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.
11 Mar 2022
Chip Makers for Autonomous Vehicles: Five Promising Start-ups
Chipmaker start-ups are emerging within the autonomous vehicle industry, which is suddenly demanding powerful but highly efficient processors for huge datasets in real time from the multitude of sensors on the vehicle (cameras, radars, lidars, and more). This article investigates and reviews five promising players.
18 Feb 2022
A New Technique for Making Wearable Sensors
Engineers have developed a new technique for making wearable sensors that enables medical researchers to prototype test new designs much faster and at a far lower cost than existing methods.
10 Feb 2022
IDTechEx interviewed Head of Vitality Programme Tom Davis in November 2021 to find out more about Vitality's adoption of wearables, and what future role the technology could have within the industry.
9 Feb 2022
A Bioelectronic Tongue "Tastes" Sweetness
Candy, cookies, juices. Just about everyone likes sweet treats, but what one person thinks tastes too sugary, another might think is just right. This variability makes it challenging to develop new foods and beverages, so companies have sought a more objective method. Now, researchers have developed an ultrasensitive bioelectronic tongue that measures sweetness by mimicking human taste buds.
2 Feb 2022
Samsung (semiconductor foundry business)
This profile provides an overview of Samsung's semiconductor foundry business, including market, competitors, company strategies, outlook, and IDTechEx's remarks.
2 Feb 2022
Intel (semiconductor foundry business)
This profile provides an overview of Intel semiconductor business, including market, competitors, company strategies, outlook, and IDTechEx's remarks.
2 Feb 2022
This profile provides an overview of TSMC semiconductor foundry business, including market, competitors, company strategies, outlook, and IDTechEx's remarks.
2 Feb 2022
Bosch Sensortec - Gas Sensors
Bosch Sensortec manufacture sensors for incorporation with consumer electronics. They have had success in integration of motion sensors into mobile devices and have expanded into pressure, humidity, and air quality sensing.
1 Feb 2022
Flying, Autonomous Fruit Picking Robots
Tevel, founded in 2017 in Israel, is developing autonomous flying robots for fruit picking combining AI with computer vision, advanced robotics, aeronautical engineering, state-of-the-art flight control and data fusion and perception.
31 Jan 2022
How Can Mobile Robotics Impact the Future Logistics Industry?
The mobile robotics industry has grown quickly in recent years, spurred on by advances in robotics technology, autonomous navigation, and artificial intelligence (AI), and may efficiently and cost-effectively alleviate many of the labor issues that are currently threatening the global logistics industry.
28 Jan 2022
Afon Technology is a UK-based startup looking to develop a noninvasive CGM based on dielectric spectroscopy. IDTechEx Analyst Brendan Beh spoke with Afon CEO Sabih Chaudhry on the 26th of January, 2022.
18 Jan 2022
Sony Mobility Inc.
IDTechEx reviews Sony's plans to 'explore a commercial launch of Sony electric vehicles' with Sony Mobility Inc.
14 Jan 2022
Mira produces headsets using giant reflectors allowing the use of an iPhone as a head-mounted display (HMD) for smart glasses and augmented reality (AR) applications, in addition to offering software solutions to allow use of these headsets for enterprise applications. The headsets are low-cost, durable and leverage the use of trusted, secure devices.