Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST)

Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST)

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KAIST (Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology), is a public research university located in Daejeon, South Korea. KAIST was established by the Korean government in 1971 as the nation's first research oriented science and engineering institution. QS World University Rankings placed KAIST 24th in Engineering and Technology in 2012.
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13 Jul 2020

A Deep-Learned E-Skin Decodes Complex Human Motion

A deep-learning powered single-strained electronic skin sensor can capture human motion from a distance. The single strain sensor placed on the wrist decodes complex five-finger motions in real time with a virtual 3D hand that mirrors the original motions.
19 Jun 2020

'Mole-bot' Optimized for Underground and Space Exploration​

Mole-bot, a drilling biomimetic robot boasts a stout scapula, a waist inclinable on all sides, and powerful forelimbs. Most of all, the powerful torque from the expandable drilling bit mimicking the chiseling ability of a mole's front teeth highlights the best feature of the drilling robot.
16 Apr 2020


Lunit, abbreviated from "learning unit," is a Medical AI software company devoted to developing advanced medical image analytics and novel imaging biomarkers via cutting-edge deep learning technology. The company was founded in 2013 by six scientists from Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST). Its initial interest was breast cancer, but the company has now moved to all kinds of chest diseases. Its end goal is to provide more AI solutions to enable the earlier diagnosis of disease or to predict its onset altogether. It focuses on oncology and radiology.
15 Apr 2020

Development of Attachable Sticker Type Rechargeable Batteries

As demands for lighter and smaller wearable devices and high functional IoT gadgets rise, there is a growing need for new technologies for power collection, storage, management.
31 Mar 2020

Strain Sensor Using Light Transmittance

Researchers have developed a novel wearable strain sensor based on the modulation of optical transmittance of a carbon nanotube-embedded elastomer. The sensor is capable of sensitive, stable, and continuous measurement of physical signals.
4 Mar 2020

Stress-Relief Substrate Helps OLED Stretch Two-Dimensionally

Highly functional and free-form displays are critical components to complete the technological prowess of wearable electronics, robotics, and human-machine interfaces.
29 Jan 2020


TEGway are a company working with thermoelectric generator technology. The company was originally spun out based on work from a professor at KAIST in Korea. The company was founded in 2014, and employs around 10 staff in January 2020.
28 Jan 2020

Imagination Garden Inc.

Imagination Garden is a Korean company that produce Smart Farms, high-tech hydroponic farms that can grow produce extremely efficiently in almost any location, including the centres of cities. The company uses AI to automate much of the growing process and ensure that plants get the exact nutrients that they need at any one time. In January 2020, IDTechEx Analyst Dr Michael Dent spoke with Soobin Kim, Founder and CEO of Imagination Garden.
18 Nov 2019

Transformative Electronics Systems to Broaden Wearable Applications

Imagine a handheld electronic gadget that can soften and deform when attached to our skin. This will be the future of electronics we all dreamed of.
30 Aug 2019

Artificial muscles bloom, dance and wave

Researchers have developed an ultrathin, artificial muscle for soft robotics. The advancement was demonstrated with a robotic blooming flower brooch, dancing robotic butterflies and fluttering tree leaves on a kinetic art piece.
19 Aug 2019

Scientists can now manipulate brain cells using smartphones

A team of scientists have invented a device that can control neural circuits using a tiny brain implant controlled by a smartphone.
6 Aug 2019

Graphene technology provides clean water to remote school in Nepal

STANDARD GRAPHENE Inc celebrated the establishment of a water filtration plant at Lumbini, Nepal at the 10th School of the Um Hong-Gil Human Foundation.
26 Mar 2019

True-meaning wearable displays: Self powered, washable and wearable

When we think about clothes, they are usually formed with textiles and have to be both wearable and washable for daily use; however, smart clothing has had a problem with its power sources and moisture permeability, which causes the devices to malfunction. This problem has now been overcome by a research team, who developed a textile-based wearable display module technology that is washable and does not require an external power source.
18 Feb 2019

Stretchable multi-functional fibre

Fiber-based electronics are expected to play a vital role in next-generation wearable electronics. Woven into textiles, they can provide higher durability, comfort, and integrated multi-functionality. A research team has developed a stretchable multi-functional fiber that can harvest energy and detect strain, which can be applied to future wearable electronics.
30 Jan 2019

E-textiles at CES 2019

Once again, CES 2019 displayed many examples of e-textile products throughout the exhibition floor. As ever, companies ranged from early stage start-ups scattered throughout "Eureka Park", through to some of the best known and longest established players with booths (generally in the Sands Expo). In this article, we will describe our overall impressions, followed by listing summaries of each of the companies that we visited and interviewed.
29 Jan 2019

A novel material for transparent and flexible displays

The next generation of flexible and transparent displays will require a high-performing and flexible polymeric material that has the optical and thermal properties of glass. The material must be transparent to visible light and have a low coefficient of thermal expansion. Unfortunately, such a polymeric material has not been available.
21 Jan 2019


KAIST OBELAB showed its research on a brain imaging system NIRSIT at CES 2019
17 Jan 2019


IDTechEx met with Hamin Shin from KAIST. Hamin works within the ADVNANO (Advanced Nano - Energy and Materials) lab under Professor Il-Doo Kim. They demonstrated a poster showing the process that they had developed for coating yarns. The yarn is treated with jetted metal via an electrospinning process.
7 Jan 2019

Shape-conformable batteries based on 3D-printing technology

Flexible, wireless electronic devices are rapidly emerging and have reached the level of commercialization; nevertheless, most of battery shapes are limited to either spherical and/or rectangular structures, which results in inefficient space use.
13 Dec 2018

Silk adhesive paves the way for epidermal electronics

Producing effective epidermal electronics requires a strong, biocompatible interface between a biological surface and a sensor. A research team has employed a calcium-modified silk fibroin as a biocompatible and strong adhesive. This technology led to the development of epidermal electronics with strong adhesion for patients who need drug injections and physiological monitoring over a long time.