19 Feb 2021
3D Printing Perovskites on Graphene Makes Next-Gen X-Ray Detectors
Scientists have developed a novel method for producing highly efficient X-ray detectors by using 3D aerosol jet-printing. The X-ray detectors can be easily integrated into standard microelectronics to considerably improve the performance of medical imaging devices.
12 Feb 2021
Signs of Burnout can be Detected in Sweat
We've all felt stressed at some point, whether in our personal or professional lives or in response to exceptional circumstances like the COVID-19 pandemic. But until now there has been no way to quantify stress levels in an objective manner.
4 Jan 2021
Immersive Virtual Reality Boosts Spinal Cord Stimulation for Pain
For patients receiving spinal cord stimulation for chronic pain, integration with an immersive virtual reality system - allowing patients to see as well as feel the effects of electrical stimulation on a virtual image of their own body - can enhance the pain-relieving effectiveness of spinal cord stimulation.
24 Dec 2020
Making Industrial Robots Smarter and More Versatile
Researchers have developed AI-based software that makes industrial robots easier to program and more capable of adapting. The software is designed in a modular format so that operators can build a customized application based on their needs.
1 Dec 2020
Breakthrough Anti-Viral Textile Wins Swiss Technology Award
HeiQ Viroblock has won the Swiss Technology Award 2020 for its breakthrough antiviral textile technology HeiQ Viroblock. Developed in record time and launched after the Swiss authorities announced the lockdown in March 2020, HeiQ Viroblock has had a major impact on the global textile industry and is being unprecedently adopted by mills around the world.
6 Nov 2020
Deep Learning Algorithms Helping to Clear Space Junk from our Skies
How do you measure the pose - that is the 3D rotation and 3D translation - of a piece of space junk so that a grasping satellite can capture it in real time in order to successfully remove it from Earth's orbit?
10 Sep 2020
Twingtec was founded in 2013 as a spin-off from leading research and academic institutions in Switzerland. The company is based in Switzerland and at the time of writing has 9 employees. IDTechEx talked to CEO Dr. Rolf Luchsinger.
24 Jul 2020
VCSEL and SPAD solid-state lidars: how far can they go?
The 3D lidar story is becoming ever more interesting. The focus at first was on autonomous driving, but, given the timelines and the potential of the technology, it is now migrating into consumer, ADAS, security, autonomous robots, and beyond.
6 Jul 2020
SOLIDpower is one of the main company producing solid oxide fuel cells (SOFC).
16 Jun 2020
Smart Textiles Powered by Soft Transmission Lines
Researchers have developed electronic fibers that, when embedded in textiles, can collect a wealth of information about our bodies by measuring subtle and complex fabrics deformations. Their technology relies on transmission line theory and offers a host of applications, such as in health care and robotics.
4 May 2020
Researchers Put Proximity Tracing App to the Test
Over the past two weeks, EPFL computer scientists have been testing and refining the smartphone-based system developed by the international Decentralized Privacy-Preserving Proximity Tracing project (DP3T), with the help of the Swiss Army. Their goal: to optimize the app's ability to alert users after they've been in contact with someone contagious with COVID-19, while building trust around the open system.