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Stretching the Boundaries of Medical Tech with Wearable Antennae

Stretching the Boundaries of Medical Tech with Wearable Antennae

External Company Press Release
COROS Partners With Shane Benzie & Running Reborn

COROS Partners With Shane Benzie & Running Reborn

COROS Wearables Inc have announced a partnership with performance coach Shane Benzie, and Running Reborn. The partnership aims to develop further research into the scientific field of Vertical Oscillation, as well as to educate on the benefits of training with COROS Running Dynamics by pairing this data with professional movement techniques to ensure that training and recovery are optimised.
Wearable Technology Insights
Apr 14, 2021
Smarty-Pants: Could Intelligent Underwear Improve Your Life?

Smarty-Pants: Could Intelligent Underwear Improve Your Life?

It is not uncommon to have a favorite bra, or a lucky pair of pants. Now, innovations in E-Textiles and Smart Clothing have taken this phenomenon to the next level. Imagine a pair of pants that can play your party playlist when you get too sad, or a bra that can turn down the thermostat when your indoor workout raises your temperature.
Wearable Technology Insights
Apr 13, 2021
Progress with Smart Hearing Aids

Progress with Smart Hearing Aids

Researchers have succeeded for the first time in measuring brain waves directly via a cochlear implant. These brainwaves indicate in an objective way how good or bad a person's hearing is. The research results are important for the further development of smart hearing aids.
Wearable Technology Insights
Apr 12, 2021
AI-Powered Backpack Helps Visually Impaired Navigate World

AI-Powered Backpack Helps Visually Impaired Navigate World

Researchers have designed an AI-powered, voice-activated backpack that can help the visually impaired navigate and perceive the world around them. The backpack helps detect common challenges such as traffic signs, hanging obstacles, crosswalks, moving objects and changing elevations, all while running on a low-power, interactive device.
External Company Press Release
Oppo Band Launches in the UK

Oppo Band Launches in the UK

OPPO has announced the launch of the OPPO Band, the smartphone brand's first wearable device designed to enhance and improve the fitness experience. It's the newest addition to OPPO's smart device line and follows the success of the OPPO Watch series last year.
IDTechEx Research Subscribers
Batteryless RFID, NFC, RTLS

Batteryless RFID, NFC, RTLS

Replacements for active RFID improve range but retain a problem of life being limited by battery life. Energy harvesting is slowly being adopted to reduce the problem but weight, size and cost are issues.
IDTechEx Research Subscribers
Batteryless cell phones and wearables

Batteryless cell phones and wearables

If it becomes possible to affordably harvest energy in the available space as fast as it is consumed, the battery life problems with most wearables will be solved.
IDTechEx Research Subscribers
Event Summary: LOPEC 2021

Event Summary: LOPEC 2021

On 22 - 24th of March 2021 IDTechEx attended (virtually) the LOPEC conference, organised by the European Organic Electronics Association (OEA). This premium article reviews a selection of the most interesting and/or commercially relevant talks.
Wearable Technology Insights
Apr 8, 2021
Source Technology for the Use of Wearable Devices Without Recharging

Source Technology for the Use of Wearable Devices Without Recharging

Despite the continued development and commercialization of various wearable electronic devices, such as smart bands, progress with these devices has been curbed by one major limitation, as they regularly need to be recharged. However, a new technology has become a hot topic, as it shows significant potential to overcome this limitation for wearable electronic devices.
External Company Press Release
New Silicone Adhesive for Wearable Devices on Fragile Skin

New Silicone Adhesive for Wearable Devices on Fragile Skin

As the number of people with chronic diseases and the size of the aging population continue to grow, medical device design engineers need adhesive solutions that are both gentle and secure to help support device compliance by end users.
Wearable Technology Insights
Apr 5, 2021
Antibacterial Gel Bandage Developed Using Durian Husk

Antibacterial Gel Bandage Developed Using Durian Husk

Food scientists have made an antibacterial gel bandage using the discarded husks of the popular tropical fruit, durian.
Wearable Technology Insights
Apr 2, 2021
Smart Clothes Measure your Movements

Smart Clothes Measure your Movements

In recent years there have been exciting breakthroughs in wearable technologies, like smartwatches that can monitor your breathing and blood oxygen levels. But what about a wearable that can detect how you move as you do a physical activity or play a sport, and could potentially even offer feedback on how to improve your technique?
Wearable Technology Insights
Apr 1, 2021
Graphene Foam Doubles Longevity of Running Shoes

Graphene Foam Doubles Longevity of Running Shoes

Sports footwear firm inov-8 has unveiled the world's first running shoe to use a graphene-enhanced foam in the sole, bucking the widespread trend for carbon-plate technology and doubling the industry standard for longevity.
Wearable Technology Insights
Apr 1, 2021
Microsoft Wins Contract to Supply US Army with Headsets

Microsoft Wins Contract to Supply US Army with Headsets

The United States Army announced that it will work with Microsoft on the production phase of the Integrated Visual Augmentation System program as it moves from rapid prototyping to production and rapid fielding.
IDTechEx Research Subscribers
Event Summary: Flex2021

Event Summary: Flex2021

In late February 2021 IDTechEx attended the Flex2021 conference. Conference talks and attendees were a mix of primarily early-stage companies and academics. This premium article covers a selection of the most interesting and/or commercially relevant talks.
IDTechEx Research Subscribers
Non-Invasive Glucose Sensing Technologies

Non-Invasive Glucose Sensing Technologies

In this premium article, IDTechEx examines various approaches that have been made in developing non-invasive glucose sensors for diabetes management.
Wearable Technology Insights
Mar 30, 2021
Harvesting Energy from Radio Waves to Power Wearable Devices

Harvesting Energy from Radio Waves to Power Wearable Devices

From microwave ovens to Wi-Fi connections, the radio waves that permeate the environment are not just signals of energy consumed but are also sources of energy themselves.
IDTechEx Research Subscribers
Event Summary: CPES2021

Event Summary: CPES2021

On 17 - 19th of March 2021 IDTechEx attended (virtually) the Canadian Printed and Flexible Electronics Symposium), known as CPES2021. This premium article reviews a selection of the most interesting and/or commercially relevant talks
Wearable Technology Insights
Mar 29, 2021
Low-cost Flexible Displays Poised for Growth

Low-cost Flexible Displays Poised for Growth

As increasing numbers of devices gain electronic functionality, many new applications will require some sort of display. This growth in functional, wirelessly connected devices is an exciting technological transition that could radically reshape how we interact with previously inanimate objects.
External Company Press Release
COROS Partners With Shane Benzie & Running Reborn

COROS Partners With Shane Benzie & Running Reborn

COROS Wearables Inc have announced a partnership with performance coach Shane Benzie, and Running Reborn. The partnership aims to develop further research into the scientific field of Vertical Oscillation, as well as to educate on the benefits of training with COROS Running Dynamics by pairing this data with professional movement techniques to ensure that training and recovery are optimised.
Wearable Technology Insights
Apr 13, 2021
Progress with Smart Hearing Aids

Progress with Smart Hearing Aids

Researchers have succeeded for the first time in measuring brain waves directly via a cochlear implant. These brainwaves indicate in an objective way how good or bad a person's hearing is. The research results are important for the further development of smart hearing aids.
External Company Press Release
Oppo Band Launches in the UK

Oppo Band Launches in the UK

OPPO has announced the launch of the OPPO Band, the smartphone brand's first wearable device designed to enhance and improve the fitness experience. It's the newest addition to OPPO's smart device line and follows the success of the OPPO Watch series last year.
IDTechEx Research Subscribers
Batteryless cell phones and wearables

Batteryless cell phones and wearables

If it becomes possible to affordably harvest energy in the available space as fast as it is consumed, the battery life problems with most wearables will be solved.
Wearable Technology Insights
Apr 8, 2021
Source Technology for the Use of Wearable Devices Without Recharging

Source Technology for the Use of Wearable Devices Without Recharging

Despite the continued development and commercialization of various wearable electronic devices, such as smart bands, progress with these devices has been curbed by one major limitation, as they regularly need to be recharged. However, a new technology has become a hot topic, as it shows significant potential to overcome this limitation for wearable electronic devices.
Wearable Technology Insights
Apr 5, 2021
Antibacterial Gel Bandage Developed Using Durian Husk

Antibacterial Gel Bandage Developed Using Durian Husk

Food scientists have made an antibacterial gel bandage using the discarded husks of the popular tropical fruit, durian.
Wearable Technology Insights
Apr 1, 2021
Graphene Foam Doubles Longevity of Running Shoes

Graphene Foam Doubles Longevity of Running Shoes

Sports footwear firm inov-8 has unveiled the world's first running shoe to use a graphene-enhanced foam in the sole, bucking the widespread trend for carbon-plate technology and doubling the industry standard for longevity.
IDTechEx Research Subscribers
Event Summary: Flex2021

Event Summary: Flex2021

In late February 2021 IDTechEx attended the Flex2021 conference. Conference talks and attendees were a mix of primarily early-stage companies and academics. This premium article covers a selection of the most interesting and/or commercially relevant talks.
Wearable Technology Insights
Mar 30, 2021
Harvesting Energy from Radio Waves to Power Wearable Devices

Harvesting Energy from Radio Waves to Power Wearable Devices

From microwave ovens to Wi-Fi connections, the radio waves that permeate the environment are not just signals of energy consumed but are also sources of energy themselves.
Wearable Technology Insights
Mar 29, 2021
Low-cost Flexible Displays Poised for Growth

Low-cost Flexible Displays Poised for Growth

As increasing numbers of devices gain electronic functionality, many new applications will require some sort of display. This growth in functional, wirelessly connected devices is an exciting technological transition that could radically reshape how we interact with previously inanimate objects.
Wearable Technology Insights
Apr 14, 2021
Smarty-Pants: Could Intelligent Underwear Improve Your Life?

Smarty-Pants: Could Intelligent Underwear Improve Your Life?

It is not uncommon to have a favorite bra, or a lucky pair of pants. Now, innovations in E-Textiles and Smart Clothing have taken this phenomenon to the next level. Imagine a pair of pants that can play your party playlist when you get too sad, or a bra that can turn down the thermostat when your indoor workout raises your temperature.
Wearable Technology Insights
Apr 12, 2021
AI-Powered Backpack Helps Visually Impaired Navigate World

AI-Powered Backpack Helps Visually Impaired Navigate World

Researchers have designed an AI-powered, voice-activated backpack that can help the visually impaired navigate and perceive the world around them. The backpack helps detect common challenges such as traffic signs, hanging obstacles, crosswalks, moving objects and changing elevations, all while running on a low-power, interactive device.
IDTechEx Research Subscribers
Batteryless RFID, NFC, RTLS

Batteryless RFID, NFC, RTLS

Replacements for active RFID improve range but retain a problem of life being limited by battery life. Energy harvesting is slowly being adopted to reduce the problem but weight, size and cost are issues.
IDTechEx Research Subscribers
Event Summary: LOPEC 2021

Event Summary: LOPEC 2021

On 22 - 24th of March 2021 IDTechEx attended (virtually) the LOPEC conference, organised by the European Organic Electronics Association (OEA). This premium article reviews a selection of the most interesting and/or commercially relevant talks.
External Company Press Release
New Silicone Adhesive for Wearable Devices on Fragile Skin

New Silicone Adhesive for Wearable Devices on Fragile Skin

As the number of people with chronic diseases and the size of the aging population continue to grow, medical device design engineers need adhesive solutions that are both gentle and secure to help support device compliance by end users.
Wearable Technology Insights
Apr 2, 2021
Smart Clothes Measure your Movements

Smart Clothes Measure your Movements

In recent years there have been exciting breakthroughs in wearable technologies, like smartwatches that can monitor your breathing and blood oxygen levels. But what about a wearable that can detect how you move as you do a physical activity or play a sport, and could potentially even offer feedback on how to improve your technique?
Wearable Technology Insights
Apr 1, 2021
Microsoft Wins Contract to Supply US Army with Headsets

Microsoft Wins Contract to Supply US Army with Headsets

The United States Army announced that it will work with Microsoft on the production phase of the Integrated Visual Augmentation System program as it moves from rapid prototyping to production and rapid fielding.
IDTechEx Research Subscribers
Non-Invasive Glucose Sensing Technologies

Non-Invasive Glucose Sensing Technologies

In this premium article, IDTechEx examines various approaches that have been made in developing non-invasive glucose sensors for diabetes management.
IDTechEx Research Subscribers
Event Summary: CPES2021

Event Summary: CPES2021

On 17 - 19th of March 2021 IDTechEx attended (virtually) the Canadian Printed and Flexible Electronics Symposium), known as CPES2021. This premium article reviews a selection of the most interesting and/or commercially relevant talks
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