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Wallpaper bio-solar panel

Wallpaper bio-solar panel

Nov 8, 2017 United Kingdom
A two-in-one solar bio-battery and solar panel has been created by researchers who printed living cyanobacteria and circuitry onto paper.
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Spotlight on Suunto

Spotlight on Suunto

Nov 7, 2017
Suunto is making it easier to rapidly develop and bring to market new, more accurate motion-sensing solutions with Movesense, a sophisticated sensor and software developer kit (SDK) that is now available in mass production version.
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Record Bookings For The IDTechEx Show!

Record Bookings For The IDTechEx Show!

Nov 7, 2017 North America (USA + Canada), Worldwide
Over 3,000 attendees, 250 exhibitors and 240 speakers will converge at the Santa Clara Convention Center on November 15-16 for the IDTechEx Show!
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Concept to Prototype in 21 Days: Rapid Development with StretchSense

Concept to Prototype in 21 Days: Rapid Development with StretchSense

Nov 7, 2017
There's little argument that we live in a data-driven world, and developing products to capture body motion data is a new frontier in the rapidly growing wearable sector.
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Graphene enables high-speed electronics on flexible materials

Graphene enables high-speed electronics on flexible materials

Nov 6, 2017 Sweden
A flexible detector for terahertz frequencies has been developed by researchers using graphene transistors on plastic substrates. It is the first of its kind, and can extend the use of terahertz technology to applications that will require flexible electronics, such as wireless sensor networks and wearable technology.
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Flexible batteries for smart dental aids

Flexible batteries for smart dental aids

Nov 6, 2017 Saudi Arabia
Smart 3D-printed braces that incorporate nontoxic batteries and lights could reduce the time and costs involved in realigning and straightening teeth.
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Mobile on-body devices controlled using a tiny sensor

Mobile on-body devices controlled using a tiny sensor

Nov 1, 2017 Germany
Mobile devices have a drawback: Due to the small screen size, they are difficult to operate. Computer scientists have now developed an alternative that they call "DeformWear".
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IDTechEx TVAn overview of the IDTechEx Show! USA

An overview of the IDTechEx Show! USA

Oct 30, 2017
Raghu Das, CEO and Chris Clare, Event Director, IDTechEx tells you what to expect at the upcoming IDTechEx Show! held at the Santa Clara Convention Center, November 15-16 2017.
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Research yields significant thermoelectric performance

Research yields significant thermoelectric performance

Oct 30, 2017 United States
Scientists reported significant advances in the thermoelectric performance of organic semiconductors based on carbon nanotube thin films that could be integrated into fabrics to convert waste heat into electricity or serve as a small power source.
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Hybrid 3-D printing method for flexible electronics

Hybrid 3-D printing method for flexible electronics

Oct 30, 2017 United States
A collaboration between scientists has resulted in a new method for digital design and printing of stretchable, flexible electronics. The process, called Hybrid 3-D printing, uses additive manufacturing to integrate soft, conductive inks with a material substrate to create stretchable, wearable electronic devices.
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IDTechEx TVBy 2027 the biosensor market worldwide will be worth 33 billion

By 2027 the biosensor market worldwide will be worth 33 billion

Oct 27, 2017
What is a point-of-care device? Dr David Pugh and Dr Laura Baers discuss how biosensors are changing the ways that diseases are diagnosed.
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Nanotube fiber antennas as capable as copper

Nanotube fiber antennas as capable as copper

Oct 27, 2017 United States
Fibers made of carbon nanotubes configured as wireless antennas can be as good as copper antennas but 20 times lighter, according to researchers. The antennas may offer practical advantages for aerospace applications and wearable electronics where weight and flexibility are factors.
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NASCAR, JCDecaux, Galvani and Terrafugia to open the IDTechEx Show!

NASCAR, JCDecaux, Galvani and Terrafugia to open the IDTechEx Show!

Oct 26, 2017
Opening the IDTechEx Show! in Santa Clara, Nov 15-16, are four select Cornerstone presentations which will showcase how new technologies are coming to market which solve big problems created by changing demographics and global megatrends, from mobility to healthcare to enabling the ubiquity of electronics.
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IDTechEx TVInnovative material for soft sensor could bring new tactile tech

Innovative material for soft sensor could bring new tactile tech

Oct 26, 2017 United States
A new type of soft and stretchable sensor could find uses in applications ranging from athletics and health monitoring to prosthetics and virtual reality.
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3D printer makes first wearable battery

3D printer makes first wearable battery

Oct 25, 2017 United Kingdom
Imagine printing off a wristband that charges your smartphone or electric car with cheap supplies from a local hardware store.
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New ways to achieve selectivity for biomarkers in bioelectronics

New ways to achieve selectivity for biomarkers in bioelectronics

Oct 25, 2017 United States
Engineers have experimentally verified the electrochemical processes that control charge transfer rate from an organic polymer to a biomarker molecule, using common materials and measurement techniques to make their results widely accessible and reproducible.
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Wearables to boost security of voice-based log-in

Wearables to boost security of voice-based log-in

Oct 23, 2017 United States
A security-token necklace, ear buds or eyeglasses eliminate vulnerabilities in voice authentication -- the practice of logging in to a device or service with your voice alone.
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Record Number of Exhibitors for the IDTechEx Show! on Nov 15-16

Record Number of Exhibitors for the IDTechEx Show! on Nov 15-16

Oct 19, 2017
245 organizations from 23 countries will be exhibiting at the IDTechEx Show! on November 15-16 2017 at the Santa Clara Convention Center in California.
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FDA approves first continuous glucose monitoring system

FDA approves first continuous glucose monitoring system

Oct 19, 2017 United States
The US Food and Drug Administration has approved the FreeStyle Libre Flash Glucose Monitoring System, the first continuous glucose monitoring system that can be used by adult patients to make diabetes treatment decisions without calibration using a blood sample from the fingertip.
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Flexible Electronics: The Big Winner So Far in Printed Electronics

Flexible Electronics: The Big Winner So Far in Printed Electronics

Oct 18, 2017 Worldwide
Exploring the commercialization of flexible electronics, one of the key focus points of this year's Printed Electronics USA event on November 15-16 in Santa Clara, CA.