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Wearable Technology Insights
Apr 2, 2021
Smart Clothes Measure your Movements

Smart Clothes Measure your Movements

In recent years there have been exciting breakthroughs in wearable technologies, like smartwatches that can monitor your breathing and blood oxygen levels. But what about a wearable that can detect how you move as you do a physical activity or play a sport, and could potentially even offer feedback on how to improve your technique?
Wearable Technology Insights
Apr 1, 2021
Graphene Foam Doubles Longevity of Running Shoes

Graphene Foam Doubles Longevity of Running Shoes

Sports footwear firm inov-8 has unveiled the world's first running shoe to use a graphene-enhanced foam in the sole, bucking the widespread trend for carbon-plate technology and doubling the industry standard for longevity.
Wearable Technology Insights
Apr 1, 2021
Microsoft Wins Contract to Supply US Army with Headsets

Microsoft Wins Contract to Supply US Army with Headsets

The United States Army announced that it will work with Microsoft on the production phase of the Integrated Visual Augmentation System program as it moves from rapid prototyping to production and rapid fielding.
IDTechEx Research Subscribers
Event Summary: Flex2021

Event Summary: Flex2021

In late February 2021 IDTechEx attended the Flex2021 conference. Conference talks and attendees were a mix of primarily early-stage companies and academics. This premium article covers a selection of the most interesting and/or commercially relevant talks.
IDTechEx Research Subscribers
Non-Invasive Glucose Sensing Technologies

Non-Invasive Glucose Sensing Technologies

In this premium article, IDTechEx examines various approaches that have been made in developing non-invasive glucose sensors for diabetes management.
Wearable Technology Insights
Mar 30, 2021
Harvesting Energy from Radio Waves to Power Wearable Devices

Harvesting Energy from Radio Waves to Power Wearable Devices

From microwave ovens to Wi-Fi connections, the radio waves that permeate the environment are not just signals of energy consumed but are also sources of energy themselves.
IDTechEx Research Subscribers
Event Summary: CPES2021

Event Summary: CPES2021

On 17 - 19th of March 2021 IDTechEx attended (virtually) the Canadian Printed and Flexible Electronics Symposium), known as CPES2021. This premium article reviews a selection of the most interesting and/or commercially relevant talks
Wearable Technology Insights
Mar 29, 2021
Low-cost Flexible Displays Poised for Growth

Low-cost Flexible Displays Poised for Growth

As increasing numbers of devices gain electronic functionality, many new applications will require some sort of display. This growth in functional, wirelessly connected devices is an exciting technological transition that could radically reshape how we interact with previously inanimate objects.
Wearable Technology Insights
Mar 24, 2021
Technology Analyst Careers at IDTechEx: Positions Available

Technology Analyst Careers at IDTechEx: Positions Available

We are looking for entrepreneurial, enthusiastic people to join IDTechEx to apply their technical knowledge. You will be involved with technology scouting, market research and consultancy in a rapidly growing, exciting, global firm.
Wearable Technology Insights
Mar 23, 2021
Efficient Ocean Wave Energy Harvesting for "Blue Energy"

Efficient Ocean Wave Energy Harvesting for "Blue Energy"

A research team has recently developed a water-tube-based triboelectric nanogenerator that can efficiently convert various irregular and low-frequency mechanical energies, including ocean wave energy, into electricity, providing a new avenue for the development of "blue energy".
IDTechEx Research Subscribers
Electrically Conductive Adhesives in Wearable Electronic Applications

Electrically Conductive Adhesives in Wearable Electronic Applications

Investigating the fields of Component and Electrode Attachments in the Wearables Industry
Wearable Technology Insights
Mar 22, 2021
Wearable Electronic Textiles for the Smart Dresser

Wearable Electronic Textiles for the Smart Dresser

An electronic textile with a large-area display that could have applications in communications, navigation and healthcare is described in Nature. The textile is flexible, breathable and durable, making it an ideal material for practical uses.
IDTechEx Research Subscribers
Reality Checking the IOT story

Reality Checking the IOT story

Market research companies of all sizes generally pitch the 2020 market for Internet of Things at $200-£500 billion. They cite the leading players as companies with around that in total sales! These companies have mostly been large for quite a while so have their traditional businesses collapsed and been replaced by this great new thing? There is no evidence for that. So what do the pundits say these massive sums consist of?
Wearable Technology Insights
Mar 19, 2021
Pressure Sensors Ensure a Proper Helmet Fit to Protect the Brain

Pressure Sensors Ensure a Proper Helmet Fit to Protect the Brain

Many athletes, from football players to equestrians, rely on helmets to protect their heads from impacts or falls. However, a loose or improperly fitted helmet could leave them vulnerable to traumatic brain injuries. Now, researchers have developed a highly sensitive pressure sensor cap that, when worn under a helmet, could help reveal whether the headgear is a perfect fit.
Wearable Technology Insights
Mar 17, 2021
Electronic Textiles Made With new Cellulose Thread

Electronic Textiles Made With new Cellulose Thread

Electronic textiles offer revolutionary new opportunities in various fields, in particular healthcare. But to be sustainable, they need to be made of renewable materials. A research team now presents a thread made of conductive cellulose, which offers fascinating and practical possibilities for electronic textiles.
Wearable Technology Insights
Mar 11, 2021
Wearable Microgrid Uses the Human Body to Power Small Gadgets

Wearable Microgrid Uses the Human Body to Power Small Gadgets

Nanoengineers have developed a "wearable microgrid" that harvests and stores energy from the human body to power small electronics. It consists of three main parts: sweat-powered biofuel cells, motion-powered devices called triboelectric generators, and energy-storing supercapacitors. All parts are flexible, washable and can be screen printed onto clothing.
External Company Press Release
intelliFLEX to present Virtual CPES2021, March 17-19, 2021

intelliFLEX to present Virtual CPES2021, March 17-19, 2021

The intelliFLEX Innovation Alliance is proud to present the Virtual CPES2021, March 17-19, 2021. The Canadian Printed and flexible Electronics Symposium will focus on the most relevant, state of the art technical topics and global networking.
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
Apr 2, 2021
Smart Clothes Measure your Movements

Smart Clothes Measure your Movements

In recent years there have been exciting breakthroughs in wearable technologies, like smartwatches that can monitor your breathing and blood oxygen levels. But what about a wearable that can detect how you move as you do a physical activity or play a sport, and could potentially even offer feedback on how to improve your technique?
Wearable Technology Insights
Apr 1, 2021
Microsoft Wins Contract to Supply US Army with Headsets

Microsoft Wins Contract to Supply US Army with Headsets

The United States Army announced that it will work with Microsoft on the production phase of the Integrated Visual Augmentation System program as it moves from rapid prototyping to production and rapid fielding.
IDTechEx Research Subscribers
Non-Invasive Glucose Sensing Technologies

Non-Invasive Glucose Sensing Technologies

In this premium article, IDTechEx examines various approaches that have been made in developing non-invasive glucose sensors for diabetes management.
IDTechEx Research Subscribers
Event Summary: CPES2021

Event Summary: CPES2021

On 17 - 19th of March 2021 IDTechEx attended (virtually) the Canadian Printed and Flexible Electronics Symposium), known as CPES2021. This premium article reviews a selection of the most interesting and/or commercially relevant talks
Wearable Technology Insights
Mar 24, 2021
Technology Analyst Careers at IDTechEx: Positions Available

Technology Analyst Careers at IDTechEx: Positions Available

We are looking for entrepreneurial, enthusiastic people to join IDTechEx to apply their technical knowledge. You will be involved with technology scouting, market research and consultancy in a rapidly growing, exciting, global firm.
IDTechEx Research Subscribers
Electrically Conductive Adhesives in Wearable Electronic Applications

Electrically Conductive Adhesives in Wearable Electronic Applications

Investigating the fields of Component and Electrode Attachments in the Wearables Industry
IDTechEx Research Subscribers
Reality Checking the IOT story

Reality Checking the IOT story

Market research companies of all sizes generally pitch the 2020 market for Internet of Things at $200-£500 billion. They cite the leading players as companies with around that in total sales! These companies have mostly been large for quite a while so have their traditional businesses collapsed and been replaced by this great new thing? There is no evidence for that. So what do the pundits say these massive sums consist of?
Wearable Technology Insights
Mar 17, 2021
Electronic Textiles Made With new Cellulose Thread

Electronic Textiles Made With new Cellulose Thread

Electronic textiles offer revolutionary new opportunities in various fields, in particular healthcare. But to be sustainable, they need to be made of renewable materials. A research team now presents a thread made of conductive cellulose, which offers fascinating and practical possibilities for electronic textiles.
External Company Press Release
intelliFLEX to present Virtual CPES2021, March 17-19, 2021

intelliFLEX to present Virtual CPES2021, March 17-19, 2021

The intelliFLEX Innovation Alliance is proud to present the Virtual CPES2021, March 17-19, 2021. The Canadian Printed and flexible Electronics Symposium will focus on the most relevant, state of the art technical topics and global networking.
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
Apr 1, 2021
Graphene Foam Doubles Longevity of Running Shoes

Graphene Foam Doubles Longevity of Running Shoes

Sports footwear firm inov-8 has unveiled the world's first running shoe to use a graphene-enhanced foam in the sole, bucking the widespread trend for carbon-plate technology and doubling the industry standard for longevity.
IDTechEx Research Subscribers
Event Summary: Flex2021

Event Summary: Flex2021

In late February 2021 IDTechEx attended the Flex2021 conference. Conference talks and attendees were a mix of primarily early-stage companies and academics. This premium article covers a selection of the most interesting and/or commercially relevant talks.
Wearable Technology Insights
Mar 30, 2021
Harvesting Energy from Radio Waves to Power Wearable Devices

Harvesting Energy from Radio Waves to Power Wearable Devices

From microwave ovens to Wi-Fi connections, the radio waves that permeate the environment are not just signals of energy consumed but are also sources of energy themselves.
Wearable Technology Insights
Mar 29, 2021
Low-cost Flexible Displays Poised for Growth

Low-cost Flexible Displays Poised for Growth

As increasing numbers of devices gain electronic functionality, many new applications will require some sort of display. This growth in functional, wirelessly connected devices is an exciting technological transition that could radically reshape how we interact with previously inanimate objects.
Wearable Technology Insights
Mar 23, 2021
Efficient Ocean Wave Energy Harvesting for "Blue Energy"

Efficient Ocean Wave Energy Harvesting for "Blue Energy"

A research team has recently developed a water-tube-based triboelectric nanogenerator that can efficiently convert various irregular and low-frequency mechanical energies, including ocean wave energy, into electricity, providing a new avenue for the development of "blue energy".
Wearable Technology Insights
Mar 22, 2021
Wearable Electronic Textiles for the Smart Dresser

Wearable Electronic Textiles for the Smart Dresser

An electronic textile with a large-area display that could have applications in communications, navigation and healthcare is described in Nature. The textile is flexible, breathable and durable, making it an ideal material for practical uses.
Wearable Technology Insights
Mar 19, 2021
Pressure Sensors Ensure a Proper Helmet Fit to Protect the Brain

Pressure Sensors Ensure a Proper Helmet Fit to Protect the Brain

Many athletes, from football players to equestrians, rely on helmets to protect their heads from impacts or falls. However, a loose or improperly fitted helmet could leave them vulnerable to traumatic brain injuries. Now, researchers have developed a highly sensitive pressure sensor cap that, when worn under a helmet, could help reveal whether the headgear is a perfect fit.
Wearable Technology Insights
Mar 11, 2021
Wearable Microgrid Uses the Human Body to Power Small Gadgets

Wearable Microgrid Uses the Human Body to Power Small Gadgets

Nanoengineers have developed a "wearable microgrid" that harvests and stores energy from the human body to power small electronics. It consists of three main parts: sweat-powered biofuel cells, motion-powered devices called triboelectric generators, and energy-storing supercapacitors. All parts are flexible, washable and can be screen printed onto clothing.
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.
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