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OLED threads for weaving wearable displays

OLED threads for weaving wearable displays

Jan 17, 2018 Korea
One of the challenges in the push for wearable displays lies in finding reliable, high-performance light emitters compatible with the rough-and-ready world of woven clothing.
EEG headset for emotion detection

EEG headset for emotion detection

Jan 15, 2018 Belgium
Traditionally, EEG brain scans are used to diagnose medical conditions such as epilepsy or sleep disorders. More recently, EEG brain scans have been introduced as a way to detect emotions which opens doors beyond the medical field. Researchers are looking into e-learning applications, and developers of virtual games are exploring the possibilities of emotion-based e-gaming. Such application domains require real-time emotion detection,…
Health monitoring device that makes existing clothes smart

Health monitoring device that makes existing clothes smart

Jan 12, 2018 United States
From clunky wristbands to restrictive chest straps, the first generation of wearables have been marred by user adoption challenges and impractical product design.
World's smallest wearable device

World's smallest wearable device

Jan 10, 2018 United States
A professor, working in conjunction with the global beauty company L'Oréal, has developed the smallest wearable device in the world. The wafer-thin, feather-light sensor can fit on a fingernail and precisely measures a person's exposure to UV light from the sun.
Wearable sensors for plants

Wearable sensors for plants

Jan 9, 2018 United States
Researchers have developed a process for fabricating intricate graphene patterns on tape.
Smart diabetic footwear

Smart diabetic footwear

Jan 8, 2018 United States
Sensoria® Health and Optima Molliter will announce a partnership to create the first smart diabetic footwear product that will monitor a patient's compliance to the clinician's prescribed mechanical offloading protocol.
IDTechEx TVSmart glasses help those with visual impairments

Smart glasses help those with visual impairments

Jan 4, 2018 Korea
RelĂșmĭno glasses are smart visual aid eyeglasses to help people with vision challenges see images clearer when they are reading a book or viewing an object.
IDTechEx TVSensors for Smart Garments

Sensors for Smart Garments

Jan 2, 2018
StretchSense is a global supplier of soft, stretchy sensors.
Flexible system-on-chip for internet-of-things

Flexible system-on-chip for internet-of-things

Jan 1, 2018 United States
As the ecosystem of everyday objects embedded with technology to connect, communicate and transfer information continues to expand, scientists are challenged to find ways to enable even more physical objects to become 'smarter' and connected.
Low-cost way to make flexible, stretchable electronics

Low-cost way to make flexible, stretchable electronics

Dec 27, 2017 United Kingdom
Researchers have developed a new technique for directly printing metal circuits, creating flexible, stretchable electronics. The technique can use multiple metals and substrates and is compatible with existing manufacturing systems that employ direct printing technologies.
New way to measure vital signs with radio waves

New way to measure vital signs with radio waves

Dec 25, 2017 United States
No visit to the doctor's office is complete without a blood-pressure cuff squeezing your arm and a cold stethoscope placed on your chest. But what if your vital signs could be gathered, without contact, as you sit in the waiting room or the comfort of your own home?
Webinar Thurs 11 January - Invasive and non-invasive neural interfaces

Webinar Thurs 11 January - Invasive and non-invasive neural interfaces

Dec 21, 2017 Worldwide
IDTechEx will be hosting a free webinar on Thursday 11th January 2018 titled Invasive and non-invasive neural interfaces - Brain machine and brain computer interfaces
Fully integrated circuits successfully printed directly onto fabric

Fully integrated circuits successfully printed directly onto fabric

Dec 21, 2017 Europe
If wearable electronics are to become commonplace, a breakthrough is required which allows them to be washable, stretchable and breathable. Using conventional inkjet techniques which are cheap, safe and environmentally friendly, researchers recently reported the successful printing of 2D material, creating integrated electronic circuits, directly onto fabrics.
IDTechEx TVSensor & Actuator Research - New Technology

Sensor & Actuator Research - New Technology

Dec 19, 2017
New research at BSAC will have even greater impacts on consumer, industrial, and medical products.
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A report from BIOMEDevice San Jose 2017

A report from BIOMEDevice San Jose 2017

Dec 14, 2017 Worldwide, North America (USA + Canada)
2017 marked BIOMEDevice's tenth year showcasing devices that provide innovative solutions to current day problems in human health. IDTechEx analyst Dr Alexis Karandrea attended. Held this year in San Jose, the conference featured an expo alongside a number of talks on various subjects related to medical devices.
IDTechEx TVIDTechEx Show! USA 2017 IDTechEx opening Cornerstone

IDTechEx Show! USA 2017 IDTechEx opening Cornerstone

Dec 14, 2017
Raghu Das introduced the technologies covered and an introduction to the IDTechEx Show! USA 2017
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Report on IDTechEx Show! USA 2017

Report on IDTechEx Show! USA 2017

Dec 13, 2017 Worldwide, North America (USA + Canada)
The following article summarises some of the key observations made by IDTechEx analysts during the IDTechEx Show! It contains details of many of the companies demonstrating products during the exhibition, notable presentations given and summaries of relevant conversations and recent updates.
Scientists create stretchable battery made entirely out of fabric

Scientists create stretchable battery made entirely out of fabric

Dec 13, 2017 United States
A research team has developed an entirely textile-based, bacteria-powered bio-battery that could one day be integrated into wearable electronics.
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Chip Attach Technologies for Flexible Substrates

Chip Attach Technologies for Flexible Substrates

Dec 11, 2017 Worldwide
This presentation provides an overview of ICs on flexible substrates including some of the key players and market highlights.
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Overview of Flexible and Printed Display Technologies and Companies

Overview of Flexible and Printed Display Technologies and Companies

Dec 11, 2017 Worldwide
This presentation covers the main technology trends and players relating to flexible or printed display technology.