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9 Oct

Boréas Technologies breathe new life into piezoelectric haptics

IDTechEx spoke to Boréas Technologies' Founder and CEO Simon Chaput about their product and their ambitions to disrupt the haptics market today.
9 Oct

Boréas Technologies

IDTechEx interviewed Simon Chaput, Founder and CEO of Boréas Technologies Inc.. They are a fabless semiconductor company commercializing low-power drivers for piezoelectric haptics. They have begun sampling to customers and are launching development kits from October 2018.
24 Sep

Personalized soft exosuit breaks new ground

Fully wearable soft exosuit with automatic tuning helps users save energy and walk outside over difficult terrain.
11 Sep

Forecasting earthquake aftershocks with AI

From hurricanes and floods to volcanoes and earthquakes, the Earth is continuously evolving in fits and spurts of dramatic activity. Earthquakes and subsequent tsunamis alone have caused massive destruction in the last decade.
11 Sep

Printing with sound

Harvard University researchers have developed a new printing method that uses sound waves to generate droplets from liquids with an unprecedented range of composition and viscosity. This technique could finally enable the manufacturing of many new biopharmaceuticals, cosmetics, and food and expand the possibilities of optical and conductive materials.
16 Aug

Material can store energy like an eagle's grip

What do a flea and an eagle have in common? They can store energy in their feet without having to continuously contract their muscles to then jump high or hold on to prey. Now scientists have created materials that can store energy this way, be squeezed repeatedly without damage, and even change shape if necessary.
14 Aug

Soft multifunctional robots get really small

Robots could be safely deployed in difficult-to-access environments, such as in delicate surgical procedures in the human body.
2 Aug

Gentle robotic hand for sea life

The open ocean is the largest and least explored environment on Earth, estimated to hold up to a million species that have yet to be described. However, many of those organisms are soft-bodied - like jellyfish, squid, and octopuses - and are difficult to capture for study with existing underwater tools, which all too frequently damage or destroy them. Now, a new device safely traps delicate sea creatures inside a folding polyhedral enclosure and lets them go without harm using a novel, origami-inspired design.
23 Jul

Rolls Royce swarm robots to inspect engines

An exciting vision of how robotics could be used to revolutionise the future of engine maintenance.
20 Jul

Ecology and AI

It's poised to transform fields from earthquake prediction to cancer detection to self-driving cars, and now scientists are unleashing the power of deep learning on a new field - ecology.
17 Jul

CRISPR's growing pains

In the six years since its inception, CRISPR gene editing has experienced ups and downs, from giddy excitement over the technology's potential to cure genetic diseases to patent disputes, ethical considerations and cancer scares.
9 Jul

Robotic cockroach can explore underwater environments

In nature, cockroaches can survive underwater for up to 30 minutes. Now, a robotic cockroach can do even better. Harvard's Ambulatory Microrobot, known as HAMR, can walk on land, swim on the surface of water, and walk underwater for as long as necessary, opening up new environments for this little bot to explore.
11 Jun

AI to identify, count, describe wild animals

Deep learning can automatically identify, count and describe animals in their natural habitats.
7 Jun

Mimicking human organs through bioengineering

Sensera Inc is adapting its technology for new applications in bioengineering. The company's MEMS, or MicroElectroMechanical Systems, technology is now being used at Harvard University in the creation of microfluidic devices, which mimic the functions of living human organs, including the lung, intestine, kidney, skin, bone marrow and blood-brain barrier.
2 May

Personalized bio-inks boost healing potential of printable body tissue

Researchers have incorporated platelet-rich plasma into a bio-ink: a 3-D-printed mixture of cells and gel that could eventually become the stuff of skin grafts and regenerative tissue implants.
20 Apr

A graphene roll-out

MIT engineers have developed a continuous manufacturing process that produces long strips of high-quality graphene.
5 Apr

Advanced Wound Care Technologies 2018 - 2028

IDTechEx Report: Dr Nadia Tsao
29 Mar

Haptics 2018-2028: Technologies, Markets and Players

IDTechEx Report: James Hayward
16 Mar

Personalised robotic exosuits

When it comes to soft assistive devices — like the wearable exosuit being created by the Harvard Biodesign Lab — the wearer and the robot need to be in sync. But every human moves a bit differently, and tailoring the robot's parameters to an individual user is a time-consuming and inefficient process.
13 Mar

3D Bioprinting 2018 - 2028: Technologies, Markets, Forecasts

IDTechEx Report: Dr Nadia Tsao