1 May 2020
Innovative Patch may Soon be Used to Monitor Coronavirus Patients 24/7
A Belgian consortium of seven medical and technological companies has developed an innovative patch that is applied to the chest. The patch allows continuous, remote, wireless monitoring of coronavirus patients' respiration, heart rate and soon also temperature. The system will be able to send the recorded levels to the patients' general practitioner or specialist and also has an alert feature like the red button by a hospital bed.
2 Mar 2020
Thin-Film Solar Cells Generate as Much Energy as Traditional Ones
Scientists have become the first to achieve an energy efficiency of 25 percent with a thin-film solar cell. This means that this wafer-thin solar cell generates as much energy as a traditional silicon solar cell.
21 Jun 2019
Imec doubles energy density of its solid-state batteries
Imec and partner EnergyVille, announces a solid-state Li-metal battery cell with an unsurpassed energy density of 400 Wh/liter at a charging speed of 0.5C (2 hours). Imec also announced that they have started to upscale the materials and processes in a pilot line for fabrication of solid-state pouch cells at the EnergyVille Campus in Genk (Belgium) and is set-up in collaboration with the University of Hasselt.
5 Apr 2017
New insights and technologies to improve human-robot collaboration
Introducing new adaptive control software and using gestures to improve human-machine communication, Walt, a collaborative robot (cobot) has been developed that works alongside its human co-workers in a safe and flexible way.
12 Oct 2015
Insight into the long-term stability of solar cells
A researcher has developed an experimental set-up in which the degradation of solar cells can be accelerated and the degradation monitored in real time. The experimental set-up has been well received in the photovoltaic world and is now being commercialised.
4 Jul 2013
Solliance and imec 9.7% efficiency with thin-film CZTSe solar cell
A CZTSe (Cu2ZnSnSe4)-based solar cell with 9.7 percent efficiency (1x1cm2, AM1.5G).
18 Nov 2009
MEC, Hasselt University and Artist Screen launch new spin-off Lumoza
IMEC, Hasselt University and Artist Screen launch new spin-off. Lumoza Start-up prints electroluminescent computer animations on flexible surfaces for advertising and packaging market.
3 Dec 2008
German government to invest in organic photovoltaic research
The German government is investing EUR 2.5 million in a project that will significantly increase the lifespan of organic solar cells (OSC) with the goal of yielding competitive organic photovoltaics (OPV) for potential commercial use.