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3D printed contact lenses treat eye disease

3D printed contact lenses treat eye disease

Jun 19, 2018 United States
A researcher has received a U.S. Department of Defense grant to develop a more convenient, less expensive and less painful way to treat serious eye diseases using 3D printing to develop a programmable microneedle array that can deliver drugs directly into the eye in a sustained manner.
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RxFunction Inc, creators of walkasins, hires new CFO

RxFunction Inc, creators of walkasins, hires new CFO

Jun 19, 2018 United States
Mary E. Anderson is the new Chief Financial Officer of RxFunction, Inc., a start-up medical device company that created walkasins® - the first Wearable Sensory Prosthesis (WSP™) - to help improve balance and gait in patients who experience balance problems due to sensory peripheral neuropathy.
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New sensors open door to wearable medical diagnostic device

New sensors open door to wearable medical diagnostic device

Jun 19, 2018 Australia
Scientists from ANU have designed tiny optical sensors that open the door to developing a wearable device that allows doctors to medically diagnose people's health in real time.
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IDTechEx TVE-textiles control home appliances with the swipe of a finger

E-textiles control home appliances with the swipe of a finger

Jun 18, 2018 United States
Electronic textiles could allow a person to control household appliances or computers from a distance simply by touching a wristband or other item of clothing — something that could be particularly helpful for those with limited mobility. Now researchers have developed a new type of e-textile that is self-powered, highly sensitive and washable.
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Wristband for personalized dementia therapy

Wristband for personalized dementia therapy

Jun 15, 2018 Germany
The system uses inconspicuous sensors to automatically measure dementia patients' health and care data and suggests personalized treatment options based on their current condition.
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Wearable for women's safety wins $1 million XPrize

Wearable for women's safety wins $1 million XPrize

Jun 14, 2018 India
Leaf Wearables- an Indian startup which raised $250,000 in 2016 to launch their first product SAFER- A Smart Pendant for Women Safety, has now won the $1 million Women's Safety XPRIZE.
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Partnership to develop next generation AR smart glasses

Partnership to develop next generation AR smart glasses

Jun 12, 2018 United States
Vuzix Corporation is partnering with Plessey Semiconductor to develop advanced display engines for Vuzix waveguide optics to enable next generation AR Smart Glasses.
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Prediction method for epileptic seizures developed

Prediction method for epileptic seizures developed

Jun 8, 2018 Australia
Researchers have used advanced artificial intelligence and machine learning to develop a generalised method to predict when seizures will strike that will not require surgical implants.
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Fertility tracking sensor bracelet closes $30M series B funding

Fertility tracking sensor bracelet closes $30M series B funding

Jun 7, 2018 Switzerland, United States
Ava announced it has raised $30 million in a strategic Series B funding round. The majority of Ava's new financing came from existing investors, with prominent European VC firm btov and SVC Ltd., an investment vehicle of Credit Suisse, also joining the round.
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VivoWatch analyses blood pressure

VivoWatch analyses blood pressure

Jun 6, 2018 United States
A wearable blood-pressure monitor equipped with ASUS HealthAI technology that analyzes the wearer's blood pressure measurements and daily lifestyle habits to provide recommendations for controlling blood pressure.
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IDTechEx TVCAP-XX develops industry's first 3 Volt thin prismatic supercapacitors

CAP-XX develops industry's first 3 Volt thin prismatic supercapacitors

Jun 1, 2018
Provides peak power support to 3V coin cell batteries and eliminates need for 2.7V LDO regulator for less expensive, smaller, more energy-efficient designs with extended battery life.
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Wearable technology can reduce risk of back injury among nurses

Wearable technology can reduce risk of back injury among nurses

Jun 1, 2018 Canada
An interdisciplinary study explores how wearable technologies can be used to help reduce the risk of back injuries among nurses.
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Ubimax and DAQRI announce global partnership

Ubimax and DAQRI announce global partnership

May 30, 2018 Germany, United Kingdom
Ubimax has officially begun a strategic cooperation with DAQRI, a leading Los Angeles and Dublin based provider of AR smart glasses.
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IDTechEx TVAn elastic fiber set to revolutionize smart clothes

An elastic fiber set to revolutionize smart clothes

May 29, 2018 Switzerland
Scientists have found a fast and simple way to make super-elastic, multi-material, high-performance fibers. Their fibers have already been used as sensors on robotic fingers and in clothing. This breakthrough method opens the door to new kinds of smart textiles and medical implants.
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IDTechEx TVWearable allows users to control smart tech with hand gestures

Wearable allows users to control smart tech with hand gestures

May 28, 2018 United States
New technology could make controlling text or other mobile applications as simple as "1-2-3." Using acoustic chirps emitted from a ring and received by a wristband, like a smartwatch, the system is able to recognize 22 different micro finger gestures that could be programmed to various commands — including a T9 keyboard interface, a set of numbers, or application commands like playing or stopping music.
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Active, user-controlled color-changing fabric

Active, user-controlled color-changing fabric

May 24, 2018 United States
The first-ever, active user-controlled color-changing fabric. The fabric, developed allows the user/wearer to change the color or pattern of the fabric through their smartphone.
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LifeLeaf first-ever non-invasive glucose monitoring wearable

LifeLeaf first-ever non-invasive glucose monitoring wearable

May 22, 2018 United States
LifePlus Inc has entered the multi-billion-dollar smart medical wearables category with the introduction of Lifeleaf - the world's first non-invasive continuous blood glucose monitoring multi-sensor wearable device. In addition to blood glucose monitoring, the patent-pending multi-sensor device non-invasively monitors heart rate, blood pressure, respiration rate and oxygen saturation.
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Self-healing material a breakthrough for bio-inspired robotics

Self-healing material a breakthrough for bio-inspired robotics

May 22, 2018 United States
Many natural organisms have the ability to repair themselves. Now, manufactured machines will be able to mimic this property. In findings published this week researchers have created a self-healing material that spontaneously repairs itself under extreme mechanical damage.
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Battery-in-screen paves way to ultra-thin smartphones

Battery-in-screen paves way to ultra-thin smartphones

May 21, 2018 China, Hong Kong
Scientists in Hong Kong and China have combined a semi-transparent arrangement of anodes and cathodes with a transparent electrolyte to make the first ever photoluminescent microbattery that can simultaneously act as a power supply and a full-colour display.
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Validation of wearable technology for dogs

Validation of wearable technology for dogs

May 17, 2018 United States
Animal Dermatology Group announces a new publication validating the ability of a wearable device to assess itching and scratching behaviors.
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Webinar Thursday 17 May - Conductive Inks 2018-2028: Market Updates

Webinar Thursday 17 May - Conductive Inks 2018-2028: Market Updates

May 16, 2018 Worldwide
IDTechEx will be hosting a free webinar on Thursday 17 May titled Conductive Inks 2018-2028: Market Updates and Forecasts.