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Flexible transparent force touch sensor

Flexible transparent force touch sensor

Oct 22, 2018 United Arab Emirates
Researchers reported a high-performance and transparent nanoforce touch sensor by developing a thin, flexible, and transparent hierarchical nanocomposite film. The research team says their sensor simultaneously features all the necessary characters for industrial-grade application: high sensitivity, transparency, bending insensitivity, and manufacturability.
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CPI works with Pireta to develop new smart clothing

CPI works with Pireta to develop new smart clothing

Oct 19, 2018 United Kingdom
The Centre for Process Innovation is collaborating on a project to support the development of next generation smart clothing. Working with Pireta Limited, CPI is using its industry expertise in the printed electronics sector to aid scale-up of wearable technology in textiles.
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Color-changing contact lens to monitor disease

Color-changing contact lens to monitor disease

Oct 17, 2018 United States
For all the good they do, eye drops and ointments have one major drawback: It's hard to tell how much of the medication is actually getting to the eye. Now scientists report that they have developed a contact lens that changes color as drugs are released. This visual indicator could help eye doctors and patients readily determine whether these medications are where they should be.
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Simple stickers may save lives of heart patients, athletes

Simple stickers may save lives of heart patients, athletes

Oct 17, 2018 United States
Heart surgery can be traumatic for patients. Having to continuously monitor your status without a doctor when you are back home can be even scarier. Imagine being able to do that with a simple sticker applied to your body.
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IDTechEx Announces the Winners of Launchpad

IDTechEx Announces the Winners of Launchpad

Oct 16, 2018 United States
IDTechEx Announces the Winners of Launchpad, the New Technologies Initiative will showcase innovations from 10 start-up companies at the IDTechEx Show! held in Santa Clara, USA on November 14-15, 2018 (www.IDTechEx.com/USA). All winners will be showing a new working prototype or product, many for the first time.
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Strong and self-healing ion gels

Strong and self-healing ion gels

Oct 16, 2018 Japan
Scientists have designed an ion gel with excellent toughness and an ability to self-heal at ambient temperature without any external trigger or detectable change in the environment such as light or temperature. This new class of material has promising potential for building flexible electronic devices.
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Where are all the female inventors? Addressing the patent gender gap.

Where are all the female inventors? Addressing the patent gender gap.

Oct 15, 2018
The uptake of STEM subjects by women and other minorities is crucial for myriad reasons, for instance boosting economic activity and closing the pay gender gap, to name but two.
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Lightweight, compact smart glasses

Lightweight, compact smart glasses

Oct 15, 2018 United States
Researchers have developed a fundamentally new approach to a see-through display for augmented reality, or smart glasses. By projecting images from the glass directly onto the eye, the new design could one day make it possible for a user to see information such as directions or restaurant ratings while wearing a device almost indistinguishable from traditional glasses.
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IDTechEx TVInnovative smart textiles and HAPTIC 3D coating technology

Innovative smart textiles and HAPTIC 3D coating technology

Oct 11, 2018
Integration of sensors and electronics into smart textile applications for the sport industry.
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AI to develop biomarkers of ageing

AI to develop biomarkers of ageing

Oct 10, 2018 United States
Companies will collaborate on research programs devoted to the development of electrocardiographic age predictors of cardiovascular dysfunction.
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Boréas Technologies breathe new life into piezoelectric haptics

Boréas Technologies breathe new life into piezoelectric haptics

Oct 9, 2018
IDTechEx spoke to Boréas Technologies' Founder and CEO Simon Chaput about their product and their ambitions to disrupt the haptics market today.
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Using personal data to predict blood pressure

Using personal data to predict blood pressure

Oct 9, 2018 United States
Engineers used wearable off-the-shelf technology and machine learning to predict, for the first time, an individual's blood pressure and provide personalized recommendations to lower it based on this data.
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Real-time health monitoring more than just skin deep

Real-time health monitoring more than just skin deep

Oct 8, 2018 Australia
Researchers are at the forefront of a world-first breakthrough in wearable electronic skin that can interact with organs in the body to provide real-time health monitoring.
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IDTechEx TVMagnetic cloth to aid healing

Magnetic cloth to aid healing

Oct 5, 2018
Green Grace's owner talks about their magnetic fabric, used to promote healing at a cellular level. They have FDA registration and tens of thousands of users in the USA.
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Pliable micro-batteries for wearables

Pliable micro-batteries for wearables

Oct 4, 2018 Germany
Wearables are portable systems that contain sensors to collect measurement data from our bodies. Powering these sensors without wires calls for pliable batteries that can adapt to the specific material and deliver the power the system requires.
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A self-powered heart monitor taped to the skin

A self-powered heart monitor taped to the skin

Oct 3, 2018 Japan
Scientists have developed a human-friendly, ultra-flexible organic sensor powered by sunlight, which acts as a self-powered heart monitor.
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IDTechEx TVSpray-on antennas

Spray-on antennas

Oct 2, 2018 United States
The promise of wearables, functional fabrics, the Internet of Things, and their next-generation technological cohort seems tantalizingly within reach. But researchers in the field will tell you a prime reason for their delayed arrival is the problem of seamlessly integrating connection technology — namely, antennas — with shape-shifting and flexible things.
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IDTechEx Show! USA Awards

IDTechEx Show! USA Awards

Oct 2, 2018 Worldwide
Celebrate your achievements - enter one of our awards where we recognize company developments and successes!
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Wearable UV sensors monitor sun exposure

Wearable UV sensors monitor sun exposure

Oct 1, 2018 United States
Managing vitamin absorption and avoiding sun damage could soon be as simple as slipping on a bracelet thanks to new personalised sensors.
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Transparent loudspeakers and MICs that let your skin play music

Transparent loudspeakers and MICs that let your skin play music

Sep 28, 2018 Korea
An international team of researchers has presented an innovative wearable technology that will turn your skin into a loudspeaker.
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Advanced wound care technologies to manage wound infections

Advanced wound care technologies to manage wound infections

Sep 27, 2018 Worldwide
Recently, research undertaken by the UK's House of Commons library at the request of the UK's Labor Party revealed that diabetic foot and toe amputations performed by the UK's National Health Service has risen by 26%.