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New Wearables to Diagnose Preeclampsia, Epilepsy and Heart Attacks

New Wearables to Diagnose Preeclampsia, Epilepsy and Heart Attacks

IDTechEx Research Subscribers
The impact of COVID-19 on wearables

The impact of COVID-19 on wearables

This article is a summary of the latest considerations for the wearable technology industry as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, including background on the pandemic, case studies of it's impact, and a discussion around changes to quantitative forecasts across IDTechEx's wearable portfolio as a result.
Wearable Technology Insights
May 22, 2020
Researchers Tap CRISPR Technology to Connect Biology, Electronics

Researchers Tap CRISPR Technology to Connect Biology, Electronics

In an effort to create first-of-kind microelectronic devices that connect with biological systems, researchers are utilizing CRISPR technology in a novel way to electronically turn "on" and "off" several genes simultaneously. Their technique has the potential to further bridge the gap between the electronic and biological worlds, paving the way for new wearable and "smart" devices.
Wearable Technology Insights
May 22, 2020
Mixed Reality in a Time of COVID-19

Mixed Reality in a Time of COVID-19

Recently the versatility of mixed and augmented reality products has come to the forefront of the news, with an Imperial led project at the Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust. Doctors have been wearing the Microsoft Hololens headsets whilst working on the front lines of the COVID pandemic, to aid them in their care for their patients.
Wearable Technology Insights
May 22, 2020
Electrics and Electronics Becomes User-Dedicated Smart Material

Electrics and Electronics Becomes User-Dedicated Smart Material

An important new trend is buying electrics and electronics you customise to function not just shape. See the new IDTechEx report, "Complete Electronics as Smart Material, User-Customized 2020-2040". Builders, textile manufacturers, those doing home improvement and others are starting to buy electrically-smart materials direct from materials companies, bypassing the electronics industry.
Wearable Technology Insights
May 20, 2020
Pretty as a Peacock:  Gemstone for Next Generation of Smart Sensors

Pretty as a Peacock: Gemstone for Next Generation of Smart Sensors

An international team of scientists has developed colour-changing, flexible photonic crystals that could be used to develop sensors that warn when an earthquake might strike next. The wearable, robust and low-cost sensors can respond sensitively to light, temperature, strain or other physical and chemical stimuli making them an extremely promising option for cost-effective smart visual sensing applications in a range of sectors including healthcare and food safety.
Wearable Technology Insights
May 19, 2020
Brain Signal Measurement Using Printed Tattoo Electrodes

Brain Signal Measurement Using Printed Tattoo Electrodes

Researchers have developed ultra-light tattoo electrodes that are hardly noticeable on the skin and make long-term measurements of brain activity cheaper and easier.
Wearable Technology Insights
May 18, 2020
Self-Charging Medical Devices

Self-Charging Medical Devices

Expect more healthcare wearables that power themselves, many even managing with no battery. The IDTechEx report, "Energy Harvesting for Electronic Devices 2020-2040" covers this and more.
Wearable Technology Insights
May 18, 2020
Wearable Guarantees Privacy by Measuring Distance, not Storing Data

Wearable Guarantees Privacy by Measuring Distance, not Storing Data

A wearable that supports companies in remaining active or safely restarting in-person activities during the COVID-19 pandemic. The wearable warns employees through an audible or haptic alarm, when they are violating the social distancing guidelines while approaching each other.
Wearable Technology Insights
May 14, 2020
Training in the Age of Social Distancing. AR/VR/MR the Answer?

Training in the Age of Social Distancing. AR/VR/MR the Answer?

In the age of social distancing, training and maintenance of many complicated tasks and services has come to a standstill. However, there are technological solutions to this problem.
External Company Press Release
Aktiia Cuffless Blood Pressure Monitor Proven Accurate

Aktiia Cuffless Blood Pressure Monitor Proven Accurate

Aktiia has developed a wrist-worn optical blood pressure monitor that can automatically take measurements around the clock without requiring a specific arm position.
IDTechEx Research Subscribers
Skin patches powered by sweat

Skin patches powered by sweat

Particularly for healthcare, there is a growing demand for skin patches and other forms of smart skin for monitoring and even drug delivery and other active functions.
Wearable Technology Insights
May 12, 2020
Sweat Powered Electronic Skin

Sweat Powered Electronic Skin

The e-skin, made from soft, flexible rubber, can be embedded with sensors that monitor information like heart rate, body temperature, levels of blood sugar and metabolic byproducts that are indicators of health, and even the nerve signals that control our muscles. It does so without the need for a battery, as it runs solely on biofuel cells powered by one of the body's own waste products.
Wearable Technology Insights
May 12, 2020
Webinar 18 May - Self-Powered Electronics: The Race Is On

Webinar 18 May - Self-Powered Electronics: The Race Is On

This webinar shares some of the research for the new IDTechEx report, "Energy Harvesting for Electronic Devices 2020-2040". It comes at just the right time. The world's first self-powered smart watches have just arrived. They are not full-function but we are getting there. That billion a year harvester potential will be followed by similar numbers of Internet of Things nodes. Learn other big prizes making several of the world's largest companies research energy harvesting.
External Company Press Release
Printed Electronics for Medical and Lesiure Use

Printed Electronics for Medical and Lesiure Use

VARTA is intensively involved in a large number of research projects, including in the field of printed electronics. The goal is to optimize existing application options and to add new ones.
Wearable Technology Insights
May 11, 2020
Stretchable Lithium-Ion Battery Based on Micro-Honeycomb Structure

Stretchable Lithium-Ion Battery Based on Micro-Honeycomb Structure

The microscale reentrant-honeycomb shaped, graphene-based electrode is characterized by an accordion-like structural stretchability. A stretchable gel electrolyte and stretchable separator are also developed for all-component stretchable full cells, with applications for future stretchable devices.
Wearable Technology Insights
May 11, 2020
Eyeglass Sensors to Automatically Monitor Diet

Eyeglass Sensors to Automatically Monitor Diet

Food plays a big role in our health, and for that reason many people trying to improve their diet often track what they eat. A new wearable helps wearers track their food habits with high fidelity.
Wearable Technology Insights
May 8, 2020
Washable E-Textiles that Seal in Wireless Charging Electronics

Washable E-Textiles that Seal in Wireless Charging Electronics

Powercast Corporation and Liquid X have announced a printed electronics venture to enable garment manufacturers to easily integrate wireless power functionality into durable, flexible, high performance and washable e-textiles.
Wearable Technology Insights
May 7, 2020
Self-Charging Everything: Battle for the High Ground

Self-Charging Everything: Battle for the High Ground

When some full-function, always-on smartwatches are able to self-charge, the others will look like the horse-drawn cart. When Internet of Things nodes are self-charging at the right size and price, the market for them will increase one thousand times.
Wearable Technology Insights
May 7, 2020
Gelatin Could Soon Power our Wearables and IoT Devices

Gelatin Could Soon Power our Wearables and IoT Devices

Ground-breaking research has found that gelatin could be used to power devices in the future, using only the heat generated from the human body.
IDTechEx Research Subscribers
The impact of COVID-19 on wearables

The impact of COVID-19 on wearables

This article is a summary of the latest considerations for the wearable technology industry as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, including background on the pandemic, case studies of it's impact, and a discussion around changes to quantitative forecasts across IDTechEx's wearable portfolio as a result.
Wearable Technology Insights
May 22, 2020
Mixed Reality in a Time of COVID-19

Mixed Reality in a Time of COVID-19

Recently the versatility of mixed and augmented reality products has come to the forefront of the news, with an Imperial led project at the Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust. Doctors have been wearing the Microsoft Hololens headsets whilst working on the front lines of the COVID pandemic, to aid them in their care for their patients.
Wearable Technology Insights
May 20, 2020
Pretty as a Peacock:  Gemstone for Next Generation of Smart Sensors

Pretty as a Peacock: Gemstone for Next Generation of Smart Sensors

An international team of scientists has developed colour-changing, flexible photonic crystals that could be used to develop sensors that warn when an earthquake might strike next. The wearable, robust and low-cost sensors can respond sensitively to light, temperature, strain or other physical and chemical stimuli making them an extremely promising option for cost-effective smart visual sensing applications in a range of sectors including healthcare and food safety.
Wearable Technology Insights
May 18, 2020
Self-Charging Medical Devices

Self-Charging Medical Devices

Expect more healthcare wearables that power themselves, many even managing with no battery. The IDTechEx report, "Energy Harvesting for Electronic Devices 2020-2040" covers this and more.
Wearable Technology Insights
May 14, 2020
Training in the Age of Social Distancing. AR/VR/MR the Answer?

Training in the Age of Social Distancing. AR/VR/MR the Answer?

In the age of social distancing, training and maintenance of many complicated tasks and services has come to a standstill. However, there are technological solutions to this problem.
IDTechEx Research Subscribers
Skin patches powered by sweat

Skin patches powered by sweat

Particularly for healthcare, there is a growing demand for skin patches and other forms of smart skin for monitoring and even drug delivery and other active functions.
Wearable Technology Insights
May 12, 2020
Webinar 18 May - Self-Powered Electronics: The Race Is On

Webinar 18 May - Self-Powered Electronics: The Race Is On

This webinar shares some of the research for the new IDTechEx report, "Energy Harvesting for Electronic Devices 2020-2040". It comes at just the right time. The world's first self-powered smart watches have just arrived. They are not full-function but we are getting there. That billion a year harvester potential will be followed by similar numbers of Internet of Things nodes. Learn other big prizes making several of the world's largest companies research energy harvesting.
Wearable Technology Insights
May 11, 2020
Stretchable Lithium-Ion Battery Based on Micro-Honeycomb Structure

Stretchable Lithium-Ion Battery Based on Micro-Honeycomb Structure

The microscale reentrant-honeycomb shaped, graphene-based electrode is characterized by an accordion-like structural stretchability. A stretchable gel electrolyte and stretchable separator are also developed for all-component stretchable full cells, with applications for future stretchable devices.
Wearable Technology Insights
May 8, 2020
Washable E-Textiles that Seal in Wireless Charging Electronics

Washable E-Textiles that Seal in Wireless Charging Electronics

Powercast Corporation and Liquid X have announced a printed electronics venture to enable garment manufacturers to easily integrate wireless power functionality into durable, flexible, high performance and washable e-textiles.
Wearable Technology Insights
May 7, 2020
Gelatin Could Soon Power our Wearables and IoT Devices

Gelatin Could Soon Power our Wearables and IoT Devices

Ground-breaking research has found that gelatin could be used to power devices in the future, using only the heat generated from the human body.
Wearable Technology Insights
May 22, 2020
Researchers Tap CRISPR Technology to Connect Biology, Electronics

Researchers Tap CRISPR Technology to Connect Biology, Electronics

In an effort to create first-of-kind microelectronic devices that connect with biological systems, researchers are utilizing CRISPR technology in a novel way to electronically turn "on" and "off" several genes simultaneously. Their technique has the potential to further bridge the gap between the electronic and biological worlds, paving the way for new wearable and "smart" devices.
Wearable Technology Insights
May 22, 2020
Electrics and Electronics Becomes User-Dedicated Smart Material

Electrics and Electronics Becomes User-Dedicated Smart Material

An important new trend is buying electrics and electronics you customise to function not just shape. See the new IDTechEx report, "Complete Electronics as Smart Material, User-Customized 2020-2040". Builders, textile manufacturers, those doing home improvement and others are starting to buy electrically-smart materials direct from materials companies, bypassing the electronics industry.
Wearable Technology Insights
May 19, 2020
Brain Signal Measurement Using Printed Tattoo Electrodes

Brain Signal Measurement Using Printed Tattoo Electrodes

Researchers have developed ultra-light tattoo electrodes that are hardly noticeable on the skin and make long-term measurements of brain activity cheaper and easier.
Wearable Technology Insights
May 18, 2020
Wearable Guarantees Privacy by Measuring Distance, not Storing Data

Wearable Guarantees Privacy by Measuring Distance, not Storing Data

A wearable that supports companies in remaining active or safely restarting in-person activities during the COVID-19 pandemic. The wearable warns employees through an audible or haptic alarm, when they are violating the social distancing guidelines while approaching each other.
External Company Press Release
Aktiia Cuffless Blood Pressure Monitor Proven Accurate

Aktiia Cuffless Blood Pressure Monitor Proven Accurate

Aktiia has developed a wrist-worn optical blood pressure monitor that can automatically take measurements around the clock without requiring a specific arm position.
Wearable Technology Insights
May 12, 2020
Sweat Powered Electronic Skin

Sweat Powered Electronic Skin

The e-skin, made from soft, flexible rubber, can be embedded with sensors that monitor information like heart rate, body temperature, levels of blood sugar and metabolic byproducts that are indicators of health, and even the nerve signals that control our muscles. It does so without the need for a battery, as it runs solely on biofuel cells powered by one of the body's own waste products.
External Company Press Release
Printed Electronics for Medical and Lesiure Use

Printed Electronics for Medical and Lesiure Use

VARTA is intensively involved in a large number of research projects, including in the field of printed electronics. The goal is to optimize existing application options and to add new ones.
Wearable Technology Insights
May 11, 2020
Eyeglass Sensors to Automatically Monitor Diet

Eyeglass Sensors to Automatically Monitor Diet

Food plays a big role in our health, and for that reason many people trying to improve their diet often track what they eat. A new wearable helps wearers track their food habits with high fidelity.
Wearable Technology Insights
May 7, 2020
Self-Charging Everything: Battle for the High Ground

Self-Charging Everything: Battle for the High Ground

When some full-function, always-on smartwatches are able to self-charge, the others will look like the horse-drawn cart. When Internet of Things nodes are self-charging at the right size and price, the market for them will increase one thousand times.
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