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Oakley and Bioracer launch Graphene Plus cycling jersey

Oakley and Bioracer launch Graphene Plus cycling jersey

Jul 12, 2018 United States
The Company's unique, printed G+ planar thermal circuit distributes the heat generated by the body and dissipates it when needed to significantly improve the comfort of the wearer and enable riders to use less energy to regulate their body temperature.
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Smart bandages monitor and tailor treatment for chronic wounds

Smart bandages monitor and tailor treatment for chronic wounds

Jul 11, 2018 United States
A team of engineers has developed a prototype bandage designed to actively monitor the condition of chronic wounds and deliver appropriate drug treatments to improve the chances of healing. While the lab-tested bandages remain to be assessed in a clinical context, the research is aimed at transforming bandaging from a traditionally passive treatment into a more active paradigm to address a persistent and difficult medical challenge.
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Electronic wool to take wearable tech from catwalk to your wardrobe

Electronic wool to take wearable tech from catwalk to your wardrobe

Jul 9, 2018 Europe
Engineers are threading circuitry into clothes to create comfortable devices that could make electronic fashion the future of the textiles industry.
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Skin patches: the advantages of the ultimate wearable

Skin patches: the advantages of the ultimate wearable

Jul 3, 2018
Electronic skin patches could well be described as the ultimate wearable electronic devices. IDTechEx's latest market research report covers the entire product ecosystem for smart skin patches.
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Carbon nanotubes for flexible, fingertip-wearable terahertz imagers

Carbon nanotubes for flexible, fingertip-wearable terahertz imagers

Jul 3, 2018 Japan
Researchers have developed flexible terahertz imagers based on chemically "tunable" carbon nanotube materials. The findings expand the scope of terahertz applications to include wrap-around, wearable technologies as well as large-area photonic devices.
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Plaster sticks inside the mouth to revolutionise oral treatments

Plaster sticks inside the mouth to revolutionise oral treatments

Jun 28, 2018 United Kingdom
A plaster which sticks to the inside of your mouth is revolutionising the treatment of painful recurring ulcers. Scientists have developed a unique patch using special polymers which are able to stick to moist surfaces.
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The Leading Edge Academic Poster Display: Present your work

The Leading Edge Academic Poster Display: Present your work

Jun 27, 2018 Worldwide
The Leading Edge Academic Poster Display: Present your work to over 3,500 innovation leaders at the world's biggest event on Emerging Technologies. The IDTechEx Show! USA 2018 is the largest gathering of industry executives involved in R&D, business development and product management, in addition to those seeking to use the technology. Held on November 14 & 15, 2018 in Santa Clara, CA, the event features limited poster space for leading academic research to be displayed to all attendees.
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IDTechEx TVPhoneme project creates new haptic communications future

Phoneme project creates new haptic communications future

Jun 26, 2018 United States
Communication could step beyond reading a cellular phone screen with a new technique by researchers to learn and read messages through a person's sense of touch.
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Assessing your Patent Landscape: How IDTechEx can help your technology

Assessing your Patent Landscape: How IDTechEx can help your technology

Jun 25, 2018
In any emerging technology, the pace of innovation is rapid, sometimes dauntingly so. Patent Analytics is a service that IDTechEx provides utilising our long-standing expertise in a range of emerging technologies to provide clients of our services the answers they need.
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This is what a stretchy circuit looks like

This is what a stretchy circuit looks like

Jun 21, 2018 China
Researchers have made a new hybrid conductive material--part elastic polymer, part liquid metal--that can be bent and stretched at will. Circuits made with this material can take most two-dimensional shapes and are also non-toxic.
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3D printed contact lenses treat eye disease

3D printed contact lenses treat eye disease

Jun 19, 2018 United States
A researcher has received a U.S. Department of Defense grant to develop a more convenient, less expensive and less painful way to treat serious eye diseases using 3D printing to develop a programmable microneedle array that can deliver drugs directly into the eye in a sustained manner.
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RxFunction Inc, creators of walkasins, hires new CFO

RxFunction Inc, creators of walkasins, hires new CFO

Jun 19, 2018 United States
Mary E. Anderson is the new Chief Financial Officer of RxFunction, Inc., a start-up medical device company that created walkasins® - the first Wearable Sensory Prosthesis (WSP™) - to help improve balance and gait in patients who experience balance problems due to sensory peripheral neuropathy.
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New sensors open door to wearable medical diagnostic device

New sensors open door to wearable medical diagnostic device

Jun 19, 2018 Australia
Scientists from ANU have designed tiny optical sensors that open the door to developing a wearable device that allows doctors to medically diagnose people's health in real time.
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IDTechEx TVE-textiles control home appliances with the swipe of a finger

E-textiles control home appliances with the swipe of a finger

Jun 18, 2018 United States
Electronic textiles could allow a person to control household appliances or computers from a distance simply by touching a wristband or other item of clothing — something that could be particularly helpful for those with limited mobility. Now researchers have developed a new type of e-textile that is self-powered, highly sensitive and washable.
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Wristband for personalized dementia therapy

Wristband for personalized dementia therapy

Jun 15, 2018 Germany
The system uses inconspicuous sensors to automatically measure dementia patients' health and care data and suggests personalized treatment options based on their current condition.
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Wearable for women's safety wins $1 million XPrize

Wearable for women's safety wins $1 million XPrize

Jun 14, 2018 India
Leaf Wearables- an Indian startup which raised $250,000 in 2016 to launch their first product SAFER- A Smart Pendant for Women Safety, has now won the $1 million Women's Safety XPRIZE.
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Partnership to develop next generation AR smart glasses

Partnership to develop next generation AR smart glasses

Jun 12, 2018 United States
Vuzix Corporation is partnering with Plessey Semiconductor to develop advanced display engines for Vuzix waveguide optics to enable next generation AR Smart Glasses.
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Prediction method for epileptic seizures developed

Prediction method for epileptic seizures developed

Jun 8, 2018 Australia
Researchers have used advanced artificial intelligence and machine learning to develop a generalised method to predict when seizures will strike that will not require surgical implants.
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Fertility tracking sensor bracelet closes $30M series B funding

Fertility tracking sensor bracelet closes $30M series B funding

Jun 7, 2018 Switzerland, United States
Ava announced it has raised $30 million in a strategic Series B funding round. The majority of Ava's new financing came from existing investors, with prominent European VC firm btov and SVC Ltd., an investment vehicle of Credit Suisse, also joining the round.
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VivoWatch analyses blood pressure

VivoWatch analyses blood pressure

Jun 6, 2018 United States
A wearable blood-pressure monitor equipped with ASUS HealthAI technology that analyzes the wearer's blood pressure measurements and daily lifestyle habits to provide recommendations for controlling blood pressure.