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BatterySense Project works on development of next generation batteries

BatterySense Project works on development of next generation batteries

CPI is part of a project focused on next generation battery and sensor work. Operating alongside partners on the BatterySense programme, CPI is supporting work to reduce the size of existing wireless sensing form factors by exploiting additive manufacture. This allows for the intimate integration of batteries into the substrates of ultrathin label-like sensors fabricated by roll-to-roll processes.
Wearable Technology Insights
Feb 27, 2019
New filament combines solar energy harvesting and storage capabilities

New filament combines solar energy harvesting and storage capabilities

Researchers have invented a weavable filament that both captures and stores solar energy simultaneously—two capabilities that have only been available in separate devices until now.
Wearable Technology Insights
Feb 1, 2019
A sustainable and recyclable thermoelectric paper

A sustainable and recyclable thermoelectric paper

Researchers have created a new concept of thermoelectric material, a device composed of cellulose, produced in situ in the laboratory by bacteria, with small amounts of a conductive nanomaterial, carbon nanotubes, using a sustainable and environmentally friendly strategy.
Wearable Technology Insights
Jan 28, 2019
Tapping body heat to power smart garments

Tapping body heat to power smart garments

Some research has shown that small amounts of power can be harvested from a human body over an eight-hour workday, but the special materials needed at present are either very expensive, toxic or inefficient.
Wearable Technology Insights
Jan 22, 2019
Multitasking graphene ink printed into tiny flexible supercapacitors

Multitasking graphene ink printed into tiny flexible supercapacitors

Researchers have developed an easy way to make complicated arrays of microsupercapacitors that involves screen-printing them out of graphene ink. The simplicity and freedom offered by the approach will aid the development of new approaches to electronics and flexible devices.
Wearable Technology Insights
Jan 9, 2019
Power cut:  Wireless charger you can cut to shape

Power cut: Wireless charger you can cut to shape

Researchers have developed a new system to charge electronic devices such as smartphones and smartwatches wirelessly. The method involves a cuttable, flexible power transfer sheet which charges devices wirelessly and can be molded or even cut with scissors to fit different-shaped surfaces and objects.
Wearable Technology Insights
Jan 7, 2019
Shape-conformable batteries based on 3D-printing technology

Shape-conformable batteries based on 3D-printing technology

Flexible, wireless electronic devices are rapidly emerging and have reached the level of commercialization; nevertheless, most of battery shapes are limited to either spherical and/or rectangular structures, which results in inefficient space use.
Wearable Technology Insights
Dec 3, 2018
The future of wearable technology? You're already wearing it

The future of wearable technology? You're already wearing it

A new technology uses textiles as battery cells, which significantly improves the amount of energy that can be stored, meaning that the new battery could potentially power an object as energy intensive as a laptop or smartphone.The technology enables the use of smaller battery cells, allowing for larger capacities.
Wearable Technology Insights
Nov 15, 2018
IDTechEx TVStretchy solar cells a step closer

Stretchy solar cells a step closer

Organic solar cells that can be painted or printed on surfaces are increasingly efficient, and now show promise for incorporation into applications like clothing that also require them to be flexible.
Wearable Technology Insights
Nov 13, 2018
Fabric alternative to batteries

Fabric alternative to batteries

A major factor holding back development of wearable biosensors for health monitoring is the lack of a lightweight, long-lasting power supply. Now scientists report that they have developed a method for making a charge-storing system that is easily integrated into clothing for "embroidering a charge-storing pattern onto any garment."
Wearable Technology Insights
Sep 7, 2018
Wearables powered by body movements

Wearables powered by body movements

A wearable energy-harvesting device could generate energy from the swing of an arm while walking or jogging, according to a team of researchers. The device, about the size of a wristwatch, produces enough power to run a personal health monitoring system.
Wearable Technology Insights
Feb 27, 2019
New filament combines solar energy harvesting and storage capabilities

New filament combines solar energy harvesting and storage capabilities

Researchers have invented a weavable filament that both captures and stores solar energy simultaneously—two capabilities that have only been available in separate devices until now.
Wearable Technology Insights
Jan 28, 2019
Tapping body heat to power smart garments

Tapping body heat to power smart garments

Some research has shown that small amounts of power can be harvested from a human body over an eight-hour workday, but the special materials needed at present are either very expensive, toxic or inefficient.
Wearable Technology Insights
Jan 9, 2019
Power cut:  Wireless charger you can cut to shape

Power cut: Wireless charger you can cut to shape

Researchers have developed a new system to charge electronic devices such as smartphones and smartwatches wirelessly. The method involves a cuttable, flexible power transfer sheet which charges devices wirelessly and can be molded or even cut with scissors to fit different-shaped surfaces and objects.
Wearable Technology Insights
Dec 3, 2018
The future of wearable technology? You're already wearing it

The future of wearable technology? You're already wearing it

A new technology uses textiles as battery cells, which significantly improves the amount of energy that can be stored, meaning that the new battery could potentially power an object as energy intensive as a laptop or smartphone.The technology enables the use of smaller battery cells, allowing for larger capacities.
Wearable Technology Insights
Nov 13, 2018
Fabric alternative to batteries

Fabric alternative to batteries

A major factor holding back development of wearable biosensors for health monitoring is the lack of a lightweight, long-lasting power supply. Now scientists report that they have developed a method for making a charge-storing system that is easily integrated into clothing for "embroidering a charge-storing pattern onto any garment."
Wearable Technology Insights
Feb 1, 2019
A sustainable and recyclable thermoelectric paper

A sustainable and recyclable thermoelectric paper

Researchers have created a new concept of thermoelectric material, a device composed of cellulose, produced in situ in the laboratory by bacteria, with small amounts of a conductive nanomaterial, carbon nanotubes, using a sustainable and environmentally friendly strategy.
Wearable Technology Insights
Jan 22, 2019
Multitasking graphene ink printed into tiny flexible supercapacitors

Multitasking graphene ink printed into tiny flexible supercapacitors

Researchers have developed an easy way to make complicated arrays of microsupercapacitors that involves screen-printing them out of graphene ink. The simplicity and freedom offered by the approach will aid the development of new approaches to electronics and flexible devices.
Wearable Technology Insights
Jan 7, 2019
Shape-conformable batteries based on 3D-printing technology

Shape-conformable batteries based on 3D-printing technology

Flexible, wireless electronic devices are rapidly emerging and have reached the level of commercialization; nevertheless, most of battery shapes are limited to either spherical and/or rectangular structures, which results in inefficient space use.
Wearable Technology Insights
Nov 15, 2018
IDTechEx TVStretchy solar cells a step closer

Stretchy solar cells a step closer

Organic solar cells that can be painted or printed on surfaces are increasingly efficient, and now show promise for incorporation into applications like clothing that also require them to be flexible.
Wearable Technology Insights
Sep 7, 2018
Wearables powered by body movements

Wearables powered by body movements

A wearable energy-harvesting device could generate energy from the swing of an arm while walking or jogging, according to a team of researchers. The device, about the size of a wristwatch, produces enough power to run a personal health monitoring system.