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Wearable Technology Insights
May 3, 2021
Join the Webinar 6 May: Micro-LED Displays for 2021 Onwards

Join the Webinar 6 May: Micro-LED Displays for 2021 Onwards

Contents that will be covered in this webinar include: From Mini-LED to Micro-LED displays and what the trend means; Motivations and drivers of micro-LED displays; How COVID-19 can impact the business; and Discussion of value propositions of micro-LED displays
Wearable Technology Insights
May 3, 2021
Wearable Glucose Monitors Provide New Insights into Type 2 Diabetes

Wearable Glucose Monitors Provide New Insights into Type 2 Diabetes

In one of the first studies of its kind, medical and engineering researchers have shown wearable devices that continuously monitor blood sugar provide new insights into the progression of Type 2 diabetes among at-risk Hispanic/Latino adults.
Wearable Technology Insights
Apr 30, 2021
Non-toxic, Flexible Energy Converters Could Power Wearables

Non-toxic, Flexible Energy Converters Could Power Wearables

A wide variety of portable and wearable electronics have become a large part of our daily lives, so a group of researchers wondered if these could be powered by harvesting electricity from the waste heat that exists all around us.
Wearable Technology Insights
Apr 29, 2021
Smart Fabric Allows Users to Track Data Directly Through Clothing

Smart Fabric Allows Users to Track Data Directly Through Clothing

Nextiles is launching into the sports and performance market to provide smart thread technology that captures biometric and biomechanics data.
Wearable Technology Insights
Apr 28, 2021
Ankle Exoskeletons can Greatly Increase Walking Speed

Ankle Exoskeletons can Greatly Increase Walking Speed

Being unable to walk quickly can be frustrating and problematic, but it is a common issue, especially as people age. Noting the pervasiveness of slower-than-desired walking, engineers have tested how well a prototype exoskeleton system they have developed - which attaches around the shin and into a running shoe - increased the self-selected walking speed of people in an experimental setting.
External Company Press Release
'QuickFitting' QTSS™ Quantum Material flexible pressure sensing strips

'QuickFitting' QTSS™ Quantum Material flexible pressure sensing strips

A multi-disciplinary team is driving environmental and societal change by developing novel affordable and simple to manufacture QuickFitting textile multi-point pressure sensing strips for real-time monitoring in the medical and healthcare sector for potential use in areas such as prosthetic fit and bandage compression therapy for leg ulcers.
External Company Press Release
Plastic Logic's Colour Display Revolutionises Smart Wearables

Plastic Logic's Colour Display Revolutionises Smart Wearables

Plastic Logic has announced a new flexible 5.4in colour display that is set to revolutionise smart wearable devices.
Wearable Technology Insights
Apr 19, 2021
Wearable Sensors That Detect Gas Leaks

Wearable Sensors That Detect Gas Leaks

Gas accidents such as toxic gas leakage in factories, carbon monoxide leakage of boilers, or toxic gas suffocation during manhole cleaning continue to claim lives and cause injuries. Developing a sensor that can quickly detect toxic gases or biochemicals is still an important issue in public health, environmental monitoring, and military sectors.
Wearable Technology Insights
Apr 16, 2021
Stretching the Boundaries of Medical Tech with Wearable Antennae

Stretching the Boundaries of Medical Tech with Wearable Antennae

Current research on flexible electronics is paving the way for wireless sensors that can be worn on the body and collect a variety of medical data. But where do the data go? Without a similar flexible transmitting device, these sensors would require wired connections to transmit health data.
External Company Press Release
COROS Partners With Shane Benzie & Running Reborn

COROS Partners With Shane Benzie & Running Reborn

COROS Wearables Inc have announced a partnership with performance coach Shane Benzie, and Running Reborn. The partnership aims to develop further research into the scientific field of Vertical Oscillation, as well as to educate on the benefits of training with COROS Running Dynamics by pairing this data with professional movement techniques to ensure that training and recovery are optimised.
Wearable Technology Insights
Apr 14, 2021
Smarty-Pants: Could Intelligent Underwear Improve Your Life?

Smarty-Pants: Could Intelligent Underwear Improve Your Life?

It is not uncommon to have a favorite bra, or a lucky pair of pants. Now, innovations in E-Textiles and Smart Clothing have taken this phenomenon to the next level. Imagine a pair of pants that can play your party playlist when you get too sad, or a bra that can turn down the thermostat when your indoor workout raises your temperature.
Wearable Technology Insights
Apr 13, 2021
Progress with Smart Hearing Aids

Progress with Smart Hearing Aids

Researchers have succeeded for the first time in measuring brain waves directly via a cochlear implant. These brainwaves indicate in an objective way how good or bad a person's hearing is. The research results are important for the further development of smart hearing aids.
Wearable Technology Insights
Apr 12, 2021
AI-Powered Backpack Helps Visually Impaired Navigate World

AI-Powered Backpack Helps Visually Impaired Navigate World

Researchers have designed an AI-powered, voice-activated backpack that can help the visually impaired navigate and perceive the world around them. The backpack helps detect common challenges such as traffic signs, hanging obstacles, crosswalks, moving objects and changing elevations, all while running on a low-power, interactive device.
External Company Press Release
Oppo Band Launches in the UK

Oppo Band Launches in the UK

OPPO has announced the launch of the OPPO Band, the smartphone brand's first wearable device designed to enhance and improve the fitness experience. It's the newest addition to OPPO's smart device line and follows the success of the OPPO Watch series last year.
IDTechEx Research Subscribers
Batteryless RFID, NFC, RTLS

Batteryless RFID, NFC, RTLS

Replacements for active RFID improve range but retain a problem of life being limited by battery life. Energy harvesting is slowly being adopted to reduce the problem but weight, size and cost are issues.
IDTechEx Research Subscribers
Batteryless cell phones and wearables

Batteryless cell phones and wearables

If it becomes possible to affordably harvest energy in the available space as fast as it is consumed, the battery life problems with most wearables will be solved.
IDTechEx Research Subscribers
Event Summary: LOPEC 2021

Event Summary: LOPEC 2021

On 22 - 24th of March 2021 IDTechEx attended (virtually) the LOPEC conference, organised by the European Organic Electronics Association (OEA). This premium article reviews a selection of the most interesting and/or commercially relevant talks.
Wearable Technology Insights
Apr 8, 2021
Source Technology for the Use of Wearable Devices Without Recharging

Source Technology for the Use of Wearable Devices Without Recharging

Despite the continued development and commercialization of various wearable electronic devices, such as smart bands, progress with these devices has been curbed by one major limitation, as they regularly need to be recharged. However, a new technology has become a hot topic, as it shows significant potential to overcome this limitation for wearable electronic devices.
External Company Press Release
New Silicone Adhesive for Wearable Devices on Fragile Skin

New Silicone Adhesive for Wearable Devices on Fragile Skin

As the number of people with chronic diseases and the size of the aging population continue to grow, medical device design engineers need adhesive solutions that are both gentle and secure to help support device compliance by end users.
Wearable Technology Insights
Apr 5, 2021
Antibacterial Gel Bandage Developed Using Durian Husk

Antibacterial Gel Bandage Developed Using Durian Husk

Food scientists have made an antibacterial gel bandage using the discarded husks of the popular tropical fruit, durian.
Wearable Technology Insights
May 3, 2021
Join the Webinar 6 May: Micro-LED Displays for 2021 Onwards

Join the Webinar 6 May: Micro-LED Displays for 2021 Onwards

Contents that will be covered in this webinar include: From Mini-LED to Micro-LED displays and what the trend means; Motivations and drivers of micro-LED displays; How COVID-19 can impact the business; and Discussion of value propositions of micro-LED displays
Wearable Technology Insights
Apr 30, 2021
Non-toxic, Flexible Energy Converters Could Power Wearables

Non-toxic, Flexible Energy Converters Could Power Wearables

A wide variety of portable and wearable electronics have become a large part of our daily lives, so a group of researchers wondered if these could be powered by harvesting electricity from the waste heat that exists all around us.
Wearable Technology Insights
Apr 28, 2021
Ankle Exoskeletons can Greatly Increase Walking Speed

Ankle Exoskeletons can Greatly Increase Walking Speed

Being unable to walk quickly can be frustrating and problematic, but it is a common issue, especially as people age. Noting the pervasiveness of slower-than-desired walking, engineers have tested how well a prototype exoskeleton system they have developed - which attaches around the shin and into a running shoe - increased the self-selected walking speed of people in an experimental setting.
External Company Press Release
Plastic Logic's Colour Display Revolutionises Smart Wearables

Plastic Logic's Colour Display Revolutionises Smart Wearables

Plastic Logic has announced a new flexible 5.4in colour display that is set to revolutionise smart wearable devices.
Wearable Technology Insights
Apr 16, 2021
Stretching the Boundaries of Medical Tech with Wearable Antennae

Stretching the Boundaries of Medical Tech with Wearable Antennae

Current research on flexible electronics is paving the way for wireless sensors that can be worn on the body and collect a variety of medical data. But where do the data go? Without a similar flexible transmitting device, these sensors would require wired connections to transmit health data.
Wearable Technology Insights
Apr 14, 2021
Smarty-Pants: Could Intelligent Underwear Improve Your Life?

Smarty-Pants: Could Intelligent Underwear Improve Your Life?

It is not uncommon to have a favorite bra, or a lucky pair of pants. Now, innovations in E-Textiles and Smart Clothing have taken this phenomenon to the next level. Imagine a pair of pants that can play your party playlist when you get too sad, or a bra that can turn down the thermostat when your indoor workout raises your temperature.
Wearable Technology Insights
Apr 12, 2021
AI-Powered Backpack Helps Visually Impaired Navigate World

AI-Powered Backpack Helps Visually Impaired Navigate World

Researchers have designed an AI-powered, voice-activated backpack that can help the visually impaired navigate and perceive the world around them. The backpack helps detect common challenges such as traffic signs, hanging obstacles, crosswalks, moving objects and changing elevations, all while running on a low-power, interactive device.
IDTechEx Research Subscribers
Batteryless RFID, NFC, RTLS

Batteryless RFID, NFC, RTLS

Replacements for active RFID improve range but retain a problem of life being limited by battery life. Energy harvesting is slowly being adopted to reduce the problem but weight, size and cost are issues.
IDTechEx Research Subscribers
Event Summary: LOPEC 2021

Event Summary: LOPEC 2021

On 22 - 24th of March 2021 IDTechEx attended (virtually) the LOPEC conference, organised by the European Organic Electronics Association (OEA). This premium article reviews a selection of the most interesting and/or commercially relevant talks.
External Company Press Release
New Silicone Adhesive for Wearable Devices on Fragile Skin

New Silicone Adhesive for Wearable Devices on Fragile Skin

As the number of people with chronic diseases and the size of the aging population continue to grow, medical device design engineers need adhesive solutions that are both gentle and secure to help support device compliance by end users.
Wearable Technology Insights
May 3, 2021
Wearable Glucose Monitors Provide New Insights into Type 2 Diabetes

Wearable Glucose Monitors Provide New Insights into Type 2 Diabetes

In one of the first studies of its kind, medical and engineering researchers have shown wearable devices that continuously monitor blood sugar provide new insights into the progression of Type 2 diabetes among at-risk Hispanic/Latino adults.
Wearable Technology Insights
Apr 29, 2021
Smart Fabric Allows Users to Track Data Directly Through Clothing

Smart Fabric Allows Users to Track Data Directly Through Clothing

Nextiles is launching into the sports and performance market to provide smart thread technology that captures biometric and biomechanics data.
External Company Press Release
'QuickFitting' QTSS™ Quantum Material flexible pressure sensing strips

'QuickFitting' QTSS™ Quantum Material flexible pressure sensing strips

A multi-disciplinary team is driving environmental and societal change by developing novel affordable and simple to manufacture QuickFitting textile multi-point pressure sensing strips for real-time monitoring in the medical and healthcare sector for potential use in areas such as prosthetic fit and bandage compression therapy for leg ulcers.
Wearable Technology Insights
Apr 19, 2021
Wearable Sensors That Detect Gas Leaks

Wearable Sensors That Detect Gas Leaks

Gas accidents such as toxic gas leakage in factories, carbon monoxide leakage of boilers, or toxic gas suffocation during manhole cleaning continue to claim lives and cause injuries. Developing a sensor that can quickly detect toxic gases or biochemicals is still an important issue in public health, environmental monitoring, and military sectors.
External Company Press Release
COROS Partners With Shane Benzie & Running Reborn

COROS Partners With Shane Benzie & Running Reborn

COROS Wearables Inc have announced a partnership with performance coach Shane Benzie, and Running Reborn. The partnership aims to develop further research into the scientific field of Vertical Oscillation, as well as to educate on the benefits of training with COROS Running Dynamics by pairing this data with professional movement techniques to ensure that training and recovery are optimised.
Wearable Technology Insights
Apr 13, 2021
Progress with Smart Hearing Aids

Progress with Smart Hearing Aids

Researchers have succeeded for the first time in measuring brain waves directly via a cochlear implant. These brainwaves indicate in an objective way how good or bad a person's hearing is. The research results are important for the further development of smart hearing aids.
External Company Press Release
Oppo Band Launches in the UK

Oppo Band Launches in the UK

OPPO has announced the launch of the OPPO Band, the smartphone brand's first wearable device designed to enhance and improve the fitness experience. It's the newest addition to OPPO's smart device line and follows the success of the OPPO Watch series last year.
IDTechEx Research Subscribers
Batteryless cell phones and wearables

Batteryless cell phones and wearables

If it becomes possible to affordably harvest energy in the available space as fast as it is consumed, the battery life problems with most wearables will be solved.
Wearable Technology Insights
Apr 8, 2021
Source Technology for the Use of Wearable Devices Without Recharging

Source Technology for the Use of Wearable Devices Without Recharging

Despite the continued development and commercialization of various wearable electronic devices, such as smart bands, progress with these devices has been curbed by one major limitation, as they regularly need to be recharged. However, a new technology has become a hot topic, as it shows significant potential to overcome this limitation for wearable electronic devices.
Wearable Technology Insights
Apr 5, 2021
Antibacterial Gel Bandage Developed Using Durian Husk

Antibacterial Gel Bandage Developed Using Durian Husk

Food scientists have made an antibacterial gel bandage using the discarded husks of the popular tropical fruit, durian.
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