University of Colorado

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The University of Colorado at Boulder is a Tier 1 research institution. It has many activites related to energy harvesting and WSN, including low power electronics, RF energy harvesting, piezoelectric energy harvesting and much more.
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2021
2 Nov 2021

CubeSat to Assess Origins of Hot Plasma in the Sun's Corona

NASA has selected the CubeSat Imaging X-Ray Solar Spectrometer, led by Southwest Research Institute, to measure the elemental composition of hot, multimillion-degree plasmas in the Sun's corona - its outermost atmosphere. The nanosatellite is expected to be launched in 2024 as a secondary payload on another satellite launch. CubIXSS will determine the origins of hot plasma - highly ionized gas - in solar flares and active regions.
30 Jul 2021

A Blood Test for Your Body Clock? It's on The Horizon

What time is your body clock set on? The answer, mounting research suggests, can influence everything from your predisposition to diabetes, heart disease and depression to the optimal time for you to take medication.
6 Jul 2021

Roboze

Roboze is a 3D printing company that specialize in high-performance polymers and composites. IDTechEx spoke with Ilaria Guicciardini (Head of Marketing), Davide Schiena (EMEA Head of Application Engineering & Customer Success), and Megan Silva (Community Builder)
22 Apr 2021

Long-Term Vagus Nerve Implant for Bioelectronic Medicine Research

Researchers have developed a long-term implant model for vagus nerve stimulation in mice that successfully modulates heart rate and inflammatory proteins. The device and procedure may change the way preclinical bioelectronic medicine research is conducted and lead to alternative therapies for various chronic diseases, including Crohn's, rheumatoid arthritis and heart failure, among others.
7 Apr 2021

OCD Patients with Comorbidities Respond Well to Deep Brain Stimulation

A new study finds that patients with Obsessive Compulsive Disorder as well as other psychiatric comorbidities, such as autism spectrum or tic disorders, may respond well to Deep Brain Stimulation.
11 Feb 2021

Wearable Device Turns the Body into a Battery

Researchers have developed a new, low-cost wearable device that transforms the human body into a biological battery.
2020
9 Nov 2020

Solid Power

Solid Power is a spin-out from the University of Colorado Boulder developing sulfide-based all solid-state batteries (ASSB) and has been in operation since 2014.
9 Nov 2020

Electronic Skin Promises Cheap and Recyclable Wearable Alternative

Researchers are developing a wearable electronic device that's "really wearable"—a stretchy and fully-recyclable circuit board that's inspired by, and sticks onto, human skin.
30 Sep 2020

Wearable Sensors 2021-2031

IDTechEx Report: James Hayward
16 Mar 2020

Research Boosts Stability of Perovskites, Helps Silicon Solar Cells

A change in chemical composition enabled scientists to boost the longevity and efficiency of a perovskite solar cell. The new formula enabled the solar cell to resist a stability problem that has so far thwarted the commercialization of perovskites. The problem is known as light-induced phase-segregation, which occurs when the alloys that make up the solar cells break down under exposure to continuous light.
28 Jan 2020

First Long Term Vagus Nerve Stimulation Implant in Mice

Previous preclinical VNS studies have been limited to short-term stimulation -- a timeframe of minutes to hours -- due to the surgical and technological challenges of implanting a stimulator small enough to fit a mouse nerve. In order to conduct mouse studies lasting weeks or even months, Feinstein Institutes researchers developed new techniques to deliver long-term electrical stimulation in mice.
22 Jan 2020

Finalists Announced for 2019 R&D 100 Awards

Finalists for the venerable R&D 100 Awards have been announced by R&D World magazine and its new parent company, WTWH Media, LLC.
22 Jan 2020

Ingestible Medical Devices can be Broken Down with Light

A variety of medical devices can be inserted into the gastrointestinal tract to treat, diagnose, or monitor GI disorders. Many of these have to be removed by endoscopic surgery once their job is done. However, engineers have now come up with a way to trigger such devices to break down inside the body when they are exposed to light from an ingestible LED.
2019
29 Oct 2019

Smart Materials Opportunities in Structural Electronics and Electrics 2020-2030

IDTechEx Report: Dr Peter Harrop and Raghu Das
21 Oct 2019

The Li-ion Battery Supply Chain 2020-2030

IDTechEx Report: Dr Alex Holland
19 Aug 2019

Scientists can now manipulate brain cells using smartphones

A team of scientists have invented a device that can control neural circuits using a tiny brain implant controlled by a smartphone.
2 Aug 2019

A computer that understands how you feel

Could a computer, at a glance, tell the difference between a joyful image and a depressing one? Could it distinguish, in a few milliseconds, a romantic comedy from a horror film? Yes, and so can your brain, according to research.
29 Jul 2019

A high-performance battery for renewable energy storage

A low-cost, high-performance battery chemistry developed by researchers could one day lead to scalable grid-level storage for wind and solar energy that could help electrical utilities reduce their dependency on fossil fuels.
31 May 2019

New Report Forecasts E-Textiles will Reach Over $2 Billion by 2029

IDTechEx have released the latest edition of the most comprehensive report on the e-textiles industry. "E-Textiles 2019-2029: Technologies, Markets and Players" compiles over 6 years of work. There are over 200 companies in the database supporting the report, and IDTechEx analysts have conducted primary research on over 100 companies in order to collate the data and contents for the report itself.
22 Mar 2019

Ability of wearable technology to detect atrial fibrillation

Researchers from the Stanford University School of Medicine presented preliminary results of the Apple Heart Study, an unprecedented virtual study with over 400,000 enrolled participants.