22 Jul 2022
Webinar - Haptics Market: Embracing the Next Wave of Rapid Growth
Thursday 4 August 2022 - Clarifying the definition and types of haptics; Use cases of haptics in different industries; Haptic technology benchmarking; Analysis of the current market landscape; Key market challenges in the short-term future; Key long-term market drivers; and Some key takeaways from IDTechEx forecasts
22 Jul 2022
Wearables May One Day Help Predict Dementia
Wearable movement-tracking devices may someday be useful in providing early warnings of cognitive decline among older adults, suggest new findings.
11 Jul 2022
The Biggest Opportunities for the Future of Haptics
IDTechEx has released its latest report on haptics, projecting that the industry's annual revenue will grow to over US$5 billion by 2027 and will continue to increase through to 2033. Where should the industry be focusing to drive this growth?
24 Jun 2022
Analyzing Meta's VR Optics Future
Virtual Reality (VR) headsets are edging toward becoming commonplace. However, social acceptability is still some way off and the user experience is not entirely comfortable. Essential to solving these problems are the lenses that magnify and focus headsets' displays.
22 Jun 2022
Meta (VR Optics)
On June 20th 2022, Meta's Reality Labs showed off a range of its VR headset prototypes publicly for the first time, outlining its future path with VR optics and displays. This article covers its optics efforts.
13 Jun 2022
Nano-Sensor Detects Pesticides on Fruit in Minutes
Researchers have developed a tiny sensor for detecting pesticides on fruit in just a few minutes. The technique uses flame-sprayed nanoparticles made from silver to increase the signal of chemicals. While still at an early stage, the researchers hope these nano-sensors could help uncover food pesticides before consumption.
30 May 2022
How Extended Reality Optics Can Unlock the Metaverse
In 2022, hype around extended reality (XR) devices and the metaverse is at an all-time high, but hardware hurdles continue to hold back headset development.
19 May 2022
Imec and Partners Target Net-Zero Emissions for Chip Manufacturing
imec announces that its Sustainable Semiconductor Technologies and Systems research program succeeded in bringing together stakeholders of the semiconductor value chain, from large system companies such as Apple and Microsoft, to suppliers, including ASM, Kurita, SCREEN and Tokyo Electron.
16 May 2022
Raising the Bar for Wearable Fitness
Smartwatches have soared in popularity in recent years, with their motion and heart rate sensors tracking the activity of millions worldwide. However, not all activity can be monitored using step counts - limiting the appeal of existing wearable technology to many gym-goers and amateur athletes.
16 May 2022
Whoop is a wearable fitness company offering a subscription for athletes to use biometrics and companion software to optimize their Whoop strain, recovery, and sleep. Tess Skyrme, Technology Analyst at IDTechEx, interviewed Senior Electrical Engineer Amy Lawson about the history of the company and their latest product release, Whoop 4.0.
27 Apr 2022
Electronics Grow on Trees Thanks to Nanocellulose Paper Semiconductors
Semiconducting nanomaterials with 3D network structures have high surface areas and lots of pores that make them excellent for applications involving adsorbing, separating, and sensing. However, simultaneously controlling the electrical properties and creating useful micro- and macro-scale structures, while achieving excellent functionality and end-use versatility, remains challenging.
1 Apr 2022
Hyperganic is a start-up developing AI-driven generative design software for additive manufacturing. IDTechEx spoke with CEO Lin Kayser.
30 Mar 2022
The Technology Behind DistrictHive
This capsule hotel, also called podtel, is located in the Gorafe desert (in Granada) and uses estate-of-the-art technology where two factors converge: an Artificial Intelligence called "Hivemind" and the control of all its systems through a mobile APP also called "DistrictHive".
22 Mar 2022
TriLite is a developer and manufacturer of laser beam scanning (LBS) projectors, targeted especially for use in consumer augmented reality (AR) glasses. TriLite's Trixel 3 projector is extremely compact to fit in the arm of glasses, uses a single biaxial MEMS mirror from Infineon, and does not require external relay optics. The firm, based in Vienna, Austria, has developed innovative machine learning-based software to simplify calibration and control, reducing production costs and increasing manufacturing yields.
14 Mar 2022
Friendly Robots is an American start-up founded by Xiao Xiao, a previous Apple engineer who graduated from the University of California, Berkeley.