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Wearable Technology Insights
Posted on April 12, 2018 by Raghu Das

IDTechEx Wearable Europe 2018 Award Winners

Each year at the IDTechEx Show!, two companies are honoured for their achievements in developing and commercialising different aspects of wearable technology. This year the awards were judged by Mr Matthew Heasley (GSK) and Dr Akira Sakaigawa (Huawei) with support from the independent analyst team with IDTechEx Research.
 
As the ecosystem around various wearable products matures at different rates, significant developments at both the product and component level that are required to move the market towards the next generation. Both the high volume and wide diversity of applicants to the award reflected the ongoing spirit within this industry, and the judges commented as to the difficulties selecting just two winners from a list of impressive achievements.
 
A summary of the award winners is as follows:

Best New Material or Component Development: Novasentis

 
Reasons for choice: There is an increasing need for emerging haptics technologies, with new applications calling for increasingly flexible and versatile actuators. Novasentis' EMP actuators are part of this ecosystem. They have created a unique actuator, developing the technology but also assembling players within a manufacturing ecosystem enabling commercial scale up. They have made excellent progress

Best New Wearable Technology Device: ViCardio

 
Reasons for choice: Blood pressure remains one of the most challenging vital signs to characterise. ViCardio's non-invasive technique does not require the traditional inflating cuff, and also removes the need for individual calibration which has been a requirement in previous attempts at cuff-less, non-invasive monitoring. The device is currently being tested in clinical trials, with the aim of confirming the quality of the data. ViCardio's device has the potential to be revolutionary in blood pressure monitoring, so we are delighted to recognise this potential via this award.

The next IDTechEx Wearble award ceremony

The next IDTechEx Wearable award ceremony will be held in Silicon Valley in Santa Clara, CA on November 14 & 15. For more details visit www.IDTechEx.com/USA18-WT

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Raghu Das

Authored By: Raghu Das

CEO

Posted on: April 12th 2018