14 Apr 2021
Smarty-Pants: Could Intelligent Underwear Improve Your Life?
It is not uncommon to have a favorite bra, or a lucky pair of pants. Now, innovations in E-Textiles and Smart Clothing have taken this phenomenon to the next level. Imagine a pair of pants that can play your party playlist when you get too sad, or a bra that can turn down the thermostat when your indoor workout raises your temperature.
3 Mar 2021
Event Summary: innoLAE 2021 (Innovations in Large-Area Electronics)
On 24-25th of February 2021 IDTechEx attended the Innovations in Large Area Electronics (InnoLAE) conference. Conference attendees were a mix of primarily early-stage companies and academics. This premium article divides a selection of the most interesting and/or commercially relevant talks into 4 sections
1 Feb 2021
SMK Electronics is a large international manufacturer of electromechanical products and components, headquartered in Japan and founded in 1925.
24 Jun 2020
Partnership for the Clinical Validation of Textile Computing Solutions
Myant Inc and KITE Research Institute have announced a multiyear co-development partnership that leverages the Myant Platform, the company's core textile computing technology (commercially known as Skiin), as well as research from KITE and UHN to develop and clinically validate an array of digital diagnostics and digital therapies backed by the Myant Platform.
21 Jan 2020
Underwear Captures Accurate ECG
Myant is on a mission to transform human connectedness. It has created the world's first platform in Textile Computing continuously and ambiently connecting people to their own bodies, to each other, and to the world.
18 Nov 2019
Application of Emerging Healthcare Technologies at the IDTechEx Show!
Held over 20 - 21 November 2019 at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, USA, the latest edition of the IDTechEx Show! will once again feature the application of emerging technologies to the healthcare industry.
8 Nov 2019
Over-the-skin Electrical Stimulation for Movement in Quadriplegics
Researchers used new closed-loop neurostimulation methods and textile-based electrodes to facilitate individual finger movement and grasp force regulation in quadriplegia individuals.
5 Nov 2019
Myant Inc. Defines the Future of E-Textiles Connections
Myant Inc., the global leader in Textile Computing and smart textiles, is a key sponsor at the IDTechEx Show 2019, where they are showcasing the next generation of wearable technologies, smart textiles, and textile computing platform.
1 Nov 2019
General Motors, Faurecia and Myant to open the IDTechEx Show!
Opening the IDTechEx Show! on November 20-21 at the Santa Clara Convention Center are three cornerstone speakers, highlighting key progress and future visions across the topics covered at the event.
8 Oct 2019
Spotlight on Myant
Myant is driven by a belief that technology should improve people's lives, that it should be accessible to all and that it can and should be invisible. Meet Myant at Wearable USA 2019.
18 Sep 2019
At Last a Smart Materials Event for Business Deals
The IDTechEx Show! in Santa Clara, California on November 20-21 has it all. There will be over 270 exhibitors engaging with 3,500 attendees; seven parallel conferences and even masterclasses on November 19 and 22, with matchmaking services and awards. Land the big order or at least come away "married" and famous!
10 Sep 2019
The future of wearables is medical (Part 1)
IDTechEx's most recent report on the industry includes historic data and 10 year market forecasts for 48 different wearable technology product types, of which 20 are types of wearable medical device. These include more traditional medical products such as hearing aids, cardiac devices (e.g. Holter monitors or event monitors) and insulin pumps, but also newer devices such as continuous glucose monitors (CGM) for diabetics, other new electronic skin patches, and other emerging wearable medical device prospects. These products increased their combined annual revenue by $10bn a year in the period from 2010 to 2019, and make up around a third of all of the wearable device revenue in 2019.
30 Jan 2019
E-textiles at CES 2019
Once again, CES 2019 displayed many examples of e-textile products throughout the exhibition floor. As ever, companies ranged from early stage start-ups scattered throughout "Eureka Park", through to some of the best known and longest established players with booths (generally in the Sands Expo). In this article, we will describe our overall impressions, followed by listing summaries of each of the companies that we visited and interviewed.