27 Jul 2021
Event-Based Vision Approaches Commercialization
The increasing adoption of computational image analysis is creating opportunities for many new types of image sensors. One of the most innovative and commercially promising technologies is event-based vision, which is a bio-inspired method of acquiring visual data that promises multiple advantages.
23 Jul 2021
Tiny, Injectable Sensors Could Monitor Brain Activity without Surgery
Researchers have developed nanoscale sensors that could be injected into the body to noninvasively track brain activity using light. The approach could one day offer a new way to study the brain or assess patients' brain functioning without the need for surgery or implanted devices.
22 Jul 2021
Robotic Neck Brace Can Help Analyze Cancer Treatment Impacts
A new robotic neck brace may help doctors analyze the impact of cancer treatments on the neck mobility of patients and guide their recovery.
21 Jul 2021
Building a Multifunctional Pressure Sensor Using 3D Printing
The treatment of many medical issues like abnormal gait and muscular disorders require an accurate sensing of applied pressure. In this regard, flexible pressure sensors that are simple, lightweight, and low-cost, have garnered considerable attention. These sensors are designed and manufactured through 3D printing using conductive polymer composites as their building blocks.
21 Jul 2021
Liquid Metal Sensors and AI Could Help Prosthetic Hands to Feel
Each fingertip has more than 3,000 touch receptors, which largely respond to pressure. Humans rely heavily on sensation in their fingertips when manipulating an object. The lack of this sensation presents a unique challenge for individuals with upper limb amputations.
20 Jul 2021
Technology Restores Sense of Touch in Damaged Nerves
New and groundbreaking technology inspires hope among people who have lost their sense of touch in the nerves of a limb following amputation or injury. The technology involves a tiny sensor that is implanted in the nerve of the injured limb, for example in the finger, and is connected directly to a healthy nerve.
19 Jul 2021
Pandemic Accelerates Adoption of Electronic Skin Patches
Electronic skin patches represent one wearable technology product type that is well suited for physiological monitoring. Over the last 18 months, the COVID-19 pandemic has driven a worldwide concerted effort to explore and revise our approaches to patient monitoring and infectious disease management. As with other wearable devices, electronic skin patch products have evolved significantly over this period of time.
14 Jul 2021
Battery-less Solutions Flood In
A host of batteryless solutions have recently been announced. The rapid increase in adoption of batteryless solutions is tracked in the IDTechEx report, "Battery Elimination in Electronics: Market Impact IoT, 6G, Healthcare, Wearables 2021-2041".
14 Jul 2021
OMRON Touchless Sensors for Innovative Solutions
As a leading innovator in the realm of sensors and sensing products, Omron continues to develop solutions to best suit the growing needs of a touchless society. With Smart Home and Building, Internet of Things (IoT), and Healthcare in mind, Omron introduces the B5L Time of Flight Sensor and new versions of theB5W Light Convergent Sensor to meet the high demand.
13 Jul 2021
InnovationLab is a German research and production center that has a significant focus on developing and commercializing technologies based on printed sensors. IDTechEx caught up with Business Development Manager Florian Ullrich to find out about the latest developments.
7 Jul 2021
Graphene: 2021 Mid-year update
There has been multiple announcements, product launches, investments and more announced related to the graphene industry in 2021.
This article highlights some of those key developments for subscribers of IDTechEx. This includes funding raised, new partnerships, and new products & applications.
7 Jul 2021
Next-Gen Wearable Tech for Rehabilitation, Care, Performance, Wellness
The collaboration is the first aimed at assessing and fundamentally improving human movement and physical rehabilitation using full body sensors, covering 95% of the muscle mass of the human body.
6 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.
2 Jul 2021
Drone Delivery: A Key Area in the Next Two Decades
Drones are used in a number of applications within logistics and delivery, typically in the "last mile of delivery". Drones are being trialed to fulfill the role of deploying and delivering goods and services. This article focuses on drone delivery use cases.
1 Jul 2021
Thermoelectric Cooling, Heating, Generation 2022-2042
Thermoelectric devices can be energy harvesters making electricity from ambient temperature differences (bottom left or thermoelectric cooling equipment. In the case of thermoelectric energy harvesters known as thermoelectric generators TEG, the same principle can be used for sensing, the power involved being much less.
1 Jul 2021
Has the Funding for Graphene Dried up?
Practically no graphene manufacturer is making significant revenue, let alone a profit, so continued funding will still be essential - but is there still enough cash being injected?
28 Jun 2021
SigmaSense is a relatively early-stage company that has developed an innovative method of extracting data from capacitive touch sensors. Its readout ICs offer far greater sensitivity, enabling capacitive touch sensors to be applied to large area displays, detect gloved fingers, discriminate between fingers and water droplets and more. IDTechEx caught up with marketing director Gary Baum to find out about the latest developments.
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.
28 Jun 2021
PST Sensors offer thin film printed and flexible temperature sensors based on nanostructured silicon inks. IDTechEx caught up with directors Dr. David Britton and Dr. Margit Harting to find out about the latest developments, with a particular focus on emerging applications.