11 Jul 2022
Smashing Through the 30% Efficiency Barrier for Perovskite Solar Cells
For the first time, an efficiency of 30% for perovskite-on-silicon-tandem solar cells has been exceeded thanks to a joint effort led by scientists at EPFL's Photovoltaics and Thin Film Electronics Laboratory in partnership with the renowned innovation center, CSEM. Independently certified by the National Renewable Energy Laboratory in the United States, these results are a boost to high-efficiency photovoltaics and pave the way toward even more competitive solar electricity generation.
1 Apr 2022
CircuBAT Research Program Set on Reducing Lithium-ion Battery Waste
Green Cubes Technology announced its participation as a founding member in CircuBAT. CircuBAT is a Swiss research program that aims to create a Swiss circular business model for the production, application, and recycling of Lithium-ion batteries.
19 Feb 2021
3D Printing Perovskites on Graphene Makes Next-Gen X-Ray Detectors
Scientists have developed a novel method for producing highly efficient X-ray detectors by using 3D aerosol jet-printing. The X-ray detectors can be easily integrated into standard microelectronics to considerably improve the performance of medical imaging devices.
26 Jan 2021
CE Mark for Breakthrough 24-7 Blood Pressure Monitoring System
Aktiia today announced the first 24-7, automated blood pressure monitoring system that easily and comfortably gathers data during the day and while sleeping. This groundbreaking medical innovation will now provide people and their physicians comprehensive insights into blood pressure patterns that will better inform the diagnosis and management of hypertension.
2 Oct 2020
This is an update with Antti Backman, CEO of Delektre. The company is involved in the printed and flexible electronics market, including a ring product using flexible, organic electronics to create a non-invasive optical sensing technique for a variety of physiological parameters.
23 Jul 2020
Sunew is a Brazilian company that manufactures OPV modules using R2R printing techniques. These are installed in multiple locations worldwide, with a focus on building integrated photovoltaics.
1 Jul 2020
Smartwatches as a Medical Device? Progress and Outlook from IDTechEx
Last week, Apple announced the latest features that will be added to the Apple Watch in watchOS 7. Amongst the range of updates were a series of new health app features, including new "mobility metrics" such as low-range cardio fitness, walking speed, stair-descent speed, stair-ascent speed, six-minute walk distance, double support time, step length, and asymmetry.
20 May 2020
Delektre is a Finnish company founded in 2010. The technology was originally developed for University Vaasa and University Hospital of Tempere, using a camera system to measure multiple signals.
13 May 2020
Aktiia Cuffless Blood Pressure Monitor Proven Accurate
Aktiia has developed a wrist-worn optical blood pressure monitor that can automatically take measurements around the clock without requiring a specific arm position.
24 Mar 2020
Aktiia Raises Funding for Cuffless Optical Blood Pressure Monitor
Aktiia, a Swiss-US startup that has developed an optical blood pressure monitor at the wrist, has raised an additional CHF 6 million in funding to bring its product to market.
12 Feb 2020
IDTechEx caught up with Jens Krauss, VP Systems at CSEM at CES 2020. They were showing some of their latest work and products on their booth. We discussed progress around several of their key patents, including optical heart rate, optical blood pressure and dry electrodes for cardiac monitoring.
3 Dec 2019
Aktiia has developed an ambulatory blood pressure monitoring wrist-worn device.