in developing and commercialising different aspects of wearable technology. This year the awards were judged by Heidi Dohse (Google) with support from the independent analyst team with IDTechEx Research.
Wearable Technology Insights
Nov 15, 2018
IDTechEx TVStretchy solar cells a step closer

Stretchy solar cells a step closer

Organic solar cells that can be painted or printed on surfaces are increasingly efficient, and now show promise for incorporation into applications like clothing that also require them to be flexible.
Wearable Technology Insights
Dec 7, 2018
Emerging applications for electronic skin patches

Emerging applications for electronic skin patches

A recent, bestselling IDTechEx report found that the market for electronic skin patches will be worth $4.8bn in 2018. The report covers 26 different application areas, >85 companies and 95 different product case studies, with inclusion of historic market data by sector and subsequent market forecasts predicting that revenue from electronic skin patches will reach $10bn by 2023 and $15bn by 2028. This is the most comprehensive study on electronic…
Wearable Technology Insights
Dec 6, 2018
IDTechEx TVStart-up company Pireta explain their truly wearable technology

Start-up company Pireta explain their truly wearable technology

Pireta has developed a unique free-form process to add durable, conductive, metallic patterns to textiles without changing the fabric feel or performance.
Wearable Technology Insights
Dec 5, 2018
Radioactive-busting robotic suit

Radioactive-busting robotic suit

If wearable technologies are the future, a radioactive-busting robotic suit could represent yet one more dramatic step into the beyond.
Press Release
Freer Logic demonstrates EEG technology

Freer Logic demonstrates EEG technology

Dr Jacob Skinner has described Freer Logic's presentation at this November's Wearable USA show by IDTechEx as 'leagues above' anything he has ever seen. The two-day event, at which Dr Skinner gave a presentation called 'Making Wearables Truly Compelling', aimed to showcase the best in emerging tech and was attended by large corporates and disruptive startups.
Wearable Technology Insights
Nov 30, 2018
Wearable skin and sun safety sensor

Wearable skin and sun safety sensor

L'Oréal announced that La Roche-Posay My Skin Track UV, a battery-free wearable electronic to measure UV exposure, is now available.
Wearable Technology Insights
Nov 28, 2018
IDTechEx TVSmartphone controlled clothing warms up

Smartphone controlled clothing warms up

Smart, discreet and wire-free heated base layer that keeps men and women warm in all the right places while ensuring flexibility and style.
Wearable Technology Insights
Nov 23, 2018
Electronic skin points the way north

Electronic skin points the way north

Researchers have developed an electronic skin with magnetosensitive capabilities, sensitive enough to detect and digitize body motion in the Earth's magnetic field. As this e-skin is extremely thin and malleable, it can easily be affixed to human skin to create a bionic analog of a compass.
Wearable Technology Insights
Nov 21, 2018
Emerging Technology Highlights from the IDTechEx Show!

Emerging Technology Highlights from the IDTechEx Show!

Approximately 3,500 attendees from 42 countries attended the IDTechEx Show!, which featured 284 exhibiting organizations. The event, held in Santa Clara, California, is unique in bringing together eight key technologies with the organizations that seek to use them.
Wearable Technology Insights
Nov 19, 2018
Wearable devices for subcutaneous delivery of biologics

Wearable devices for subcutaneous delivery of biologics

A combination products company, Enable Injections develops and manufactures wearable drug delivery devices that allow easy, comfortable patient self-administration of large volume/high viscosity drugs in doses from 5 mL to 50 mL.
Wearable Technology Insights
Nov 15, 2018
IDTechEx Wearable USA 2018 Award Winners

IDTechEx Wearable USA 2018 Award Winners

Each year at the IDTechEx Show!, two companies are honoured for their achievements in developing and commercialising different aspects of wearable technology. This year the awards were judged by Heidi Dohse (Google) with support from the independent analyst team with IDTechEx Research.
IDTechEx Research Subscribers
Trends in Pet Wearable Technology

Trends in Pet Wearable Technology

Though the business of pet wearables was been driven by novelty in its inception, the hype is almost over and we have emerged with a couple of enduring business models.
Wearable Technology Insights
Dec 6, 2018
Microdisplay chip paves the way for high-performance smart glasses

Microdisplay chip paves the way for high-performance smart glasses

EU-funded scientists have developed a high-resolution microdisplay chip for less bulky high-performance virtual reality and assisted-vision headsets.
Wearable Technology Insights
Dec 4, 2018
Low cost technology to print sensors enabling smart contact lenses

Low cost technology to print sensors enabling smart contact lenses

VSPARTICLE announced its low-cost technology to print nanostructured materials that will finally enable applications such as smart contact lenses to succeed. The nanotech company has developed an additive manufacturing technology that can be used for numerous applications, such as producing real-time medical sensors (glucose sensing, bio-marker sensing, etc.), as well as, accurate gas sensors.
Wearable Technology Insights
Dec 3, 2018
The future of wearable technology? You're already wearing it

The future of wearable technology? You're already wearing it

A new technology uses textiles as battery cells, which significantly improves the amount of energy that can be stored, meaning that the new battery could potentially power an object as energy intensive as a laptop or smartphone.The technology enables the use of smaller battery cells, allowing for larger capacities.
Wearable Technology Insights
Nov 28, 2018
Bendable smartphone technology could save lives

Bendable smartphone technology could save lives

A university team has designed a glass-like polymer to conduct electricity for transparent and flexible electronics. The innovative polymer film, which has the look and feel of glass, can be inexpensively and sustainably produced on a large scale because it originates from earth-abundant materials.
Wearable Technology Insights
Nov 27, 2018
Electronics in hydrogel-based soft lenses

Electronics in hydrogel-based soft lenses

Researchers have developed a contact lens with autonomous electronics, opening the door to unique applications such as lenses with sensors and/or drug-delivery systems for the treatment of eye disorders.
Wearable Technology Insights
Nov 22, 2018
Prosthetic system allows user to feel again

Prosthetic system allows user to feel again

A new prosthetic hand system with a fully implanted, wirelessly controlled neurostimulator that has restored "feeling" to a person with a hand amputation.
Wearable Technology Insights
Nov 20, 2018
IDTechEx TVNew epilepsy warning device could save thousands of lives

New epilepsy warning device could save thousands of lives

A new high-tech bracelet detects 85 percent of all severe night-time epilepsy seizures. That is a much better score than any other technology currently available. The researchers involved think that this bracelet can reduce the worldwide number of unexpected night-time fatalities in epilepsy patients.
Press Release
BeBop Sensors wins IDTechEx Best Material for Wearables Award

BeBop Sensors wins IDTechEx Best Material for Wearables Award

BeBop Sensors announced today that it has won the IDTechEx Wearable USA 2018 Awards - Best New Material Award for BeBop Sensors wearable fabric sensor technology.
Wearable Technology Insights
Nov 15, 2018
IDTechEx TVStretchy solar cells a step closer

Stretchy solar cells a step closer

Organic solar cells that can be painted or printed on surfaces are increasingly efficient, and now show promise for incorporation into applications like clothing that also require them to be flexible.