20 Apr 2022
Charging Underwater, Body-Implanted Electronics With Ultrasonic Waves
As the population ages and with the advancements in medical technology, the number of patients using implanted electronic devices, such as artificial pacemakers and defibrillators, is increasing worldwide. Currently, the batteries of body-implanted devices are replaced by an incision surgery, which may lead to health complications. Accordingly, a new charging technique by wireless energy transfer is emerging that can also be used to charge the batteries of underwater devices, such as sensors, that are used for monitoring the conditions of submarine cables.
5 Apr 2022
Stretchable and Printable Free-Form Lithium-Ion Batteries
A Korean research team has developed a soft, mechanically deformable, and stretchable lithium battery which can be used in the development of wearable devices, and examined the battery's feasibility by printing them on clothing surfaces.
11 Mar 2022
Saietta Accelerates Zero Emission Electric Powertrain Conversion
Saietta Group plc is intensifying an important overhaul operation to transform existing high polluting diesel-engine-powered buses and coaches into clean, sustainable and zero-emission vehicles. A real-world zero-emissions driving range of up to 350kms is possible with the all-electric retrofit powertrain, depending on individual specification, application and vehicle size.
9 Dec 2021
Transparent and Flexible Ultra-Thin Memory Device
A two-dimensional nanomaterial-based flexible memory device is a critical element in the next-generation wearable market because it plays a crucial role in data storage, processing, and communication.
8 Apr 2021
Source Technology for the Use of Wearable Devices Without Recharging
Despite the continued development and commercialization of various wearable electronic devices, such as smart bands, progress with these devices has been curbed by one major limitation, as they regularly need to be recharged. However, a new technology has become a hot topic, as it shows significant potential to overcome this limitation for wearable electronic devices.
3 Mar 2021
Soft and Comfortable E-Textiles
Advances in wearable devices have enabled e-textiles, which fuse lightweight and comfortable textiles with smart electronics, and are garnering attention as the next-generation wearable technology. In particular, fiber electronic devices endowed with electrical properties, while retaining the specific characteristics of textiles, are key elements in manufacturing e-textiles.
27 Jan 2021
Energy Harvesting Made Possible with Skin Temperature
Researchers have developed flexible thermoelectric devices with high power generation performance by maximizing flexibility and heat transfer efficiency. The researchers also presented a mass-production plan through an automated process including a printing process.
22 Dec 2020
Smartphone Display Material That can Self-Heal From Damage
Smartphone display repair costs may no longer be an issue. A research team in South Korea has developed a smartphone display material that can self-heal from damages.
6 Nov 2020
A Material that Bruises Like the Skin?
Human skin bruises when the tissue and muscle in the area suffer trauma or become damaged due to an application of blunt force. However, when an object suffers an impact that is expected to damage, it is necessary to examine every inch of the surface of the material to understand the extent of the damaged.
5 Nov 2020
Saietta Secures Major UK Government Research Contract
Oxfordshire based tech company Saietta has won a major grant, through the Advanced Propulsion Centre that will fast-track the first stage of the production process ramp-up for its innovative Axial Flux Traction electric motor.
17 Sep 2020
Photovoltaics that can be Applied like Paint
Researchers have successfully developed a high-efficiency large-area organic solution processable solar cell by controlling the speed at which the solution of raw materials for solar cells became solidified after being coated.
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.
11 May 2020
Stretchable Lithium-Ion Battery Based on Micro-Honeycomb Structure
The microscale reentrant-honeycomb shaped, graphene-based electrode is characterized by an accordion-like structural stretchability. A stretchable gel electrolyte and stretchable separator are also developed for all-component stretchable full cells, with applications for future stretchable devices.
13 Apr 2020
Foldable and Washable Luminescent Film
Infrared radiation, which is invisible yet highly utilizable, is used in various fields and for various purposes, such as for coronavirus detection (i.e. through thermal imaging cameras and biosensors). A research team has developed a technology that visualizes infrared radiation and expands its application range.
13 Apr 2020
Novel Li-ion Superconductor for Safe Batteries
Currently, Li-ion batteries based on liquid electrolytes are mainly used for batteries for electric vehicles and energy storage devices. However, as battery safety issues have recently been raised several times, various concerns about the use of existing batteries using flammable liquid electrolytes have increased.
25 Feb 2020
High-Capacity EV Battery Materials that Double Driving Range
Researchers have announced the development of silicon anode materials that can increase battery capacity four-fold in comparison to graphite anode materials and enable rapid charging to more than 80% capacity in only five minutes. When applied to batteries for electric vehicles, the new materials are expected to more than double their driving range.
8 Aug 2019
Material for wearables that can self heal after being stretched or cut
A research team announced a new material, developed via joint convergence research, that simultaneously possesses high stretchability, high electrical conductivity, and self-healability even after being subjected to severe mechanical strain.
10 Jul 2014
Making dreams come true : making graphene from plastic?
Graphene is gaining heated attention, dubbed a "wonder material" with great conductivity, flexibility and durability. However, graphene is hard to come by due to the fact that its manufacturing process is complicated and mass production not possible.
18 Apr 2012
IDTechEx visits South Korea
IDTechEx recently visited South Korea as part of a UK Trade and Investment mission. Here we summarise some highlights of the trip.
20 Mar 2009
Opening of PETEC 17 March
The Printable Electronics Technology Centre (PETEC) is the UK's major new design, development, and prototyping centre for the commercialisation of printed electronics. With 180 present, the launch included keynote lectures from international experts in the field of printable electronics.