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Wearables and app technology launched for oil and gas digital workers

Wearables and app technology launched for oil and gas digital workers

May 9, 2018 United Kingdom
Offshore Oil and Gas digitalisation software provider and systems integrator, Eigen, has built an app that provides access to real time information for Oil and Gas platform managers and operatives, using wearable devices.
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Smart skin for flexible monitoring

Smart skin for flexible monitoring

May 8, 2018 Saudi Arabia
An electronic tag that stretches and flexes while it records location and environmental data can monitor marine animals in their natural habitat as reported in Printed Electronics World.
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Wearable enables pregnant women to detect serious health complications

Wearable enables pregnant women to detect serious health complications

May 7, 2018 United States
Researchers are developing an app and wearable technology to enable pregnant women to use a smartphone to detect whether they have or are susceptible to a condition that could lead to serious health complications for them or their unborn child.
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Wearable device measures tendon tension

Wearable device measures tendon tension

May 4, 2018 United States
For athletes and weekend warriors alike, returning from a tendon injury too soon often ensures a trip right back to physical therapy. However, a new technology developed by engineers could one day help tell whether your tendons are ready for action.
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Strain sensing textiles to monitor movement

Strain sensing textiles to monitor movement

May 2, 2018 Australia
Researchers have engineered the next generation of wearable technology, using strain sensing textile fibres to create clothing that keeps track of its wearer's movements.
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Using tooth sensors to detect disease

Using tooth sensors to detect disease

May 1, 2018 United States
Collaborative research team developing biological sensors that would analyze saliva, send information electronically to doctors.
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Wearable Technology: Current Overview

Wearable Technology: Current Overview

Apr 30, 2018
This article provides an overview of wearable technology.
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IDTechEx TVResearchers 3D print electronics and cells directly on skin

Researchers 3D print electronics and cells directly on skin

Apr 27, 2018 United States
In a groundbreaking new study, researchers used a customized, low-cost 3D printer to print electronics on a real hand for the first time, as shown on Printed Electronics World.
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Fossil Group and PUMA sprinting into watches and wearables

Fossil Group and PUMA sprinting into watches and wearables

Apr 26, 2018 United States
Fossil Group Inc and PUMA SE signed a global license partnership agreement for the design, development and distribution of PUMA watches and smartwatches through 2028.
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Ductile semiconductor for flexible electronics

Ductile semiconductor for flexible electronics

Apr 25, 2018 China
Chinese scientists have found a kind of inorganic semiconductor, which has good ductility and flexibility at room temperature, which may be used in flexible electronics.
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BeBop Sensors announces close Of $10M+ series A funding

BeBop Sensors announces close Of $10M+ series A funding

Apr 24, 2018 United States
BeBop Sensors Inc announced the close of its $10 Million+ Series A funding led by San Francisco-based Bullpen Capital, a leader in post-seed funding. With millions of sensors in daily use, BeBop Sensors designs, manufactures, and delivers smart fabric sensors to Fortune 500 companies in the Health, Automotive, IoT, and AR/VR markets.
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World's first non-invasive vagus nerve stimulation stress reducer

World's first non-invasive vagus nerve stimulation stress reducer

Apr 23, 2018 Europe
With stress causing workplace absenteeism, multiple psychophysiological problems and a healthcare burden; a safe, fast and effective solution is urgently needed.
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Polymer-graphene nanocarpets to electrify smart fabrics

Polymer-graphene nanocarpets to electrify smart fabrics

Apr 23, 2018 1 Russia
Researchers have discovered a method to modify and use the one-atom thin conductor of current and heat, graphene without destroying it. Thanks to the novel method, the researchers were able to synthesize on single-layer graphene a well-structured polymer with a strong covalent bond, which they called 'polymer carpets'. T
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Tiny injectable sensor for long term alcohol monitoring

Tiny injectable sensor for long term alcohol monitoring

Apr 19, 2018 United States
Engineers have developed a miniature, ultra-low power injectable biosensor that could be used for continuous, long-term alcohol monitoring. The chip is small enough to be implanted in the body just beneath the surface of the skin and is powered wirelessly by a wearable device, such as a smartwatch or patch.
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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.