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4 Dec 2020

Brain Controlled Computers are Becoming a Reality, but Hurdles Remain

Imagine controlling your computer just by thinking. It sounds far-out, but real advances are happening on these so-called brain-computer interfaces. More researchers and companies are moving into the area. Yet major challenges remain, from user training to the reality of invasive brain implant procedures.
2 Dec 2020

Webinar Tomorrow: Infinite™ Material Solutions & Titan Robotics

Advancements in Extrusion and Soluble Support with Infinite™ and Titan. The session will cover a brief introduction of Infinite and Titan. The Pros and cons of filament and pellets. How Titan and AquaSys products work together. An introduction to Infinite founder Dr. Jeff Cernohous. Advanced tips and tricks, followed by a Live Q&A.
1 Dec 2020

Breakthrough Anti-Viral Textile Wins Swiss Technology Award

HeiQ Viroblock has won the Swiss Technology Award 2020 for its breakthrough antiviral textile technology HeiQ Viroblock. Developed in record time and launched after the Swiss authorities announced the lockdown in March 2020, HeiQ Viroblock has had a major impact on the global textile industry and is being unprecedently adopted by mills around the world.
30 Nov 2020

Virtual Reality: The Most Disruptive Technology of the Next Decade

Virtual reality has already had a major impact in a range of different industries. IDTechEx predicts in its recent market research report that this technology will grow to $8Bn by 2030.
27 Nov 2020

Patterning Method for Fiber Based Devices, Smart Textiles

Multimaterial fibers that integrate metal, glass and semiconductors could be useful for applications such as biomedicine, smart textiles and robotics. But because the fibers are composed of the same materials along their lengths, it is difficult to position functional elements, such as electrodes or sensors, at specific locations.
26 Nov 2020

Imperceptible Thin Film Sensor to Record Movement and Touch

Researchers have developed an ultrathin pressure sensor that can be attached directly to the skin. It can measure how fingers interact with objects to produce useful data for medical and technological applications. The sensor has minimal effect on the users' sensitivity and ability to grip objects, and it is resistant to disruption from rubbing.
26 Nov 2020

General Vibration - Update

IDTechEx caught up with John Houston, Founder and CEO of General Vibration, about their latest progress. Our conversation came shortly after the launch of the PS5 from Sony and around the time of their filing of another key patent.
25 Nov 2020

Wearable Sensors 2021-2031

Forecasts from IDTechEx report "Wearable Sensors 2021-2031"
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25 Nov 2020

Webinar: Technical Innovations in Printed/Flexible Electronics

Thursday 3 December (includes Q&A session) - Printed/flexible electronics is a constantly evolving area with extensive scope for innovation. In this webinar, Dr Matthew Dyson will discuss four technical innovations learned about in 2020.
25 Nov 2020

Contact Lenses For Diagnostic and Therapeutic Use

Human bodily fluids and secretions contain molecules known as biomarkers that contain a wealth of information about the body's health and the presence of disease. Among secretions such as tears, sweat and saliva, tears are considered the best source of biomarkers, with concentrations similar to those found in blood.
25 Nov 2020

Nanoport

IDTechEx interviewed Tim Szeto, CEO of Nanoport to discuss their latest technical and commercial progress with their Tachammer / LMR haptic actuators.
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23 Nov 2020

COVID-19 Brings Unprecedented Shifts in Healthcare Technology Adoption

At IDTechEx, we cover emerging technologies and industry trends, and the COVID-19 pandemic has had a direct or indirect impact on all of them. In this article we will describe some of the key roles that these technologies have played in 2020.
20 Nov 2020

Wearable Imaging Cap Provides a Window into Babies' Brains

A team of researchers has demonstrated a new form of wearable, baby-friendly brain mapping technology that has important implications for understanding developmental conditions such as autism spectrum disorder and cerebral palsy.
19 Nov 2020

Water-Soluble Support Material Enables 3D Printing Capabilities

Built for exceptional temperature stability, this new product thrives in printing conditions that no existing water-soluble support material can withstand. This makes it uniquely compatible with industry-favored thermoplastics such as Polyetheretherketone and Polyetherimide and significantly reduces the cost and time of downstream processing.
19 Nov 2020

New Green Materials Could Power Smart Devices Using Ambient Light

Researchers have developed environmentally friendly materials that could harvest enough energy from indoor light to power wireless smart devices.
17 Nov 2020

Wearable Sensors Market Will Reach Over $5bn per Year by 2025

The wearable technology market was worth nearly $70bn in 2019, having doubled in size since 2014. Sensors have provided the core features for many of these different products throughout this rise, and they will continue to be critical into future generations of products.
17 Nov 2020

Palarum: US Veterans Affairs to Evaluate Use of 'Smart Patient Sock'

The U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs (VA) and Palarum, LLC, announced that they have entered into a Cooperative Research and Development Agreement Program (CRADA) to evaluate Palarum's innovative e-wearable technology which is designed to reduce inpatient falls.
16 Nov 2020

Stretchable Sensor Gives Robots and VR a Human Touch

Researchers have created a fiber-optic sensor that combines low-cost LEDs and dyes, resulting in a stretchable "skin" that detects deformations such as pressure, bending and strain. This sensor could give soft robotic systems - and anyone using augmented reality technology - the ability to feel the same rich, tactile sensations that mammals depend on to navigate the natural world.
16 Nov 2020

Technology licensing in haptics

This premium article looks at nature and impact which this business model has within the haptics space. It also covers key companies such as Immersion which are prominent players within the industry and follow this model.
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12 Nov 2020

In-Shoe Sensors and Mobile Robots Help Seniors Stay Active

Researchers are leveraging some of the newest mechanical and robotic technologies to help some of our oldest populations stay healthy, active, and independent.