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Wearable Technology Insights
Jul 25, 2019
Wearable trains dogs to respond to haptic vibration commands

Wearable trains dogs to respond to haptic vibration commands

Dogs can be trained to respond to haptic vibration commands while wearing a modified canine vest developed by an interdisciplinary research team.
Wearable Technology Insights
Jul 24, 2019
Wearable & Sensor Technologies from Korea Textile Trade Association

Wearable & Sensor Technologies from Korea Textile Trade Association

Filmed at IDTechEx Show! Europe 2019
Wearable Technology Insights
Jul 24, 2019
Black plastics could create renewable energy

Black plastics could create renewable energy

Research has found how plastics commonly found in food packaging can be recycled to create new materials like wires for electricity - and could help to reduce the amount of plastic waste in the future.
Wearable Technology Insights
Jul 23, 2019
Smart textiles boost connectivity between wearable sensors

Smart textiles boost connectivity between wearable sensors

Over the past decade, a major trend in electronics has been the development of sensors, displays and smart devices which are seamlessly integrated onto the human body. Most of these wearable devices are singularly connected to a user's smart phone and transmit all data via Bluetooth or Wi-Fi signals. But as consumers wear increasing numbers of wearable devices, and as the data they transmit increases in sophistication, more innovative connection methods are being sought after.
Wearable Technology Insights
Jul 22, 2019
Exceptional sense of touch for robots, prosthetics

Exceptional sense of touch for robots, prosthetics

Robots and prosthetic devices may soon have a sense of touch equivalent to, or better than, the human skin with the Asynchronous Coded Electronic Skin, an artificial nervous system developed by a team of researchers.
Wearable Technology Insights
Jul 22, 2019
Dermal tattoo sensors detect blood pH change, metabolite levels

Dermal tattoo sensors detect blood pH change, metabolite levels

The art of tattooing may have found a diagnostic twist. A team of scientists in Germany have developed permanent dermal sensors that can be applied as artistic tattoos.
Wearable Technology Insights
Jul 19, 2019
Sheaths become mighty new layer in artificial muscles

Sheaths become mighty new layer in artificial muscles

Over the last 15 years, researchers have invented several types of strong, powerful artificial muscles using materials ranging from high-tech carbon nanotubes to ordinary fishing line.
Wearable Technology Insights
Jul 19, 2019
Changing a Century Old Paradigm for Patients with Type 1 Diabetes

Changing a Century Old Paradigm for Patients with Type 1 Diabetes

The next wave of devices for diabetes management is wearable insulin pumps and continuous glucose monitors. These devices are already in use today and uptake is increasing. The devices remove a significant number of pain points from current technologies.
Wearable Technology Insights
Jul 18, 2019
Red wine may hold the key to next-gen wearable technology

Red wine may hold the key to next-gen wearable technology

A team of scientists are seeking to kick-start a wearable technology revolution by creating flexible fibres and adding acids from red wine.
Wearable Technology Insights
Jul 17, 2019
High-safety, flexible and scalable rechargeable planar micro-batteries

High-safety, flexible and scalable rechargeable planar micro-batteries

Increasing development of micro-scale electronics has stimulated demand of the corresponding micro-scale power sources, especially for micro-batteries. However, complex manufacturing process and poor flexibility of the traditional stacked batteries have hindered their practical applications.
Wearable Technology Insights
Jul 16, 2019
Design considerations for electronic textiles

Design considerations for electronic textiles

Commercial efforts around electronic textiles have been prominent for at least 25 years, starting with early patents and then early products throughout the 1990s. IDTechEx's latest research report in the area "E-Textiles 2019-2029: Technologies, Markets and Players", looks at how e-textile products have changed over time, both in terms of the hardware and the more general business model.
Wearable Technology Insights
Jul 15, 2019
Funding for industrial wearables

Funding for industrial wearables

From its inception, RealWear has focused on products that are specifically designed for the connected enterprise workforce to improve job satisfaction, productivity and, most importantly, safety. Its industrial hands-free wearable computers enhance a worker's situational awareness while delivering vital information on-demand in the harshest of environments.
Wearable Technology Insights
Jul 12, 2019
Simple 'smart' glass reveals the future of artificial vision

Simple 'smart' glass reveals the future of artificial vision

The sophisticated technology that powers face recognition in many modern smartphones someday could receive a high-tech upgrade that sounds — and looks — surprisingly low-tech.
Wearable Technology Insights
Jul 11, 2019
Wearable electronics that are comfortable, elastic, fully untethered

Wearable electronics that are comfortable, elastic, fully untethered

ElectroDermis is a fabrication system that simplifies the creation of wearable electronics that are comfortable, elastic, and fully untethered. Electronics that can be temporarily attached to the body (like bandages or party masks), but functional and aesthetically pleasing.
Wearable Technology Insights
Jul 10, 2019
Smart materials provide real-time insight into wearers' emotions

Smart materials provide real-time insight into wearers' emotions

Smart wearable technology that changes colour, heats up, squeezes or vibrates as your emotions are heightened has the potential to help people with affective disorders better control their feelings.
Wearable Technology Insights
Jul 9, 2019
A wearable vibration sensor for accurate voice recognition

A wearable vibration sensor for accurate voice recognition

A voice-recognition feature can be easily found on mobile phones these days. Often times, we experience an incident where a speech recognition application is activated in the middle of a meeting or a conversation in the office. Sometimes, it is not activated at all regardless of numbers of times we call out the application.
External Company Press Release
Capability to produce selective plating onto stretchable fabrics

Capability to produce selective plating onto stretchable fabrics

Statex and Laird Performance Materials have announced a joint and new capability which creates selective plating and high electrical conductivity onto both sides of stretchable fabrics. Potential uses will range from components found in consumer/professional wearable products to medical devices to military/aerospace and automotive critical systems.
Wearable Technology Insights
Jul 8, 2019
Garment that communicates via vibrations

Garment that communicates via vibrations

Imagine not seeing anything nor hearing anything. Such communication obstacles affect all aspects of life. Many people with deafblindness communicate via tactile signing and also haptic signals (touch and movement) on the body. Now, researchers are working to digitise and integrate this into a garment.
Wearable Technology Insights
Jul 5, 2019
People with mobility issues set to benefit from wearable devices

People with mobility issues set to benefit from wearable devices

The lives of thousands of people with mobility issues could be transformed thanks to ground-breaking research by scientists. The FREEHAB project will develop soft, wearable rehabilitative devices with a view to helping elderly and disabled people walk and move from sitting to a standing position in comfort and safety.
Wearable Technology Insights
Jul 4, 2019
Wearable device reveals how seals prepare for diving

Wearable device reveals how seals prepare for diving

A wearable non-invasive device based on near-infrared spectroscopy can be used to investigate blood volume and oxygenation patterns in freely diving marine mammals.
Wearable Technology Insights
Jul 25, 2019
Wearable trains dogs to respond to haptic vibration commands

Wearable trains dogs to respond to haptic vibration commands

Dogs can be trained to respond to haptic vibration commands while wearing a modified canine vest developed by an interdisciplinary research team.
Wearable Technology Insights
Jul 24, 2019
Black plastics could create renewable energy

Black plastics could create renewable energy

Research has found how plastics commonly found in food packaging can be recycled to create new materials like wires for electricity - and could help to reduce the amount of plastic waste in the future.
Wearable Technology Insights
Jul 22, 2019
Exceptional sense of touch for robots, prosthetics

Exceptional sense of touch for robots, prosthetics

Robots and prosthetic devices may soon have a sense of touch equivalent to, or better than, the human skin with the Asynchronous Coded Electronic Skin, an artificial nervous system developed by a team of researchers.
Wearable Technology Insights
Jul 19, 2019
Sheaths become mighty new layer in artificial muscles

Sheaths become mighty new layer in artificial muscles

Over the last 15 years, researchers have invented several types of strong, powerful artificial muscles using materials ranging from high-tech carbon nanotubes to ordinary fishing line.
Wearable Technology Insights
Jul 18, 2019
Red wine may hold the key to next-gen wearable technology

Red wine may hold the key to next-gen wearable technology

A team of scientists are seeking to kick-start a wearable technology revolution by creating flexible fibres and adding acids from red wine.
Wearable Technology Insights
Jul 16, 2019
Design considerations for electronic textiles

Design considerations for electronic textiles

Commercial efforts around electronic textiles have been prominent for at least 25 years, starting with early patents and then early products throughout the 1990s. IDTechEx's latest research report in the area "E-Textiles 2019-2029: Technologies, Markets and Players", looks at how e-textile products have changed over time, both in terms of the hardware and the more general business model.
Wearable Technology Insights
Jul 12, 2019
Simple 'smart' glass reveals the future of artificial vision

Simple 'smart' glass reveals the future of artificial vision

The sophisticated technology that powers face recognition in many modern smartphones someday could receive a high-tech upgrade that sounds — and looks — surprisingly low-tech.
Wearable Technology Insights
Jul 10, 2019
Smart materials provide real-time insight into wearers' emotions

Smart materials provide real-time insight into wearers' emotions

Smart wearable technology that changes colour, heats up, squeezes or vibrates as your emotions are heightened has the potential to help people with affective disorders better control their feelings.
External Company Press Release
Capability to produce selective plating onto stretchable fabrics

Capability to produce selective plating onto stretchable fabrics

Statex and Laird Performance Materials have announced a joint and new capability which creates selective plating and high electrical conductivity onto both sides of stretchable fabrics. Potential uses will range from components found in consumer/professional wearable products to medical devices to military/aerospace and automotive critical systems.
Wearable Technology Insights
Jul 5, 2019
People with mobility issues set to benefit from wearable devices

People with mobility issues set to benefit from wearable devices

The lives of thousands of people with mobility issues could be transformed thanks to ground-breaking research by scientists. The FREEHAB project will develop soft, wearable rehabilitative devices with a view to helping elderly and disabled people walk and move from sitting to a standing position in comfort and safety.
Wearable Technology Insights
Jul 24, 2019
Wearable & Sensor Technologies from Korea Textile Trade Association

Wearable & Sensor Technologies from Korea Textile Trade Association

Filmed at IDTechEx Show! Europe 2019
Wearable Technology Insights
Jul 23, 2019
Smart textiles boost connectivity between wearable sensors

Smart textiles boost connectivity between wearable sensors

Over the past decade, a major trend in electronics has been the development of sensors, displays and smart devices which are seamlessly integrated onto the human body. Most of these wearable devices are singularly connected to a user's smart phone and transmit all data via Bluetooth or Wi-Fi signals. But as consumers wear increasing numbers of wearable devices, and as the data they transmit increases in sophistication, more innovative connection methods are being sought after.
Wearable Technology Insights
Jul 22, 2019
Dermal tattoo sensors detect blood pH change, metabolite levels

Dermal tattoo sensors detect blood pH change, metabolite levels

The art of tattooing may have found a diagnostic twist. A team of scientists in Germany have developed permanent dermal sensors that can be applied as artistic tattoos.
Wearable Technology Insights
Jul 19, 2019
Changing a Century Old Paradigm for Patients with Type 1 Diabetes

Changing a Century Old Paradigm for Patients with Type 1 Diabetes

The next wave of devices for diabetes management is wearable insulin pumps and continuous glucose monitors. These devices are already in use today and uptake is increasing. The devices remove a significant number of pain points from current technologies.
Wearable Technology Insights
Jul 17, 2019
High-safety, flexible and scalable rechargeable planar micro-batteries

High-safety, flexible and scalable rechargeable planar micro-batteries

Increasing development of micro-scale electronics has stimulated demand of the corresponding micro-scale power sources, especially for micro-batteries. However, complex manufacturing process and poor flexibility of the traditional stacked batteries have hindered their practical applications.
Wearable Technology Insights
Jul 15, 2019
Funding for industrial wearables

Funding for industrial wearables

From its inception, RealWear has focused on products that are specifically designed for the connected enterprise workforce to improve job satisfaction, productivity and, most importantly, safety. Its industrial hands-free wearable computers enhance a worker's situational awareness while delivering vital information on-demand in the harshest of environments.
Wearable Technology Insights
Jul 11, 2019
Wearable electronics that are comfortable, elastic, fully untethered

Wearable electronics that are comfortable, elastic, fully untethered

ElectroDermis is a fabrication system that simplifies the creation of wearable electronics that are comfortable, elastic, and fully untethered. Electronics that can be temporarily attached to the body (like bandages or party masks), but functional and aesthetically pleasing.
Wearable Technology Insights
Jul 9, 2019
A wearable vibration sensor for accurate voice recognition

A wearable vibration sensor for accurate voice recognition

A voice-recognition feature can be easily found on mobile phones these days. Often times, we experience an incident where a speech recognition application is activated in the middle of a meeting or a conversation in the office. Sometimes, it is not activated at all regardless of numbers of times we call out the application.
Wearable Technology Insights
Jul 8, 2019
Garment that communicates via vibrations

Garment that communicates via vibrations

Imagine not seeing anything nor hearing anything. Such communication obstacles affect all aspects of life. Many people with deafblindness communicate via tactile signing and also haptic signals (touch and movement) on the body. Now, researchers are working to digitise and integrate this into a garment.
Wearable Technology Insights
Jul 4, 2019
Wearable device reveals how seals prepare for diving

Wearable device reveals how seals prepare for diving

A wearable non-invasive device based on near-infrared spectroscopy can be used to investigate blood volume and oxygenation patterns in freely diving marine mammals.
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