8 Jun 2021
Flexible, High-Performance Transparent Electrodes
The future of electronic displays will be thin, flexible and durable. One barrier to this, however, is that one of the most widely used transparent conductors for electronic displays—indium tin oxide —doesn't perform as well on larger areas and can crack and break down with wear.
24 May 2021
Adding a Sense of Touch Improves Control of a Robotic Arm
Most nondisabled people take their ability to perform simple daily tasks for granted. When they reach for a warm mug of coffee, for instance, they can feel its weight and temperature and adjust their grip accordingly so that no liquid is spilled. People with full sensory and motor control of their arms and hands can know that they've made contact with an object the instant they touch or grasp it, allowing them to start moving or lifting it with confidence.
16 Apr 2021
Finally, 3D-printed Graphene Aerogels for Water Treatment
Graphene excels at removing contaminants from water, but it's not yet a commercially viable use of the wonder material. That could be changing.
13 Jan 2021
Vagus Nerve Stimulation Helps Language Learning in Adults
A recent study showed language learning advantages with transcutaneous Vagus Nerve Stimulation included up to a 30% increase in accuracy and recall for some subjects.
25 Sep 2020
Optomec Customer Carnegie Mellon Develops 10-Second COVID Test
Researchers have developed a low-cost sensor that can identify COVID-19 antibodies in approximately 10 seconds. The novel sensor is based on a special structure of tiny gold electrodes that are 3D printed using the Optomec Aerosol Jet process.
12 Aug 2020
Non-Invasive Nerve Stimulation Boosts Learning of Foreign Language
New research by neuroscientists revealed that a simple, earbud-like device that imperceptibly stimulates a key nerve leading to the brain could significantly improve the wearer's ability to learn the sounds of a new language. This device may have wide-ranging applications for boosting other kinds of learning as well.
19 Mar 2020
Smart Wound Healing Patch: DARPA Awards $22 Million Grant
Neuroengineers and bioengineers are part of a national team that's developing "smart" technology that combines artificial intelligence, bioelectronics and regenerative medicine to regrow muscle tissue for wounded soldiers.
29 Jan 2020
IDTechEx met with Apollo Neuroscience at their booth at CES 2020's Eureka Park. They have developed a wrist-worn product which gives vibrational patterns to promote various moods.
28 Nov 2019
Scratching the Surface of Perovskites
Versatile compounds called perovskites are valued for their application in next generation solar energy technologies. Despite their efficiency and relative cheapness, perovskite devices have yet to be perfected; they often contain atomic-level structural defects.
20 Nov 2019
Printed Metal Conductors May be Next Generation Electronic Displays
Each year, consumers ask more of electronic displays, wanting them bigger, brighter, and even flexible. Displays from smartwatches to 4K TVs currently consist of organic light-emitting diodes which use indium tin oxide as a transparent electrode. However, ITO has its limitations: it is expensive; doesn't perform well enough for larger areas; and can crack with repeated touching or swiping.
5 Aug 2019
Breathalyzer that can detect marijuana
AS recreational marijuana legalization becomes more widespread throughout the US, so has concern about what that means for enforcing DUI laws. Unlike a breathalyzer used to detect alcohol, police do not have a device that can be used in the field to determine if a driver is under the influence of marijuana. New research is poised to change that.
8 Jul 2019
Pixium Vision has developed a bioelectronic epi-retinal implant designed to restore sight in people affected with macular degeneration.
15 Nov 2018
Manganese may finally solve hydrogen fuel cells' catalyst problem
Manganese is known for making stainless steel and aluminum soda cans. Now, researchers say the metal could advance one of the most promising sources of renewable energy: hydrogen fuel cells.
5 Nov 2018
Improving additive manufacturing for space missions
Additive manufacturing presents a game-changing opportunity for the space industry to produce complex components with greater efficiency at a lower cost. However, the trial-and-error method currently used to create such parts with limited materials is not suited for components that would need to survive the harsh environment of space.
2 Nov 2018
Making a transparent flexible material of silk and nanotubes
The silk fibers produced by Bombyx mori, the domestic silkworm, has been prized for millennia as a strong yet lightweight and luxurious material. Although synthetic polymers like nylon and polyester are less costly, they do not compare to silk's natural qualities and mechanical properties. And according to research, silk combined with carbon nanotubes may lead to a new generation of biomedical devices and so-called transient, biodegradable electronics.
26 Oct 2018
Bioelectronic device to treat rheumatoid arthritis
SetPoint Medical, a clinical-stage bioelectronic medicine company developing therapy for chronic autoimmune diseases, has announced the completion of enrollment in the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) pilot Investigational Device Exemption study evaluating its proprietary bioelectronic device to treat patients with drug refractory rheumatoid arthritis.