Robots to perform spinal surgery with pinpoint accuracy
Robots will perform spinal surgery with greater accuracy than humanly possible as part of a ground-breaking research project led by Nottingham Trent University.
Solar panels embedded in clothes charge a mobile phone
Clothing embedded with tiny solar cells the size of a flea will allow wearers to generate electricity on the move and charge items like mobile phones and smartwatches.
A new approach to 3D printing the next generation of bone implants
A researcher has pioneered a new way of 3D printing to help human bone tissue regenerate following major damage.
Smart fabrics closer to consumers
By integrating electronics with textiles it is posible to provide new concepts for lighting, heating, cooling, energy harvesting, communicating, sensing, measuring and monitoring.
Early printed electronics revisited
There was an element of back to the future at the hugely successful recent Printed Electronics Europe event in Dresden. Although a high proportion of printed electronics has progressed from screen printing to other printing technologies, notably inkjet, for better control, less waste of these expensive inks and other benefits, at least one company has reverted to advanced rotary screen printing to gain throughput. Indeed, Professor Edgar Dörsam reported that his team has achieved feature size of better than one micron with its advanced screen printing methods. Daetwyler even announced a capability of gravure printing below five microns in feature size with its machines.
Emerging display technologies and innovations
On December 10, the UK Knowledge Transfer Network had a meeting in Grove Oxfordshire on Emerging Display Technologies and Innovations. About 35 people attended. Professor Ian Underwood of Edinburgh University in Scotland described work on microemissive OLED displays under the title "Hypoled - Next Generation Display Platform ."
Dramatic New AC Electroluminescent Displays
Dramatic New AC Electroluminescent Displays announced at Printed Electronics Asia 2009.