1 Jun 2020
Satellite Imagery and AI to Help Fight Poverty in Africa
The powerful tool combines free, publicly accessible satellite imagery with artificial intelligence to estimate the level of poverty across African villages and changes in their development over time. By analyzing past and current data, the measurement tool could provide helpful information to organizations, government agencies and businesses that deliver services and necessities to the poor
12 May 2020
Electric Cars, Robots Could Recharge Wirelessly as They Go
Engineers have demonstrated a practical way to use magnetism to transmit electricity wirelessly to recharge electric cars, robots or even drones. The technology could be scaled up to power electric cars as they drive over highways, robots on factory floors and drones hovering over rooftops.
7 May 2020
Citrine Informatics provide a materials informatics platform. IDTechEx spoke with Greg Mulholland (CEO and co-founder).
4 May 2020
Uncountable have an AI-powered platform to manage material development. IDTechEx spoke with one of the co-founders, Will Tashman.
17 Apr 2020
Arterys was founded to facilitate the global advancement of medicine through data, AI and technology. Its mission is to transform the world of medical imaging via high performance cloud computation.
17 Apr 2020
Scientists Hope to Use Wearable Data to Predict COVID-19
Researchers and their collaborators aim to predict the onset of viral infection through data provided by wearable technology.
16 Apr 2020
Unlike most AI radiology companies, Subtle Medical focuses on image acquisition rather than analysis. It is developing software solutions to improve the capture of high-quality medical images. More specifically, it transforms low resolution scans taken rapidly (eg: in 6 minutes) into high resolution scans that normally can only be obtained by running scans for 20+ minutes.
2 Apr 2020
Brain Reading Technology for Brainwave-Controlled Devices
A new method to accurately record brain activity at scale has been developed by researchers. The technique could lead to new medical devices to help amputees, people with paralysis or people with neurological conditions such as motor neurone disease.
31 Mar 2020
Moving Towards 3D Bioprinted Cardiovascular Tissue
Cardiologists need to rely on the technology at their disposal. Shortages in available donor tissue for cardiac transplantation are driving the development of cardiovascular 3D bioprinting technologies.
30 Mar 2020
Ankle Exoskeleton Aids Running
Researchers find that a motorized device that attaches around the ankle and foot can drastically reduce the energy cost of running.
24 Mar 2020
Device Brings Silicon Computing Power to Brain Research, Prosthetics
Researchers have developed a new device for connecting the brain directly to silicon-based technologies. While brain-machine interface devices already exist - and are used for prosthetics, disease treatment and brain research - this latest device can record more data while being less intrusive than existing options.
20 Mar 2020
Technologies for the Treatment of Cardiovascular Disease
Cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of death worldwide, with over 17 million per year according to the World Health Organisation. This represents approximately 31% of global deaths. Many forms of cardiovascular disease are chronic in nature, meaning that they worsen over time. Thus, once the disease has been diagnosed it is important to initiate treatment as soon as possible in order to provide positive patient outcomes.
2 Mar 2020
Royole manufactures flexible displays and sensors. It is best known for producing the world's first commercial foldable smartphone. They are now working on applying their flexible display technology and manufacturing capabilities to multiple applications.
21 Feb 2020
Graphene Forms Under Microscope's Eye
You don't need a big laser to make laser-induced graphene. Scientists are using a very small visible beam to burn the foamy form of carbon into microscopic patterns.
21 Feb 2020
Machine Learning to Supercharge Battery Development
Battery performance can make or break the electric vehicle experience, from driving range to charging time to the lifetime of the car. Now, artificial intelligence has made dreams like recharging an EV in the time it takes to stop at a gas station a more likely reality, and could help improve other aspects of battery technology.
21 Feb 2020
C3 Nano is a producer of transparent conductive films (TCFs) and inks based on silver nanowires. Their films have 30 to 50 ohms/sq, and can be employed in flexible touch screens.
4 Feb 2020
Bionic Jellyfish Swim Faster and More Efficiently
Engineers have developed a tiny prosthetic that enables jellyfish to swim faster and more efficiently than they normally do, without stressing the animals. The researchers behind the project envision a future in which jellyfish equipped with sensors could be directed to explore and record information about the ocean.
4 Feb 2020
Hanergy Collapse: Significance for EV and Photovoltaic Industry
Hanergy is a large Chinese company. In past years, it has been in trouble for allegedly false accounting but it has been a global leader in flexible and thin film photovoltaics including GaAs and copper indium gallium diselenide CIGS and it has its own advanced silicon photovoltaics PV.
28 Jan 2020
New Stretchable Battery Can Power Wearable Electronics
Researchers have developed a soft and stretchable battery that relies on a special type of plastic to store power more safely than the flammable formulations used in conventional batteries today.
24 Jan 2020
Deep Learning Enables Real-Time Imaging Around Corners
Researchers have harnessed the power of a type of artificial intelligence known as deep learning to create a new laser-based system that can image around corners in real time.