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.
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.
31 Mar 2021
Leveraging the 5G Network to Wirelessly Power IoT Devices
Researchers have uncovered an innovative way to tap into the over-capacity of 5G networks, turning them into "a wireless power grid" for powering Internet of Things devices that today need batteries to operate.
10 Mar 2021
Key to Low-cost, Fast Production of Solid-state Batteries for EVs
A new fabrication technique could allow solid-state automotive lithium-ion batteries to adopt nonflammable ceramic electrolytes using the same production processes as in batteries made with conventional liquid electrolytes.
8 Dec 2020
Researchers use Facebook Activity to Predict Psychiatric Diagnoses
Researchers at The Feinstein Institutes for Medical Research developed novel machine learning algorithms from a user's Facebook activity capable of accurately predicting those who go on to develop schizophrenia spectrum disorders and mood disorders more than a year prior to the patient's first hospitalization and official diagnosis.
19 Aug 2020
New Flexible Electronics Research Shows Promise for Spinal Therapies
Patients recovering from spinal cord injuries or who have mobility disorders related to spinal nerve compression are frequently treated by the conditioning of the Hoffmann's reflex via non-surgical electrostimulation therapy. To track the progress of the treatment, electromyography is used to record the amplitude of the patient's muscle twitch response.
22 Jun 2020
Hyper-Efficient Conservation Robot
For the next several months, visitors to the Atlanta Botanical Garden will be able to observe the testing of a new high-tech tool in the battle to save some of the world's most endangered species. SlothBot, a slow-moving and energy-efficient robot that can linger in the trees to monitor animals, plants, and the environment below, will be tested near the Garden's popular Canopy Walk.
12 Jun 2020
mmWave electronics: towards AiP (antenna-in-package) technologies
Electronic packaging will play an important role in enabling higher frequency - e.g., mmWave - electronics. In particular, as the frequency goes up, the antenna spacing shrinks, the need to have large antenna arrays for gain as well as beam forming purposes increases; and the imperative to cut down transmission loss including by placing components closer together inside a package dramatically grows
18 May 2020
Self-Charging Medical Devices
Expect more healthcare wearables that power themselves, many even managing with no battery. The IDTechEx report, "Energy Harvesting for Electronic Devices 2020-2040" covers this and more.
23 Apr 2020
Lung-Heart Super Sensor on a Chip Tinier Than a Ladybug
During a stroll, a woman's breathing becomes a slight bit shallower, and a monitor in her clothing alerts her to get a telemedicine check-up. A new study details how a sensor chip smaller than a ladybug records multiple lung and heart signals along with body movements and could enable such a future socially distanced health monitor.
25 Dec 2019
Storing Medical Information Below the Skin's Surface
Every year, a lack of vaccination leads to about 1.5 million preventable deaths, primarily in developing nations. One factor that makes vaccination campaigns in those nations more difficult is that there is little infrastructure for storing medical records, so there's often no easy way to determine who needs a particular vaccine.