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29 May 2020

Large Scale Stretchable and Transparent Electrodes

A research team has developed a large-scale stretchable and transparent electrode for the stretchable display.
28 May 2020

Philips Launches Wearable for Early Patient Deterioration, COVID 19

The Philips Biosensor is designed to address a new approach to vital signs measurements, supporting surveillance of higher acuity patients moving from intensive care units into lower acuity general care areas of a hospital. The lightweight, disposable biosensor is a 5-day, single-use wearable patch which can be integrated with a scalable hub to monitor multiple patients across multiple rooms.
28 May 2020

Wearable Technology Forecasts: 2020-2030

IDTechEx Report: James Hayward
27 May 2020

Soft Robotic Exosuit for Stroke Survivors

To allow stroke patients to recover, many rehabilitation centers have looked to robotic exoskeletons. But although there are now a range of exciting devices that are enabling people to walk again who initially were utterly unable to do so, there remains significant active research trying to understand how to best apply wearable robotics for rehabilitation after stroke.
26 May 2020

New Wearable Tracks Vitamin C Levels in Sweat

A team has developed a wearable, non invasive Vitamin C sensor that could provide a new, highly personalized option for users to track their daily nutritional intake and dietary adherence.
25 May 2020

New Wearables to Diagnose Preeclampsia, Epilepsy and Heart Attacks

Transforming how common health conditions are diagnosed using point-of-care and wearable bio diagnostic devices is the goal of a new project, which has just secured nearly $2.2 million from the National Health, Medical and Research Council.
25 May 2020

The impact of COVID-19 on wearables

This article is a summary of the latest considerations for the wearable technology industry as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, including background on the pandemic, case studies of it's impact, and a discussion around changes to quantitative forecasts across IDTechEx's wearable portfolio as a result.
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22 May 2020

Researchers Tap CRISPR Technology to Connect Biology, Electronics

In an effort to create first-of-kind microelectronic devices that connect with biological systems, researchers are utilizing CRISPR technology in a novel way to electronically turn "on" and "off" several genes simultaneously. Their technique has the potential to further bridge the gap between the electronic and biological worlds, paving the way for new wearable and "smart" devices.
22 May 2020

Electrics and Electronics Becomes User-Dedicated Smart Material

An important new trend is buying electrics and electronics you customise to function not just shape. See the new IDTechEx report, "Complete Electronics as Smart Material, User-Customized 2020-2040". Builders, textile manufacturers, those doing home improvement and others are starting to buy electrically-smart materials direct from materials companies, bypassing the electronics industry.
22 May 2020

Mixed Reality in a Time of COVID-19

Recently the versatility of mixed and augmented reality products has come to the forefront of the news, with an Imperial led project at the Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust. Doctors have been wearing the Microsoft Hololens headsets whilst working on the front lines of the COVID pandemic, to aid them in their care for their patients.
20 May 2020

LifeBooster

LifeBooster, Inc. is a connected worker risk analytics company based in Vancouver, Canada. IDTechEx interviewed Jeffrey Smith and Bryan Statham, VP of Business Development and CEO/Co-founder (respectively) for this profile.
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20 May 2020

eLux

eLux is a startup phase company developing microLED display technology based on fluidic assembly.
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20 May 2020

Delektre

Delektre is a Finnish company founded in 2010. The technology was originally developed for University Vaasa and University Hospital of Tempere, using a camera system to measure multiple signals.
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20 May 2020

Pretty as a Peacock: Gemstone for Next Generation of Smart Sensors

An international team of scientists has developed colour-changing, flexible photonic crystals that could be used to develop sensors that warn when an earthquake might strike next. The wearable, robust and low-cost sensors can respond sensitively to light, temperature, strain or other physical and chemical stimuli making them an extremely promising option for cost-effective smart visual sensing applications in a range of sectors including healthcare and food safety.
19 May 2020

Brain Signal Measurement Using Printed Tattoo Electrodes

Researchers have developed ultra-light tattoo electrodes that are hardly noticeable on the skin and make long-term measurements of brain activity cheaper and easier.
18 May 2020

Wearable Guarantees Privacy by Measuring Distance, not Storing Data

A wearable that supports companies in remaining active or safely restarting in-person activities during the COVID-19 pandemic. The wearable warns employees through an audible or haptic alarm, when they are violating the social distancing guidelines while approaching each other.
18 May 2020

Self-Charging Medical Devices

Expect more healthcare wearables that power themselves, many even managing with no battery. The IDTechEx report, "Energy Harvesting for Electronic Devices 2020-2040" covers this and more.
15 May 2020

VR - A Method of Online Interaction?

This premium article discusses some of the ways by which VR devices are providing a means for online social interaction.
14 May 2020

Training in the Age of Social Distancing. AR/VR/MR the Answer?

In the age of social distancing, training and maintenance of many complicated tasks and services has come to a standstill. However, there are technological solutions to this problem.
13 May 2020

Aktiia Cuffless Blood Pressure Monitor Proven Accurate

Aktiia has developed a wrist-worn optical blood pressure monitor that can automatically take measurements around the clock without requiring a specific arm position.