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Wearable Technology Insights
Jan 28, 2021
Nearly Painless Microneedle Patch Tests for Antibodies and More

Nearly Painless Microneedle Patch Tests for Antibodies and More

Engineers have developed a microneedle patch that can be applied to the skin, capture a biomarker of interest and, thanks to its unprecedented sensitivity, allow clinicians to detect its presence. The technology is low cost, easy for clinicians or patients themselves to use, and could eliminate the need for a trip to the hospital just for a blood draw.
Wearable Technology Insights
Jan 27, 2021
Energy Harvesting Made Possible with Skin Temperature

Energy Harvesting Made Possible with Skin Temperature

Researchers have developed flexible thermoelectric devices with high power generation performance by maximizing flexibility and heat transfer efficiency. The researchers also presented a mass-production plan through an automated process including a printing process.
IDTechEx Research Subscribers
Skin Patches & e-Textiles at CES 2021

Skin Patches & e-Textiles at CES 2021

This premium article covers the major launches and themes in the niche wearable technology product areas of skin patches and e-textiles. Despite the "consumer" focus of the event, much of the discussion and product launches of note focused around health and wellness applications, including products on both the consumer and medical side of the regulatory barriers. This article reviews some of the prominent announcements and companies present at this year's virtual event.
External Company Press Release
CE Mark for  Breakthrough 24-7 Blood Pressure Monitoring System

CE Mark for Breakthrough 24-7 Blood Pressure Monitoring System

Aktiia today announced the first 24-7, automated blood pressure monitoring system that easily and comfortably gathers data during the day and while sleeping. This groundbreaking medical innovation will now provide people and their physicians comprehensive insights into blood pressure patterns that will better inform the diagnosis and management of hypertension.
IDTechEx Research Subscribers
Digital Health at CES 2021

Digital Health at CES 2021

CES is the world's largest and most influential technology event. Held annually in the first week of January in Las Vegas, USA, the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic forced CES 2021 onto an online platform. This IDTechEx premium article addresses some of the key themes and trends discussed during the digital health conference sessions at CES 2021.
Wearable Technology Insights
Jan 25, 2021
Making Masks Smarter and Safer Against COVID-19

Making Masks Smarter and Safer Against COVID-19

A new tool for monitoring COVID-19 may one day be right under your nose. Researchers are developing a color-changing test strip that can be stuck on a mask and used to detect SARS-CoV-2 in a user's breath or saliva.
Wearable Technology Insights
Jan 22, 2021
Fungal Wearables and Devices:  Biomaterials Pave The Way

Fungal Wearables and Devices: Biomaterials Pave The Way

Fungi are among the world's oldest and most tenacious organisms. They are now showing great promise to become one of the most useful materials for producing textiles, gadgets and other construction materials.
Wearable Technology Insights
Jan 21, 2021
Cuddle Vest with Printed Electronics can Give Hugs from a Distance

Cuddle Vest with Printed Electronics can Give Hugs from a Distance

A year onwards, COVID-19 is still among us, and hitting us hard. As a result of this current pandemic, people are expected to keep a safe distance from each other. No more hugs from friends and family, no more slaps on the shoulder from colleagues. But when people are not allowed to get close physically, feelings of loneliness and insecurity can arise.
Wearable Technology Insights
Jan 20, 2021
Smart Mattress Cover for Real Time Patient Monitoring

Smart Mattress Cover for Real Time Patient Monitoring

The smart mattress-cover demonstrator features an array of several hundred flexible printed pressure sensors from InnovationLab integrated with health-monitoring software from Bitquadrat, which leverages machine learning /artificial intelligence and real-time data processing.
External Company Press Release
Optomec Introduces New 3D Additive Electronics Printer

Optomec Introduces New 3D Additive Electronics Printer

Optomec is announcing a breakthrough advanced electronics packaging solution to meet the perpetual demand for miniaturization of mobile and wearable products.
Wearable Technology Insights
Jan 15, 2021
Industrial Smart Safety Glasses Proof of Concept

Industrial Smart Safety Glasses Proof of Concept

Harvest Technology Group Limited has entered into an agreement with Iristick NV to commence proof of concept trials for integration of the Infinity Nodestream and Wearwolf technology into Iristick's industrial smart glasses.
External Company Press Release
Novel Drug Free Therapeutic Wearable is on the Way

Novel Drug Free Therapeutic Wearable is on the Way

The 50 million Americans who suffer with chronic pain will soon have a drug-free alternative to provide relief. Today, Soovu Labs Inc moves out of stealth mode to announce the introduction of Soovu Wearable Pain Relief, a unique "therable" (wearable medical device and app) to treat chronic pain.
Wearable Technology Insights
Jan 12, 2021
Join the Upcoming Webinar - The Beginning of a New Era for Haptics

Join the Upcoming Webinar - The Beginning of a New Era for Haptics

Tuesday 26 January 2021 - Competitive landscape amongst leading actuator manufacturers; comparison of various emerging technology options and their commercial potential; broader themes in haptic feedback and go-to-market approaches and a review from recent industry events (including CES 2021)
Wearable Technology Insights
Jan 12, 2021
AR/VR/MR: The Critical Technology of the Next Decade

AR/VR/MR: The Critical Technology of the Next Decade

By 2030, IDTechEx predicts the augmented, virtual, and mixed reality market to be over $30Bn. With COVID-19 limiting physical interaction, virtual communication and interaction will be the norm for many years to come.
Wearable Technology Insights
Jan 12, 2021
Wearable Related Webinars Available to Watch On-Demand Today

Wearable Related Webinars Available to Watch On-Demand Today

IDTechEx currently have a number of wearable related webinars available to watch on-demand. These include presentations on XR, wearables - the impact of COVID, and self-powered electronics.
Wearable Technology Insights
Jan 11, 2021
Breakthrough Manufacturing Process for Sensor for Smart Contact Lenses

Breakthrough Manufacturing Process for Sensor for Smart Contact Lenses

Researchers report on how they have developed a breakthrough sensor system and manufacturing process. The global team of engineers reveal that the new contact lens sensor system contains a photodetector for receiving optical information, a temperature sensor for diagnosing potential corneal disease and a glucose sensor for directly monitoring the glucose levels in tear fluid.
Wearable Technology Insights
Jan 7, 2021
Smart Building Opportunities for Printed Sensors

Smart Building Opportunities for Printed Sensors

The building of the future may have printed sensors built into the walls, floor, and ceiling to detect water leaks, air quality, usage patterns, and more.
Wearable Technology Insights
Jan 7, 2021
Novel Film Keeps us Dry and Cool

Novel Film Keeps us Dry and Cool

A team of researchers from has created a novel film that is very effective in evaporating sweat from our skin to keep us cool and comfortable when we exercise, and the moisture harvested from human sweat can be used to power wearable electronic devices such as watches, fitness trackers, and more.
External Company Press Release
Smart Textile Alliance: New Initiative to Advance E-Textile Technology

Smart Textile Alliance: New Initiative to Advance E-Textile Technology

Smart textiles is a fascinating industry area with a significant amount of potential. Developing at the fringes of the electronics/flexible electronics and textile industries over the last 20+ years, it has achieved significant progress towards important new commercial products for a variety of applications.
Wearable Technology Insights
Jan 6, 2021
New IDTechEx Report Available to Order Today - Haptics 2021-2031

New IDTechEx Report Available to Order Today - Haptics 2021-2031

New report available from IDTechEx - "Haptics 2021-2031: Technologies, Market & Players". This in-depth report includes ERM motors, LRAs, piezoelectric ceramics and polymers, surface haptics, SMAs, electroactive polymers, kinaesthetic and contactless haptic feedback.
Wearable Technology Insights
Jan 28, 2021
Nearly Painless Microneedle Patch Tests for Antibodies and More

Nearly Painless Microneedle Patch Tests for Antibodies and More

Engineers have developed a microneedle patch that can be applied to the skin, capture a biomarker of interest and, thanks to its unprecedented sensitivity, allow clinicians to detect its presence. The technology is low cost, easy for clinicians or patients themselves to use, and could eliminate the need for a trip to the hospital just for a blood draw.
IDTechEx Research Subscribers
Skin Patches & e-Textiles at CES 2021

Skin Patches & e-Textiles at CES 2021

This premium article covers the major launches and themes in the niche wearable technology product areas of skin patches and e-textiles. Despite the "consumer" focus of the event, much of the discussion and product launches of note focused around health and wellness applications, including products on both the consumer and medical side of the regulatory barriers. This article reviews some of the prominent announcements and companies present at this year's virtual event.
IDTechEx Research Subscribers
Digital Health at CES 2021

Digital Health at CES 2021

CES is the world's largest and most influential technology event. Held annually in the first week of January in Las Vegas, USA, the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic forced CES 2021 onto an online platform. This IDTechEx premium article addresses some of the key themes and trends discussed during the digital health conference sessions at CES 2021.
Wearable Technology Insights
Jan 22, 2021
Fungal Wearables and Devices:  Biomaterials Pave The Way

Fungal Wearables and Devices: Biomaterials Pave The Way

Fungi are among the world's oldest and most tenacious organisms. They are now showing great promise to become one of the most useful materials for producing textiles, gadgets and other construction materials.
Wearable Technology Insights
Jan 20, 2021
Smart Mattress Cover for Real Time Patient Monitoring

Smart Mattress Cover for Real Time Patient Monitoring

The smart mattress-cover demonstrator features an array of several hundred flexible printed pressure sensors from InnovationLab integrated with health-monitoring software from Bitquadrat, which leverages machine learning /artificial intelligence and real-time data processing.
Wearable Technology Insights
Jan 15, 2021
Industrial Smart Safety Glasses Proof of Concept

Industrial Smart Safety Glasses Proof of Concept

Harvest Technology Group Limited has entered into an agreement with Iristick NV to commence proof of concept trials for integration of the Infinity Nodestream and Wearwolf technology into Iristick's industrial smart glasses.
Wearable Technology Insights
Jan 12, 2021
Join the Upcoming Webinar - The Beginning of a New Era for Haptics

Join the Upcoming Webinar - The Beginning of a New Era for Haptics

Tuesday 26 January 2021 - Competitive landscape amongst leading actuator manufacturers; comparison of various emerging technology options and their commercial potential; broader themes in haptic feedback and go-to-market approaches and a review from recent industry events (including CES 2021)
Wearable Technology Insights
Jan 12, 2021
Wearable Related Webinars Available to Watch On-Demand Today

Wearable Related Webinars Available to Watch On-Demand Today

IDTechEx currently have a number of wearable related webinars available to watch on-demand. These include presentations on XR, wearables - the impact of COVID, and self-powered electronics.
Wearable Technology Insights
Jan 7, 2021
Smart Building Opportunities for Printed Sensors

Smart Building Opportunities for Printed Sensors

The building of the future may have printed sensors built into the walls, floor, and ceiling to detect water leaks, air quality, usage patterns, and more.
External Company Press Release
Smart Textile Alliance: New Initiative to Advance E-Textile Technology

Smart Textile Alliance: New Initiative to Advance E-Textile Technology

Smart textiles is a fascinating industry area with a significant amount of potential. Developing at the fringes of the electronics/flexible electronics and textile industries over the last 20+ years, it has achieved significant progress towards important new commercial products for a variety of applications.
Wearable Technology Insights
Jan 27, 2021
Energy Harvesting Made Possible with Skin Temperature

Energy Harvesting Made Possible with Skin Temperature

Researchers have developed flexible thermoelectric devices with high power generation performance by maximizing flexibility and heat transfer efficiency. The researchers also presented a mass-production plan through an automated process including a printing process.
External Company Press Release
CE Mark for  Breakthrough 24-7 Blood Pressure Monitoring System

CE Mark for Breakthrough 24-7 Blood Pressure Monitoring System

Aktiia today announced the first 24-7, automated blood pressure monitoring system that easily and comfortably gathers data during the day and while sleeping. This groundbreaking medical innovation will now provide people and their physicians comprehensive insights into blood pressure patterns that will better inform the diagnosis and management of hypertension.
Wearable Technology Insights
Jan 25, 2021
Making Masks Smarter and Safer Against COVID-19

Making Masks Smarter and Safer Against COVID-19

A new tool for monitoring COVID-19 may one day be right under your nose. Researchers are developing a color-changing test strip that can be stuck on a mask and used to detect SARS-CoV-2 in a user's breath or saliva.
Wearable Technology Insights
Jan 21, 2021
Cuddle Vest with Printed Electronics can Give Hugs from a Distance

Cuddle Vest with Printed Electronics can Give Hugs from a Distance

A year onwards, COVID-19 is still among us, and hitting us hard. As a result of this current pandemic, people are expected to keep a safe distance from each other. No more hugs from friends and family, no more slaps on the shoulder from colleagues. But when people are not allowed to get close physically, feelings of loneliness and insecurity can arise.
External Company Press Release
Optomec Introduces New 3D Additive Electronics Printer

Optomec Introduces New 3D Additive Electronics Printer

Optomec is announcing a breakthrough advanced electronics packaging solution to meet the perpetual demand for miniaturization of mobile and wearable products.
External Company Press Release
Novel Drug Free Therapeutic Wearable is on the Way

Novel Drug Free Therapeutic Wearable is on the Way

The 50 million Americans who suffer with chronic pain will soon have a drug-free alternative to provide relief. Today, Soovu Labs Inc moves out of stealth mode to announce the introduction of Soovu Wearable Pain Relief, a unique "therable" (wearable medical device and app) to treat chronic pain.
Wearable Technology Insights
Jan 12, 2021
AR/VR/MR: The Critical Technology of the Next Decade

AR/VR/MR: The Critical Technology of the Next Decade

By 2030, IDTechEx predicts the augmented, virtual, and mixed reality market to be over $30Bn. With COVID-19 limiting physical interaction, virtual communication and interaction will be the norm for many years to come.
Wearable Technology Insights
Jan 11, 2021
Breakthrough Manufacturing Process for Sensor for Smart Contact Lenses

Breakthrough Manufacturing Process for Sensor for Smart Contact Lenses

Researchers report on how they have developed a breakthrough sensor system and manufacturing process. The global team of engineers reveal that the new contact lens sensor system contains a photodetector for receiving optical information, a temperature sensor for diagnosing potential corneal disease and a glucose sensor for directly monitoring the glucose levels in tear fluid.
Wearable Technology Insights
Jan 7, 2021
Novel Film Keeps us Dry and Cool

Novel Film Keeps us Dry and Cool

A team of researchers from has created a novel film that is very effective in evaporating sweat from our skin to keep us cool and comfortable when we exercise, and the moisture harvested from human sweat can be used to power wearable electronic devices such as watches, fitness trackers, and more.
Wearable Technology Insights
Jan 6, 2021
New IDTechEx Report Available to Order Today - Haptics 2021-2031

New IDTechEx Report Available to Order Today - Haptics 2021-2031

New report available from IDTechEx - "Haptics 2021-2031: Technologies, Market & Players". This in-depth report includes ERM motors, LRAs, piezoelectric ceramics and polymers, surface haptics, SMAs, electroactive polymers, kinaesthetic and contactless haptic feedback.
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