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Tiny Micro Supercapacitor, Ideal for Wearable Devices

Tiny Micro Supercapacitor, Ideal for Wearable Devices

Wearable Technology Insights
Mar 26, 2020
Graphene for Remote Wound Monitoring

Graphene for Remote Wound Monitoring

French scientists at the Neel Institute have produced a graphene patch that records the condition of chronic wounds, such as ulcers suffered by the elderly or those with diabetes, at any time. The data can be sent from home to the hospital via mobile phone, facilitating a rapid response to possible infections.
Wearable Technology Insights
Mar 25, 2020
Virtual Reality: To Be or Not to Be?

Virtual Reality: To Be or Not to Be?

XR is a term which has become more prominent in the last few years. It encapsulates virtual, augmented, and mixed reality topics. The definition of each of these has become saturated in the past decade, with companies using their own definitions for each to describe their products.
Wearable Technology Insights
Mar 24, 2020
Stretchable Supercapacitors to Power Tomorrow's Wearable Devices

Stretchable Supercapacitors to Power Tomorrow's Wearable Devices

Researchers demonstrate robust supercapacitors that still work when stretched to eight times their original size.
External Company Press Release
Aktiia Raises Funding for Cuffless Optical Blood Pressure Monitor

Aktiia Raises Funding for Cuffless Optical Blood Pressure Monitor

Aktiia, a Swiss-US startup that has developed an optical blood pressure monitor at the wrist, has raised an additional CHF 6 million in funding to bring its product to market.
Wearable Technology Insights
Mar 23, 2020
Fish Scales Could Make Wearable Electronics More Sustainable

Fish Scales Could Make Wearable Electronics More Sustainable

Flexible temporary electronic displays may one day make it possible to sport a glowing tattoo or check a reading, like that of a stopwatch, directly on the skin. In its current form, however, this technology generally depends on plastic. New research describes a way to make these displays, which would likely be discarded after a single use, more environmentally friendly using a plentiful and biodegradable resource: fish scales.
Wearable Technology Insights
Mar 20, 2020
Technologies for the Treatment of Cardiovascular Disease

Technologies for the Treatment of Cardiovascular Disease

Cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of death worldwide, with over 17 million per year according to the World Health Organisation. This represents approximately 31% of global deaths. Many forms of cardiovascular disease are chronic in nature, meaning that they worsen over time. Thus, once the disease has been diagnosed it is important to initiate treatment as soon as possible in order to provide positive patient outcomes.
Wearable Technology Insights
Mar 19, 2020
Stretchable and Highly Conductive Textiles

Stretchable and Highly Conductive Textiles

TC Printing technologies LLC is an R&D center that builds novel solutions in printed electronics area. Rely on our innovative materials, printing techniques and huge experience to fulfil sophisticated tasks from our customers. Their cooperation with leading Russian universities allows them to develop and produce functional pastes and customized printed sensors that suit our customers' specific demands. TC Printing technologies is a member of PrintoCent Industry Cluster joining leading innovative manufacturers of printed electronics. To sum up, we provide R&D works on customers' demands and offer solutions to resolve challenging scientific tasks.
Wearable Technology Insights
Mar 18, 2020
Wearable that Merges the Real World and Virtual Games

Wearable that Merges the Real World and Virtual Games

Adidas, EA SPORTS FIFA Mobile and Jacquard by Google have come together in a ground-breaking partnership to create a product that merges the real-world and virtual game.
IDTechEx Research Subscribers
Gesture Control Technologies

Gesture Control Technologies

Gesture control is a natural contactless interaction method. It is hands-free, eyes-free and keyboard-free. With the increasing needs for multiple human-machine interactions apart from touch, and AI-enabled operations, gesture control will play an important role in our lives. This article will give you an overview on the technologies and applications.
Wearable Technology Insights
Mar 17, 2020
Wearable Powered by Body Motion Using Stretchable Carbon Nanotubes

Wearable Powered by Body Motion Using Stretchable Carbon Nanotubes

Wearable devices, like smartwatches and activity trackers, have numerous useful functions including information display and biological information sensing. More than half a billion are already being used worldwide, in a wide range of applications such as sports, healthcare, and the human Internet of Things.
Wearable Technology Insights
Mar 13, 2020
Micron Thin Coating Waterproofs Electronic Device

Micron Thin Coating Waterproofs Electronic Device

HZO has set the world standard in technology solutions that protect electronics from corrosion and extended liquid immersion. A durable thin film is applied directly to the components of a device, creating a physical barrier between the vital circuitry and any kind of corrosive liquid. The company's advanced nanotechnology provides innovative liquid protection from the inside out, and our patent-protected materials, process and equipment provide an end-to-end solution that allows flexibility for manufacturers to develop new product features and functionality, while giving end-users the freedom to do more with the electronic devices they rely on.
Wearable Technology Insights
Mar 13, 2020
New Material Could Turn Clothing into a Health Monitor

New Material Could Turn Clothing into a Health Monitor

Researchers are reporting a new material, pliable enough to be woven into fabric but imbued with sensing capabilities that could serve as an early warning system for injury or illness.
Wearable Technology Insights
Mar 12, 2020
Wearable Device Camouflages its Wearer in all Weather

Wearable Device Camouflages its Wearer in all Weather

Researchers have developed a wearable technology that can hide its wearer from heat-detecting sensors such as night vision goggles, even when the ambient temperature changes--a feat that current state of the art technology cannot match.
IDTechEx Research Subscribers
Event summary: Flex 2020

Event summary: Flex 2020

IDTechEx Technology Analyst Dr Matthew Dyson attended Flex 2020. The Conference is organised by Semi, the industry organisation for electronics manufacturing. Their main event is SEMICON, with Flex a much smaller conference focussing on flexible/printed electronics.
Wearable Technology Insights
Mar 11, 2020
Ultrathin Organic Solar Cell is Both Efficient and Durable

Ultrathin Organic Solar Cell is Both Efficient and Durable

Scientists have succeeded, in collaboration with international partners, in creating an ultrathin organic solar cell that is both highly efficient and durable. Using a simple post-annealing process, they created a flexible organic cell that degrades by less than 5 percent over 3,000 hours in atmospheric conditions and that simultaneously has an energy conversion ratio--a key indicator of solar cell performance--of 13 percent.
Wearable Technology Insights
Mar 10, 2020
Augmented and Mixed Reality: What is it, and Where is it Going?

Augmented and Mixed Reality: What is it, and Where is it Going?

XR is a term that has become more prominent in the last few years. It encapsulates virtual, augmented, and mixed reality topics. This article discusses AR (augmented reality) and MR (mixed reality) in more detail.
Wearable Technology Insights
Mar 10, 2020
Polyimide Flexible Film Replaces Glass, Silicon Wafer, Ceramics and Me

Polyimide Flexible Film Replaces Glass, Silicon Wafer, Ceramics and Me

Founded as a textile company in 1882, the TOYOBO Group has been utilizing its four core technologies - polymerization, modification, processing and biotechnologies - for creating a better society. We exhibit our cutting-edge products including dimensionally-stable polyimide film(Xenomax), world's strongest fibre (Zylon), stretchable conductive film(COCOMI).
Wearable Technology Insights
Mar 9, 2020
Self-Adhesive Sensor Predicts Heart Failure

Self-Adhesive Sensor Predicts Heart Failure

Wearing a removable, adhesive patch sensor accurately predicted worsening heart failure and the need for hospitalization several days before heart failure hospitalization occurred among veterans with heart failure, according to research.
Wearable Technology Insights
Mar 9, 2020
Tough, Flexible Sensor Invented for Wearable Tech

Tough, Flexible Sensor Invented for Wearable Tech

Researchers have utilized 3D printing and nanotechnology to create a durable, flexible sensor for wearable devices to monitor everything from vital signs to athletic performance.
Wearable Technology Insights
Mar 26, 2020
Graphene for Remote Wound Monitoring

Graphene for Remote Wound Monitoring

French scientists at the Neel Institute have produced a graphene patch that records the condition of chronic wounds, such as ulcers suffered by the elderly or those with diabetes, at any time. The data can be sent from home to the hospital via mobile phone, facilitating a rapid response to possible infections.
Wearable Technology Insights
Mar 24, 2020
Stretchable Supercapacitors to Power Tomorrow's Wearable Devices

Stretchable Supercapacitors to Power Tomorrow's Wearable Devices

Researchers demonstrate robust supercapacitors that still work when stretched to eight times their original size.
Wearable Technology Insights
Mar 23, 2020
Fish Scales Could Make Wearable Electronics More Sustainable

Fish Scales Could Make Wearable Electronics More Sustainable

Flexible temporary electronic displays may one day make it possible to sport a glowing tattoo or check a reading, like that of a stopwatch, directly on the skin. In its current form, however, this technology generally depends on plastic. New research describes a way to make these displays, which would likely be discarded after a single use, more environmentally friendly using a plentiful and biodegradable resource: fish scales.
Wearable Technology Insights
Mar 19, 2020
Stretchable and Highly Conductive Textiles

Stretchable and Highly Conductive Textiles

TC Printing technologies LLC is an R&D center that builds novel solutions in printed electronics area. Rely on our innovative materials, printing techniques and huge experience to fulfil sophisticated tasks from our customers. Their cooperation with leading Russian universities allows them to develop and produce functional pastes and customized printed sensors that suit our customers' specific demands. TC Printing technologies is a member of PrintoCent Industry Cluster joining leading innovative manufacturers of printed electronics. To sum up, we provide R&D works on customers' demands and offer solutions to resolve challenging scientific tasks.
IDTechEx Research Subscribers
Gesture Control Technologies

Gesture Control Technologies

Gesture control is a natural contactless interaction method. It is hands-free, eyes-free and keyboard-free. With the increasing needs for multiple human-machine interactions apart from touch, and AI-enabled operations, gesture control will play an important role in our lives. This article will give you an overview on the technologies and applications.
Wearable Technology Insights
Mar 13, 2020
Micron Thin Coating Waterproofs Electronic Device

Micron Thin Coating Waterproofs Electronic Device

HZO has set the world standard in technology solutions that protect electronics from corrosion and extended liquid immersion. A durable thin film is applied directly to the components of a device, creating a physical barrier between the vital circuitry and any kind of corrosive liquid. The company's advanced nanotechnology provides innovative liquid protection from the inside out, and our patent-protected materials, process and equipment provide an end-to-end solution that allows flexibility for manufacturers to develop new product features and functionality, while giving end-users the freedom to do more with the electronic devices they rely on.
Wearable Technology Insights
Mar 12, 2020
Wearable Device Camouflages its Wearer in all Weather

Wearable Device Camouflages its Wearer in all Weather

Researchers have developed a wearable technology that can hide its wearer from heat-detecting sensors such as night vision goggles, even when the ambient temperature changes--a feat that current state of the art technology cannot match.
Wearable Technology Insights
Mar 11, 2020
Ultrathin Organic Solar Cell is Both Efficient and Durable

Ultrathin Organic Solar Cell is Both Efficient and Durable

Scientists have succeeded, in collaboration with international partners, in creating an ultrathin organic solar cell that is both highly efficient and durable. Using a simple post-annealing process, they created a flexible organic cell that degrades by less than 5 percent over 3,000 hours in atmospheric conditions and that simultaneously has an energy conversion ratio--a key indicator of solar cell performance--of 13 percent.
Wearable Technology Insights
Mar 10, 2020
Polyimide Flexible Film Replaces Glass, Silicon Wafer, Ceramics and Me

Polyimide Flexible Film Replaces Glass, Silicon Wafer, Ceramics and Me

Founded as a textile company in 1882, the TOYOBO Group has been utilizing its four core technologies - polymerization, modification, processing and biotechnologies - for creating a better society. We exhibit our cutting-edge products including dimensionally-stable polyimide film(Xenomax), world's strongest fibre (Zylon), stretchable conductive film(COCOMI).
Wearable Technology Insights
Mar 9, 2020
Tough, Flexible Sensor Invented for Wearable Tech

Tough, Flexible Sensor Invented for Wearable Tech

Researchers have utilized 3D printing and nanotechnology to create a durable, flexible sensor for wearable devices to monitor everything from vital signs to athletic performance.
Wearable Technology Insights
Mar 25, 2020
Virtual Reality: To Be or Not to Be?

Virtual Reality: To Be or Not to Be?

XR is a term which has become more prominent in the last few years. It encapsulates virtual, augmented, and mixed reality topics. The definition of each of these has become saturated in the past decade, with companies using their own definitions for each to describe their products.
External Company Press Release
Aktiia Raises Funding for Cuffless Optical Blood Pressure Monitor

Aktiia Raises Funding for Cuffless Optical Blood Pressure Monitor

Aktiia, a Swiss-US startup that has developed an optical blood pressure monitor at the wrist, has raised an additional CHF 6 million in funding to bring its product to market.
Wearable Technology Insights
Mar 20, 2020
Technologies for the Treatment of Cardiovascular Disease

Technologies for the Treatment of Cardiovascular Disease

Cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of death worldwide, with over 17 million per year according to the World Health Organisation. This represents approximately 31% of global deaths. Many forms of cardiovascular disease are chronic in nature, meaning that they worsen over time. Thus, once the disease has been diagnosed it is important to initiate treatment as soon as possible in order to provide positive patient outcomes.
Wearable Technology Insights
Mar 18, 2020
Wearable that Merges the Real World and Virtual Games

Wearable that Merges the Real World and Virtual Games

Adidas, EA SPORTS FIFA Mobile and Jacquard by Google have come together in a ground-breaking partnership to create a product that merges the real-world and virtual game.
Wearable Technology Insights
Mar 17, 2020
Wearable Powered by Body Motion Using Stretchable Carbon Nanotubes

Wearable Powered by Body Motion Using Stretchable Carbon Nanotubes

Wearable devices, like smartwatches and activity trackers, have numerous useful functions including information display and biological information sensing. More than half a billion are already being used worldwide, in a wide range of applications such as sports, healthcare, and the human Internet of Things.
Wearable Technology Insights
Mar 13, 2020
New Material Could Turn Clothing into a Health Monitor

New Material Could Turn Clothing into a Health Monitor

Researchers are reporting a new material, pliable enough to be woven into fabric but imbued with sensing capabilities that could serve as an early warning system for injury or illness.
IDTechEx Research Subscribers
Event summary: Flex 2020

Event summary: Flex 2020

IDTechEx Technology Analyst Dr Matthew Dyson attended Flex 2020. The Conference is organised by Semi, the industry organisation for electronics manufacturing. Their main event is SEMICON, with Flex a much smaller conference focussing on flexible/printed electronics.
Wearable Technology Insights
Mar 10, 2020
Augmented and Mixed Reality: What is it, and Where is it Going?

Augmented and Mixed Reality: What is it, and Where is it Going?

XR is a term that has become more prominent in the last few years. It encapsulates virtual, augmented, and mixed reality topics. This article discusses AR (augmented reality) and MR (mixed reality) in more detail.
Wearable Technology Insights
Mar 9, 2020
Self-Adhesive Sensor Predicts Heart Failure

Self-Adhesive Sensor Predicts Heart Failure

Wearing a removable, adhesive patch sensor accurately predicted worsening heart failure and the need for hospitalization several days before heart failure hospitalization occurred among veterans with heart failure, according to research.
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