27 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 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.
24 Jan 2020
Boost to the Electric Vehicle Motor Business
Electric vehicles by land, water and air are rapidly arriving and rapidly being misunderstood. Motors last forever? No. We now push motors so hard they wear out, increasing sales.
24 Jan 2020
Amazon India to Roll Out 10,000 Electric Vehicles
Amazon India announced that its fleet of delivery vehicles in the country will include 10,000 electric vehicles by 2025. This commitment comes after successful pilots across different cities in 2019; learnings from which have helped the company create scalable and long term EV variants to build this large fleet.
23 Jan 2020
Nanosys is the leading player in QDs. They were founded in 2001 (historical overview in next slides). It has raised some $160M over the last 15 years.
7 Jan 2020
Wallbox Introduces Quasar, First Bidirectional Home Charger
Wallbox announced the U.S. introduction of Quasar, the world's first bidirectional EV charger for the home. Quasar not only charges EVs but can also send electricity back to the grid or even power a home.
6 Jan 2020
Off-Road Vehicle Makers Can Beat Car Makers
Car giants are in difficulty.
The leading car makers have sales larger than the economies of many countries. Toyota and Volkswagen Group are up at the $300 billion level