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2019
29 Jan

Wearable patch measures sweat in extreme environments

A research team has unveiled a thin and robust sweat sensor that is capable of monitoring hydration during exercise. The circular patch, with a width of just 30 mm, works underwater and in dry, arid environments - which makes it ideal for monitoring fluid loss during swimming, triathlons, ultramarathons and many other endurance sports.
14 Jan

Wearable microfluidic sensor measures skin pH levels

My Skin Track pH is the first wearable sensor and companion app to easily measure personal skin pH levels and create customized product regimens to better care for skin.
4 Jan

Tiny, implantable device uses light to treat bladder problems

A team of neuroscientists and engineers has developed a tiny, implantable device that has potential to help people with bladder problems bypass the need for medication or electronic stimulators.
2018
14 Dec

CPI collaborates on BodySense Project

The Centre for Process Innovation is part of a collaboration aiming to improve the performance of smart devices used to capture real-time health and lifestyle data. Working with a number of partners on the BodySense project, CPI is supporting the development of next generation multi-functional sensing devices.
30 Nov

Wearable skin and sun safety sensor

L'Oréal announced that La Roche-Posay My Skin Track UV, a battery-free wearable electronic to measure UV exposure, is now available.
14 Nov

Dimension Inx

Dimension Inx is a 3D printing materials company with a focus biomedical applications. IDTechEx analyst Nadia Tsao interviewed Dimension Inx co-founders Dr Ramille Shah and Dr Adam Jakus on 23 Oct 2018.
14 Nov

Could wearables monitor blood pressure?

A lab simulation model of an artificial artery demonstrates pulse wave velocity is a feasible measurement for monitoring blood pressure. Wearable patches show promise for measuring PWV, making them a potentially inexpensive blood-pressure monitoring option.
7 Nov

Skin sensor could improve life for a million hydrocephalus patients

Most people simply take ibuprofen when they get a headache. But for someone with hydrocephalus - a potentially life-threatening condition in which excess fluid builds up in the brain -- a headache can indicate a serious problem that can result in a hospital visit, thousands of dollars in scans, radiation and sometimes surgery.
29 Oct

Development of wearable device for dermatology research

LEO Science & Tech Hub, the Boston-based R&D innovation unit of LEO Pharma, announced that they will partner with Wearifi Inc and the Center for Bio-Integrated Electronics at Northwestern University to investigate the clinical potential of next-generation wearable electronics in dermatology research.
18 Oct

First example of a bioelectronic medicine demonstrated

Researchers have developed the first example of a bioelectronic medicine: an implantable, biodegradable wireless device that speeds nerve regeneration and improves the healing of a damaged nerve.
2 Oct

Stretchable and Conformal Electronics 2019-2029

IDTechEx Report: Dr Khasha Ghaffarzadeh, James Hayward and Dr Xiaoxi He
18 Sep

Flexible, Printed and Thin Film Batteries 2019-2029

IDTechEx Report: Dr Xiaoxi He
28 Aug

OLED Display Forecasts and Technologies 2019-2029: The Global Rise of Flexible and Foldable Displays

IDTechEx Report: Raghu Das, Dr Khasha Ghaffarzadeh and Dr Xiaoxi He
22 Aug

Electric stimulation treats eye disease

A medical device company with a new approach treats eye diseases by stimulating the optic nerve of the cornea with neuromodulation.
7 Aug

Losing the wires: patient monitoring via electronic skin patches

There are many wearable technology products that focus on getting the user moving. Nowhere is this more relevant than in inpatient monitoring in a clinical setting.
2 Jul

Electronic Skin Patches 2018-2028

IDTechEx Report: James Hayward
13 Jun

Scientists go deep to quantify perovskite properties

Scientists have discovered electronic properties in quantum-scale devices that are likely to impact the growing field of low-cost perovskite based optoelectronics.
21 May

Wearable Technology 2018-2028: Markets, Players, Forecasts

IDTechEx Report: James Hayward
20 Apr

Artificial intelligence accelerates discovery of metallic glass

If you combine two or three metals together, you will get an alloy that usually looks and acts like a metal, with its atoms arranged in rigid geometric patterns. But once in a while, under just the right conditions, you get something entirely new: a futuristic alloy called metallic glass.
5 Apr

Advanced Wound Care Technologies 2018 - 2028

IDTechEx Report: Dr Nadia Tsao
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