Dr Tess Skyrme Technology Analyst

Dr Tess Skyrme is a Technology Analyst supporting the company's research and consulting within sensor technology and electronics. Prior to IDTechEx, she was a PhD researcher at Cambridge University as part of the Quantum Sensor Group.
During her PhD at Cambridge, Tess studied the behavior of superconducting microwave resonators. Her project included the simulation and experimental characterization of material effects on resonator performance. This work in low temperature physics has applications in astronomy, earth observation and quantum computing. Tess also holds an MRes in Sensor Technology and Applications from Cambridge, this included a project developing a quantitative arsenic sensor for use in contaminated wells in remote locations.
Prior to this, Tess obtained an MEng in Aerospace Engineering from the University of Liverpool, during which time she undertook a research placement in the Laser Diagnostics and Combustion Lab at the Chinese University of Hong Kong. Tess has co-authored a paper in a peer-reviewed journal and presented her work at multiple conference events both in the UK and abroad.
Research fields
Tess broadly covers the sensor space at IDTechEx, including the following topic areas:
Wearable Sensors includes everything from smart watches and virtual reality to skin patches and medical devices. The miniaturization of accelerometers and biometric sensors alongside innovations in batteries for mobile devices has seen the market for wearable technology grow significantly in the last decade. IDTechEx has closely followed the trends in this technology during this time and Tess is covering the latest trends in wearable use as the sector become more established. This includes projects on the use of wearable sensors for digital health and wellness.
Gas Sensor technology includes a vast range of sensing principles - including electrochemistry, photonics, and even AI. Despite being an older technology, emerging markets in the air quality, medical and industrial markets are placing new demands on the performance required for gas sensors. Tess covers the latest innovations and manufacturing and material science, alongside meta-trends such as mass-digitization and air quality hype driving growth in this field.

Speaking at Forthcoming Events

Medical Wearables 2022
Virtual Event - 6 - 8 Dec 2022
The organizers say: "Medical wearables are the next big thing. History will show that FitBit and Apple Watch are just the early primitive devices, and that the next wave of smart medical wearables will revolutionize healthcare and dramatically improve quality of life. What are the next-generation medical wearable technologies? What are the most promising use cases and applications? What are the main challenges right now? What's on the roadmap of the leading companies and R&D groups? These are the key questions that will drive the discussion at this annual conference. The future is bright for medical wearables -- we invite you to attend this conference to identify emerging technology and application trends, exchange ideas, form new companies, and network with your industry peers!" IDTechEx Technology Analyst Dr Tess Skyrme will be giving the presentation 'Life After Fitness Trackers: Meta-Trends Driving Wearable Technology Adoption' as part of the conference.

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