19 Oct 2020
Mini-Brains Help Robots Recognise Pain and Self-Repair
Using a brain-inspired approach, scientists have developed a way for robots to have the artificial intelligence to recognise pain and to self-repair when damaged.
18 Sep 2020
Anti-Bacterial Graphene Face Masks
Face masks have become an important tool in fighting against the COVID-19 pandemic. However, improper use or disposal of masks may lead to "secondary transmission". A research team has successfully produced graphene masks with an anti-bacterial efficiency of 80%, which can be enhanced to almost 100% with exposure to sunlight for around 10 minutes.
11 Sep 2020
Smart Contact Lens Mimicking the Human Iris to Combat Eye Deficiencies
Researchers have created an artificial iris embedded in a smart contact lens. The smart contact lens is designed to operate for an entire day thanks to an ultra-low power design, offering a practical solution for people who suffer from human eye iris deficiencies like aniridia, high order aberrations like keratoconus, and light sensitivity or photophobia.
8 Sep 2020
New Electronic Skin can React to Pain Like Human Skin
Researchers have developed electronic artificial skin that reacts to pain just like real skin, opening the way to better prosthetics, smarter robotics and non-invasive alternatives to skin grafts.
21 Aug 2020
Structural batteries as vehicle bodywork
Previously, we have discussed the widespread work on structural supercapacitors, noting that they have the advantage of not swelling and shrinking during charge-discharge unlike batteries.
6 Aug 2020
Hyundai Kia Automotive Group
The Hyundai Kia Automotive Group refers to the group of affiliated companies interconnected by complex shareholding arrangements, with Hyundai Motor Company regarded as the de facto representative of the group.
6 Aug 2020
Machines to Manufacture Gears for Robots
Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Machine Tool Co Ltd, a part of Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Group, has developed new models of hobbing and gear shaping machines with highly accurate machining to manufacture precision reduction gears for robots.
31 Jul 2020
MicroLED Displays: Getting Ready for the Future?
MicroLED, believed by many to be the next generation of display technology, has been pursued by players of LED, display, OEM, materials and so on. Differentiated from LCD and OLED, microLED is considered to be the only display technology that has no size limitation. What are the potential applications?
29 Jul 2020
Bringing Graphene and New Materials to Market
Remember the computer triode? Unless you're an early-tech enthusiast, it's unlikely. Used as switches in the first electronic computers, these vacuum tubes consumed a great deal of power. They were unreliable and upon the invention of silicon chips, were quickly replaced. A new material has the potential to shift entire industries. Here, Kari Hjelt, Head of Innovation of the Graphene Flagship explains how graphene is set to do the same.
16 Jul 2020
Medtrum Technologies are a Chinese company commercialising diabetes management devices including CGM and insulin pumps. This profile looks at their activity over the last decade.
8 Jul 2020
In-Mold Electronics: Material Development Opportunities
In-Mold Electronics (IME) is a process that combines printed electronics with 3D forming and molding to create 3D objects with embedded electronics. The electronics can include interconnects, sensors, rigid IC or LEDs, optical waveguides, and so on.
8 Jul 2020
Abbott Diabetes Care
This is a comprehensive review of the business and technology of Abbott Diabetes Care, assembled from company reports and extensive academic literature review, and supported by additional interview comments over several years. It focuses primarily on the technology behind their market leading FreeStyle™ Libre™ CGM device, which generated over $1.8bn in revenue in 2019.
19 Jun 2020
BMW has demonstrated success with its first electric car, the i3 with strong sales since 2013. BMW have announced plans for 25 electrified models by 2023, showing a strong push towards electrification.
17 Jun 2020
Highlights from Dassault Systèmes' 2020 Industry Analyst Meeting. Dassault Systèmes hosted a virtual two-day event to share their company strategy, progress, and successes.
9 Jun 2020
TriEye is an Israeli company that has developed an affordable method of SWIR imaging based on detecting plasmonic resonances with a silicon CMOS device.