Imperial College London

Imperial College London

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Imperial College London is a world top ten university with an international reputation for excellence in teaching and research. Consistently rated amongst the world's best universities, Imperial is committed to developing the next generation of researchers, scientists and academics through collaboration across disciplines. Located in the heart of London, Imperial is a multidisciplinary space for education, research, translation and commercialisation, harnessing science and innovation to tackle global challenges.
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2020
21 Jan

AI Can Detect Low-Glucose via ECG Without Fingperprick Test

A new technology for detecting low glucose levels via ECG using a non-invasive wearable sensor, which with the latest Artificial Intelligence can detect hypoglycaemic events from raw ECG signals has been made by researchers.
2019
17 Dec

Stretchy, Squeezy Soft Sensors One Step Closer

Stretchy and squeezy soft sensors that can fit around body parts or squeezed in hands could be used for applications including sports and rehabilitation after injury or stroke. For example, soft electrical force sensors in the form for a squeeze ball could monitor the rehabilitation of patients with hand injuries or neurological disorders.
9 Dec

Improved pH Probes May Help Towards Cancer Treatments

Nanopipettes with zwitterionic membranes may offer improved monitoring of changes in pH surrounding living cells, which can indicate traits of invasive cancer cells and their response to treatment.
5 Dec

New Membrane Technology to Boost Water Purification and Energy Storage

Scientists have created a new type of membrane that could improve water purification and battery energy storage efforts.
22 Nov

Phi-Power

Phi-Power are a small Swiss company focusing on axial flux motors for electric vehicle applications.
21 Nov

Solution Processing With Graphene And 2D Materials: From Inks To Printed Electronics

Imperial College London, United Kingdom
30 Oct

Graphene Market Research Tipping Point: Part 2

A Discussion With The IDTechEx Research Director. This is the final part of a two-part article written by Dr Khasha Ghaffarzadeh, a leading industry expert and Research Director at IDTechEx, discussing the global graphene market, more information on the topic can be found in his report "Graphene, 2D Materials and Carbon Nanotubes: Markets, Technologies and Opportunities 2019-2029".
10 Oct

Microneedle biosensor accurately detects patient's antibiotic levels

Small, non-invasive patches worn on the skin can accurately detect the levels of medication in a patient's system, matching the accuracy of current clinical methods.
7 Oct

Plextek Ltd

IDTechEx spoke to Dr Nigel Whittle, Head of Healthcare & Medical at Plextek. This company is ISO13485-certified, was founded in 1988 and employs circa 70 technologists. It develops electronic devices revolving around sensing, data collection & communications. It often works with clients to aid in the development of their product.
26 Sep

Dermal Tattoo Biosensors

Imperial College London, United Kingdom
20 Sep

'Flying fish' robot can propel itself out of water and through the air

A bio-inspired bot uses water from the environment to create a gas and launch itself from the water's surface. The robot, which can travel 26 metres through the air after take-off, could be used to collect water samples in hazardous and cluttered environments, such as during flooding or when monitoring ocean pollution.
9 Aug

New Energy Storage Parameter: Cell Cooling Coefficient (CCC)

One of the most rapidly evolving areas of energy storage in electric vehicles is the thermal management of lithium-ion cells. Although most of the focus is on cell chemistry advancements, improvements to the battery pack can have a significant advantage in safety, performance, and longevity.
8 Aug

Higher Steaks

Higher Steaks is a UK based start-up producing pork products from cultured stem cells. On August 8th 2019, IDTechEx analyst Michael Dent interviewed Higher Steaks CEO and co-founder Benjamina Bollag.
15 Jul

New technique could brighten screens, make smartphone batteries last

Our future TV and smartphone screens could have double the energy efficiency, thanks to a technique invented by scientists.
4 Jul

Lithium-Ion Batteries for Electric Vehicles 2020-2030

IDTechEx Report: Dr Peter Harrop and Dr Richard Collins
14 Jun

Tesla Aircraft

Expect seven-times the air traffic in 2050 increasing greenhouse gas X4 unless something radical happens. Elon Musk has made interesting statements about electric aircraft over the years. His Tesla will survive and prosper: if Tesla investors stop investing the Chinese will snap it up. Either way, somewhere down its list of priorities will be reinventing pure electric aircraft, so what does Tesla bring to the table?
13 Jun

Helping kites become a clean energy high-flier

The use of kites to capture wind energy and turn it into cost-effective 'green' electricity could be coming within reach.
12 Jun

Remote Patient Monitoring 2019-2029

IDTechEx Report: Dr Nadia Tsao and James Hayward
30 May

Manned Electric Aircraft 2020-2030

IDTechEx Report: Dr Peter Harrop and Dr Richard Collins
29 May

Graphene incorporated into fabric for washable, wearable power source

The devices could be used for flexible circuits, healthcare monitoring, energy conversion, and other applications.