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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.
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.
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.
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
4 Apr

Transparent Conductive Films and Materials 2018-2028: Forecasts, Technologies, Players

IDTechEx Report: Dr Khasha Ghaffarzadeh and Raghu Das
29 Mar

Haptics 2018-2028: Technologies, Markets and Players

IDTechEx Report: James Hayward
8 Mar

India - off grid economics debate

India is one of those countries where grid electricity is often more expensive to produce than off grid excluding energy storage but grid electricity is much cheaper to the customer due to massive subsidies not available for minigrids.
19 Feb

Stretchable electronics for stroke recovery

Printed Electronics World reports on a groundbreaking new wearable designed to be worn on the throat could be a game changer in the field of stroke rehabilitation.
16 Feb

Thermoelectric Energy Harvesting 2018-2028: Applications, Markets, Players

IDTechEx Report: Dr Peter Harrop and Raghu Das
13 Feb

New fuel cell has exceptional power density and stability

A team of researchers has created a new fuel cell offering both exceptional power densities and long-term stability at optimal temperatures, a discovery that heightens the viability of incorporating fuel cells into a sustainable energy future.
25 Jan

Using crumpled graphene balls to make better batteries

Lithium metal-based batteries have the potential to turn the battery industry upside down. With the theoretically ultra-high capacity of lithium metal used by itself, this new type of battery could power everything from personal devices to cars.
10 Jan

World's smallest wearable device

A professor, working in conjunction with the global beauty company L'Oréal, has developed the smallest wearable device in the world. The wafer-thin, feather-light sensor can fit on a fingernail and precisely measures a person's exposure to UV light from the sun.
19 Dec

Scientists modify CRISPR to epigenetically treat diabetes

Salk scientists have created a new version of the CRISPR/Cas9 genome editing technology that allows them to activate genes without creating breaks in the DNA, potentially circumventing a major hurdle to using gene editing technologies to treat human diseases.