13 Apr 2022
Using the Body's Naturally Occurring Ions to Help Transmit Data
Implantable bioelectronics are now often key in assisting or monitoring the heart, brain, and other vital organs, but they often lack a safe, reliable way of transmitting their data to doctors. Now researchers have invented a way to augment implantable bioelectronics with simple, high-speed, low-power wireless data links using ions, positively or negatively charged atoms that are naturally available in the body.
23 Nov 2021
New Device Modulates Visible Light: Smallest Footprint, Lowest Power
Over the past several decades, researchers have moved from using electric currents to manipulating light waves in the near-infrared range for telecommunications applications such as high-speed 5G networks, biosensors on a chip, and driverless cars.
22 Sep 2021
Now We're Cooking with Lasers
Imagine having your own digital personal chef; ready to cook up whatever you want; able to tailor the shape, texture, and flavor just for you; and it's all at the push of a button. Engineers have been working on doing just that, using lasers for cooking and 3D printing technology for assembling foods.
16 Sep 2021
Electroconvulsive Therapy to Effectively Treat Major Depression
Electroconvulsive therapy reduces deaths by suicide among older adults with depression in the months immediately following hospitalization, researchers report. As suicide risk is highest just after hospitalization among those with depression, the therapy could save lives.
9 Sep 2021
MIXCOMM is a business located in the United States that offers mmWave RF solutions (including beamforming ICs and antenna modules) for 5G and Satcom. On July 26th, 2021, IDTechEx spoke with MIXCOMM's CEO Mike Noonen and VP of Business Development Jay Martin.
16 Aug 2021
Tracking Pileups on Battery Charging Route to Drive Performance
Because of their high storage capacity, metal oxides are a promising class of potential conversion-type electrode materials for next-generation lithium-ion batteries. Conversion-type electrode materials undergo conversion reactions; when they react with lithium ions, they get converted into entirely new products. Today's commercial batteries are based on a completely different mechanism called intercalation.
22 Jul 2021
Robotic Neck Brace Can Help Analyze Cancer Treatment Impacts
A new robotic neck brace may help doctors analyze the impact of cancer treatments on the neck mobility of patients and guide their recovery.
28 May 2021
The Robot Smiled Back
Researchers use AI to teach robots to make appropriate reactive human facial expressions, an ability that could build trust between humans and their robotic co-workers and care-givers
20 May 2021
Zapping Nerves with Ultrasound Lowers Drug-Resistant Blood Pressure
Brief pulses of ultrasound delivered to nerves near the kidney produced a clinically meaningful drop in blood pressure in people whose hypertension did not respond to a triple cocktail of medications, reports a new study.
14 May 2021
Tiny, Wireless, Injectable Chips Use Ultrasound to Monitor the Body
Columbia have developed the smallest single-chip system that is a complete functioning electronic circuit; implantable chips visible only in a microscope point the way to developing chips that can be injected into the body with a hypodermic needle to monitor medical conditions.
13 Jan 2021
Robot Displays a Glimmer of Empathy to a Partner Robot
Engineers create a robot that learns to visually predict how its partner robot will behave, displaying a glimmer of empathy. This "Robot Theory of Mind" could help robots get along with other robots—and humans—more intuitively.
28 Nov 2020
Lumiode is a semiconductor technology spin-out company from Columbia University. It is based in NYC. The company mainly works on next generation micro-displays for AR application.
12 Nov 2020
In-Shoe Sensors and Mobile Robots Help Seniors Stay Active
Researchers are leveraging some of the newest mechanical and robotic technologies to help some of our oldest populations stay healthy, active, and independent.
3 Aug 2020
Laser Inversion Enables Multi-Materials 3D Printing
Additive manufacturing--or 3D printing--uses digital manufacturing processes to fabricate components that are light, strong, and require no special tooling to produce. Over the past decade, the field has experienced staggering growth, at a rate of more than 20% per year, printing pieces that range from aircraft components and car parts to medical and dental implants out of metals and engineering polymers.