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2020
4 Feb 2020

Protective Clothing with Built-in Sensors for Firefighters

The new protective sensing suit, that was developed within the framework of the Flemish I-CART project, was successfully tested at high temperatures. It should significantly reduce the number of injuries to firefighters.
31 Jan 2020

QustomDot

QustomDot is a young start-up from the Ghent University in Belgium. They are making InP-based QDs with 43-44nm FWHM. This is still wide compared to the state-of-the-art and the best-in-class commercial results.
2019
18 Sep 2019

An optimal concrete bridge

Researchers have made a bridge at lab scale with the smallest possible amount of concrete. This project was 3D printed in collaboration with Vertico, a dutch firm that made a mobile 3D printer. The shape of the bridge was optimized and combined with an optimal trajectory of the steel cable at the bottom of the bridge to minimize stress peaks.
10 Sep 2019

VARTA sponsors energy storage system for tiny house at Solar Decathlon

Developing sustainable and energy-efficient houses is one of the major goals of the energy transition in the building sector. Participants in the Solar Decathlon Europe international student competition have now implemented this in the construction of a tiny house, and received several awards for it.
30 Jul 2019

Perovskite crystal discovery enables new generation of solar panels

A study explains how a promising type of perovskites - man-made crystals that can convert sunlight into electricity - can be stabilized. As a result, the crystals turn black, enabling them to absorb sunlight. This is necessary to be able to use them in new solar panels that are easy to make and highly efficient.
21 May 2019

E-Textiles 2019-2029: Technologies, Markets and Players

IDTechEx Report: James Hayward
2018
27 Nov 2018

Electronics in hydrogel-based soft lenses

Researchers have developed a contact lens with autonomous electronics, opening the door to unique applications such as lenses with sensors and/or drug-delivery systems for the treatment of eye disorders.
2 Oct 2018

Stretchable and Conformal Electronics 2019-2029

IDTechEx Report: Dr Khasha Ghaffarzadeh, James Hayward and Dr Xiaoxi He
22 Aug 2018

Robots significantly influence children's opinions

Young children are significantly more likely than adults to have their opinions and decisions influenced by robots, according to new research.
2017
13 Sep 2017

Wearable Sensors 2018-2028: Technologies, Markets & Players

IDTechEx Report: James Hayward
11 May 2017

Software In Charge - Liability And Self-Driving Cars

University Ghent, Belgium
24 Mar 2017

Autonomous vehicles reinvented

ARM is at the top of its game and its remarkable advances lead the field in most of the sectors covered in the forthcoming IDTechEx Show! May 10-11, with its 3000 paying delegates, 200 exhibitors and 225 presentations in nine parallel conferences. That is why ARM is giving a cornerstone presentation at the start of all of them.
2016
14 Sep 2016

3D printed bike demonstrates the endless possibilities of 3D-printing

The 王-BIKE, the combined expertise of over 15 companies and research institutes, demonstrates the endless possibilities of 3D printing in the Flanders region of Belgium.
22 Jul 2016

Plastic flexible magnetic memory device

Smart plastic demonstrates excellent performance in terms of data storage and processing capabilities.
28 Apr 2016

Platform Technologies For Wearable Electronics

Ghent University - IMEC, Belgium
2015
7 Sep 2015

Turning clothing into information displays

Researchers have demonstrated the world's first stretchable and conformable thin-film transistor (TFT) driven LED display laminated into textiles. This paves the way to wearable displays in clothing providing users with feedback.
2014
25 Feb 2014

A Stretchable Highway for Light

For futuristic applications like wearable body sensors and robotic skin, researchers need to ferry information along flexible routes.
2013
24 Jul 2013

Applications of stretchable electronics

Stretchable electronics has been one of the least exploited but most researched sectors of the new electronics over the past decade. To find out more read the IDTechEx research report "Stretchable Electronics Comes to Market".
2012
19 Sep 2012

Imec demonstrates electronics that flex and stretch like skin

Imec has announced that it has integrated an ultra-thin, flexible chip with bendable and stretchable interconnects into a package that adapts dynamically to curving and bending surfaces.
29 Aug 2012

Functional Materials for Future Electronics: Metals, Inorganic & Organic Compounds, Graphene, CNT

IDTechEx Report: Dr Peter Harrop and Dr Khasha Ghaffarzadeh