Machine learning for sensors
Today microcontrollers can be found in almost any technical device, from washing machines to blood pressure meters and wearables. Researchers have developed AIfES, an artificial intelligence concept for microcontrollers and sensors that contains a completely configurable artificial neural network.
IDTechEx interviewed Antti Backman, CEO of Delektre. The company is involved in the printed and flexible electronics market, including a ring product using flexible, organic electronics to create a non-invasive optical sensing technique for a variety of physiological parameters. They are also involved in custom cabling solutions via sister company, New Cable Corporation.
BeBop Sensors smart fabric sensors enable 3D expressive keyboard
Created with BeBop Sensors SmartFabric Sensors, the K-Board Pro 4 is a four-octave MPE (MIDI Polyphonic Expression) MIDI keyboard controller based on the traditional keyboard layout, but with multiple dimensions of touch sensitivity in each key.
Sensor-packed glove learns signatures of the human grasp
Wearing a sensor-packed glove while handling a variety of objects, researchers have compiled a massive dataset that enables an AI system to recognize objects through touch alone. The information could be leveraged to help robots identify and manipulate objects, and may aid in prosthetics design.
Smart contamination and air quality sensors
NuWave Sensors develops a range of smart contamination and air quality sensors designed to continuously monitor airborne contaminants where the stability of air quality is essential and rapid diagnosis of contamination events are crucial.
Ultrahaptics acquire Leap Motion for a reported $30m
Ultrahaptics announced the acquisition of Leap Motion on May 30th 2019, for a reported $30m. This brings Leap Motion's prominent and popular hand tracking technique alongside Ultrahaptics' contactless haptic feedback technique. The two technologies have inherent synergy, with the haptic feedback systems capable of being configured based on hand tracking for the user.
Washable smart garments
Lunative, the multi award-winning German forerunner in "Smart Light Wear Technology" for textile and fashion products provides OEMs and B2B partners in textile, functional wear and fashion industry ready-made and customized solutions - suitable for a huge range of smart clothes, e-textiles and new textile-based smart applications.
Report from MedTech Forum, Paris 15-16 May 2019
The MedTech Forum 2019 took place on Wednesday 15th and Thursday 16th May 2019 in Paris, France. It was preceded on Tuesday 14th May 2019 by the fifth annual Start-Up Innovantes du Dispositif Medical event, which enables French MedTech start-ups to showcase their technology. This report was compiled by IDTechEx analysts Ivan De Backer and James Hayward who both attended the events.
Ultrasound sensors for robots and drones: an introduction
Ultrasound sensors are commonly used in obstacle avoidance in robots and drones. In this article, IDTechEx provide a brief introduction to this sensing technology.
NuWave Sensor Technology
IDTechEx spoke with NuWave Sensor Technology COO Rob Merriman.
Neuromorphic image sensors: an emerging vision technology for robotics
In this article IDTechEx consider neuromorphic images sensors. These image sensors are event based, meaning that they work based on a change in the scene.
Highlights from the IDTechEx Show!
IDTechEx CEO, Raghu Das discusses trends in flexible electronics, stretchable electronics, structural electronics, internet of things, sensors, wearables, healthcare, electric vehicles, energy storage, graphene, 3d printing and printed electronics in the opening cornerstone presentation at the IDTechEx Show! Europe 2019.
Emberion are a start-up established in 2016, which spun-out from Nokia (Finland) and specialise in nanomaterial photodetector technologies.