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alt="Training in the Age of Social Distancing. AR/VR/MR the Answer?"
Training in the Age of Social Distancing. AR/VR/MR the Answer?
In the age of social distancing, training and maintenance of many complicated tasks and services has come to a standstill. However, there are technological solutions to this problem.
alt="Aktiia Cuffless Blood Pressure Monitor Proven Accurate"
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.
alt="Electronic Skin Patches 2020-2030"
Electronic Skin Patches 2020-2030
Forecasts taken from IDTechEx report "Electronic Skin Patches 2020-2030"
Skin patches powered by sweat
Particularly for healthcare, there is a growing demand for skin patches and other forms of smart skin for monitoring and even drug delivery and other active functions.
alt="Sweat Powered Electronic Skin"
Sweat Powered Electronic Skin
The e-skin, made from soft, flexible rubber, can be embedded with sensors that monitor information like heart rate, body temperature, levels of blood sugar and metabolic byproducts that are indicators of health, and even the nerve signals that control our muscles. It does so without the need for a battery, as it runs solely on biofuel cells powered by one of the body's own waste products.
alt="Printed Electronics for Medical and Lesiure Use"
Printed Electronics for Medical and Lesiure Use
VARTA is intensively involved in a large number of research projects, including in the field of printed electronics. The goal is to optimize existing application options and to add new ones.
alt="Webinar 18 May - Self-Powered Electronics: The Race Is On"
Webinar 18 May - Self-Powered Electronics: The Race Is On
This webinar shares some of the research for the new IDTechEx report, "Energy Harvesting for Electronic Devices 2020-2040". It comes at just the right time. The world's first self-powered smart watches have just arrived. They are not full-function but we are getting there. That billion a year harvester potential will be followed by similar numbers of Internet of Things nodes. Learn other big prizes making several of the world's largest companies research energy harvesting.
alt="Eyeglass Sensors to Automatically Monitor Diet"
Eyeglass Sensors to Automatically Monitor Diet
Food plays a big role in our health, and for that reason many people trying to improve their diet often track what they eat. A new wearable helps wearers track their food habits with high fidelity.
alt="Stretchable Lithium-Ion Battery Based on Micro-Honeycomb Structure"
Stretchable Lithium-Ion Battery Based on Micro-Honeycomb Structure
The microscale reentrant-honeycomb shaped, graphene-based electrode is characterized by an accordion-like structural stretchability. A stretchable gel electrolyte and stretchable separator are also developed for all-component stretchable full cells, with applications for future stretchable devices.
alt="Washable E-Textiles that Seal in Wireless Charging Electronics"
Washable E-Textiles that Seal in Wireless Charging Electronics
Powercast Corporation and Liquid X have announced a printed electronics venture to enable garment manufacturers to easily integrate wireless power functionality into durable, flexible, high performance and washable e-textiles.
alt="Self-Charging Everything: Battle for the High Ground"
Self-Charging Everything: Battle for the High Ground
When some full-function, always-on smartwatches are able to self-charge, the others will look like the horse-drawn cart. When Internet of Things nodes are self-charging at the right size and price, the market for them will increase one thousand times.
alt="Gelatin Could Soon Power our Wearables and IoT Devices"
Gelatin Could Soon Power our Wearables and IoT Devices
Ground-breaking research has found that gelatin could be used to power devices in the future, using only the heat generated from the human body.
Noble Biomaterials
IDTechEx interviewed Steve Milner, Senior Vice President of Sales EMEA at Noble Biomaterials. We discussed their product portfolio, technology and their role in the electronic textiles and wearable technology markets.
alt="Better-Performing 3D Electronics"
Better-Performing 3D Electronics
Engineers have developed a faster, simpler 3D-printing technique to build electronics, trimming their manufacturing time from hours down to a few minutes. The method can be used to print electronics into complex shapes in volumes that could be used for antenna arrays, prosthetics, sensors and robots.
alt="Flexible Electronics Are the Future in Wearable Health Monitoring"
Flexible Electronics Are the Future in Wearable Health Monitoring
While traditional electronic systems have an inherently rigid form factor, developments in manufacturing processes and materials are enabling a new world of flexible electronics. IDTechEx forecasts the market for healthcare products containing flexible electronics to be worth over $8.3 billion by the year 2030.
alt="Breathable Electronics Pave the Way for More Functional Wearable Tech"
Breathable Electronics Pave the Way for More Functional Wearable Tech
Engineering researchers have created ultrathin, stretchable electronic material that is gas permeable, allowing the material to "breathe." The material was designed specifically for use in biomedical or wearable technologies, since the gas permeability allows sweat and volatile organic compounds to evaporate away from the skin, making it more comfortable for users - especially for long-term wear.
alt="Devices Improving Standard of Care for Cardiovascular Disease Patients"
Devices Improving Standard of Care for Cardiovascular Disease Patients
Given the considerable impact that CVD has on many people's lives, it is no surprise that the demand for solutions is exploding. IDTechEx Research found that the market for cardiovascular disease technology will exceed $40 billion by the year 2030.
alt="Two Steps Closer to Flexible, Powerful, Fast Bioelectronic Devices"
Two Steps Closer to Flexible, Powerful, Fast Bioelectronic Devices
Researchers are developing bioelectronic devices that are not only fast, sensitive, biocompatible, soft, and flexible, but also have long-term stability in physiological environments such as the human body.
alt="Fans See Their Football Heroes Clearly for the First Time"
Fans See Their Football Heroes Clearly for the First Time
Two young visually-impaired Southampton fans have been given life-changing wearable technology by Virgin Media that will enable them to watch their beloved Saints in a way they've never experienced before.
Self-Powered Smart Watches and Other Wristwear
Energy harvesting is an enabling technology uniquely spanning sixteen magnitudes of power from 0.1 microwatts electronic standby to 1GW in output. Here we consider the low power half of that as applied to wristwear.