25 Mar 2020
Deep Learning for Mechanical Property Evaluation
A standard method for testing some of the mechanical properties of materials is to poke them with a sharp point. This "indentation technique" can provide detailed measurements of how the material responds to the point's force, as a function of its penetration depth.
13 Mar 2020
Ink-based conformable package-level EMI shielding
Ink-based conformable package-level EMI shielding: a megatrend or supplier push? In this article we consider the trend towards ink-based conformable package-level EMI shielding. The more general trend towards conformable package-level shielding is a major one, and is already in full swing. Indeed, many products have already adopted such coating, replacing the established bulky lid-based shields.
12 Mar 2020
IDTechEx visited Clariant in Höchst near Frankfurt to learn more about their silver nanoparticle activity. We talked with Carsten Schauer in this visit.
3 Mar 2020
Computer Vision for Boosting Pest Control
One of the strategies used for biological control of the South American fruit fly is sterilization of males by X-ray or gamma-ray irradiation. The aim of the procedure is to bring about a decrease in the wild population of these insects.
28 Feb 2020
IDTechEx interviewed AmCad BioMed, a Taiwan-based company that developed a robotic platform for the rapid detection of obstructive sleep apnoea (OSA). OSA is vastly undiagnosed, with reports saying up to 85% of people with the condition are not aware they have it.
12 Feb 2020
IDTechEx caught up with Jens Krauss, VP Systems at CSEM at CES 2020. They were showing some of their latest work and products on their booth. We discussed progress around several of their key patents, including optical heart rate, optical blood pressure and dry electrodes for cardiac monitoring.
7 Feb 2020
Remote Patient Monitoring is the Future of CVD Management
Cardiovascular disease (CVD) must be better managed for patient care to improve. The protocols for monitoring patients are rapidly evolving. Historically, patients who fall ill are required to travel in order to visit a general practitioner or hospital. This procedure may soon become a thing of the past.
4 Feb 2020
IDTechEx analyst Nadia Tsao spoke with Sergo Oganov, CEO of zLight in Eureka Park. zLight are an Israeli company that has developed a sleep aid device in the form of a night light.
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.
28 Jan 2020
IDTechEx met with Peter Kurstjens and Oliver Glenz, CEO and BD Director (respectively) of Aito.
28 Jan 2020
IDTechEx caught up with Simon Chaput, President of Boréas Technologies at their booth on the Canadian pavilion at the LVCC South Hall at CES 2020.
23 Jan 2020
Nanoco was founded in 2001 and is headquartered in Manchester, UK.
15 Jan 2020
Prostrate Cancer Can Now be Diagnosed Better Using AI
Researchers have developed a 'deep learning' system that is better than most pathologists at determining the aggressiveness of prostate cancer. The AI system, which uses tissue samples to arrive at its diagnosis, taught itself to identify prostate cancer based on data from over 1200 patients.
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.
2 Jan 2020
Making Beyond Visual Line of Sight Drone Operations Commonplace
The UK Civil Aviation Authority has published its first guide aimed at supporting the industry to make unmanned aircraft (drone) flights beyond the visual line of sight of the operator an everyday occurrence. This would significantly change how unmanned aircraft are used in the UK.
12 Dec 2019
2019: A year of XR Technology
This premium article rounds up some of the news stories from XR (AR, VR and MR) topics in 2019.
5 Dec 2019
Visit to Lightyear Solar Cars Netherlands 4.12.19
We attended the impressive launch of the Lightyear One solar family car in June.
25 Nov 2019
IDTechEx caught up with Dr Marc Scholz from Cambridge Mechatronics Ltd. at the IDTechEx Show. They were presenting their latest progress with SMA-based haptic actuators.
12 Nov 2019
Invention of Teeny-Tiny Organic Films Could Enable New Electronics
The first cell phone, released in 1983, was the size of a brick and weighed two-and-a-half pounds. The newest Apple Watch, released this fall, weighs 1.1 ounces.
5 Nov 2019
Hearables at the IDTechEx Show!
The ear has long been touted as an excellent place for technology to exist on the body. Over 5 years of gradually gaining momentum, the topic of "hearables" is finally being recognized more widely for the excellent opportunity which it presents.