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Novel sensors could enable smarter textiles

Novel sensors could enable smarter textiles

Aug 22, 2018 United States
A team of engineers is developing next-generation smart textiles by creating flexible carbon nanotube composite coatings on a wide range of fibers, including cotton, nylon and wool.
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A paper battery powered by bacteria

A paper battery powered by bacteria

Aug 22, 2018 United States
In remote areas of the world or in regions with limited resources, everyday items like electrical outlets and batteries are luxuries. Health care workers in these areas often lack electricity to power diagnostic devices, and commercial batteries may be unavailable or too expensive. New power sources are needed that are low-cost and portable.
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Wearable USA 2018, have you purchased your pass?

Wearable USA 2018, have you purchased your pass?

Aug 21, 2018
This year, Wearable USA returns alongside parallel conference tracks covering the most important technology trends in IoT, sensors, energy storage, printed and flexible electronics, additive manufacturing and advanced materials.
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Soft bioelectronic mesh tested on human wrist, pig's heart

Soft bioelectronic mesh tested on human wrist, pig's heart

Aug 21, 2018 Korea
A research team has succeeded in developing a wearable and implantable device, that measures electrophysiological signals and applies electrical and thermal stimulations. It provides information on muscle and cardiac dysfunctions, and thus could be implemented for pain relief, rehabilitation, and prosthetic motor control.
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Graphene jacket: Part jacket, part science experiment

Graphene jacket: Part jacket, part science experiment

Aug 20, 2018 United States
While it's completely invisible and only a single atom thick, graphene is the lightest, strongest, most conductive material ever discovered, and has the same potential to change life on Earth as stone, bronze and iron once did.
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Wearable 'microbrewery' saves human body from radiation damage

Wearable 'microbrewery' saves human body from radiation damage

Aug 17, 2018 United States
The same way that yeast yields beer and bread can help hospital lab workers better track their daily radiation exposure, enabling a faster assessment of tissue damage that could lead to cancer.
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IDTechEx TVBreath! Controlling your breathing in Yoga, Pilates and Beyond

Breath! Controlling your breathing in Yoga, Pilates and Beyond

Aug 17, 2018
Breath! and IDTechEx analysts discuss their e-textile system which comprises of a smart garment and an app to monitor breathing through sensors within the garment.
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Introducing the latest in textiles: Soft hardware

Introducing the latest in textiles: Soft hardware

Aug 15, 2018 United States
The latest development in textiles and fibers is a kind of soft hardware that you can wear: cloth that has electronic devices built right into it.
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Paving the way to highly stretchable and transparent electronics

Paving the way to highly stretchable and transparent electronics

Aug 14, 2018 Russia, United States
Scientists have proposed a novel method for the fabrication of highly transparent, electrically conductive, stretchable tough hydrogels modified by single-walled carbon nanotubes.
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Cardiovascular monitoring via skin patches

Cardiovascular monitoring via skin patches

Aug 13, 2018
Mobile cardiac telemetry (MCT), Holter monitoring, event monitoring and a comparison with other options
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Ford rolls out exoskeleton wearable to reduce worker fatigue

Ford rolls out exoskeleton wearable to reduce worker fatigue

Aug 13, 2018 United States
Repetitive motions can lead to fatigue and injury for workers, but now Ford is rolling out a new wearable technology globally called EksoVest that helps reduce injury risk in some plant workers after a successful trial in two US plants.
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Electron Beam Patterning for high-resolution full-color OLED displays

Electron Beam Patterning for high-resolution full-color OLED displays

Aug 10, 2018 Germany
OLED microdisplays are increasingly establishing themselves in consumer-ready wearables and data glasses. In order to meet the requirements for higher efficiency, higher contrast, and higher resolutions in these applications, scientists have developed a new micropatterning approach for OLEDs on silicon substrates.
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Smart wristband with wireless link monitors health, environment

Smart wristband with wireless link monitors health, environment

Aug 10, 2018 United States
Engineers have created a smart wristband with a wireless connection to smartphones that will enable a new wave of personal health and environmental monitoring devices.
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IDTechEx TVBiliana K discusses technology as art

Biliana K discusses technology as art

Aug 10, 2018
Biliana K discusses her work turning data into artwork and the development of her company.
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IDTechEx TVForget joysticks, use your torso to pilot drones

Forget joysticks, use your torso to pilot drones

Aug 8, 2018 Switzerland
Your torso is more intuitive - and more precise - than joysticks for piloting drones, both simulated and real, according to a recent study by EPFL scientists. Work is already underway to implement this new body-machine-interface technology for search and rescue with drones.
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Losing the wires: patient monitoring via electronic skin patches

Losing the wires: patient monitoring via electronic skin patches

Aug 7, 2018
There are many wearable technology products that focus on getting the user moving. Nowhere is this more relevant than in inpatient monitoring in a clinical setting.
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Are you a start-up or research company? Explore the IDTechEx Launchpad

Are you a start-up or research company? Explore the IDTechEx Launchpad

Aug 6, 2018
The IDTechEx Launchpad initiative is open to early-stage start-ups, universities, newly spun-out companies, research labs and government labs who can demonstrate a working prototype or product that highlights new advances in any of the related event topics of: 3d printing, electric vehicles, energy storage, graphene, internet of things, printed electronics, sensors, or wearable technology.
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Tech takes on cigarette smoking

Tech takes on cigarette smoking

Aug 6, 2018 United States
Researchers are using wearable sensor technology to develop an automatic alert system to help people quit smoking.
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Electronic skin patches in diabetes management

Electronic skin patches in diabetes management

Aug 2, 2018
This premium article covers the use of electronic devices worn on the skin in the management of diabetes. Recent years have seen the industry move from traditional methods around glucose test strips and finger pricks towards wearable continuous glucose monitoring options. This article explores the trends in the space and the moves from the commercial players providing these products.
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IDTechEx TVWearable sonar technology to guide sight impaired

Wearable sonar technology to guide sight impaired

Aug 2, 2018 United States
Using radar and augmented reality, Sunu Band enables people who are low vision and blind to travel with confidence. Advanced haptic feedback guides the way around any obstacle, and navigation sensors connect to the world that's around you.
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LifeSignals announces FDA Clearance

LifeSignals announces FDA Clearance

Jul 31, 2018 United States
LifeSignals received FDA clearance for its wireless LP1100 Life Signal Patch for enabling the next generation of wearable, healthcare monitoring devices.