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Wearable Technology Insights
Mar 9, 2021
User Interface Solutions for the Medical Device Marketplace

User Interface Solutions for the Medical Device Marketplace

Are your product designs meeting users' expectations? Today's medical end users, whether professional or consumer, expect their healthcare and wellness delivery systems and devices to be intuitive, easy to use and reliable, regardless of when and where they are utilized.
Wearable Technology Insights
Mar 9, 2021
Improved Heat Leakage for Wearables

Improved Heat Leakage for Wearables

Researchers report significant enhancements in preventing heat leakage in the flexible body heat harvester they first reported in 2017 and updated in 2020. The harvesters use heat energy from the human body to power wearable technologies - think of smart watches that measure your heart rate, blood oxygen, glucose and other health parameters - that never need to have their batteries recharged.
Wearable Technology Insights
Mar 8, 2021
Recycled Cotton Becomes New Fabric

Recycled Cotton Becomes New Fabric

A lot of us recycle our old textiles, but few of us know that they are very difficult to re-use, and often end up in landfills anyway. Now, researchers have developed a method that converts cotton into sugar, that in turn can be turned into spandex, nylon or ethanol.
Wearable Technology Insights
Mar 5, 2021
Wearable to Monitor Jaundice Causing Bilirubin, Vitals in Newborns

Wearable to Monitor Jaundice Causing Bilirubin, Vitals in Newborns

Researchers in Japan have developed the first wearable devices to precisely monitor jaundice, a yellowing of the skin caused by elevated bilirubin levels in the blood that can cause severe medical conditions in newborns.
Wearable Technology Insights
Mar 3, 2021
Soft and Comfortable E-Textiles

Soft and Comfortable E-Textiles

Advances in wearable devices have enabled e-textiles, which fuse lightweight and comfortable textiles with smart electronics, and are garnering attention as the next-generation wearable technology. In particular, fiber electronic devices endowed with electrical properties, while retaining the specific characteristics of textiles, are key elements in manufacturing e-textiles.
IDTechEx Research Subscribers
Event Summary: innoLAE 2021 (Innovations in Large-Area Electronics)

Event Summary: innoLAE 2021 (Innovations in Large-Area Electronics)

On 24-25th of February 2021 IDTechEx attended the Innovations in Large Area Electronics (InnoLAE) conference. Conference attendees were a mix of primarily early-stage companies and academics. This premium article divides a selection of the most interesting and/or commercially relevant talks into 4 sections
Wearable Technology Insights
Mar 1, 2021
Light-Emitting Tattoo Engineered for the First Time

Light-Emitting Tattoo Engineered for the First Time

Scientists have created a temporary tattoo with light-emitting technology used in TV and smartphone screens, paving the way for a new type of "smart tattoo" with a range of potential uses.
Wearable Technology Insights
Feb 26, 2021
Detecting COVID-19 With a Sticker on Your Skin

Detecting COVID-19 With a Sticker on Your Skin

One day, a wearable, bioelectronic device could wirelessly transmit a person's vital signs — potentially providing critical information for early detection of health issues such as COVID-19 or heart disease — to a healthcare provider, eliminating the need for an in-person visit while also saving lives.
Wearable Technology Insights
Feb 26, 2021
Immersion Announces New Recommended Practice for Broadcasting Haptics

Immersion Announces New Recommended Practice for Broadcasting Haptics

Immersion Corporation announces the latest progress on creating a standard for haptics. This latest development provides a recommended approach for content distributors to add haptic playback capability to mobile apps and expand the distribution of haptic-enhanced content to viewers.
Wearable Technology Insights
Feb 25, 2021
A Critical Year for Haptics as New Technology Options Mature

A Critical Year for Haptics as New Technology Options Mature

Investment and development in haptics is accelerating, and the supply chain providing the actuators, drivers and software behind these key components is evolving at a faster pace every year. IDTechEx's latest report on haptics, "Haptics 2021-2031: Technologies, Market & Players", predicts that the industry will be worth nearly $5bn in 2025.
Wearable Technology Insights
Feb 24, 2021
The Future of Electronics is Stretchy

The Future of Electronics is Stretchy

Stretchable electronic circuits are critical for soft robotics, wearable technologies, and biomedical applications. The current ways of making them, though, have limited their potential.
Wearable Technology Insights
Feb 23, 2021
Breathable Skin Monitors that Wick the Sweat Away​

Breathable Skin Monitors that Wick the Sweat Away​

A new preparation technique fabricates thin, silicone-based patches that rapidly wick water away from the skin. The technique could reduce the redness and itching caused by wearable biosensors that trap sweat beneath them.
Wearable Technology Insights
Feb 23, 2021
Energy Harvesting Technology to Make Roads Safer

Energy Harvesting Technology to Make Roads Safer

An eco-friendly energy-harvesting smart sensor could help make roads safer by identifying potentially dangerous driver behaviour.
Wearable Technology Insights
Feb 22, 2021
Self Powered Cycling Helmet Harvests Light for Power

Self Powered Cycling Helmet Harvests Light for Power

The world's first self-powered cycling helmet which integrates an innovative light-harvesting material, which can convert any light source, indoor or outdoor, into electrical power.
Wearable Technology Insights
Feb 22, 2021
Credit Card Sized Soft Pumps Power Wearable Artificial Muscles

Credit Card Sized Soft Pumps Power Wearable Artificial Muscles

Robotic clothing that is entirely soft and could help people to move more easily is a step closer to reality thanks to the development of a new flexible and lightweight power system for soft robotics.
Wearable Technology Insights
Feb 19, 2021
6G Communications Trillion Dollar Opportunity

6G Communications Trillion Dollar Opportunity

Phone systems change every ten years. 5G communications is now rolling out worldwide. It is time to plan 6G communications for 2030! Although little is decided - not even the frequency - much can be said about the extremely ambitious 6G objectives and challenges. This article gives the IDTechEx appraisal of 6G communications 2021-2041.
Wearable Technology Insights
Feb 18, 2021
Microfluidic Sensor to Measure Lactate Concentration in Real Time

Microfluidic Sensor to Measure Lactate Concentration in Real Time

Although lactate-measuring wearable sensors have already been proposed, most of them are composed of materials that can cause irritation of the skin. To address this problem, a team of scientists recently carried out a study to bring us a more comfortable and practical sensor.
Wearable Technology Insights
Feb 16, 2021
New Skin Patch Brings Us Closer to Wearable, All-In-One Health Monitor

New Skin Patch Brings Us Closer to Wearable, All-In-One Health Monitor

Engineers have developed a soft, stretchy skin patch that can be worn on the neck to continuously track blood pressure and heart rate while measuring the wearer's levels of glucose as well as lactate, alcohol or caffeine. It is the first wearable device that monitors cardiovascular signals and multiple biochemical levels in the human body at the same time.
Wearable Technology Insights
Feb 12, 2021
Signs of Burnout can be Detected in Sweat

Signs of Burnout can be Detected in Sweat

We've all felt stressed at some point, whether in our personal or professional lives or in response to exceptional circumstances like the COVID-19 pandemic. But until now there has been no way to quantify stress levels in an objective manner.
Wearable Technology Insights
Feb 11, 2021
Wearable Device Turns the Body into a Battery

Wearable Device Turns the Body into a Battery

Researchers have developed a new, low-cost wearable device that transforms the human body into a biological battery.
Wearable Technology Insights
Mar 9, 2021
User Interface Solutions for the Medical Device Marketplace

User Interface Solutions for the Medical Device Marketplace

Are your product designs meeting users' expectations? Today's medical end users, whether professional or consumer, expect their healthcare and wellness delivery systems and devices to be intuitive, easy to use and reliable, regardless of when and where they are utilized.
Wearable Technology Insights
Mar 8, 2021
Recycled Cotton Becomes New Fabric

Recycled Cotton Becomes New Fabric

A lot of us recycle our old textiles, but few of us know that they are very difficult to re-use, and often end up in landfills anyway. Now, researchers have developed a method that converts cotton into sugar, that in turn can be turned into spandex, nylon or ethanol.
Wearable Technology Insights
Mar 3, 2021
Soft and Comfortable E-Textiles

Soft and Comfortable E-Textiles

Advances in wearable devices have enabled e-textiles, which fuse lightweight and comfortable textiles with smart electronics, and are garnering attention as the next-generation wearable technology. In particular, fiber electronic devices endowed with electrical properties, while retaining the specific characteristics of textiles, are key elements in manufacturing e-textiles.
Wearable Technology Insights
Mar 1, 2021
Light-Emitting Tattoo Engineered for the First Time

Light-Emitting Tattoo Engineered for the First Time

Scientists have created a temporary tattoo with light-emitting technology used in TV and smartphone screens, paving the way for a new type of "smart tattoo" with a range of potential uses.
Wearable Technology Insights
Feb 26, 2021
Immersion Announces New Recommended Practice for Broadcasting Haptics

Immersion Announces New Recommended Practice for Broadcasting Haptics

Immersion Corporation announces the latest progress on creating a standard for haptics. This latest development provides a recommended approach for content distributors to add haptic playback capability to mobile apps and expand the distribution of haptic-enhanced content to viewers.
Wearable Technology Insights
Feb 24, 2021
The Future of Electronics is Stretchy

The Future of Electronics is Stretchy

Stretchable electronic circuits are critical for soft robotics, wearable technologies, and biomedical applications. The current ways of making them, though, have limited their potential.
Wearable Technology Insights
Feb 23, 2021
Energy Harvesting Technology to Make Roads Safer

Energy Harvesting Technology to Make Roads Safer

An eco-friendly energy-harvesting smart sensor could help make roads safer by identifying potentially dangerous driver behaviour.
Wearable Technology Insights
Feb 22, 2021
Credit Card Sized Soft Pumps Power Wearable Artificial Muscles

Credit Card Sized Soft Pumps Power Wearable Artificial Muscles

Robotic clothing that is entirely soft and could help people to move more easily is a step closer to reality thanks to the development of a new flexible and lightweight power system for soft robotics.
Wearable Technology Insights
Feb 18, 2021
Microfluidic Sensor to Measure Lactate Concentration in Real Time

Microfluidic Sensor to Measure Lactate Concentration in Real Time

Although lactate-measuring wearable sensors have already been proposed, most of them are composed of materials that can cause irritation of the skin. To address this problem, a team of scientists recently carried out a study to bring us a more comfortable and practical sensor.
Wearable Technology Insights
Feb 12, 2021
Signs of Burnout can be Detected in Sweat

Signs of Burnout can be Detected in Sweat

We've all felt stressed at some point, whether in our personal or professional lives or in response to exceptional circumstances like the COVID-19 pandemic. But until now there has been no way to quantify stress levels in an objective manner.
Wearable Technology Insights
Mar 9, 2021
Improved Heat Leakage for Wearables

Improved Heat Leakage for Wearables

Researchers report significant enhancements in preventing heat leakage in the flexible body heat harvester they first reported in 2017 and updated in 2020. The harvesters use heat energy from the human body to power wearable technologies - think of smart watches that measure your heart rate, blood oxygen, glucose and other health parameters - that never need to have their batteries recharged.
Wearable Technology Insights
Mar 5, 2021
Wearable to Monitor Jaundice Causing Bilirubin, Vitals in Newborns

Wearable to Monitor Jaundice Causing Bilirubin, Vitals in Newborns

Researchers in Japan have developed the first wearable devices to precisely monitor jaundice, a yellowing of the skin caused by elevated bilirubin levels in the blood that can cause severe medical conditions in newborns.
IDTechEx Research Subscribers
Event Summary: innoLAE 2021 (Innovations in Large-Area Electronics)

Event Summary: innoLAE 2021 (Innovations in Large-Area Electronics)

On 24-25th of February 2021 IDTechEx attended the Innovations in Large Area Electronics (InnoLAE) conference. Conference attendees were a mix of primarily early-stage companies and academics. This premium article divides a selection of the most interesting and/or commercially relevant talks into 4 sections
Wearable Technology Insights
Feb 26, 2021
Detecting COVID-19 With a Sticker on Your Skin

Detecting COVID-19 With a Sticker on Your Skin

One day, a wearable, bioelectronic device could wirelessly transmit a person's vital signs — potentially providing critical information for early detection of health issues such as COVID-19 or heart disease — to a healthcare provider, eliminating the need for an in-person visit while also saving lives.
Wearable Technology Insights
Feb 25, 2021
A Critical Year for Haptics as New Technology Options Mature

A Critical Year for Haptics as New Technology Options Mature

Investment and development in haptics is accelerating, and the supply chain providing the actuators, drivers and software behind these key components is evolving at a faster pace every year. IDTechEx's latest report on haptics, "Haptics 2021-2031: Technologies, Market & Players", predicts that the industry will be worth nearly $5bn in 2025.
Wearable Technology Insights
Feb 23, 2021
Breathable Skin Monitors that Wick the Sweat Away​

Breathable Skin Monitors that Wick the Sweat Away​

A new preparation technique fabricates thin, silicone-based patches that rapidly wick water away from the skin. The technique could reduce the redness and itching caused by wearable biosensors that trap sweat beneath them.
Wearable Technology Insights
Feb 22, 2021
Self Powered Cycling Helmet Harvests Light for Power

Self Powered Cycling Helmet Harvests Light for Power

The world's first self-powered cycling helmet which integrates an innovative light-harvesting material, which can convert any light source, indoor or outdoor, into electrical power.
Wearable Technology Insights
Feb 19, 2021
6G Communications Trillion Dollar Opportunity

6G Communications Trillion Dollar Opportunity

Phone systems change every ten years. 5G communications is now rolling out worldwide. It is time to plan 6G communications for 2030! Although little is decided - not even the frequency - much can be said about the extremely ambitious 6G objectives and challenges. This article gives the IDTechEx appraisal of 6G communications 2021-2041.
Wearable Technology Insights
Feb 16, 2021
New Skin Patch Brings Us Closer to Wearable, All-In-One Health Monitor

New Skin Patch Brings Us Closer to Wearable, All-In-One Health Monitor

Engineers have developed a soft, stretchy skin patch that can be worn on the neck to continuously track blood pressure and heart rate while measuring the wearer's levels of glucose as well as lactate, alcohol or caffeine. It is the first wearable device that monitors cardiovascular signals and multiple biochemical levels in the human body at the same time.
Wearable Technology Insights
Feb 11, 2021
Wearable Device Turns the Body into a Battery

Wearable Device Turns the Body into a Battery

Researchers have developed a new, low-cost wearable device that transforms the human body into a biological battery.
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