12 Jan 2021
Join the Upcoming Webinar - The Beginning of a New Era for Haptics
Tuesday 26 January 2021 - Competitive landscape amongst leading actuator manufacturers; comparison of various emerging technology options and their commercial potential; broader themes in haptic feedback and go-to-market approaches and a review from recent industry events (including CES 2021)
23 Dec 2020
New Device Detects Which Hand Gestures You Want to Make
Imagine typing on a computer without a keyboard, playing a video game without a controller or driving a car without a wheel. That's one of the goals of a new device developed by engineers, that can recognize hand gestures based on electrical signals detected in the forearm. The system, which couples wearable biosensors with artificial intelligence, could one day be used to control prosthetics or to interact with almost any type of electronic device.
18 Dec 2020
IDTechEx Report Documents Turning Point in the $3.6bn Haptics Industry
IDTechEx have released their latest report on haptics, projecting that the industry will grow from $3.6bn in 2020 to nearly $5bn per year by 2025.
17 Dec 2020
Remote Patient Monitoring is Improving Cardiovascular Disease Outcomes
The biggest trends in CVD management currently revolve around remote patient monitoring (RPM), which enables the patients' health to be examined from a distance.
14 Dec 2020
Robotics Plus is a New Zealand-based agricultural robotics start-up. The company is currently developing Unmanned Ground Vehicles (UGVs) that can replace a tractor vehicle with a human operator. The company's UGV technology is one of the ten finalists selected for Future Farming Magazine's "Best Concept Field Robot 2020", with winner being awarded at FIRA 2020.
11 Dec 2020
The Window of Opportunity for Plug-in Hybrids is Closing
Plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEVs) are an interim product. IDTechEx explains why PHEV potential is now limited.
9 Dec 2020
5G in 2020: Highlights from IDTechEx
This article summarizes and highlights some of the critical 5G developments and news in 2020.
3 Dec 2020
Thermal Management in 2020: Highlights from IDTechEx
A huge market is opening for component and material suppliers in the thermal management arena.
28 Nov 2020
Apple Inc. (Micro-LED display)
The initial interests in µLED displays from the industry were largely generated by Apple. LuxVue is one of the companies with most complete µLED patents and the company was acquired by Apple in 2014.
25 Nov 2020
IDTechEx interviewed Tim Szeto, CEO of Nanoport to discuss their latest technical and commercial progress with their Tachammer / LMR haptic actuators.
13 Nov 2020
Micro-LED - Lighting the Way for Display Technologies?
Micro-LED is exciting the markets and commentators, but the question of whether, and how, it will become the natural replacement for other LED technologies, including the currently dominant LCD and OLED, is somewhat complex.
10 Nov 2020
Immersion are the most prominent patentholder within the haptics space. They were founded in 1993, went public in 1999, and maintain a critical position as a technology licensing player in haptics today. This profile provides a comprehensive overview of their history and their position in 2020.
9 Nov 2020
Smart City Hardware: $1.7 Trillion Market Ahead
Uniquely, the new IDTechEx Research report analyses and forecasts the major disruptive opportunities for radically new city materials, equipment and systems totalling a $1.7 trillion market in 2041.
5 Nov 2020
Smart Tablecloth can Find Fruit and Help Watering the Plants
Researchers have designed a smart fabric that can detect non-metallic objects ranging from avocadoes to credit cards. The fabric, named Capacitivo, senses shifts in electrical charge to identify items of varying shapes and sizes.
4 Nov 2020
New DLP Resin Offers Fast Printing Speeds and Unique Flexibility
Royal DSM has announced Somos® QuickGen 500, a game-changing, fast-printing, general purpose engineered resin for digital light processing (DLP) and liquid crystal display (LCD) 3D printing.
3 Nov 2020
What Does the Future Hold for the Hearables Market?
The first electric hearing aid was created in 1898, and was arguably among the earliest examples of wearable tech. So it's fitting that, more than a century later, on- and in-ear technology is once again leading the way - this time as hearables, a sector now poised for substantial growth.
2 Nov 2020
New Tool can Diagnose Strokes with a Smartphone
A new tool created by researchers could diagnose a stroke based on abnormalities in a patient's speech ability and facial muscular movements, and with the accuracy of an emergency room physician -- all within minutes from an interaction with a smartphone.
26 Oct 2020
Apple Finally Embraces 5G, But Challenges Remain
Apple has integrated 5G into all four newly announced iPhones. The news certainly sends a positive signal to the 5G industry, but many challenges await before 5G becomes ubiquitous.
10 Oct 2020
AAC Technologies are a leading manufacturer of electromagnetic haptic actuators such as ERM motors and LRAs.
1 Oct 2020
Wearable Sensor Industry Worth $2.5bn in 2020 New IDTechEx Study Finds
The wearable sensor industry will be worth $2.5 billion in 2020, having tripled in size since 2014. This comes despite the significant economic challenges presented by the COVID-19 pandemic, which has caused a reduction in the total revenue this year.