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Printed Electronics for Fashionable Wearables

Printed Electronics for Fashionable Wearables

Wearable Technology Insights
Jun 16, 2021
Printing Flexible, Wearable Electronics for Smart Device Applications

Printing Flexible, Wearable Electronics for Smart Device Applications

The demand for flexible wearable electronics has spiked with the dramatic growth of smart devices that can exchange data with other devices over the internet with embedded sensors, software, and other technologies.
Wearable Technology Insights
Jun 15, 2021
A Single Device can Wirelessly Power Multiple Wearables

A Single Device can Wirelessly Power Multiple Wearables

A major pain point facing the use of wearables is the issue of keeping these devices properly and conveniently powered. As the number of wearables one uses increases, the need to charge multiple batteries rises in tandem, consuming huge amounts of electricity. Many users find it cumbersome to charge numerous devices every day, and inconvenient service disruptions occur when batteries run out.
Wearable Technology Insights
Jun 14, 2021
Future Washable Smart Clothes Powered by Wi-Fi will Monitor Health

Future Washable Smart Clothes Powered by Wi-Fi will Monitor Health

Engineers have developed a method to transform existing cloth items into battery-free wearables resistant to laundry. These smart clothes are powered wirelessly through a flexible, silk-based coil sewn on the textile.
Wearable Technology Insights
Jun 11, 2021
GlaxoSmithKline, Progentec to Use AI and Wearables for Lupus Treatment

GlaxoSmithKline, Progentec to Use AI and Wearables for Lupus Treatment

At least 5 million people worldwide are living with lupus, one of the most complex autoimmune diseases. It's difficult to diagnose and even more challenging to treat. Patient-generated data, including data from wearable devices, is becoming an integral part of chronic disease care as it enables continuous monitoring of pertinent health signals both in and outside of the clinic.
Wearable Technology Insights
Jun 10, 2021
OLED 'Skin' Display Can be Stretched by Up to 30%

OLED 'Skin' Display Can be Stretched by Up to 30%

With the establishment of flexible displays behind us, many have asked what the next big development in display technology will be
Wearable Technology Insights
Jun 8, 2021
Digital Fabric has Memory, Temperature Sensors and a Neural Network

Digital Fabric has Memory, Temperature Sensors and a Neural Network

Researchers have created the first fiber with digital capabilities, able to sense, store, analyze, and infer activity after being sewn into a shirt.
Wearable Technology Insights
Jun 7, 2021
3D Printed Algae has Applications in Energy, Medicine, Fashion, Space

3D Printed Algae has Applications in Energy, Medicine, Fashion, Space

Researchers use 3D printing to create a novel, environmentally friendly material made of algae that has applications not only for energy and medicine, but also for fashion and space exploration. Living materials, which are made by housing biological cells within a nonliving matrix, have gained popularity in recent years as scientists recognize that often the most robust materials are those that mimic nature.
Wearable Technology Insights
Jun 4, 2021
Wearable Could Reduce Falls Amongst Seniors

Wearable Could Reduce Falls Amongst Seniors

Japanese researchers have developed and tested a prototype device -- wearable on the fingertips -- that incorporates the concept of 'light touch' to enhance the sense of balance. If widely implemented, the device should significantly reduce incidence of falls amongst seniors.
Wearable Technology Insights
Jun 1, 2021
Exoskeleton Therapy Improves Mobility, Cognition for People with MS

Exoskeleton Therapy Improves Mobility, Cognition for People with MS

A team of multiple sclerosis experts led the first pilot randomized controlled trial of robotic-exoskeleton assisted exercise rehabilitation effects on mobility, cognition, and brain connectivity in people with substantial MS-related disability.
Wearable Technology Insights
May 31, 2021
New Tool Activates Deep Brain Neurons Combining Ultrasound, Genetics

New Tool Activates Deep Brain Neurons Combining Ultrasound, Genetics

Neurological disorders such as Parkinson's disease and epilepsy have had some treatment success with deep brain stimulation, but those require surgical device implantation. A multidisciplinary team has developed a new brain stimulation technique using focused ultrasound that is able to turn specific types of neurons in the brain on and off and precisely control motor activity without surgical device implantation.
Wearable Technology Insights
May 28, 2021
Technology to Monitor Mental Wellbeing Right at Your Fingertips

Technology to Monitor Mental Wellbeing Right at Your Fingertips

To help patients manage their mental wellness between appointments, researchers have developed a smart device-based electronic platform that can continuously monitor the state of hyperarousal, one of the signs of psychiatric distress. They said this advanced technology could read facial cues, analyze voice patterns and integrate readings from built-in vital signs sensors on smartwatches to determine if a patient is under stress.
Wearable Technology Insights
May 26, 2021
Fabric has Potential Cooling Effect for Smartwatch Wearers

Fabric has Potential Cooling Effect for Smartwatch Wearers

As smartwatches become more powerful, they will generate more heat. To prevent burns or rashes, what if a material touching the skin could feel as cool as metal, but also be flexible enough to be worn on the wrist?
Wearable Technology Insights
May 24, 2021
Foot-Mounted Wearable Accepted into FIFA's Innovation Programme

Foot-Mounted Wearable Accepted into FIFA's Innovation Programme

Playermaker's foot-mounted wearable device has been accepted into FIFA's Innovation Programme. The technology provides in-depth analysis and monitoring of key player performance indicators via foot-to-ball interactions.
Wearable Technology Insights
May 18, 2021
Smart Bandage Diagnoses Infection

Smart Bandage Diagnoses Infection

Bandages are great for covering wounds, but they would be much more useful if they could also detect infections. By embedding nanosensors in the fibers of a bandage, researchers have created a continuous, noninvasive way to detect and monitor an infection in a wound.
Wearable Technology Insights
May 17, 2021
Spine-tingling: Haptic Technologies and Exoskeletons

Spine-tingling: Haptic Technologies and Exoskeletons

Many common haptic applications only target a particular area, for example, smartphones affecting the hands and fingers, but haptic exoskeletons expand their effects to a full-body experience, with potential use in industries from gaming to the medical field.
Wearable Technology Insights
May 17, 2021
Microneedle Patch Delivers Antibiotics Locally in the Skin

Microneedle Patch Delivers Antibiotics Locally in the Skin

MRSA (methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus) skin infections are potentially lethal, especially in patients with compromised immune systems. Vancomycin is one of the main treatments and is given as an intravenous injection. The reason the antibiotic is not given locally is because of its low ability to penetrate the skin. It is not given orally either because of poor absorption through the gut.
IDTechEx Research Subscribers
Insulin delivery in 2021

Insulin delivery in 2021

Insulin delivery is a critical part of diabetes management, particularly for Type 1 diabetics. Delivery of insulin has been achieved by a number of competing approaches over the last few decades, including direct injection, insulin pens and insulin pumps. This articles looks at the ecosystem as it exists today, including the latest developments around trends such as patch pumps and closed-loop delivery within this evolving commercial landscape.
Wearable Technology Insights
May 14, 2021
New Material Prevents Infections in Wounds

New Material Prevents Infections in Wounds

Researchers have developed a new material that prevents infections in wounds - a specially designed hydrogel, that works against all types of bacteria, including antibiotic-resistant ones. The new material offers great hope for combating a growing global problem.​
External Company Press Release
Ekso Bionics® Announces Expanded Partnership with Kindred Healthcare

Ekso Bionics® Announces Expanded Partnership with Kindred Healthcare

Ekso Bionics Holdings Inc announced an expanded partnership with Kindred Healthcare LLC bringing EksoNR, the most clinically used robotic exoskeleton, to four of Kindred's Long-Term Acute Care Hospitals in the US. The multi-unit order follows a successful pilot program of the EksoNR last year.
Wearable Technology Insights
Jun 16, 2021
Printing Flexible, Wearable Electronics for Smart Device Applications

Printing Flexible, Wearable Electronics for Smart Device Applications

The demand for flexible wearable electronics has spiked with the dramatic growth of smart devices that can exchange data with other devices over the internet with embedded sensors, software, and other technologies.
Wearable Technology Insights
Jun 14, 2021
Future Washable Smart Clothes Powered by Wi-Fi will Monitor Health

Future Washable Smart Clothes Powered by Wi-Fi will Monitor Health

Engineers have developed a method to transform existing cloth items into battery-free wearables resistant to laundry. These smart clothes are powered wirelessly through a flexible, silk-based coil sewn on the textile.
Wearable Technology Insights
Jun 10, 2021
OLED 'Skin' Display Can be Stretched by Up to 30%

OLED 'Skin' Display Can be Stretched by Up to 30%

With the establishment of flexible displays behind us, many have asked what the next big development in display technology will be
Wearable Technology Insights
Jun 7, 2021
3D Printed Algae has Applications in Energy, Medicine, Fashion, Space

3D Printed Algae has Applications in Energy, Medicine, Fashion, Space

Researchers use 3D printing to create a novel, environmentally friendly material made of algae that has applications not only for energy and medicine, but also for fashion and space exploration. Living materials, which are made by housing biological cells within a nonliving matrix, have gained popularity in recent years as scientists recognize that often the most robust materials are those that mimic nature.
Wearable Technology Insights
Jun 1, 2021
Exoskeleton Therapy Improves Mobility, Cognition for People with MS

Exoskeleton Therapy Improves Mobility, Cognition for People with MS

A team of multiple sclerosis experts led the first pilot randomized controlled trial of robotic-exoskeleton assisted exercise rehabilitation effects on mobility, cognition, and brain connectivity in people with substantial MS-related disability.
Wearable Technology Insights
May 28, 2021
Technology to Monitor Mental Wellbeing Right at Your Fingertips

Technology to Monitor Mental Wellbeing Right at Your Fingertips

To help patients manage their mental wellness between appointments, researchers have developed a smart device-based electronic platform that can continuously monitor the state of hyperarousal, one of the signs of psychiatric distress. They said this advanced technology could read facial cues, analyze voice patterns and integrate readings from built-in vital signs sensors on smartwatches to determine if a patient is under stress.
Wearable Technology Insights
May 24, 2021
Foot-Mounted Wearable Accepted into FIFA's Innovation Programme

Foot-Mounted Wearable Accepted into FIFA's Innovation Programme

Playermaker's foot-mounted wearable device has been accepted into FIFA's Innovation Programme. The technology provides in-depth analysis and monitoring of key player performance indicators via foot-to-ball interactions.
Wearable Technology Insights
May 17, 2021
Spine-tingling: Haptic Technologies and Exoskeletons

Spine-tingling: Haptic Technologies and Exoskeletons

Many common haptic applications only target a particular area, for example, smartphones affecting the hands and fingers, but haptic exoskeletons expand their effects to a full-body experience, with potential use in industries from gaming to the medical field.
IDTechEx Research Subscribers
Insulin delivery in 2021

Insulin delivery in 2021

Insulin delivery is a critical part of diabetes management, particularly for Type 1 diabetics. Delivery of insulin has been achieved by a number of competing approaches over the last few decades, including direct injection, insulin pens and insulin pumps. This articles looks at the ecosystem as it exists today, including the latest developments around trends such as patch pumps and closed-loop delivery within this evolving commercial landscape.
External Company Press Release
Ekso Bionics® Announces Expanded Partnership with Kindred Healthcare

Ekso Bionics® Announces Expanded Partnership with Kindred Healthcare

Ekso Bionics Holdings Inc announced an expanded partnership with Kindred Healthcare LLC bringing EksoNR, the most clinically used robotic exoskeleton, to four of Kindred's Long-Term Acute Care Hospitals in the US. The multi-unit order follows a successful pilot program of the EksoNR last year.
Wearable Technology Insights
Jun 15, 2021
A Single Device can Wirelessly Power Multiple Wearables

A Single Device can Wirelessly Power Multiple Wearables

A major pain point facing the use of wearables is the issue of keeping these devices properly and conveniently powered. As the number of wearables one uses increases, the need to charge multiple batteries rises in tandem, consuming huge amounts of electricity. Many users find it cumbersome to charge numerous devices every day, and inconvenient service disruptions occur when batteries run out.
Wearable Technology Insights
Jun 11, 2021
GlaxoSmithKline, Progentec to Use AI and Wearables for Lupus Treatment

GlaxoSmithKline, Progentec to Use AI and Wearables for Lupus Treatment

At least 5 million people worldwide are living with lupus, one of the most complex autoimmune diseases. It's difficult to diagnose and even more challenging to treat. Patient-generated data, including data from wearable devices, is becoming an integral part of chronic disease care as it enables continuous monitoring of pertinent health signals both in and outside of the clinic.
Wearable Technology Insights
Jun 8, 2021
Digital Fabric has Memory, Temperature Sensors and a Neural Network

Digital Fabric has Memory, Temperature Sensors and a Neural Network

Researchers have created the first fiber with digital capabilities, able to sense, store, analyze, and infer activity after being sewn into a shirt.
Wearable Technology Insights
Jun 4, 2021
Wearable Could Reduce Falls Amongst Seniors

Wearable Could Reduce Falls Amongst Seniors

Japanese researchers have developed and tested a prototype device -- wearable on the fingertips -- that incorporates the concept of 'light touch' to enhance the sense of balance. If widely implemented, the device should significantly reduce incidence of falls amongst seniors.
Wearable Technology Insights
May 31, 2021
New Tool Activates Deep Brain Neurons Combining Ultrasound, Genetics

New Tool Activates Deep Brain Neurons Combining Ultrasound, Genetics

Neurological disorders such as Parkinson's disease and epilepsy have had some treatment success with deep brain stimulation, but those require surgical device implantation. A multidisciplinary team has developed a new brain stimulation technique using focused ultrasound that is able to turn specific types of neurons in the brain on and off and precisely control motor activity without surgical device implantation.
Wearable Technology Insights
May 26, 2021
Fabric has Potential Cooling Effect for Smartwatch Wearers

Fabric has Potential Cooling Effect for Smartwatch Wearers

As smartwatches become more powerful, they will generate more heat. To prevent burns or rashes, what if a material touching the skin could feel as cool as metal, but also be flexible enough to be worn on the wrist?
Wearable Technology Insights
May 18, 2021
Smart Bandage Diagnoses Infection

Smart Bandage Diagnoses Infection

Bandages are great for covering wounds, but they would be much more useful if they could also detect infections. By embedding nanosensors in the fibers of a bandage, researchers have created a continuous, noninvasive way to detect and monitor an infection in a wound.
Wearable Technology Insights
May 17, 2021
Microneedle Patch Delivers Antibiotics Locally in the Skin

Microneedle Patch Delivers Antibiotics Locally in the Skin

MRSA (methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus) skin infections are potentially lethal, especially in patients with compromised immune systems. Vancomycin is one of the main treatments and is given as an intravenous injection. The reason the antibiotic is not given locally is because of its low ability to penetrate the skin. It is not given orally either because of poor absorption through the gut.
Wearable Technology Insights
May 14, 2021
New Material Prevents Infections in Wounds

New Material Prevents Infections in Wounds

Researchers have developed a new material that prevents infections in wounds - a specially designed hydrogel, that works against all types of bacteria, including antibiotic-resistant ones. The new material offers great hope for combating a growing global problem.​
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