18 Mar 2020
Wearable that Merges the Real World and Virtual Games
Adidas, EA SPORTS FIFA Mobile and Jacquard by Google have come together in a ground-breaking partnership to create a product that merges the real-world and virtual game.
16 Mar 2020
Aerial Image Dataset to Help Farmers
A dataset of large-scale aerial images aims to give farmers visibility into the conditions of their fields. The dataset, called Agriculture-Vision, will enable agricultural pattern analysis of aerial images, providing farmers with actionable insights into the performance of their crops to improve decision-making and maximize yields.
10 Mar 2020
Novalia develop interactive marketing products and posters. These are based on conductive ink based capacitive touch sensors, which are attached to conventional micro-controller PCBs that ultimately produce sound or interact via Bluetooth.
9 Mar 2020
Mojo Vision presented functional contact lenses at Flex 2020. The aim is for these to contain photo-detectors, a miniature display, a power supply and processing capability to provide augmented reality.
27 Feb 2020
Very Slow is Better: Mesh Networks, IOT to Drones
In engineering and science, the race for faster is well known. It spans from 5G streaming videos in seconds to Hyperloop and space tourism. However, if we are to have the envisaged tens of billions of Internet of Things nodes deployed, they must cost under two cents each and work on a whisper of electricity. No. We must go even further in redefining the problem.
26 Feb 2020
Wearables Pivot to Healthcare, Printed Electronics Wins
Healthcare Sensor Innovations 2020, hosted in San Jose on March 17-18, identifies and assesses the opportunities for printed and flexible electronics in healthcare as the technology enables a new wave of medical wearable devices.
26 Feb 2020
Significance of Alphabet Exiting Giant Drones Including AWE
Significance of Alphabet Exiting Giant Drones Including Airborne Wind Energy.
Alphabet/ Google and Facebook exiting large drones does not mean such aircraft are a failure.
In Alphabet, a sister company of Google, was acquisition Makani in California and later Hawaii trialling a huge drone with eight propeller-generators and a 70 meter wingspan.
24 Feb 2020
Enabling Point of Care Diagnostics and Continuous Monitoring
Healthcare Sensor Innovations North America debut on Marc, 17-18, 2020 in San Jose, USA will focus on the latest developments in the use of wearables and sensors in point of care diagnostics and continuous monitoring.
11 Feb 2020
Keynote Speakers Announced for Healthcare Sensor Innovations USA 2020
The Healthcare Sensor Innovations conference will focus on the latest developments in the use of wearables and sensors in continuous monitoring of individuals and point-of-care diagnostics.
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 Sensel at their booth at CES 2020. We discussed their development of force sensor user interfaces and their development of products using this and related technology such as haptics.
27 Jan 2020
Using Artificial Intelligence to Enrich Digital Maps
A model that uses satellite imagery to tag road features in digital maps could help improve GPS navigation.
20 Jan 2020
Audi Invests Around EUR100 Million in Charging Infrastructure
On its journey to becoming a provider of entirely CO2-neutral premium mobility, Audi is making excellent progress at its own sites. By the middle of 2022, Audi will equip one in ten parking spaces with a possibility to charge electric cars, most of which will be accessible to the public.
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.
8 Jan 2020
Toyota to Build Prototype City of the Future
Toyota has revealed plans to build a prototype "city" of the future on a 175-acre site at the base of Mt. Fuji in Japan. Called the Woven City, it will be a fully connected ecosystem powered by hydrogen fuel cells.
8 Jan 2020
World's Smallest Remote Control Robot Actuator
Fingerbot can remotely and mechanically control all the buttons, switches, and toggles anywhere in a home through voice and app. Fingerbot provides a quick, simple and affordable way to retrofit existing devices into IoT devices.
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.
20 Dec 2019
Electric Vehicles: A Look Back at 2019
Few of the giant car makers have shown urgency in transitioning away from the internal combustion engine. What's more, the automotive market is set to decline once again in 2019 whilst electrifying newcomers made huge gains in front of sleeping incumbents' noses. Although a large fraction of this is orders (not deliveries), if OEMs do not wake up now, they never will.
13 Dec 2019
How Close are we to Autonomous Cars?
In the past decade, progress continues in the development and deployment of autonomous driving technologies. IDTechEx forecasts that autonomous car and mobitliy services will become a $2.5 trillion market by 2040.
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.