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Engineers Get Under the Skin of Ionic Skin

Engineers Get Under the Skin of Ionic Skin

Wearable Technology Insights
May 2, 2022
Electronic Skin Anticipates and Perceives Touch

Electronic Skin Anticipates and Perceives Touch

Researchers have taken a major step forward in the development of sensitive electronic skin with integrated artificial hairs. E-skins are flexible electronic systems that try to mimic the sensitivity of their natural human skin counterparts. Applications range from skin replacement and medical sensors on the body to artificial skin for humanoid robots and androids.
Wearable Technology Insights
Apr 5, 2022
Stretchable and Printable Free-Form Lithium-Ion Batteries

Stretchable and Printable Free-Form Lithium-Ion Batteries

A Korean research team has developed a soft, mechanically deformable, and stretchable lithium battery which can be used in the development of wearable devices, and examined the battery's feasibility by printing them on clothing surfaces.
Wearable Technology Insights
Mar 29, 2022
Electronic Gloves Help Transfer Knowledge

Electronic Gloves Help Transfer Knowledge

Researchers have developed tools to help trainee surgeons master intricate surgical procedures in the form of surgical gloves containing electronics to record the subtle, fast and controlled hand movements of skilled surgeons.
Wearable Technology Insights
Mar 23, 2022
Design Tweak Helps Prevent Malfunction in Yarns That Store Energy

Design Tweak Helps Prevent Malfunction in Yarns That Store Energy

Researchers have found a way to prevent electrical malfunctions in yarns designed to store electrical energy. Ultimately, the findings could help advance the development of "smart textiles" that would capture energy from the wearer's movements and power sensors and wearable electronics.
Wearable Technology Insights
Mar 21, 2022
A Fabric That Hears Your Heart Beat

A Fabric That Hears Your Heart Beat

Inspired by the human ear, a new acoustic fabric converts audible sounds into electrical signals.
Wearable Technology Insights
Feb 22, 2022
A New Way to Ink: Next Step in Wearable Tech?

A New Way to Ink: Next Step in Wearable Tech?

Scientists have developed an inexpensive way to transform an ordinary shirt into an electronic smart shirt—one able to monitor and adjust body temperature or even allow the wearer to apply heat to a sore shoulder or back. All from a design printed on the fabric of the shirt or any other piece of clothing.
Wearable Technology Insights
Feb 16, 2022
Fully Woven Smart Display

Fully Woven Smart Display

Researchers have developed a 46-inch woven display with smart sensors, energy harvesting and storage integrated directly into the fabric.
Wearable Technology Insights
Jan 27, 2022
IDTechEx Investigates the Latest Sleep Technology

IDTechEx Investigates the Latest Sleep Technology

The new year has dawned, and with it, new year resolutions. From hitting the gym to learning Japanese, January is a month where people challenge themselves. But what if the most worthwhile challenge is to spend a little longer asleep? A celebration that starts with staying up past midnight is hardly the most conducive to getting enough shut-eye - but that is exactly the resolution worth making.
Wearable Technology Insights
Jan 25, 2022
A Soft, Stretchable Thermometer

A Soft, Stretchable Thermometer

The next generation of soft robotics, smart clothing and biocompatible medical devices are going to need integrated soft sensors that can stretch and twist with the device or wearer. The challenge: most of the components used in traditional sensing are rigid.
Wearable Technology Insights
Apr 5, 2022
Stretchable and Printable Free-Form Lithium-Ion Batteries

Stretchable and Printable Free-Form Lithium-Ion Batteries

A Korean research team has developed a soft, mechanically deformable, and stretchable lithium battery which can be used in the development of wearable devices, and examined the battery's feasibility by printing them on clothing surfaces.
Wearable Technology Insights
Mar 23, 2022
Design Tweak Helps Prevent Malfunction in Yarns That Store Energy

Design Tweak Helps Prevent Malfunction in Yarns That Store Energy

Researchers have found a way to prevent electrical malfunctions in yarns designed to store electrical energy. Ultimately, the findings could help advance the development of "smart textiles" that would capture energy from the wearer's movements and power sensors and wearable electronics.
Wearable Technology Insights
Feb 22, 2022
A New Way to Ink: Next Step in Wearable Tech?

A New Way to Ink: Next Step in Wearable Tech?

Scientists have developed an inexpensive way to transform an ordinary shirt into an electronic smart shirt—one able to monitor and adjust body temperature or even allow the wearer to apply heat to a sore shoulder or back. All from a design printed on the fabric of the shirt or any other piece of clothing.
Wearable Technology Insights
Jan 27, 2022
IDTechEx Investigates the Latest Sleep Technology

IDTechEx Investigates the Latest Sleep Technology

The new year has dawned, and with it, new year resolutions. From hitting the gym to learning Japanese, January is a month where people challenge themselves. But what if the most worthwhile challenge is to spend a little longer asleep? A celebration that starts with staying up past midnight is hardly the most conducive to getting enough shut-eye - but that is exactly the resolution worth making.
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