27 May 2022
Self-Powered Fabric Corrects Posture in Real Time via Machine Learning
The self-powered fabric was developed using triboelectric nanogenerators, which use movement to collect the energy needed to power the posture monitoring sensors. The data collected by the sensors is processed by an integrated machine learning algorithm that can provide immediate feedback, alerting the wearer when they need to adjust their posture.
17 May 2022
Wireless Implantable Vascular Monitoring System
Vascular diseases are public enemy number one: the leading killers worldwide, accounting for nearly a third of all human deaths on the planet. Continuous monitoring of hemodynamics - blood flow through the vascular system - can improve treatments and patient outcomes. Researchers are trying to improve the odds for patients with development of an implantable soft electronic monitoring system. Their new device, consisting of a smart stent and printed soft sensors, is capable of wireless real-time monitoring of hemodynamics without batteries or circuits.
5 Apr 2022
The Future of 5G+ Infrastructure Built Tile by Tile
Researchers have developed a novel and flexible additively manufactured tile-based approach to construct on-demand, massively scalable arrays of 5G+ (5G/Beyond 5G)‐enabled smart skins with the potential to enable intelligence on nearly any surface or object.
16 Feb 2022
Towards Building an Artificial Heart
Researchers have developed the first fully autonomous biohybrid fish from human stem-cell derived cardiac muscle cells. The artificial fish swims by recreating the muscle contractions of a pumping heart, bringing researchers one step closer to developing a more complex artificial muscular pump and providing a platform to study heart disease like arrhythmia.
14 Jan 2022
Rubber Material Holds Key to Long-Lasting, Safer EV Batteries
Researchers have found a promising alternative to conventional lithium-ion batteries made from a common material: rubber.
20 Dec 2021
Soft Semiconductors that Stretch Like Human Skin
Semiconductors are moving away from rigid substrates, which are cut or formed into thin discs or wafers, to more flexible plastic material and even paper thanks to new material and fabrication discoveries. The trend toward more flexible substrates has led to fabrication of numerous devices, from light-emitting diodes to solar cells and transistors.
8 Nov 2021
Deep Brain Stimulation Surgery for Treatment-Resistant Depression
Deep brain stimulation has been demonstrated to be an effective treatment for many patients suffering with treatment-resistant depression, but exactly how it works is not known. Scientists worldwide are racing for objective biomarkers of treatment efficacy so that this experimental approach can be optimized, approved and disseminated to those in need.
22 Sep 2021
TOF Sensor for Patient Monitoring: Track Human Skeletal Movement
Omron engineers have worked hard to create long lasting and reliable sensing products for manufacturers and product designers. With continued growth of smart sensor demand within the touchless market and for the medical industry, Omron has continued improvements on their latest sensing product, the B5L Time of Flight sensor.
8 Sep 2021
Matmerize is a polymer informatics start-up. IDTechEx spoke with Brandon Reznicek (Business Development Manager).
22 Jul 2021
Bridge Energy to be Harvested in Pioneering Research Project
Unused energy trapped within bridges is to be harvested in a major new international project. Traffic and wind regularly cause low frequency vibrations to ripple through bridge building materials such as steel and concrete. This energy would normally travel away from its source before dissipating but academics have recognised an opportunity. They intend to capture and recycle this untapped source by using the principles of physics.
15 Jul 2021
Backscatter Breakthrough Runs Near-Zero-Power IoT Comms at 5G Speeds
The promise of 5G Internet of Thingsnetworks requires more scalable and robust
communication systems — ones that deliver drastically higher data rates and lower power
consumption per device.
14 Jul 2021
OMRON Touchless Sensors for Innovative Solutions
As a leading innovator in the realm of sensors and sensing products, Omron continues to develop solutions to best suit the growing needs of a touchless society. With Smart Home and Building, Internet of Things (IoT), and Healthcare in mind, Omron introduces the B5L Time of Flight Sensor and new versions of theB5W Light Convergent Sensor to meet the high demand.
23 Apr 2021
Atheraxon is a start-up that spun out of the ATHENA Lab at Georgia Tech. IDTechEx spoke with their CEO Brian Arnberger and CTO Jimmy Hester on 15th Apr. 2021.
15 Apr 2021
Carbice Corporation produce advanced thermal interface materials based on CNTs. IDTechEx spoke with Dr Baratunde Cola (CEO) and their team.