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Wearable Technology Insights
Dec 16, 2019
How Light a Foldable and Long-Lasting Battery can be

How Light a Foldable and Long-Lasting Battery can be

With the launch of wearable devices and smartphones that require high capacity of electricity such as foldable phones and 5G phones, the interest in batteries are increasing and various battery types are developed. For example, flexible batteries embedded in the mobile watch band or wireless power sharing batteries that have developed from wireless charging.
Wearable Technology Insights
Dec 13, 2019
Smart Shirt with Integrated Sensors is Opening up New Applications

Smart Shirt with Integrated Sensors is Opening up New Applications

The special feature of TEXTILE-CIRCUIT is that conductive yarns can be incorporated directly into the textile during the warp knitting process, and they can be positioned in any location and in any design. Functional elements, such as sensors, conductors and coils, can be placed exactly where they are needed. No additional production sequences are needed whatsoever, and the textile characteristics are fully retained.
Wearable Technology Insights
Dec 12, 2019
Material for Safer Football Helmets May Reduce Head Injuries

Material for Safer Football Helmets May Reduce Head Injuries

Scientists have developed elastic microlattice pads that can withstand both single hits and a series of impacts better than existing state-of-the-art foams used in football helmets. Their research suggests that the material may pave the way for helmets that better protect football players and other athletes from brain injuries caused by repeated head hits.
IDTechEx Research Subscribers
2019: A year of XR Technology

2019: A year of XR Technology

This premium article rounds up some of the news stories from XR (AR, VR and MR) topics in 2019.
Wearable Technology Insights
Dec 11, 2019
Technology to Wirelessly Charge Smart Contact Lenses

Technology to Wirelessly Charge Smart Contact Lenses

A smart contact lens with a rechargeable supercapacitor power source that can be charged up wirelessly could be used to track a wearer's health, without compromising on comfort.
Wearable Technology Insights
Dec 10, 2019
Wearable Graphene Sensors Use Ambient Light to Monitor Health

Wearable Graphene Sensors Use Ambient Light to Monitor Health

Graphene coated with nanoparticles has been used to make wearable light sensors that measure the human pulse and blood oxygen levels from ambient light passing through tissue, offering a potential platform for health-care monitoring.
Wearable Technology Insights
Dec 9, 2019
Diamonds in Your Devices:  Powering Next Generation of Energy Storage

Diamonds in Your Devices: Powering Next Generation of Energy Storage

Our use of battery-operated devices and appliances has been increasing steadily, bringing with it the need for safe, efficient, and high-performing power sources. To this end, a type of electrical energy storage device called the supercapacitor has recently begun to be considered as a feasible, and sometimes even better, alternative to conventional widely used energy-storage devices such as Li-ion batteries.
Wearable Technology Insights
Dec 6, 2019
Women in STEM Discussion at the IDTechEx Show! USA 2019

Women in STEM Discussion at the IDTechEx Show! USA 2019

At the IDTechEx Show! USA 2019, in Santa Clara, there was a panel discussion on "Women in STEM". This article summarizes the key topics and points from the discussion.
Wearable Technology Insights
Dec 5, 2019
Biosensor Glasses for Testing Blood Glucose Levels

Biosensor Glasses for Testing Blood Glucose Levels

A pioneering pair of glasses fitted with a biosensor could provide an alternative way to test blood glucose levels for people with diabetes.
Wearable Technology Insights
Dec 4, 2019
Battery-Free Computer Input at Your Fingertips

Battery-Free Computer Input at Your Fingertips

Computer scientists have created a device for wearable computer input suitable for many situations, just by touching your fingertips together in different ways.
External Company Press Release
Creative Materials Inc Introduces GPC 251A/B2612

Creative Materials Inc Introduces GPC 251A/B2612

New Product - Creative Materials Inc introduces GPC 251A/B2612, a two-component 100-percent solids silver-filled conductive epoxy adhesive.
Wearable Technology Insights
Dec 4, 2019
Using Electronics to Solve Common Biological Problems

Using Electronics to Solve Common Biological Problems

Researchers from multiple disciplines are working together to develop bioelectronics that can detect diseases, treat cancers and track marine animals; they may even discover the next generation of computing systems.
IDTechEx Research Subscribers
MEDICA 2019 - Telemedicine

MEDICA 2019 - Telemedicine

Technologies, companies & lessons learned
Wearable Technology Insights
Dec 3, 2019
Stretchable, Highly Conductive Film Promising for Wearable Electronics

Stretchable, Highly Conductive Film Promising for Wearable Electronics

Engineers have made a breathable material that is both highly stretchable and has good electrical conductivity, making it promising for on-skin electronics for people and wiring for robots.
Wearable Technology Insights
Dec 2, 2019
Smart Knee Bandage for Relief of Arthrosis Patients

Smart Knee Bandage for Relief of Arthrosis Patients

A smart knee bandage supports arthrosis patients in determining the right amount of daily exercise. All relevant data on the strains of the joints are collected and transferred to the patient's mobile phone.
Wearable Technology Insights
Nov 29, 2019
Cardiovascular Disease Technology Market Will Exceed $40Bn by 2030

Cardiovascular Disease Technology Market Will Exceed $40Bn by 2030

As developers' understanding of this disease grows, so will the range of devices at their disposal to address it. They have only scratched the surface of how technology can improve CVD patients' lives and, as they dig deeper, they will continue to unlock the potential of this growing market.
IDTechEx Research Subscribers
MEDICA 2019 - Technologies for management of neurological disorders

MEDICA 2019 - Technologies for management of neurological disorders

MEDICA is the world's largest medical trade fair, held once a year in Messe Düsseldorf, Germany. IDTechEx analysts Nadia Tsao and Ivan De Backer attended MEDICA 2019, held over 18-21 November 2019. A record-breaking 5500 exhibitors were at MEDICA 2019, along with 121,000 trade visitors over the 4 days.
Wearable Technology Insights
Nov 29, 2019
Wood is the Surprising Ingredient in Electrodes for Wearables

Wood is the Surprising Ingredient in Electrodes for Wearables

Wood fibres are being used by researchers to create a new class of stronger and lower-cost electrodes for even lighter and long-lasting flexible electronics and wearables.
Wearable Technology Insights
Nov 28, 2019
Wearable Sweat Sensor Detects Gout-Causing Compounds

Wearable Sweat Sensor Detects Gout-Causing Compounds

In a new paper researchers describe a mass-producible wearable sensor that can monitor levels of metabolites and nutrients in a person's blood by analyzing their sweat. Previously developed sweat sensors mostly target compounds that appear in high concentrations, such as electrolytes, glucose, and lactate. Gao's sweat sensor is more sensitive than current devices and can detect sweat compounds of much lower concentrations, in addition to being easier to manufacture, the researchers say.
Wearable Technology Insights
Nov 27, 2019
Wearable Tech Could Help People Manage Diabetes

Wearable Tech Could Help People Manage Diabetes

People with diabetes would benefit from using wearable glucose monitors - according to new research.
Wearable Technology Insights
Dec 16, 2019
How Light a Foldable and Long-Lasting Battery can be

How Light a Foldable and Long-Lasting Battery can be

With the launch of wearable devices and smartphones that require high capacity of electricity such as foldable phones and 5G phones, the interest in batteries are increasing and various battery types are developed. For example, flexible batteries embedded in the mobile watch band or wireless power sharing batteries that have developed from wireless charging.
Wearable Technology Insights
Dec 12, 2019
Material for Safer Football Helmets May Reduce Head Injuries

Material for Safer Football Helmets May Reduce Head Injuries

Scientists have developed elastic microlattice pads that can withstand both single hits and a series of impacts better than existing state-of-the-art foams used in football helmets. Their research suggests that the material may pave the way for helmets that better protect football players and other athletes from brain injuries caused by repeated head hits.
Wearable Technology Insights
Dec 11, 2019
Technology to Wirelessly Charge Smart Contact Lenses

Technology to Wirelessly Charge Smart Contact Lenses

A smart contact lens with a rechargeable supercapacitor power source that can be charged up wirelessly could be used to track a wearer's health, without compromising on comfort.
Wearable Technology Insights
Dec 9, 2019
Diamonds in Your Devices:  Powering Next Generation of Energy Storage

Diamonds in Your Devices: Powering Next Generation of Energy Storage

Our use of battery-operated devices and appliances has been increasing steadily, bringing with it the need for safe, efficient, and high-performing power sources. To this end, a type of electrical energy storage device called the supercapacitor has recently begun to be considered as a feasible, and sometimes even better, alternative to conventional widely used energy-storage devices such as Li-ion batteries.
Wearable Technology Insights
Dec 5, 2019
Biosensor Glasses for Testing Blood Glucose Levels

Biosensor Glasses for Testing Blood Glucose Levels

A pioneering pair of glasses fitted with a biosensor could provide an alternative way to test blood glucose levels for people with diabetes.
External Company Press Release
Creative Materials Inc Introduces GPC 251A/B2612

Creative Materials Inc Introduces GPC 251A/B2612

New Product - Creative Materials Inc introduces GPC 251A/B2612, a two-component 100-percent solids silver-filled conductive epoxy adhesive.
IDTechEx Research Subscribers
MEDICA 2019 - Telemedicine

MEDICA 2019 - Telemedicine

Technologies, companies & lessons learned
Wearable Technology Insights
Dec 2, 2019
Smart Knee Bandage for Relief of Arthrosis Patients

Smart Knee Bandage for Relief of Arthrosis Patients

A smart knee bandage supports arthrosis patients in determining the right amount of daily exercise. All relevant data on the strains of the joints are collected and transferred to the patient's mobile phone.
IDTechEx Research Subscribers
MEDICA 2019 - Technologies for management of neurological disorders

MEDICA 2019 - Technologies for management of neurological disorders

MEDICA is the world's largest medical trade fair, held once a year in Messe Düsseldorf, Germany. IDTechEx analysts Nadia Tsao and Ivan De Backer attended MEDICA 2019, held over 18-21 November 2019. A record-breaking 5500 exhibitors were at MEDICA 2019, along with 121,000 trade visitors over the 4 days.
Wearable Technology Insights
Nov 28, 2019
Wearable Sweat Sensor Detects Gout-Causing Compounds

Wearable Sweat Sensor Detects Gout-Causing Compounds

In a new paper researchers describe a mass-producible wearable sensor that can monitor levels of metabolites and nutrients in a person's blood by analyzing their sweat. Previously developed sweat sensors mostly target compounds that appear in high concentrations, such as electrolytes, glucose, and lactate. Gao's sweat sensor is more sensitive than current devices and can detect sweat compounds of much lower concentrations, in addition to being easier to manufacture, the researchers say.
Wearable Technology Insights
Dec 13, 2019
Smart Shirt with Integrated Sensors is Opening up New Applications

Smart Shirt with Integrated Sensors is Opening up New Applications

The special feature of TEXTILE-CIRCUIT is that conductive yarns can be incorporated directly into the textile during the warp knitting process, and they can be positioned in any location and in any design. Functional elements, such as sensors, conductors and coils, can be placed exactly where they are needed. No additional production sequences are needed whatsoever, and the textile characteristics are fully retained.
IDTechEx Research Subscribers
2019: A year of XR Technology

2019: A year of XR Technology

This premium article rounds up some of the news stories from XR (AR, VR and MR) topics in 2019.
Wearable Technology Insights
Dec 10, 2019
Wearable Graphene Sensors Use Ambient Light to Monitor Health

Wearable Graphene Sensors Use Ambient Light to Monitor Health

Graphene coated with nanoparticles has been used to make wearable light sensors that measure the human pulse and blood oxygen levels from ambient light passing through tissue, offering a potential platform for health-care monitoring.
Wearable Technology Insights
Dec 6, 2019
Women in STEM Discussion at the IDTechEx Show! USA 2019

Women in STEM Discussion at the IDTechEx Show! USA 2019

At the IDTechEx Show! USA 2019, in Santa Clara, there was a panel discussion on "Women in STEM". This article summarizes the key topics and points from the discussion.
Wearable Technology Insights
Dec 4, 2019
Battery-Free Computer Input at Your Fingertips

Battery-Free Computer Input at Your Fingertips

Computer scientists have created a device for wearable computer input suitable for many situations, just by touching your fingertips together in different ways.
Wearable Technology Insights
Dec 4, 2019
Using Electronics to Solve Common Biological Problems

Using Electronics to Solve Common Biological Problems

Researchers from multiple disciplines are working together to develop bioelectronics that can detect diseases, treat cancers and track marine animals; they may even discover the next generation of computing systems.
Wearable Technology Insights
Dec 3, 2019
Stretchable, Highly Conductive Film Promising for Wearable Electronics

Stretchable, Highly Conductive Film Promising for Wearable Electronics

Engineers have made a breathable material that is both highly stretchable and has good electrical conductivity, making it promising for on-skin electronics for people and wiring for robots.
Wearable Technology Insights
Nov 29, 2019
Cardiovascular Disease Technology Market Will Exceed $40Bn by 2030

Cardiovascular Disease Technology Market Will Exceed $40Bn by 2030

As developers' understanding of this disease grows, so will the range of devices at their disposal to address it. They have only scratched the surface of how technology can improve CVD patients' lives and, as they dig deeper, they will continue to unlock the potential of this growing market.
Wearable Technology Insights
Nov 29, 2019
Wood is the Surprising Ingredient in Electrodes for Wearables

Wood is the Surprising Ingredient in Electrodes for Wearables

Wood fibres are being used by researchers to create a new class of stronger and lower-cost electrodes for even lighter and long-lasting flexible electronics and wearables.
Wearable Technology Insights
Nov 27, 2019
Wearable Tech Could Help People Manage Diabetes

Wearable Tech Could Help People Manage Diabetes

People with diabetes would benefit from using wearable glucose monitors - according to new research.
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