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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.
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.
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.
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