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Flexible Ultraviolet Sensors for Use in Wearables

Flexible Ultraviolet Sensors for Use in Wearables

Wearable Technology Insights
Aug 2, 2021
3D Printing of Multilayered Materials for Smart Helmets

3D Printing of Multilayered Materials for Smart Helmets

A mechanical and aerospace engineering professor is developing advanced helmets to ensure that members of the military are as protected as possible from blasts and other types of attacks.
Wearable Technology Insights
Jul 29, 2021
Thermoelectrics Enters the Fast Track

Thermoelectrics Enters the Fast Track

Thermoelectric cooling, heating, and harvesting is partly a great success now, partly to be a success later. First to analyze this big picture is the new IDTechEx report, "Thermoelectric Cooling, Heating, Harvesting: 90 Companies' Achievements and Strategies Appraised with Roadmap 2022-2042".
Wearable Technology Insights
Jul 29, 2021
Scientists use 'Fitbit' Technology on a Troop of Baboons

Scientists use 'Fitbit' Technology on a Troop of Baboons

Using accelerometers -- the equivalent of pedometers, or Fitbits -- a team of scientists studied the detailed movement behavior and related energetic costs in a troop of 25 baboons. The study is the first to gain ultra-high resolution data on movement and energetics of a group of wild primates.
Wearable Technology Insights
Jul 27, 2021
Soft Skin Patch Could Provide Early Warning for Strokes, Heart Attacks

Soft Skin Patch Could Provide Early Warning for Strokes, Heart Attacks

Engineers have developed a soft and stretchy ultrasound patch that can be worn on the skin to monitor blood flow through major arteries and veins deep inside a person's body.
Wearable Technology Insights
Jul 26, 2021
Wearable Technology to Save Australians From Shark Bites

Wearable Technology to Save Australians From Shark Bites

With shark bites increasing in countries like Australia, scientists say the use of personal electronic deterrents is an effective way to prevent future deaths and injuries which could save the lives of up to 1063 Australians along the coastline over the next 50 years.
External Company Press Release
Nextiles Launches Software Development Kit

Nextiles Launches Software Development Kit

Nextiles announced a newly designed software development kit that will enable any existing application to access Nextiles' software platform and leverage its novel human movement analytics to build custom algorithms and partner-specific metrics.
Wearable Technology Insights
Jul 23, 2021
Tiny, Injectable Sensors Could Monitor Brain Activity without Surgery

Tiny, Injectable Sensors Could Monitor Brain Activity without Surgery

Researchers have developed nanoscale sensors that could be injected into the body to noninvasively track brain activity using light. The approach could one day offer a new way to study the brain or assess patients' brain functioning without the need for surgery or implanted devices.
IDTechEx Research Subscribers
Remote Patient Monitoring: Hypertension

Remote Patient Monitoring: Hypertension

Remote patient monitoring (RPM) refers to a range of technologies and services that allow for the monitoring of a patient's health status, typically when they are outside of typical health delivery settings.
Wearable Technology Insights
Jul 22, 2021
Robotic Neck Brace Can Help Analyze Cancer Treatment Impacts

Robotic Neck Brace Can Help Analyze Cancer Treatment Impacts

A new robotic neck brace may help doctors analyze the impact of cancer treatments on the neck mobility of patients and guide their recovery.
Wearable Technology Insights
Jul 19, 2021
Pandemic Accelerates Adoption of Electronic Skin Patches

Pandemic Accelerates Adoption of Electronic Skin Patches

Electronic skin patches represent one wearable technology product type that is well suited for physiological monitoring. Over the last 18 months, the COVID-19 pandemic has driven a worldwide concerted effort to explore and revise our approaches to patient monitoring and infectious disease management. As with other wearable devices, electronic skin patch products have evolved significantly over this period of time.
Wearable Technology Insights
Jul 15, 2021
Wearable Powers Electronics While You Sleep

Wearable Powers Electronics While You Sleep

A new wearable device turns the touch of a finger into a source of power for small electronics and sensors. Engineers developed a thin, flexible strip that can be worn on a fingertip and generate small amounts of electricity when a person's finger sweats or presses on it.
Wearable Technology Insights
Jul 15, 2021
Join the Upcoming IDTechEx Webinar on Thermoelectric Harvesting

Join the Upcoming IDTechEx Webinar on Thermoelectric Harvesting

Thursday 29 July 2021 - Thermoelectric Harvesting: New Directions, New Backers. Ten billion-dollar business awaits when thermoelectric energy harvester research is redirected. Learn some of the lessons of failure, the emerging new opportunities and the parameters that must be optimised to address them.
Wearable Technology Insights
Jul 15, 2021
Printing Stretchable, Bendable Circuits on Artificial Skin

Printing Stretchable, Bendable Circuits on Artificial Skin

Researchers have spent nearly two decades trying to develop skin-like integrated circuits that can be stretched, folded, bent and twisted - working all the while - and then snap back without fail, every time. Such circuits presage a day of wearable and implantable products, but one hurdle has always stood in the way.
Wearable Technology Insights
Jul 14, 2021
Battery-less Solutions Flood In

Battery-less Solutions Flood In

A host of batteryless solutions have recently been announced. The rapid increase in adoption of batteryless solutions is tracked in the IDTechEx report, "Battery Elimination in Electronics: Market Impact IoT, 6G, Healthcare, Wearables 2021-2041".
Wearable Technology Insights
Jul 13, 2021
Plant Patch Enables Continuous Monitoring for Crop Diseases

Plant Patch Enables Continuous Monitoring for Crop Diseases

Researchers have developed a patch that plants can "wear" to monitor continuously for plant diseases or other stresses, such as crop damage or extreme heat.
Wearable Technology Insights
Jul 12, 2021
Programmable Structures From the Printer

Programmable Structures From the Printer

Researchers have developed a new process for producing movable, self-adjusting materials systems with standard 3D-printers. These systems can undergo complex shape changes, contracting and expanding under the influence of moisture in a pre-programmed manner.
Wearable Technology Insights
Jul 9, 2021
Sweat-Proof 'Smart Skin' Takes Reliable Vitals, Even During Workouts

Sweat-Proof 'Smart Skin' Takes Reliable Vitals, Even During Workouts

A sweat-proof "electronic skin" — a conformable, sensor-embedded sticky patch that monitors a person's health without malfunctioning or peeling away, even when a wearer is perspiring.
Wearable Technology Insights
Jul 8, 2021
Thermoelectric Harvesting Needs a U-Turn

Thermoelectric Harvesting Needs a U-Turn

"Thermoelectric Energy Harvesting and Other Zero-Emission Electricity from Heat 2022-2042", a new report from IDTechEx, finds that disillusioned manufacturers share a business of mere hundreds of millions of dollars after decades of trying, mainly with bismuth telluride and variants.
Wearable Technology Insights
Jul 7, 2021
Next-Gen Wearable Tech for Rehabilitation, Care, Performance, Wellness

Next-Gen Wearable Tech for Rehabilitation, Care, Performance, Wellness

The collaboration is the first aimed at assessing and fundamentally improving human movement and physical rehabilitation using full body sensors, covering 95% of the muscle mass of the human body.
Wearable Technology Insights
Aug 2, 2021
3D Printing of Multilayered Materials for Smart Helmets

3D Printing of Multilayered Materials for Smart Helmets

A mechanical and aerospace engineering professor is developing advanced helmets to ensure that members of the military are as protected as possible from blasts and other types of attacks.
Wearable Technology Insights
Jul 29, 2021
Scientists use 'Fitbit' Technology on a Troop of Baboons

Scientists use 'Fitbit' Technology on a Troop of Baboons

Using accelerometers -- the equivalent of pedometers, or Fitbits -- a team of scientists studied the detailed movement behavior and related energetic costs in a troop of 25 baboons. The study is the first to gain ultra-high resolution data on movement and energetics of a group of wild primates.
Wearable Technology Insights
Jul 26, 2021
Wearable Technology to Save Australians From Shark Bites

Wearable Technology to Save Australians From Shark Bites

With shark bites increasing in countries like Australia, scientists say the use of personal electronic deterrents is an effective way to prevent future deaths and injuries which could save the lives of up to 1063 Australians along the coastline over the next 50 years.
Wearable Technology Insights
Jul 23, 2021
Tiny, Injectable Sensors Could Monitor Brain Activity without Surgery

Tiny, Injectable Sensors Could Monitor Brain Activity without Surgery

Researchers have developed nanoscale sensors that could be injected into the body to noninvasively track brain activity using light. The approach could one day offer a new way to study the brain or assess patients' brain functioning without the need for surgery or implanted devices.
Wearable Technology Insights
Jul 22, 2021
Robotic Neck Brace Can Help Analyze Cancer Treatment Impacts

Robotic Neck Brace Can Help Analyze Cancer Treatment Impacts

A new robotic neck brace may help doctors analyze the impact of cancer treatments on the neck mobility of patients and guide their recovery.
Wearable Technology Insights
Jul 15, 2021
Wearable Powers Electronics While You Sleep

Wearable Powers Electronics While You Sleep

A new wearable device turns the touch of a finger into a source of power for small electronics and sensors. Engineers developed a thin, flexible strip that can be worn on a fingertip and generate small amounts of electricity when a person's finger sweats or presses on it.
Wearable Technology Insights
Jul 15, 2021
Printing Stretchable, Bendable Circuits on Artificial Skin

Printing Stretchable, Bendable Circuits on Artificial Skin

Researchers have spent nearly two decades trying to develop skin-like integrated circuits that can be stretched, folded, bent and twisted - working all the while - and then snap back without fail, every time. Such circuits presage a day of wearable and implantable products, but one hurdle has always stood in the way.
Wearable Technology Insights
Jul 13, 2021
Plant Patch Enables Continuous Monitoring for Crop Diseases

Plant Patch Enables Continuous Monitoring for Crop Diseases

Researchers have developed a patch that plants can "wear" to monitor continuously for plant diseases or other stresses, such as crop damage or extreme heat.
Wearable Technology Insights
Jul 9, 2021
Sweat-Proof 'Smart Skin' Takes Reliable Vitals, Even During Workouts

Sweat-Proof 'Smart Skin' Takes Reliable Vitals, Even During Workouts

A sweat-proof "electronic skin" — a conformable, sensor-embedded sticky patch that monitors a person's health without malfunctioning or peeling away, even when a wearer is perspiring.
Wearable Technology Insights
Jul 7, 2021
Next-Gen Wearable Tech for Rehabilitation, Care, Performance, Wellness

Next-Gen Wearable Tech for Rehabilitation, Care, Performance, Wellness

The collaboration is the first aimed at assessing and fundamentally improving human movement and physical rehabilitation using full body sensors, covering 95% of the muscle mass of the human body.
Wearable Technology Insights
Jul 29, 2021
Thermoelectrics Enters the Fast Track

Thermoelectrics Enters the Fast Track

Thermoelectric cooling, heating, and harvesting is partly a great success now, partly to be a success later. First to analyze this big picture is the new IDTechEx report, "Thermoelectric Cooling, Heating, Harvesting: 90 Companies' Achievements and Strategies Appraised with Roadmap 2022-2042".
Wearable Technology Insights
Jul 27, 2021
Soft Skin Patch Could Provide Early Warning for Strokes, Heart Attacks

Soft Skin Patch Could Provide Early Warning for Strokes, Heart Attacks

Engineers have developed a soft and stretchy ultrasound patch that can be worn on the skin to monitor blood flow through major arteries and veins deep inside a person's body.
External Company Press Release
Nextiles Launches Software Development Kit

Nextiles Launches Software Development Kit

Nextiles announced a newly designed software development kit that will enable any existing application to access Nextiles' software platform and leverage its novel human movement analytics to build custom algorithms and partner-specific metrics.
IDTechEx Research Subscribers
Remote Patient Monitoring: Hypertension

Remote Patient Monitoring: Hypertension

Remote patient monitoring (RPM) refers to a range of technologies and services that allow for the monitoring of a patient's health status, typically when they are outside of typical health delivery settings.
Wearable Technology Insights
Jul 19, 2021
Pandemic Accelerates Adoption of Electronic Skin Patches

Pandemic Accelerates Adoption of Electronic Skin Patches

Electronic skin patches represent one wearable technology product type that is well suited for physiological monitoring. Over the last 18 months, the COVID-19 pandemic has driven a worldwide concerted effort to explore and revise our approaches to patient monitoring and infectious disease management. As with other wearable devices, electronic skin patch products have evolved significantly over this period of time.
Wearable Technology Insights
Jul 15, 2021
Join the Upcoming IDTechEx Webinar on Thermoelectric Harvesting

Join the Upcoming IDTechEx Webinar on Thermoelectric Harvesting

Thursday 29 July 2021 - Thermoelectric Harvesting: New Directions, New Backers. Ten billion-dollar business awaits when thermoelectric energy harvester research is redirected. Learn some of the lessons of failure, the emerging new opportunities and the parameters that must be optimised to address them.
Wearable Technology Insights
Jul 14, 2021
Battery-less Solutions Flood In

Battery-less Solutions Flood In

A host of batteryless solutions have recently been announced. The rapid increase in adoption of batteryless solutions is tracked in the IDTechEx report, "Battery Elimination in Electronics: Market Impact IoT, 6G, Healthcare, Wearables 2021-2041".
Wearable Technology Insights
Jul 12, 2021
Programmable Structures From the Printer

Programmable Structures From the Printer

Researchers have developed a new process for producing movable, self-adjusting materials systems with standard 3D-printers. These systems can undergo complex shape changes, contracting and expanding under the influence of moisture in a pre-programmed manner.
Wearable Technology Insights
Jul 8, 2021
Thermoelectric Harvesting Needs a U-Turn

Thermoelectric Harvesting Needs a U-Turn

"Thermoelectric Energy Harvesting and Other Zero-Emission Electricity from Heat 2022-2042", a new report from IDTechEx, finds that disillusioned manufacturers share a business of mere hundreds of millions of dollars after decades of trying, mainly with bismuth telluride and variants.
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