13 Dec 2022
Fraunhofer IZM has developed a method of integrating flexible thinned silicon ICs within polyimide to produce a fully flexible hybrid circuit. IDTechEx caught up with the German research center at Electronica 2023.
28 Feb 2020
Therapies Without Drugs
Researchers are investigating the potential of microimplants to stimulate nerve cells and treat chronic conditions like asthma, diabetes, or Parkinson's disease.
4 Oct 2018
Pliable micro-batteries for wearables
Wearables are portable systems that contain sensors to collect measurement data from our bodies. Powering these sensors without wires calls for pliable batteries that can adapt to the specific material and deliver the power the system requires.
15 Jun 2018
Wristband for personalized dementia therapy
The system uses inconspicuous sensors to automatically measure dementia patients' health and care data and suggests personalized treatment options based on their current condition.
11 Aug 2015
Piezoelectric elastic energy harvesting arrives
Elastic piezoelectric generators are being developed with microwatts demonstrated and watts in prospect for large formats.
9 Jun 2015
Growth in High-powered Energy Harvesting
The new reality is that energy harvesting - creation of off-grid electricity where it is needed, using ambient energy - is now one subject from microwatts for wireless sensors to tens of kilowatts for vehicles and buildings. This is because it increasingly involves the same technologies, locations and companies. One structure, such as a remote building, will tend to use a range of energy harvesting from very low power EH for wireless sensors to very high power EH for charging those newly announced Tesla house batteries.
7 May 2015
Energy Harvesting & Storage Europe: Key Learnings from the 2015 Show
The recent IDTechEx event "Energy Harvesting and Storage Europe" in Berlin was once again a good barometer of what is happening in the industry. Here are some of our delegates' comments on our Europe 2015 event.
17 Mar 2015
EU-funded project investigates energy harvesting
Energy harvesting systems that are developed within the Smart-MEMPHIS project will have many applications ranging from implantable pacemakers to aircrafts.
5 Mar 2015
Micro battery and capacitive energy harvesting workshop
One-day WORKSHOP, Berlin April 27th 2015.
26 Mar 2014
FP7 MATFLEXEND project for flexible energy harvesting devices
Fraunhofer IZM leads the newly started FP7 MATFLEXEND project, which will provide wearable, flexible energy harvesters that can be manufactured in a low-cost printing process, and durable materials for such purpose.
24 May 2012
Highlights of Energy Harvesting & Storage Europe 2012 (Part One)
Highlights of last week's IDTechEx conference, Energy Harvesting & Storage Europe in Berlin, part one.
6 Apr 2012
Listening to the radio even with an electric drive
To enable radio reception in electric vehicles, manufacturers must install filters and insulate cables, since electrical signals will otherwise interfere with music and speech transmissions. Now, using new calculation methods, researchers are paving the way for pure listening pleasure while also helping to lower the associated costs.
12 Mar 2012
Solar ski helmet
The new 3D solar panel developed by Fraunhofer IZM is almost invisible when mounted on a ski helmet.
1 Feb 2012
Flexible and Stretchable Electronics at Printed Electronics Europe
Stretchable and conformal electronics is a relatively new but rapidly emerging and fascinating field in microelectronics.