18 Oct 2021
Monitoring Glucose Levels, No Needles Required
Noninvasive glucose monitoring devices are not currently commercially available in the United States, so people with diabetes must collect blood samples or use sensors embedded under the skin to measure their blood sugar levels. Now, with a new wearable device, less intrusive glucose monitoring could become the norm.
15 Oct 2021
Wearable Head Scanner for Comfort, Mobility During Brain Scans
To collect accurate images of a patient's brain, the patient must be still and confined in a tube-like MRI scanner for a long period of time. To better assess their brain function and behavioral health, however, they should move naturally and freely during a scan. Researchers have proposed a solution to both clearly visualize and accurately assess the brain via photoacoustic imaging with a stretchable, flexible material.
13 Oct 2021
Fusing Expert Knowledge and Deep Learning to Detect Sleep Apnea
Individuals who suspect they have sleep apnea — and the doctors who diagnose them — could soon have more effective way to automatically detect the condition at home, thanks to a new method.
11 Oct 2021
Silicon Anodes Muscle in on Battery Technology
Silicon is a staple of the digital revolution, shunting loads of signals on a device that's likely just inches from your eyes at this very moment. Now, that same plentiful, cheap material is becoming a serious candidate for a big role in the burgeoning battery business. It's especially attractive because it's able to hold 10 times as much energy in an important part of a battery, the anode, than widely used graphite.
28 Sep 2021
IDTechEx interviewed Venk Varadan, Co-Founder and CEO of Nanowear. They are developing a new type of nanotechnology-based sensing material in textile, with applications in AI-based remote diagnostics applications.
7 Sep 2021
Graphene Made with Lasers for Wearable Health Devices
Graphene, hexagonally arranged carbon atoms in a single layer with superior pliability and high conductivity, could advance flexible electronics according to researchers.
26 Aug 2021
Pennsylvania State University
Pennsylvania State University has developed an innovative optically-driven method of selectively applying conductive ink to complex geometries and textured surfaces.
10 Aug 2021
New Printing Technique for Flexible Electronics
New technology that enables more efficient and effective transfer printing for electronic devices has been developed by researchers
16 Jun 2021
Prototype Robotic Device Picks and Trims Button Mushrooms
Researchers have developed a robotic mechanism for mushroom picking and trimming and demonstrated its effectiveness for the automated harvesting of button mushrooms.
31 May 2021
Transparent Electrode Boosts Solar Cell Efficiency
Developing new ultrathin metal electrodes has allowed researchers to create semitransparent perovskite solar cells that are highly efficient and can be coupled with traditional silicon cells to greatly boost the performance of both devices, said an international team of scientists. The research represents a step toward developing completely transparent solar cells.
27 Apr 2021
Skin and Bones Repaired by Bioprinting During Surgery
Fixing traumatic injuries to the skin and bones of the face and skull is difficult because of the many layers of different types of tissues involved, but now, researchers have repaired such defects in a rat model using bioprinting during surgery, and their work may lead to faster and better methods of healing skin and bones.
16 Apr 2021
Stretching the Boundaries of Medical Tech with Wearable Antennae
Current research on flexible electronics is paving the way for wireless sensors that can be worn on the body and collect a variety of medical data. But where do the data go? Without a similar flexible transmitting device, these sensors would require wired connections to transmit health data.
2 Apr 2021
Deep Learning Improves Air Quality Forecasts
Air pollution from the burning of fossil fuels impacts human health but predicting pollution levels at a given time and place remains challenging, according to a team of scientists who are turning to deep learning to improve air quality estimates.
30 Mar 2021
Harvesting Energy from Radio Waves to Power Wearable Devices
From microwave ovens to Wi-Fi connections, the radio waves that permeate the environment are not just signals of energy consumed but are also sources of energy themselves.
22 Mar 2021
Inexpensive Tin Packs a Punch for Future Supercapacitors
A sustainable, powerful micro-supercapacitor may be on the horizon. Until now, the high-capacity, fast-charging energy storage devices have been limited by the composition of their electrodes — the connections responsible for managing the flow of electrons during charging and dispensing energy. Now, researchers have developed a better material to improve connectivity while maintaining recyclability and low cost.
17 Feb 2021
Implant Improves Quality of Life for People with Inner Ear Disorder
Researchers have shown that they can facilitate walking, relieve dizziness and improve quality of life in patients with inner ear disorder by surgically implanting a stimulator that electrically bypasses malfunctioning areas of the inner ear and partially restores the sensation of balance.
4 Feb 2021
Wearable Sensor Monitors Health, Administers Drugs Using Saliva, Tears
A new kind of wearable health device would deliver real-time medical data to those with eye or mouth diseases.
20 Jan 2021
Inexpensive Battery Charges Rapidly for Electric Vehicles
Range anxiety, the fear of running out of power before being able to recharge an electric vehicle, may be a thing of the past, according to a team of engineers who are looking at lithium iron phosphate batteries that have a range of 250 miles with the ability to charge in 10 minutes.
9 Dec 2020
Stretchable Micro-Supercapacitors to Self-Power Wearable Devices
An alternative to batteries, micro-supercapacitors are energy storage devices that can complement or replace lithium-ion batteries in wearable devices. Micro-supercapacitors have a small footprint, high power density, and the ability to charge and discharge quickly.
27 Nov 2020
Smart Wrap Implant may Help Bladder Control
An implantable smart wrap that fits safely and securely around the bladder may one day help people who have under-active bladders, a condition that hinders patients from urinating regularly and comfortably, according to an international team of researchers.