Wearable helps fight addiction
WearIT is a scientific framework that uses a wearable device — such as a Fitbit or Apple watch — along with a smartphone and a web server to detect indicators of stress and/or anxiety in the person wearing the device.
New thin transparent and lightweight touchscreen pressure sensor array
Researchers have demonstrated a new technology for 'force sensing' that can be added to any type of display, including flexible devices, and potential other uses go far beyond touch screen displays on mobile devices.
Nanomagnetics and Nanoport
IDTechEx met with Craig Palmer, VP Strategic Alliances / Director of Business Development, for Nanoport R&D, at CES 2018. We also spoke with Dora Lee who works in communications and marketing within their team.
Nidec (Copal & Sankyo)
IDTechEx analyst James Hayward caught up with Nidec again at CES 2018. They demonstrated a series of developments in haptics on their booth, including activity from their Copal and Sankyo divisions.
Humetrix, founded in 1991, is a healthcare information technology company which engages in the development of consumer-centred IT solutions. Develops patient-centred healthcare solutions and consumer-focused apps.
Omron Healthcare is a division of Omron, a Japanese electronics company. Omron Healthcare are a leading provider of medical equipment for both professional and consumer use.
Founded in 2010, iHealth Labs designs and manufactures mobile personal healthcare products that connect to the cloud for consumers to measure, track and share a range of health vitals e.g. blood pressure, weight and blood glucose.
UnitedHealth Group, an American for-profit managed health company, is the largest healthcare company in the world by revenue ($201 billion in 2017).
Health monitoring device that makes existing clothes smart
From clunky wristbands to restrictive chest straps, the first generation of wearables have been marred by user adoption challenges and impractical product design.
Investment in paper digitizing robotics service
The world's first robotic digitization company dedicated to creating a truly paperless workplace, has announced an additional $25M in equity funding led by GV (formerly Google Ventures), with participation from new investor Telstra Ventures and previous investors Icon Ventures, Kleiner Perkins, Lux Capital, and Silicon Valley Bank. This increases the total Series B funding round to $65M.
FDA clears first medical device accessory for Apple Watch
AliveCor announced FDA clearance of KardiaBand in the U.S., allowing Apple Watch users to discreetly capture their EKG anytime, anywhere in order to quickly detect normal sinus heart rhythms and atrial fibrillation the most common heart arrhythmia.
Stretchable and Conformable Electronics: Heading Toward Market Reality
Stretchable and conformal electronics are more than just novelties. This article by IDTechEx analysts Dr Khasha Ghaffarzadeh and James Hayward, first published in SID Information Display, describes how many of the simpler and less glamorous aspects of stretchable and conformable devices have already been commercialized or are very close to being commercialized.
Off Grid Goes Mega
The decline in off grid electricity production as a percentage of all electricity production is being reversed. Savvy industrialists are onto this.
Lithium Battery Energy Science & Technology-LIBEST
LiBEST is a Korean company that has developed a flexible battery that can fit wristbands for smartwatches and other smart wearables.
Mobile on-body devices controlled using a tiny sensor
Mobile devices have a drawback: Due to the small screen size, they are difficult to operate. Computer scientists have now developed an alternative that they call "DeformWear".