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Henkel and Holst Centre continue collaboration

Henkel and Holst Centre continue collaboration

Henkel and Holst Centre announced the extension of their fruitful longterm collaboration, which focuses on developments related to health patch technologies and products.
Wearable Technology Insights
Feb 6, 2018
IDTechEx TVSmart Underwear: Connected Textiles

Smart Underwear: Connected Textiles

Using printed electronics and fiber science Myant seamlessly embed technology into textiles to change the way we live.
Wearable Technology Insights
Feb 5, 2018
IDTechEx TVFlexible lithium battery for wearable electronics

Flexible lithium battery for wearable electronics

The rapid development of flexible and wearable electronics is giving rise to an exciting range of applications, from smart watches and flexible displays—such as smart phones, tablets, and TV—to smart fabrics, smart glass, transdermal patches, sensors, and more. With this rise, demand has increased for high-performance flexible batteries. Up to now, however, researchers have had difficulty obtaining both good flexibility and high energy density concurrently in lithium-ion batteries.
Wearable Technology Insights
Feb 2, 2018
Smart shirt enhances and tracks athletic performance

Smart shirt enhances and tracks athletic performance

Sensil® represents NILIT's new way to convey the many benefits of its premium Nylon 6.6 products to consumers looking for value, performance, and quality.
Wearable Technology Insights
Feb 1, 2018
Stretchable electronics: keeping it simple brings success

Stretchable electronics: keeping it simple brings success

Stretchable and conformable electronics will reach $600M by 2027. In this article, we will provide high-level descriptions of the activity taking place for various stretchable and conformable components.
Wearable Technology Insights
Feb 1, 2018
Customizable, fabric-like power source

Customizable, fabric-like power source

Scientists have created a customizable, fabric-like power source that can be cut, folded or stretched without losing its function.
Wearable Technology Insights
Jan 31, 2018
New biosensor could monitor glucose levels in tears and sweat

New biosensor could monitor glucose levels in tears and sweat

Constantly tracking a person's glucose levels through their tears or sweat could be one step closer to providing people with diabetes an improved monitoring tool.
Wearable Technology Insights
Jan 30, 2018
Key Themes at CES 2018

Key Themes at CES 2018

A number of IDTechEx analysts attended CES 2018, exploring the key themes prevalent in a variety of sectors, including: healthcare, neuroscience, 3D printing, e-textiles, haptics and electric vehicles.
Wearable Technology Insights
Jan 29, 2018
Flexible, water-repellent graphene circuits for washable electronics

Flexible, water-repellent graphene circuits for washable electronics

New graphene printing technology can produce electronic circuits that are low-cost, flexible, highly conductive and water repellent.
Wearable Technology Insights
Jan 26, 2018
Research team develops electronic skin

Research team develops electronic skin

At first glance, the shiny little gold elements look like a modern tattoo. But on this extremely thin, almost invisible foil that sticks to the palm of the hand like a second skin, there are sensors which provide people with a "sixth sense" for magnetic fields.
IDTechEx Research Subscribers
E-textiles at CES 2018

E-textiles at CES 2018

Latest announcements and interviews with 11 emerging industry players at the largest technology show in North America
Wearable Technology Insights
Jan 24, 2018
Innovative heat technology for Team USA 2018 Olympic parade uniforms

Innovative heat technology for Team USA 2018 Olympic parade uniforms

Ralph Lauren and the United States Olympic Committee have unveiled the opening ceremony parade uniforms for the 2018 US Olympic and Paralympic Teams, introducing a unique wearable heat concept, seamlessly integrating fashion and the latest in apparel innovation.
Wearable Technology Insights
Jan 22, 2018
Award for wearable radiation detection technology

Award for wearable radiation detection technology

A research team has won a 2017 R&D 100 Award for a vest specially designed to contain devices that detect illicit nuclear material.
Wearable Technology Insights
Jan 19, 2018
Potentially life-saving health monitor

Potentially life-saving health monitor

Sick babies in remote parts of the world could be monitored from afar, thanks to new wearable technology.
Wearable Technology Insights
Jan 18, 2018
New smart sensor to help farmers spot lameness in sheep

New smart sensor to help farmers spot lameness in sheep

A new smart wearable device that can automatically detect lameness in sheep is being developed by veterinary researchers.
Wearable Technology Insights
Jan 17, 2018
OLED threads for weaving wearable displays

OLED threads for weaving wearable displays

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.
Wearable Technology Insights
Jan 15, 2018
EEG headset for emotion detection

EEG headset for emotion detection

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,…
Wearable Technology Insights
Jan 12, 2018
Health monitoring device that makes existing clothes smart

Health monitoring device that makes existing clothes smart

From clunky wristbands to restrictive chest straps, the first generation of wearables have been marred by user adoption challenges and impractical product design.
Wearable Technology Insights
Jan 10, 2018
World's smallest wearable device

World's smallest wearable device

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 Technology Insights
Jan 9, 2018
Wearable sensors for plants

Wearable sensors for plants

Researchers have developed a process for fabricating intricate graphene patterns on tape.
Press Release
Henkel and Holst Centre continue collaboration

Henkel and Holst Centre continue collaboration

Henkel and Holst Centre announced the extension of their fruitful longterm collaboration, which focuses on developments related to health patch technologies and products.
Wearable Technology Insights
Feb 5, 2018
IDTechEx TVFlexible lithium battery for wearable electronics

Flexible lithium battery for wearable electronics

The rapid development of flexible and wearable electronics is giving rise to an exciting range of applications, from smart watches and flexible displays—such as smart phones, tablets, and TV—to smart fabrics, smart glass, transdermal patches, sensors, and more. With this rise, demand has increased for high-performance flexible batteries. Up to now, however, researchers have had difficulty obtaining both good flexibility and high energy density concurrently in lithium-ion batteries.
Wearable Technology Insights
Feb 1, 2018
Stretchable electronics: keeping it simple brings success

Stretchable electronics: keeping it simple brings success

Stretchable and conformable electronics will reach $600M by 2027. In this article, we will provide high-level descriptions of the activity taking place for various stretchable and conformable components.
Wearable Technology Insights
Jan 31, 2018
New biosensor could monitor glucose levels in tears and sweat

New biosensor could monitor glucose levels in tears and sweat

Constantly tracking a person's glucose levels through their tears or sweat could be one step closer to providing people with diabetes an improved monitoring tool.
Wearable Technology Insights
Jan 29, 2018
Flexible, water-repellent graphene circuits for washable electronics

Flexible, water-repellent graphene circuits for washable electronics

New graphene printing technology can produce electronic circuits that are low-cost, flexible, highly conductive and water repellent.
IDTechEx Research Subscribers
E-textiles at CES 2018

E-textiles at CES 2018

Latest announcements and interviews with 11 emerging industry players at the largest technology show in North America
Wearable Technology Insights
Jan 22, 2018
Award for wearable radiation detection technology

Award for wearable radiation detection technology

A research team has won a 2017 R&D 100 Award for a vest specially designed to contain devices that detect illicit nuclear material.
Wearable Technology Insights
Jan 18, 2018
New smart sensor to help farmers spot lameness in sheep

New smart sensor to help farmers spot lameness in sheep

A new smart wearable device that can automatically detect lameness in sheep is being developed by veterinary researchers.
Wearable Technology Insights
Jan 15, 2018
EEG headset for emotion detection

EEG headset for emotion detection

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,…
Wearable Technology Insights
Jan 10, 2018
World's smallest wearable device

World's smallest wearable device

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 Technology Insights
Feb 6, 2018
IDTechEx TVSmart Underwear: Connected Textiles

Smart Underwear: Connected Textiles

Using printed electronics and fiber science Myant seamlessly embed technology into textiles to change the way we live.
Wearable Technology Insights
Feb 2, 2018
Smart shirt enhances and tracks athletic performance

Smart shirt enhances and tracks athletic performance

Sensil® represents NILIT's new way to convey the many benefits of its premium Nylon 6.6 products to consumers looking for value, performance, and quality.
Wearable Technology Insights
Feb 1, 2018
Customizable, fabric-like power source

Customizable, fabric-like power source

Scientists have created a customizable, fabric-like power source that can be cut, folded or stretched without losing its function.
Wearable Technology Insights
Jan 30, 2018
Key Themes at CES 2018

Key Themes at CES 2018

A number of IDTechEx analysts attended CES 2018, exploring the key themes prevalent in a variety of sectors, including: healthcare, neuroscience, 3D printing, e-textiles, haptics and electric vehicles.
Wearable Technology Insights
Jan 26, 2018
Research team develops electronic skin

Research team develops electronic skin

At first glance, the shiny little gold elements look like a modern tattoo. But on this extremely thin, almost invisible foil that sticks to the palm of the hand like a second skin, there are sensors which provide people with a "sixth sense" for magnetic fields.
Wearable Technology Insights
Jan 24, 2018
Innovative heat technology for Team USA 2018 Olympic parade uniforms

Innovative heat technology for Team USA 2018 Olympic parade uniforms

Ralph Lauren and the United States Olympic Committee have unveiled the opening ceremony parade uniforms for the 2018 US Olympic and Paralympic Teams, introducing a unique wearable heat concept, seamlessly integrating fashion and the latest in apparel innovation.
Wearable Technology Insights
Jan 19, 2018
Potentially life-saving health monitor

Potentially life-saving health monitor

Sick babies in remote parts of the world could be monitored from afar, thanks to new wearable technology.
Wearable Technology Insights
Jan 17, 2018
OLED threads for weaving wearable displays

OLED threads for weaving wearable displays

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.
Wearable Technology Insights
Jan 12, 2018
Health monitoring device that makes existing clothes smart

Health monitoring device that makes existing clothes smart

From clunky wristbands to restrictive chest straps, the first generation of wearables have been marred by user adoption challenges and impractical product design.
Wearable Technology Insights
Jan 9, 2018
Wearable sensors for plants

Wearable sensors for plants

Researchers have developed a process for fabricating intricate graphene patterns on tape.