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First 'Toxicant Replacement Hero' Award Presented at the IDTechEx Show

First 'Toxicant Replacement Hero' Award Presented at the IDTechEx Show

Apr 18, 2018
Quantum Technology Supersensors were the first recipients of the new IDTechEx award for a 'Toxicant Replacement Hero' in Berlin.
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Bloodless revolution in diabetes monitoring

Bloodless revolution in diabetes monitoring

Apr 17, 2018 United Kingdom
Scientists have created a non-invasive, adhesive patch, which promises the measurement of glucose levels through the skin without a finger-prick blood test, potentially removing the need for millions of diabetics to frequently carry out the painful and unpopular tests.
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Sensors: New form factors and miniaturization drive growth

Sensors: New form factors and miniaturization drive growth

Apr 16, 2018
In this premium article, we will give an overview of trends in sensing technology in a way that relates to printed, flexible/stretchable and wearable technologies.
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Wearable system to monitor stomach activity

Wearable system to monitor stomach activity

Apr 13, 2018 United States
A team of researchers has developed a wearable, non-invasive system to monitor electrical activity in the stomach over 24 hours—essentially an electrocardiogram but for the gastro-intestinal tract.
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IDTechEx Wearable Europe 2018 Award Winners

IDTechEx Wearable Europe 2018 Award Winners

Apr 12, 2018 Worldwide
Each year at the IDTechEx Show!, two companies are honoured for their achievements in developing and commercialising different aspects of wearable technology.
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Stretchable, twistable wires for wearable electronics

Stretchable, twistable wires for wearable electronics

Apr 11, 2018 United States
The exercise-tracking power of a Fitbit may soon jump from your wrist and into your clothing. Researchers are seeking to embed electronics such as fitness trackers and health monitors into our shirts, hats, and shoes. But no one wants stiff copper wires or silicon transistors deforming their clothing or poking into their skin.
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Individual 3D-printed bandages

Individual 3D-printed bandages

Apr 11, 2018 United States
A bioengineering professor, along with the help of other engineering faculty and students, created a 3D printer that uses electrospinning technology to print bandages directly onto a patient's skin, making them fit the individual's physical form.
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Medical start-up RxFunction Inc raises $7.5 million in Series A

Medical start-up RxFunction Inc raises $7.5 million in Series A

Apr 11, 2018 United States
Medical start-up RxFunction, Inc., a wearable technology company that created walkasins® - the first Wearable Sensory Prosthesis - has completed its Series A funding round, raising $7.5 million and surpassing the initial funding goal of $5 million.
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Nanoparticle films for high-density data storage

Nanoparticle films for high-density data storage

Apr 10, 2018 United States
New holographic data storage medium could enable wearable technology that captures and stores detailed 3-D images.
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Smart socks for diabetics

Smart socks for diabetics

Apr 9, 2018 United States
The first textile with microsensors woven directly into the fabric. These virtually invisible sensors are seamlessly integrated into the socks to monitor temperature changes on the bottom of the feet.
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Transparent conductive films and materials: past, present and future

Transparent conductive films and materials: past, present and future

Apr 6, 2018
The market for transparent conductive films and materials has been rapidly changing.
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Jelly implant keeps an eye on body oxygen levels

Jelly implant keeps an eye on body oxygen levels

Apr 6, 2018 United Kingdom
Although smaller than a grain of rice, a phosphorescent hydrogel implant that monitors tissue oxygen could end amputations in people with blocked blood vessels or help athletes design better training programmes. The first of these tiny but durable devices has survived more than four years - implanted in the foot of the researchers who created it.
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Digital health is becoming a disruptive force in healthcare

Digital health is becoming a disruptive force in healthcare

Apr 4, 2018
Digital health promises to change the face of healthcare. Reflecting this is growing interest in the digital health space, as evidenced by a substantial $4.7 billion being invested in 2017.
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Knitting electronics with yarn batteries

Knitting electronics with yarn batteries

Apr 4, 2018 China
Researchers have developed a rechargeable yarn battery that is waterproof and flexible. It also can be cut into pieces and still work.
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Flexible organic electronics for wearables

Flexible organic electronics for wearables

Apr 4, 2018 Germany
Fraunhofer Institute for Organic Electronics, Electron Beam and Plasma Technology, a provider of research and development services in the field of organic electronics, presents first wearable OLED bracelet at Wearables Europe 2018, from April 11th to 12th in Berlin, Germany at booth no. P12 together with VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland and Holst Centre from Netherlands.
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Paper-folding art inspires better bandages

Paper-folding art inspires better bandages

Apr 4, 2018 United States
Cutting kirigami-style slits in stretchy films could make for bandages, heat pads, and wearable electronics that adhere to flexible surfaces.
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Scientists print all-liquid 3-D structures

Scientists print all-liquid 3-D structures

Apr 2, 2018 United States
Scientists have developed a way to print 3-D structures composed entirely of liquids. Using a modified 3-D printer, they injected threads of water into silicone oil — sculpting tubes made of one liquid within another liquid.
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Tattoo electrodes from an ink-jet printer

Tattoo electrodes from an ink-jet printer

Mar 30, 2018 Austria
In the case of diagnostic methods such as electrocardiogram and electromyography, gel electrodes are the preferred method of transmitting electric impulses from the heart or muscle. In clinical practice the frequently stiff and cumbersome electrodes noticeably restrict the mobility of patients and are not very comfortable.
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Haptics in Ready Player One: an analysis of fact and fiction

Haptics in Ready Player One: an analysis of fact and fiction

Mar 29, 2018
As Ready Player One is released in cinemas around the world, IDTechEx are also releasing their latest market research report after four years covering the haptics industry.
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Tooth-mounted wearable can track what you eat

Tooth-mounted wearable can track what you eat

Mar 29, 2018 United States
Miniaturized sensors developed mounted directly on a tooth and communicating wirelessly with a mobile device, can transmit information on glucose, salt and alcohol intake.