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21 Apr 2020

Mobile robots in logistics: grid-based goods-to-person automation

Mobile robots and autonomous vehicles are impacting every step of the logistic and delivery chain from the warehouse and fulfillment centres to the customers' hand. In this article, we consider grid-based robots which automate the goods-to-person step.
17 Apr 2020


Arterys was founded to facilitate the global advancement of medicine through data, AI and technology. Its mission is to transform the world of medical imaging via high performance cloud computation.
3 Apr 2020

Could Vertical Farming be the Solution to Supermarket Supply Problems

Empty supermarket shelves have become a common sight in recent weeks. Coronavirus Has Highlighted the Problems in Supermarket Supply: Could Vertical Farming Be The Solution?
2 Apr 2020

BMW Uses Blockchain to Drive Supply Chain Transparency

The BMW Group is using innovative digital technologies to optimise its processes. A good example of this is Blockchain, a technology that enables tamper-proof data sharing, with potential applications throughout the entire automotive value chain.
1 Apr 2020


VUNO provides a diverse array of services that quantifies and analyses data to diagnose diseases. These include imaging modalities such as X-rays and CT scans, as well as biosignal monitoring systems.
30 Mar 2020

Mobile Robots: Coronavirus Pushes Logistic Automation up the Agenda

Recent developments bring into focus the motivation, and at times the imperative, to increase automation in the logistics and delivery chain. IDTechEx have been examining the technological and commercial trends in this field for several years.
25 Mar 2020

The Meat Industry is Unsustainable

Meat is big business. The global industry is worth over $2 trillion and JBS, the world's largest meat company, makes over $50 billion in annual revenue. This article from Dr Michael Dent discusses the sustainability problems in the meat industry and what can be done?
23 Mar 2020

World's First Artificial Pancreas app Licensed for Type 1 Diabetes

The world's first licensed, downloadable artificial pancreas app for people with type 1 diabetes has launched, based on over a decade of research by Professor Roman Hovorka at the University of Cambridge and Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. The CamAPS FX app works with an insulin pump and a glucose monitor to automatically deliver insulin to people living with the condition via a complex algorithm..
19 Mar 2020


Wiliot are developing a battery-free sensor/ID tag that is capable of transmitting Bluetooth signals. It harvests its energy ambient EM radiation via a printed antennae and a bare chip. Due to its combination of capability, simplicity and cloud integration this could be the technology that finally makes the 'Internet of Things' a reality...
13 Mar 2020

Webinar Wednesday 25 March 2020 - Electric Vans: The Time is Now

IDTechEx will be hosting a free webinar on Wednesday 25 March 2020 titled Electric Vans: The Time is Now.
3 Mar 2020

Miniaturized "Warehouse Robots" for Biotechnology Applications

Engineers have developed minuscule warehouse logistics robots that could help expedite and automate medical diagnostic technologies and other applications that move and manipulate tiny drops of fluid.
21 Feb 2020


IDTechEx analyst Nadia Tsao spoke with representatives of Changeuitech at CES 2020. Changeuitech were exhibiting their NearBeBe brand of baby tech. Changeuitech is a South Korean company.
21 Feb 2020


IDTechEx analyst Nadia Tsao spoke with Bisu Co-founder & CEO Daniel Maggs at CES ShowStoppers 202. Bisu is a diagnostics company working on disposable home use tests. Their first product is a urine test for dietary health called the Bisu Body Coach
12 Feb 2020


IDTechEx spoke to WellsCare at their booth in CES 2020's Eureka Park. They demonstrated their device, IASO, which focuses on pain management using optical stimulation via lasers on the skin.
7 Feb 2020

Same-Day Dental Aligners

Patients at Bellevue Orthodontics can now get clear aligners (to straighten their teeth) on their first appointment. 3D scanning and 3D printing technology creates a patient experience like no other.
4 Feb 2020

Turbocharging Hydrogen Fuel Cells with Novel Ion-Conducting Copolymer

Renewed investments in hydrogen fuel cell technologies and infrastructure by companies like Amazon; nations like China; and automakers like Toyota, Honda, and Hyundai, are sparking sales and fresh interest in the vast possibilities of polymer-electrolyte fuel cells. The fresh interest could revolutionize transportation and fill streets with vehicles whose only effluent is water vapor.
31 Jan 2020

First True Smart Contact Lens

Mojo Vision is building the world's first true smart contact lens, called the Mojo Lens. Mojo Lens is a contact lens with a built-in display that gives people the useful and timely information they want without forcing them to look down at a screen or losing focus on the people and the world around them.
30 Jan 2020

Powering Amazon HQ2 With 100% Renewable Energy

Pittsylvania County in Virginia will be the home of a new solar farm, which will power Amazon's new headquarters along with other Amazon-owned operations across the Commonwealth. The project is planned for completion by the summer of 2021. Amazon has contracted 82 megawatts of the new 120 MW solar farm, which is expected to generate 172,500 megawatt hours of renewable energy annually.
29 Jan 2020

Circuit Scribe

Circuit Scribe describe their history as follows: Circuit Scribe began during the founders PhD research at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. During this research, the founders developed a non-toxic conductive ink that was able to be integrated into a rollerball pen.
28 Jan 2020


IDTechEx met with Sensel at their booth at CES 2020. We discussed their development of force sensor user interfaces and their development of products using this and related technology such as haptics.