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by India Toomey

16 Nov 2022

IDTechEx Investigates Building the House of the Future

A floor that can feel when you fall, a warmth that wanders from room to room with you; could the house of the future take care of you?
04 Feb 2022

Top 5 Wearable Technologies to Watch in 2022

Wearable technology is now way beyond the watch, but IDTechEx identifies these as the ones to watch.
27 Jan 2022

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.
30 Sep 2021

Space Technology Rocketing Upwards

Space. The final frontier, the first step in a journey just beginning, or a horrifying void matched only by your deep fear of the ocean? Whatever your feelings on space, technology has been steadily pushing forwards to take exploration further, faster, and foodier than ever before.
06 Jul 2021

No Lives at Steak: How Will Your Food be Made in the Future?

For a slaughter-free spaghetti bolognese, a beef burger where no cows were harmed, and fresh produce growing from the walls of skyscrapers, food technology is turning science fiction into science fact one innovation at a time.
28 Jun 2021

COVID-19 Helps Drive Electronic Skin Patches Market to $10bn in 2021

IDTechEx have released their latest report on Electronic Skin Patches. The report, titled "Electronic Skin Patches 2021-2031", covers the market, technology, and players in this unique product sector, and predicts that the sector will be worth $10bn in annual revenue in 2021.
17 May 2021

Spine-tingling: Haptic Technologies and Exoskeletons

Many common haptic applications only target a particular area, for example, smartphones affecting the hands and fingers, but haptic exoskeletons expand their effects to a full-body experience, with potential use in industries from gaming to the medical field.
30 Apr 2021

Your Kids Won't Learn to Drive, and Here's Why

Learning to drive is a coming-of-age moment many kids (and parents sick of being taxi services) dream about. But all of this could become relegated to the realm of nostalgia due to the massive focus on automation sweeping the personal transport industry.
28 Apr 2021

Can Selfies Save Your Skin?

New technology promises to let you drop the beauty filters and help your skin by doing so.
14 Apr 2021

Smarty-Pants: Could Intelligent Underwear Improve Your Life?

It is not uncommon to have a favorite bra, or a lucky pair of pants. Now, innovations in E-Textiles and Smart Clothing have taken this phenomenon to the next level. Imagine a pair of pants that can play your party playlist when you get too sad, or a bra that can turn down the thermostat when your indoor workout raises your temperature.