11 Sep 2020
Smart Contact Lens Mimicking the Human Iris to Combat Eye Deficiencies
Researchers have created an artificial iris embedded in a smart contact lens. The smart contact lens is designed to operate for an entire day thanks to an ultra-low power design, offering a practical solution for people who suffer from human eye iris deficiencies like aniridia, high order aberrations like keratoconus, and light sensitivity or photophobia.
18 May 2020
Wearable Guarantees Privacy by Measuring Distance, not Storing Data
A wearable that supports companies in remaining active or safely restarting in-person activities during the COVID-19 pandemic. The wearable warns employees through an audible or haptic alarm, when they are violating the social distancing guidelines while approaching each other.
4 Feb 2020
Protective Clothing with Built-in Sensors for Firefighters
The new protective sensing suit, that was developed within the framework of the Flemish I-CART project, was successfully tested at high temperatures. It should significantly reduce the number of injuries to firefighters.
31 Jan 2020
QustomDot is a young start-up from the Ghent University in Belgium. They are making InP-based QDs with 43-44nm FWHM. This is still wide compared to the state-of-the-art and the best-in-class commercial results.
18 Sep 2019
An optimal concrete bridge
Researchers have made a bridge at lab scale with the smallest possible amount of concrete. This project was 3D printed in collaboration with Vertico, a dutch firm that made a mobile 3D printer. The shape of the bridge was optimized and combined with an optimal trajectory of the steel cable at the bottom of the bridge to minimize stress peaks.
10 Sep 2019
VARTA sponsors energy storage system for tiny house at Solar Decathlon
Developing sustainable and energy-efficient houses is one of the major goals of the energy transition in the building sector. Participants in the Solar Decathlon Europe international student competition have now implemented this in the construction of a tiny house, and received several awards for it.
30 Jul 2019
Perovskite crystal discovery enables new generation of solar panels
A study explains how a promising type of perovskites - man-made crystals that can convert sunlight into electricity - can be stabilized. As a result, the crystals turn black, enabling them to absorb sunlight. This is necessary to be able to use them in new solar panels that are easy to make and highly efficient.
27 Nov 2018
Electronics in hydrogel-based soft lenses
Researchers have developed a contact lens with autonomous electronics, opening the door to unique applications such as lenses with sensors and/or drug-delivery systems for the treatment of eye disorders.
22 Aug 2018
Robots significantly influence children's opinions
Young children are significantly more likely than adults to have their opinions and decisions influenced by robots, according to new research.
24 Mar 2017
Autonomous vehicles reinvented
ARM is at the top of its game and its remarkable advances lead the field in most of the sectors covered in the forthcoming IDTechEx Show! May 10-11, with its 3000 paying delegates, 200 exhibitors and 225 presentations in nine parallel conferences. That is why ARM is giving a cornerstone presentation at the start of all of them.
14 Sep 2016
3D printed bike demonstrates the endless possibilities of 3D-printing
The 王-BIKE, the combined expertise of over 15 companies and research institutes, demonstrates the endless possibilities of 3D printing in the Flanders region of Belgium.
22 Jul 2016
Plastic flexible magnetic memory device
Smart plastic demonstrates excellent performance in terms of data storage and processing capabilities.
7 Sep 2015
Turning clothing into information displays
Researchers have demonstrated the world's first stretchable and conformable thin-film transistor (TFT) driven LED display laminated into textiles. This paves the way to wearable displays in clothing providing users with feedback.
25 Feb 2014
A Stretchable Highway for Light
For futuristic applications like wearable body sensors and robotic skin, researchers need to ferry information along flexible routes.
24 Jul 2013
Applications of stretchable electronics
Stretchable electronics has been one of the least exploited but most researched sectors of the new electronics over the past decade. To find out more read the IDTechEx research report "Stretchable Electronics Comes to Market".
19 Sep 2012
Imec demonstrates electronics that flex and stretch like skin
Imec has announced that it has integrated an ultra-thin, flexible chip with bendable and stretchable interconnects into a package that adapts dynamically to curving and bending surfaces.
27 Feb 2012
European collaboration fast-track organic & large-area electronics
European collaboration to fast-track success of organic and large-area electronics