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3D Printed, Microscopic Gas Sensors

3D Printed, Microscopic Gas Sensors

Wearable Technology Insights
Sep 13, 2021
Stretching the Capacity of Flexible Energy Storage

Stretching the Capacity of Flexible Energy Storage

Some electronics can bend, twist and stretch in wearable displays, biomedical applications and soft robots. While these devices' circuits have become increasingly pliable, the batteries and supercapacitors that power them are still rigid. Now, researcher report a flexible supercapacitor with electrodes made of wrinkled titanium carbide — a type of MXene nanomaterial — that maintained its ability to store and release electronic charges after repetitive stretching.
Wearable Technology Insights
Sep 7, 2021
Graphene Made with Lasers for Wearable Health Devices

Graphene Made with Lasers for Wearable Health Devices

Graphene, hexagonally arranged carbon atoms in a single layer with superior pliability and high conductivity, could advance flexible electronics according to researchers.
Wearable Technology Insights
Sep 6, 2021
A Skin Crawling Treatment for Acne?

A Skin Crawling Treatment for Acne?

Drawing inspiration from nature, a team of international scientists have invented a smart device for personalized skin care that collects and monitors body fluids while sticking to the skin's surface, paving the way for more accurate diagnostics and treatment for skin diseases and conditions like acne.
Wearable Technology Insights
Sep 3, 2021
Using Liquid Metal to Turn Motion into Electricity - Even Underwater

Using Liquid Metal to Turn Motion into Electricity - Even Underwater

Researchers have created a soft and stretchable device that converts movement into electricity and can work in wet environments.
Wearable Technology Insights
Sep 2, 2021
E-Skin Identifies Your Movements

E-Skin Identifies Your Movements

Scientists have created a wearable motion sensor capable of identifying bending and twisting, and can be applied in healthcare and manufacturing.
Wearable Technology Insights
Sep 2, 2021
Smart Wound Dressings with Built-In Healing Sensors

Smart Wound Dressings with Built-In Healing Sensors

Researchers have developed smart wound dressings with built-in nanosensors that glow to alert patients when a wound is not healing properly. The multifunctional, antimicrobial dressings feature fluorescent sensors that glow brightly under UV light if infection starts to set in and can be used to monitor healing progress.
External Company Press Release
Innovative Filter Media for Face Masks

Innovative Filter Media for Face Masks

A New Zealand company has developed and launched an innovative filter media for face masks and air filtration systems that kills bacteria and viruses, including the Human coronavirus 229E. Auckland based company NanoLayr, a deep tech manufacturer specialising in nanofibre production at scale, has added manuka oil to its patented nanofibre filter product FilterLayr, to create a N95 rated filter media.
Wearable Technology Insights
Aug 31, 2021
'Smart' Shirt Keeps Tabs on the Heart

'Smart' Shirt Keeps Tabs on the Heart

There's no need to don uncomfortable smartwatches or chest straps to monitor your heart if your comfy shirt can do a better job. That's the idea behind "smart clothing" developed by a university lab, which employed its conductive nanotube thread to weave functionality into regular apparel.
Wearable Technology Insights
Aug 30, 2021
Wearable Detects Wide Range of Airborne Toxins

Wearable Detects Wide Range of Airborne Toxins

Many of the products we encounter daily — from deodorant to pesticides to paint — release molecules that drift through the air. Breathing in enough of the wrong ones can cause serious and potentially long-term health problems. However, it can be hard to estimate exposure because current devices are limited in what they can detect.
Wearable Technology Insights
Aug 27, 2021
Major Manufacturer Molex Company Profile by IDTechEx

Major Manufacturer Molex Company Profile by IDTechEx

Molex is a major manufacturer of printed electronics, flexible circuitry, sensor solutions, and user interface for a wide variety of applications. IDTechEx caught up with marketing analyst Kylie Pessetti of the Printed Circuit Solutions business unit (PCSBU) to find out about its capabilities in the manufacture of printed and flexible electronics.
Wearable Technology Insights
Aug 27, 2021
Customised Wound Dressings Made From Tropoelastin

Customised Wound Dressings Made From Tropoelastin

Customized, biomedically applicable materials based on tropoelastin are being developed in a joint project. The material combines biocompatibility, durability, biodegradability and favorable mechanical properties similar to those of skin. Preclinical tests have confirmed that it is suitable for use as a wound dressing material used in the treatment of chronic and complex wounds.
Wearable Technology Insights
Aug 26, 2021
Electrically Conductive Adhesives (ECAs): The Successor to Solder?

Electrically Conductive Adhesives (ECAs): The Successor to Solder?

Join the IDTechEx Webinar Thursday 9 September 2021 - An introduction for Electrically conductive adhesives; A summary of different competing die attach technologies; The main applications of ECAs; The main materials used for ECAs; and A summary of the growing and changing market for ECAs.
Wearable Technology Insights
Aug 25, 2021
Thermoelectric U-Turn Gains Momentum

Thermoelectric U-Turn Gains Momentum

Thermoelectrics is a business impeded by the use of the toxic rare metal Tellurium. Commendably, there is a trend to alternatives in research but few volume sales as yet in any of the three uses. These are energy harvesting to make electricity where it is needed and the more successful cooling and heating, those last two constituting very-reliable, solid heat pumps.
Wearable Technology Insights
Aug 25, 2021
Smallest Biosupercapacitor Provides Energy for Biomedical Applications

Smallest Biosupercapacitor Provides Energy for Biomedical Applications

The miniaturization of microelectronic sensor technology, microelectronic robots or intravascular implants is progressing rapidly. However, it also poses major challenges for research. One of the biggest is the development of tiny but efficient energy storage devices that enable the operation of autonomously working microsystems - in more and more smaller areas of the human body for example.
IDTechEx Research Subscribers
Metamaterial Routers, Relays, Phones

Metamaterial Routers, Relays, Phones

6G Communications Reprogrammable Intelligent Surfaces (RIS) could become the largest market for metamaterials. This premium article focuses on the essential reprogrammable intelligent surfaces needed and applications beyond 6G.
Wearable Technology Insights
Aug 24, 2021
Liquid Crystal Ink for 3D Printing

Liquid Crystal Ink for 3D Printing

Cholesteric liquid crystals, a man-made material with properties between liquids and solid crystals, can mimic the colors of butterfly wings. Liquid crystals are used in televisions and smartphones, but future applications for healthcare sensors or decorative lighting are difficult as the materials can't be used in advanced, rapid production methods like 3D printing.
IDTechEx Research Subscribers
Remote Patient Monitoring: Heart Failure

Remote Patient Monitoring: Heart Failure

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
Aug 23, 2021
New Tool for Finding Green Solvents for Printed Electronics

New Tool for Finding Green Solvents for Printed Electronics

The emerging field of printed electronics promises to radically change the way we view and use electronics through energy- and cost-efficient printing of electronic inks onto everyday surfaces such as paper and textiles. However, a severe problem from a sustainability perspective is that many current inks used during the printing include solvents that are unsafe and damaging for both workers and the environment.
Wearable Technology Insights
Aug 20, 2021
Inflatable Robotic Hand Gives Amputees Real Time Tactile Control

Inflatable Robotic Hand Gives Amputees Real Time Tactile Control

Prosthetic enables a wide range of daily activities, such as zipping a suitcase, shaking hands, and petting a cat.
Wearable Technology Insights
Sep 13, 2021
Stretching the Capacity of Flexible Energy Storage

Stretching the Capacity of Flexible Energy Storage

Some electronics can bend, twist and stretch in wearable displays, biomedical applications and soft robots. While these devices' circuits have become increasingly pliable, the batteries and supercapacitors that power them are still rigid. Now, researcher report a flexible supercapacitor with electrodes made of wrinkled titanium carbide — a type of MXene nanomaterial — that maintained its ability to store and release electronic charges after repetitive stretching.
Wearable Technology Insights
Sep 6, 2021
A Skin Crawling Treatment for Acne?

A Skin Crawling Treatment for Acne?

Drawing inspiration from nature, a team of international scientists have invented a smart device for personalized skin care that collects and monitors body fluids while sticking to the skin's surface, paving the way for more accurate diagnostics and treatment for skin diseases and conditions like acne.
Wearable Technology Insights
Sep 2, 2021
E-Skin Identifies Your Movements

E-Skin Identifies Your Movements

Scientists have created a wearable motion sensor capable of identifying bending and twisting, and can be applied in healthcare and manufacturing.
External Company Press Release
Innovative Filter Media for Face Masks

Innovative Filter Media for Face Masks

A New Zealand company has developed and launched an innovative filter media for face masks and air filtration systems that kills bacteria and viruses, including the Human coronavirus 229E. Auckland based company NanoLayr, a deep tech manufacturer specialising in nanofibre production at scale, has added manuka oil to its patented nanofibre filter product FilterLayr, to create a N95 rated filter media.
Wearable Technology Insights
Aug 30, 2021
Wearable Detects Wide Range of Airborne Toxins

Wearable Detects Wide Range of Airborne Toxins

Many of the products we encounter daily — from deodorant to pesticides to paint — release molecules that drift through the air. Breathing in enough of the wrong ones can cause serious and potentially long-term health problems. However, it can be hard to estimate exposure because current devices are limited in what they can detect.
Wearable Technology Insights
Aug 27, 2021
Customised Wound Dressings Made From Tropoelastin

Customised Wound Dressings Made From Tropoelastin

Customized, biomedically applicable materials based on tropoelastin are being developed in a joint project. The material combines biocompatibility, durability, biodegradability and favorable mechanical properties similar to those of skin. Preclinical tests have confirmed that it is suitable for use as a wound dressing material used in the treatment of chronic and complex wounds.
Wearable Technology Insights
Aug 25, 2021
Thermoelectric U-Turn Gains Momentum

Thermoelectric U-Turn Gains Momentum

Thermoelectrics is a business impeded by the use of the toxic rare metal Tellurium. Commendably, there is a trend to alternatives in research but few volume sales as yet in any of the three uses. These are energy harvesting to make electricity where it is needed and the more successful cooling and heating, those last two constituting very-reliable, solid heat pumps.
IDTechEx Research Subscribers
Metamaterial Routers, Relays, Phones

Metamaterial Routers, Relays, Phones

6G Communications Reprogrammable Intelligent Surfaces (RIS) could become the largest market for metamaterials. This premium article focuses on the essential reprogrammable intelligent surfaces needed and applications beyond 6G.
IDTechEx Research Subscribers
Remote Patient Monitoring: Heart Failure

Remote Patient Monitoring: Heart Failure

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
Aug 20, 2021
Inflatable Robotic Hand Gives Amputees Real Time Tactile Control

Inflatable Robotic Hand Gives Amputees Real Time Tactile Control

Prosthetic enables a wide range of daily activities, such as zipping a suitcase, shaking hands, and petting a cat.
Wearable Technology Insights
Sep 7, 2021
Graphene Made with Lasers for Wearable Health Devices

Graphene Made with Lasers for Wearable Health Devices

Graphene, hexagonally arranged carbon atoms in a single layer with superior pliability and high conductivity, could advance flexible electronics according to researchers.
Wearable Technology Insights
Sep 3, 2021
Using Liquid Metal to Turn Motion into Electricity - Even Underwater

Using Liquid Metal to Turn Motion into Electricity - Even Underwater

Researchers have created a soft and stretchable device that converts movement into electricity and can work in wet environments.
Wearable Technology Insights
Sep 2, 2021
Smart Wound Dressings with Built-In Healing Sensors

Smart Wound Dressings with Built-In Healing Sensors

Researchers have developed smart wound dressings with built-in nanosensors that glow to alert patients when a wound is not healing properly. The multifunctional, antimicrobial dressings feature fluorescent sensors that glow brightly under UV light if infection starts to set in and can be used to monitor healing progress.
Wearable Technology Insights
Aug 31, 2021
'Smart' Shirt Keeps Tabs on the Heart

'Smart' Shirt Keeps Tabs on the Heart

There's no need to don uncomfortable smartwatches or chest straps to monitor your heart if your comfy shirt can do a better job. That's the idea behind "smart clothing" developed by a university lab, which employed its conductive nanotube thread to weave functionality into regular apparel.
Wearable Technology Insights
Aug 27, 2021
Major Manufacturer Molex Company Profile by IDTechEx

Major Manufacturer Molex Company Profile by IDTechEx

Molex is a major manufacturer of printed electronics, flexible circuitry, sensor solutions, and user interface for a wide variety of applications. IDTechEx caught up with marketing analyst Kylie Pessetti of the Printed Circuit Solutions business unit (PCSBU) to find out about its capabilities in the manufacture of printed and flexible electronics.
Wearable Technology Insights
Aug 26, 2021
Electrically Conductive Adhesives (ECAs): The Successor to Solder?

Electrically Conductive Adhesives (ECAs): The Successor to Solder?

Join the IDTechEx Webinar Thursday 9 September 2021 - An introduction for Electrically conductive adhesives; A summary of different competing die attach technologies; The main applications of ECAs; The main materials used for ECAs; and A summary of the growing and changing market for ECAs.
Wearable Technology Insights
Aug 25, 2021
Smallest Biosupercapacitor Provides Energy for Biomedical Applications

Smallest Biosupercapacitor Provides Energy for Biomedical Applications

The miniaturization of microelectronic sensor technology, microelectronic robots or intravascular implants is progressing rapidly. However, it also poses major challenges for research. One of the biggest is the development of tiny but efficient energy storage devices that enable the operation of autonomously working microsystems - in more and more smaller areas of the human body for example.
Wearable Technology Insights
Aug 24, 2021
Liquid Crystal Ink for 3D Printing

Liquid Crystal Ink for 3D Printing

Cholesteric liquid crystals, a man-made material with properties between liquids and solid crystals, can mimic the colors of butterfly wings. Liquid crystals are used in televisions and smartphones, but future applications for healthcare sensors or decorative lighting are difficult as the materials can't be used in advanced, rapid production methods like 3D printing.
Wearable Technology Insights
Aug 23, 2021
New Tool for Finding Green Solvents for Printed Electronics

New Tool for Finding Green Solvents for Printed Electronics

The emerging field of printed electronics promises to radically change the way we view and use electronics through energy- and cost-efficient printing of electronic inks onto everyday surfaces such as paper and textiles. However, a severe problem from a sustainability perspective is that many current inks used during the printing include solvents that are unsafe and damaging for both workers and the environment.
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