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Wearable sensors reach their first billion-dollar year

Wearable sensors reach their first billion-dollar year

Sep 26, 2017
IDTechEx predict that 2017 will be the first billion dollar year for wearable sensors, with growth coming in three waves.
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Thin, flexible device could provide cooling for mobile electronics

Thin, flexible device could provide cooling for mobile electronics

Sep 26, 2017 United States
Engineers and scientists have created a thin flexible device that could keep smartphones and laptop computers cool and prevent overheating.
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Carbon nanofiber supercapacitor (without the flammable ingredients)

Carbon nanofiber supercapacitor (without the flammable ingredients)

Sep 26, 2017 United States
A group of researchers have created a fabric-like material electrode that could help make energy storage devices — batteries and supercapacitors — faster and less susceptible to leaks or disastrous meltdowns.
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World's first wearable, hands-free speech translation device

World's first wearable, hands-free speech translation device

Sep 22, 2017 Japan
Fujitsu Laboratories Ltd has announced the development of the world's first wearable, hands-free speech translation device, suitable for tasks in which the users' hands are often occupied, such as in diagnoses or treatment in healthcare.
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A solar cell you can put in the wash

A solar cell you can put in the wash

Sep 21, 2017 Japan
Scientists have developed a new type of ultra-thin photovoltaic device, coated on both sides with stretchable and waterproof films, which can continue to provide electricity from sunlight even after being soaked in water or being stretched and compressed.
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3-D-printing materials for wound care and decorative elements

3-D-printing materials for wound care and decorative elements

Sep 20, 2017 Finland
Cellulose nanofibrils have properties that can improve the characteristics of bio-based 3D-printing pastes.
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Conductive inks: never ceasing to adapt

Conductive inks: never ceasing to adapt

Sep 19, 2017
Cast your mind back a few years and you will find a conductive ink business that appeared very mature and slow moving. Then everything began to change...
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Finnish smart clothing picks a new career path

Finnish smart clothing picks a new career path

Sep 19, 2017 Finland
Research institutes and companies are working together to develop completely new products for the international markets.
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Artificial skin gives robotic hand a sense of touch

Artificial skin gives robotic hand a sense of touch

Sep 15, 2017 United States
A team of researchers has reported a breakthrough in stretchable electronics that can serve as an artificial skin, allowing a robotic hand to sense the difference between hot and cold, while also offering advantages for a wide range of biomedical devices.
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Innovation could mean flexible batteries for pacemakers

Innovation could mean flexible batteries for pacemakers

Sep 14, 2017 1 Ireland
While the findings show that there are many advantages in the medical world, the organic storage device could also provide solutions in wearable electronics and portable electronic devices, making these more flexible.
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How to draw electricity from the bloodstream

How to draw electricity from the bloodstream

Sep 13, 2017 China
Scientists have now developed a lightweight power generator based on carbon nanotube fibers suitable to convert even the energy of flowing blood in blood vessels into electricity.
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Good vibrations reduce muscle aches

Good vibrations reduce muscle aches

Sep 12, 2017 New Zealand
New research shows wearable vibration technology can reduce muscle aches and pain after strenuous exercise, benefiting those suffering from tired and sore bodies.
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IDTechEx TVDevelopment of Neuroprosthetics in Today's Market

Development of Neuroprosthetics in Today's Market

Sep 8, 2017
IDTechEx Analysts Dr Laura Baers & Dr Alexis Karandrea discuss neuroprosthetics and the development of methods to restore a lost neurological function through engineering, in cases where there is no pharmacological cure, including retinal implants and brain-computer interfaces.
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Korean smart textiles development flourishes amidst government funding

Korean smart textiles development flourishes amidst government funding

Sep 8, 2017 Worldwide
IDTechEx attended "Preview in Seoul 2017", a traditional textiles exhibition showing various advanced textiles and smart apparel. There were 388 companies involved and IDTechEx here provides an overview of the key features of the event.
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Low-cost wearables manufactured by hybrid 3D printing

Low-cost wearables manufactured by hybrid 3D printing

Sep 8, 2017 United States
A collaboration has created a new additive manufacturing technique for soft electronics, called hybrid 3D printing, that integrates soft, electrically conductive inks and matrix materials with rigid electronic components into a single, stretchable device.
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IDTechEx TVIDTechEx Show! Exhibit Space Over 90% Sold

IDTechEx Show! Exhibit Space Over 90% Sold

Sep 6, 2017 Worldwide, United States
With over two months to go until the IDTechEx Show! at the Santa Clara Convention Center on November 15 - 16, over 90% of the exhibit space is already sold. The event brings together the hottest emerging technologies including materials, components and systems with end users, who seek to use these technologies to differentiate their products through greater capability.
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Interactive visual novel

Interactive visual novel

Sep 6, 2017 Canada
Makers of the popular customizable smartband, Nex, has announced the introduction of its first choose your own adventure visual novel.
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Haptic telecommunication wearable

Haptic telecommunication wearable

Sep 4, 2017 United Kingdom
The Hug Shirt is not meant to replace human contact. It also has some very interesting applications in the medical field with the elderly and children.
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The end of the road for thermoelectrics for wearables & vehicles?

The end of the road for thermoelectrics for wearables & vehicles?

Aug 31, 2017 Worldwide
After several years of excitement, investment and growing interest in thermoelectrics and their potential in energy harvesting applications, it's now time to clearly look at what's hype and what's reality, and the technology developers in the field know that well.
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Highly flexible, wearable displays

Highly flexible, wearable displays

Aug 30, 2017
A research team has presented wearable displays for various applications including fashion, IT, and healthcare.