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Ultrathin, highly elastic skin display

Ultrathin, highly elastic skin display

Feb 21, 2018 Japan
A new ultrathin, elastic display that fits snugly on the skin can show the moving waveform of an electrocardiogram recorded by a breathable, on-skin electrode sensor. Combined with a wireless communication module, this integrated biomedical sensor system - called "skin electronics" - can transmit biometric data to the cloud.
Government of Canada's new innovation program

Government of Canada's new innovation program

Feb 21, 2018 Canada
$950-million investment positions Canada for an innovation boom in high-growth sectors
IDTechEx TVStretchable electronics for stroke recovery

Stretchable electronics for stroke recovery

Feb 19, 2018 United States
Printed Electronics World reports on a groundbreaking new wearable designed to be worn on the throat could be a game changer in the field of stroke rehabilitation.
Chinese police use facial recognition glasses

Chinese police use facial recognition glasses

Feb 16, 2018 China
Chinese police are using facial recognition software combined with advanced optics and networking to recognise suspects even in crowded subways and shopping malls.
Biosensors will be inexpensive, do more, go everywhere

Biosensors will be inexpensive, do more, go everywhere

Feb 15, 2018 United States
When it comes to biometric sensors, human skin isn't an ally. It's an obstacle. Researchers are developing cutting-edge methods to overcome this barrier without compromising the skin and its ability to prevent infection and dehydration. By making better noninvasive tests, researchers can open up enormous opportunities in medicine and the fitness industry.
Conductive Ink Markets 2018-2028

Conductive Ink Markets 2018-2028

Feb 14, 2018
The new report by IDTechEx, Conductive Ink Markets 2018-2028, provides the most comprehensive and authoritative view of the conductive inks and paste market.
Tissue paper sensors show promise

Tissue paper sensors show promise

Feb 14, 2018 United States
Engineers have turned tissue paper - similar to toilet tissue - into a new kind of wearable sensor that can detect a pulse, a blink of an eye and other human movement. The sensor is light, flexible and inexpensive, with potential applications in health care, entertainment and robotics.
IDTechEx TVSports performance tracking for elite level athletics teams

Sports performance tracking for elite level athletics teams

Feb 14, 2018
Data-basing movement in sport, fitness and healthcare using precision location technology and unique cross platform software for sensor based systems.
One to watch for manufacturers of new smart wearables

One to watch for manufacturers of new smart wearables

Feb 12, 2018 United Kingdom
Smart wearables currently perform services such as measuring calorie consumption, the number of steps taken, and how long the wearer sleeps. The appetite amongst consumers is growing, but so too is the technology and capabilities of the items themselves.
New graphene textile collections

New graphene textile collections

Feb 9, 2018 United Kingdom
The launch of two new textile collections containing Graphene Plus.
Wearable helps fight addiction

Wearable helps fight addiction

Feb 9, 2018 United States
WearIT is a scientific framework that uses a wearable device — such as a Fitbit or Apple watch — along with a smartphone and a web server to detect indicators of stress and/or anxiety in the person wearing the device.