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5 December 2017

Lightweight, compact VR glasses made with large-area microdisplays

VR glasses are increasingly popular, but they have usually been heavy and oversized - until now. Large-area microdisplays are expected to change that, because they make it possible to produce ergonomic and lightweight VR glasses. The new OLED displays now reach very high frame rates and achieve extremely high resolutions with "extended full HD".

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Giant Health Event 2017: An event summary

The Giant Health conferenced feature five tracks covering a range of digital health initiatives, including public policy, artificial intelligence, pharma innovation and voice technology.

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TLT & ViCardio

IDTechEx met with David Pearce at the GIANT Health Conference in London in November 2017. TLT (Tarilian Laser Technologies) have developed a beat-to-beat wearable blood pressure monitor.

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StretchSense negotiates with StartToday, creates disappearable suit

StretchSense Limited, New Zealand manufacturer of wearable sensing systems, announced that it has completed negotiation for a call option agreement that allows its investor StartToday Co Ltd to selectively conduct full acquisition of StretchSense in the future.

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 American Semiconductor 2017 Best New Flexible Wearable Component

American Semiconductor Presented 2017 Best New Flexible Wearable Component Award by IDTechEx. American Semiconductor and Cypress Semiconductor Collaborate to Launch World's First Ultra-thin Programmable Semiconductor-on-Polymer at IDTechEx Show.

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IDTechEx Insight Forums Provide Analysis of Sensor Innovations

On Dec 5 to 7 IDTechEx will host six half day business intelligence forums covering the latest innovations with sensors, flexible electronics, human machine interface technology and the Internet of Things.

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Double-duty textile could warm or cool

Clothing made from a reversible fabric could warm or cool wearers and keep them comfortable, bringing down buildings' energy costs.

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Computing ring, write words and numbers with a thumb

Technology provides eyes-free way to interact with smart devices.

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Myant

Myant announced a partnership with ZOLL Medical Corporation to develop future generations of their ZOLL LifeVest wearable defibrilator product. This is a summary of the announcement.

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High-performance OLED microdisplays for next-generation smart glasses

A consistent trend across the tech sector is the one-upmanship of increasingly high screen resolution and larger display size. Yet, the fact that the former increases faster than the latter means that manufacturers must achieve ever-higher pixel density. Large OLED microdisplays developed under the LOMID project could help solve that problem, thereby providing Europe with a competitive edge.

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Stretchable and Conformable Electronics: Heading Toward Market Reality

Stretchable and conformal electronics are more than just novelties. This article by IDTechEx analysts Dr Khasha Ghaffarzadeh and James Hayward, first published in SID Information Display, describes how many of the simpler and less glamorous aspects of stretchable and conformable devices have already been commercialized or are very close to being commercialized.

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Major step toward low-cost, high-performance wearable technology

Researchers have developed a class of breakthrough motion sensors that could herald a near future of ubiquitous, fully integrated and affordable wearable technology.

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Illuminated pajamas treat newborns

Babies who suffer from jaundice after birth are treated with shortwave light. Empa researchers have now developed illuminated pajamas that replace the treatment in an incubator.

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