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by Dr Tess Skyrme

26 Jan 2024

Quantum Communications Tech Upgrades Essential to Protect Our Data

Quantum communications technology seeks to improve data security, which is increasingly compromised in the modern world. The world is generating higher and higher volumes of data, with increasing concerns about its sensitivity.
23 Nov 2023

The E-textiles Journey from Heated Clothing to Monitoring Astronauts

From blankets to towels to clothing to upholstery, humans are in contact with textiles for almost all their lives. Textiles, used for warmth, comfort, and aesthetics, can be combined with electronics to gain exciting new functionalities.
16 Nov 2023

Quantum Sensors vs. Quantum Computers: The Next 10 Years

Quantum technologies are evolving at a rapid pace. Spurred by the promise of exponentially faster computation and classically unachievable sensitivity, billions of dollars are being poured into the development of quantum computers and quantum sensors.
01 Nov 2023

Why is Air Quality Monitoring Going Mobile?

In recent years, there has been significant interest in the use of low-cost gas sensors affixed to lampposts, trees, and traffic lights within smart cities to monitor outdoor air quality. Yet before this industry has really taken off, there are already signs of a trend away from the adoption of expansive sensor networks towards mobile platforms.
26 Oct 2023

TMR Sensors: A Quantum Success Story

Tunneling magneto resistance sensors are rapidly disrupting the automotive and wearables industry. These tiny sensors leverage quantum phenomena to provide a performance edge over classical incumbents, including industry mainstays such as Hall effect sensors. Although they don't depend on the more exciting effects such as superposition and entanglement, in this article, IDTechEx highlights the lessons to be learned from the success of TMR sensors in the emerging quantum sensor market.
03 Oct 2023

Environmental Gas Sensor Tech: Smart-Building & Automotive Markets

Gas sensor technology makes the invisible, visible. A plethora of different technology types can be used to measure analytes related to safety and health - quantifying the composition of air quality inside and out
08 Sep 2023

Wearable Quantum Sensors Measure Brain Activity While We Sleep & Move

New quantum sensors measuring brain activity have the potential to revolutionize our understanding of how humans respond to sleep, movement, diet, and aging.
07 Aug 2023

Las Perspectivas De Los Ordenadores Cuánticos De Sobremesa, A Debate en IDTechEx

Los ordenadores cuánticos pueden resolver problemas que a los ordenadores clásicos les llevaría billones de años. La mayoría de los diseños de ordenadores cuánticos dependen de la refrigeración del hardware a temperaturas extremas muy por debajo de -200 grados Celsius. Sin embargo, en los últimos años la tecnología para la computación cuántica de sobremesa ha empezado a avanzar.
02 Aug 2023

Quantum Sensors: Advancing Timing, Navigation, Mapping, & Brain Scans

Quantum sensors promise to unlock new applications through dramatically increased sensitivity. Characterizing the quantum sensor market, quantum sensing technologies, and quantum sensor players, with report covers 17 quantum sensing technology areas along with applications in electric vehicles, GPS denied navigation, medical imaging, and quantum computing with market forecasts from 2024 to 2044.
28 Jun 2023

Quantum Computing Accelerates the Future of Automotive Technology

In this complimentary whitepaper, Dr Tess Skyrme outlines the specific applications for quantum computing within the automotive industry.
21 Jun 2023

Immersive Wireless Audio: The Gateway to an AR/VR Hardware Ecosystem?

Sony recently announced 'Project Q', comprising the development of a hand-held PlayStation and corresponding high-end earbuds. The inclusion of earbuds initially seems surprising since headphones and earphones are amongst the most mature in the near hundred billion-dollar wearables market.
04 May 2023

Back to the Futuristic: 3 Innovative Wearable Technologies Coming Soon

Consumer technology available today is impressive but still not as cool as promised by many classic sci-fi movies. Our dreams of hoverboards and holograms have been replaced by stagnating smartphone designs and doom-scrolling. Yet things look set to change.