4 May 2022
Swift Solar is a company that works on perovskite PV. It was founded in 2017 and is headquartered in California, USA. This profile is based on a discussion with the CEO and co-founder, Dr Joel Jean.
24 Mar 2022
Using Sound Waves to Break up Kidney Stones
An innovative technique called burst wave lithotripsy may provide an effective, more accessible alternative for noninvasive treatment of kidney stones, according to initial human studies.
21 Mar 2022
Tiny Battery-Free Sensors Float in The Wind like Dandelion Seeds
Wireless sensors can monitor how temperature, humidity or other environmental conditions vary across large swaths of land, such as farms or forests. These tools could provide unique insights for a variety of applications, including digital agriculture and monitoring climate change.
3 Mar 2022
New Super Material Could Battle Bullets, Deflect Space Debris
Engineers have created a nanofiber material that outperforms its widely used counterparts — including steel plates and Kevlar fabric — in protecting against high-speed projectile impacts. Basically, it's better than bulletproof.
1 Feb 2022
Food Tracking AI System to Reduce Malnutrition in Care Homes
New technology could help reduce malnutrition and improve overall health in long-term care homes by automatically recording and tracking how much food residents consume.
19 Jan 2022
World's Smallest Nano-Based Capacitive Sensor
Somalytics Inc introduce two remarkable products that "feel" human presence through Somalytics' unique, miniature carbon-nanotube paper composite capacitive sensors: the SomaControl gesture monitor and the SomaSense 3D floor mat.
13 Jan 2022
Somalytics is an early stage company aiming to spin-out a CNT-based capacitive sensor technology. This is highly sensitive and non-contact, enabling applications ranging from HMI switches to eye-tracking for AR/VR. IDTechEx caught up with CEO Barbara Barclay following the company's presentation at CES 2022.
6 Jan 2022
Trial of Exoskeleton Technology for Children with Cerebral Palsy
A major, five-year clinical trial to test a treatment strategy for children with cerebral palsy using patented and patent-pending inventions comprising a lightweight, wearable robotic device that provides neuromuscular training while making walking easier.
6 Dec 2021
Deep Learning Dreams up New Protein Structures
Just as convincing images of cats can be created using artificial intelligence, new proteins can now be made using similar tools. In a report in Nature, researchers describe the development of a neural network that "hallucinates" proteins with new, stable structures.
1 Dec 2021
Researchers Shrink Camera to the Size of a Salt Grain
Micro-sized cameras have great potential to spot problems in the human body and enable sensing for super-small robots, but past approaches captured fuzzy, distorted images with limited fields of view.
24 Nov 2021
Wearable Device can Detect and Reverse Opioid Overdose
A research team has developed a wearable device to detect and reverse an opioid overdose. The device, worn on the stomach like an insulin pump, senses when a person stops breathing and moving, and injects naloxone, a lifesaving antidote that can restore respiration.
21 Oct 2021
Cambrios Film Solutions Corp
Cambrios Film Solutions Corp is a company producing silver nanowire transparent conductive films. It has a somewhat complex history and is now headquartered in Taiwan with operations in Xiamen and Shenzen in China as well as Japan. The company effectively became the property of TPK Holdings in 2016, following post-bankruptcy restructuring - at this stage there are indicators that it has been fully absorbed by its parent company.
8 Oct 2021
A Robot That Finds Lost Items
A busy commuter is ready to walk out the door, only to realize they've misplaced their keys and must search through piles of stuff to find them. Rapidly sifting through clutter, they wish they could figure out which pile was hiding the keys. Researchers have created a robotic system that can do just that.
7 Jul 2021
IDTechEx interviewed Srinivas Pattamatta, VP of Business Development at Atmosic. They have developed low power Bluetooth chips with integrated power management systems capable of enabling energy harvesting.
7 Jul 2021
Self Powered Implantable Device Stimulates Bone Healing, Disappears
Researchers know that electricity can help speed up bone healing, but "zapping" fractures has never really caught on, since it requires surgically implanting and removing electrodes powered by an external source.
28 Jun 2021
Vagus Nerve Stimulation Effect on Brain Activity
A new study adds to a growing body of research on the role of the vagus nerve in brain function and will help health care providers to select optimal clinical practices of using vagus nerve stimulation to treat diseases.
31 May 2021
New Tool Activates Deep Brain Neurons Combining Ultrasound, Genetics
Neurological disorders such as Parkinson's disease and epilepsy have had some treatment success with deep brain stimulation, but those require surgical device implantation. A multidisciplinary team has developed a new brain stimulation technique using focused ultrasound that is able to turn specific types of neurons in the brain on and off and precisely control motor activity without surgical device implantation.
15 Apr 2021
Machine Learning at Speed
Inserting lightweight optimization code in high-speed network devices has enabled researchers to increase the speed of machine learning on parallelized computing systems five-fold.
11 Mar 2021
Contactless Monitoring of Heart Rhythm Using Smart Speakers
Smart speakers, such as Amazon Echo and Google Home, have proven adept at monitoring certain health care issues at home. For example, researchers have shown that these devices can detect cardiac arrests or monitor babies breathing.
10 Mar 2021
Floating Robots will Help Solve the Mysteries of our Oceans
The University of Washington will soon be deploying a fleet of floating robots in oceans around the world. The effort is part of a $53-million, five-year grant from the National Science Foundation to pursue fundamental questions about ocean ecosystems and to inform computer models for fisheries and climate studies.