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2019
17 Oct

Wearable for sports injury prevention

These wearable sensors are first of their kind, using artificial intelligence and the athlete's biodata to build a customized training prep and recovery routine to prevent sports injury associated with repetitive use.
7 Oct

Printed electronics open way for electrified tattoos

The first demonstration of a fully print-in-place electronics technique is gentle enough to work on surfaces as delicate as human skin and paper.
3 Oct

New CRISPR class expands genetic engineering toolbox

Biomedical engineers have used a previously unexplored CRISPR technology to accurately regulate and edit genomes in human cells.
2 Oct

Machine learning finds new metamaterial designs for energy harvesting

Electrical engineers have harnessed the power of machine learning to design dielectric (non-metal) metamaterials that absorb and emit specific frequencies of terahertz radiation. The design technique changed what could have been more than 2000 years of calculation into 23 hours, clearing the way for the design of new, sustainable types of thermal energy harvesters and lighting.
3 Sep

Machine learning increases resolution of eye imaging technology

Biomedical engineers have devised a method for increasing the resolution of optical coherence tomography down to the single micrometer in all directions, even in a living patient.
3 May

3D organ bioprinting gets breath of fresh air

Bioengineers have cleared a major hurdle on the path to 3D printing replacement organs with a breakthrough technique for bioprinting tissues.
22 Mar

Ability of wearable technology to detect atrial fibrillation

Researchers from the Stanford University School of Medicine presented preliminary results of the Apple Heart Study, an unprecedented virtual study with over 400,000 enrolled participants.
19 Feb

Electric Vehicles in China 2019-2029

IDTechEx Report: Dr Peter Harrop, Dr Na Jiao, Dr Luyun Jiang and Dr Khasha Ghaffarzadeh
8 Feb

Barrier Films and Thin Film Encapsulation for Flexible and/or Organic Electronics 2019-2029

IDTechEx Report: Dr Khasha Ghaffarzadeh
2018
12 Nov

Stanford, Apple describe heart study with over 400,000 participants

Over 400,000 people have enrolled in a study being conducted by researchers at Stanford and Apple to determine whether a wearable technology can identify irregular heart rhythms suggestive of atrial fibrillation.
22 Oct

Vagus nerve stimulation can reverse brain inflammation after surgery

Scientists show in a mouse model that a current treatment for seizures can also reverse brain inflammation, such as inflammation after surgery, and the subsequent confusion or cognitive decline that results.
10 Oct

Safer, more efficient rechargeable batteries

Materials scientists have sussed out the physical phenomenon underlying the promising electrical properties of a class of materials called superionic crystals. A better understanding of such materials could lead to safer and more efficient rechargeable batteries than the current standard-bearer of lithium ion.
28 Sep

Gut branches of the vagus nerve essential for reward and motivation

A novel gut-to-brain neural circuit establishes the vagus nerve as an essential component of the brain system that regulates reward and motivation, according to research.
11 Sep

Stretchy wires for the future

Scientists have teamed up to create stretchable, flexible wires that conduct current and change colors to indicate they're about to reach the breaking point. Future uses could be wearable electronics, biomedical devices and soft robots.
14 Aug

Electric Two-wheelers 2019-2029

IDTechEx Report: Luke Gear
10 Aug

ENGIE to build 8 hybrid solar power plants in Gabon

ENGIE has signed an agreement with CDC, the Gabonese financial institution Caisse des Dépôts et Consignations, to deploy eight hybrid solar power plants in Gabon, representing a combined capacity of 2.2 MW.
2 Aug

Smart City Opportunities: Infrastructure, Systems, Materials 2019-2029

IDTechEx Report: Dr Peter Harrop, Dr Luyun Jiang and Dr Khasha Ghaffarzadeh
1 Jun

Biomaterial helps regrow brain tissue after stroke in mice

New stroke-healing gel helped regrow neurons and blood vessels in mice with stroke-damaged brains, hinting at what may someday be a new therapy for stroke in people.
2 May

Why a robot can't yet outjump a flea

When it comes to things that are ultrafast and lightweight, robots can't hold a candle to the fastest-jumping insects and other small-but-powerful creatures. New research could help explain why nature still beats robots, and describes how machines might take the lead.
11 Apr

Stretchable, twistable wires for wearable electronics

The exercise-tracking power of a Fitbit may soon jump from your wrist and into your clothing. Researchers are seeking to embed electronics such as fitness trackers and health monitors into our shirts, hats, and shoes. But no one wants stiff copper wires or silicon transistors deforming their clothing or poking into their skin.