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18 Jun

E Ink Further Strengthens Collaboration with Plastic Logic

The market for wearable technology will reach $70 billion by 2025, with medical, fitness and wellness expected to be the dominant sectors, according to IDTechEx. The always-on nature of E Ink technology combined with the flexible feature of Organic TFT are ideally suited for wearables, especially for clothing.
18 Jun

Hearables: Bosch brings smart features to your ear

Enabling new user interactions and accurate activity tracking Bosch Sensortec announces a new variant of its high-performance BMA456 accelerometer, the industry's only accelerometer with optimized hearable features integrated in one sensor and complements the existing BMA456 wearable variant.
17 Jun

In-ear wearable predicts fertility in women

YONO is an easy to use, comfortable, silicone-encased earpiece, which is worn all night. Hundreds of data points are collected during sleep, which are then synced when the earbud is stored in the base station.
14 Jun

Remote Patient Monitoring

The latest IDTechEx Research report "Remote Patient Monitoring 2019-2029" covers trends, opportunities and outlook for the use of wearables and connected medical devices in the monitoring of patients outside of traditional clinical settings.
13 Jun

Plant wearable patches detect diseases

Researchers have developed a new technique that uses microneedle patches to collect DNA from plant tissues in one minute, rather than the hours needed for conventional techniques. DNA extraction is the first step in identifying plant diseases, and the new method holds promise for the development of on-site plant disease detection tools.
12 Jun


IDTechEx met with Leon Eisen, Founder and CEO of Oxitone Medical at the Wearable Technology Show 2019.
12 Jun

The growing $7.5 billion market for Electronic Skin Patches

IDTechEx Research identifies opportunities in the growing $7.5 billion market for Electronic Skin Patches. IDTechEx Research has released a detailed update on their bestselling market research report "Electronic Skin Patches 2019-2029" Skin patches are arguably the most interesting, diverse and promising category within the entire wearable technology market.
10 Jun

Wearable combines with chemotherapy to treat pleural Mesothelioma

US Food and Drug Administration has approved the NovoTTF-100L System in combination with pemetrexed plus platinum-based chemotherapy for the first-line treatment of unresectable, locally advanced or metastatic, malignant pleural mesothelioma.
7 Jun

Developing a wearable display for surgeons

HMDmd Inc announces that development has commenced of the next generation of high performance, wearable displays for medical applications, supported by the proprietary technology, engineering and manufacturing resources.
6 Jun

Fabrics poised to become the new software

In the summer of 2018, a team led by MIT researchers reported in the journal Nature that they had successfully embedded electronic devices into fibers that could be used in fabrics or composite products like clothing, airplane wings, or even wound dressings.
5 Jun


IDTechEx met with Melanie Hoerr, Manager of Technical Embroidery Applications at ZSK.
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5 Jun

Starkey Hearing Technologies

Starkey Hearing Technologies attended the IDTechEx Show Europe and presented as part of the 'Wearables Keynotes'.
4 Jun

Electronic Skin Patches 2019-2029

IDTechEx Report: James Hayward and Dr Nadia Tsao
3 Jun

Cranial Electrotherapy Stimulation provides anxiety relief

Researchers say it has the potential to revolutionise mental healthcare and could save the health service millions of pounds.
3 Jun

Flexible generators turn movement into energy

Wearable devices that harvest energy from movement are not a new idea, but a material created at Rice University may make them more practical.
31 May

New Report Forecasts E-Textiles will Reach Over $2 Billion by 2029

IDTechEx have released the latest edition of the most comprehensive report on the e-textiles industry. "E-Textiles 2019-2029: Technologies, Markets and Players" compiles over 6 years of work. There are over 200 companies in the database supporting the report, and IDTechEx analysts have conducted primary research on over 100 companies in order to collate the data and contents for the report itself.
30 May

Ultrahaptics acquire Leap Motion for a reported $30m

Ultrahaptics announced the acquisition of Leap Motion on May 30th 2019, for a reported $30m. This brings Leap Motion's prominent and popular hand tracking technique alongside Ultrahaptics' contactless haptic feedback technique. The two technologies have inherent synergy, with the haptic feedback systems capable of being configured based on hand tracking for the user.
30 May

Washable smart garments

Lunative, the multi award-winning German forerunner in "Smart Light Wear Technology" for textile and fashion products provides OEMs and B2B partners in textile, functional wear and fashion industry ready-made and customized solutions - suitable for a huge range of smart clothes, e-textiles and new textile-based smart applications.
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30 May

Wearable brain devices marketed to consumers raise ethical questions

Wearable brain devices are now being marketed directly to consumers and often claim to deliver benefits like boosting memory and modulating symptoms of depression. Although the industry is quickly growing, little is known about the validity of these claims and the related ethical consequences or repercussions.
29 May


IDTechEx interviewed Daniel Strohmayr, Co-CEO of Tacterion at the IDTechEx Show! in Berlin, April 2019.