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1 Jul 2020

Smartwatches as a Medical Device? Progress and Outlook from IDTechEx

Last week, Apple announced the latest features that will be added to the Apple Watch in watchOS 7. Amongst the range of updates were a series of new health app features, including new "mobility metrics" such as low-range cardio fitness, walking speed, stair-descent speed, stair-ascent speed, six-minute walk distance, double support time, step length, and asymmetry.
30 Mar 2020

Mobile Robots: Coronavirus Pushes Logistic Automation up the Agenda

Recent developments bring into focus the motivation, and at times the imperative, to increase automation in the logistics and delivery chain. IDTechEx have been examining the technological and commercial trends in this field for several years.
12 Feb 2020


IDTechEx interviewed Ranndy Kellogg, President and CEO of Omron Healthcare Inc. in the US. We discussed the latest progress with their smartwatch blood pressure cuff, HeartGuide.
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24 Jan 2020

Intelligent Growth Solutions

Intelligent Growth Solutions is a Scottish agritech company working to improve the efficiency of vertical farming through automation, smart lighting and power management.
13 Dec 2019

Recent High Valuation in Autonomous Mobile Robots in Warehouses

The trend of investment in and acquisition of mobile robotic companies seeking to automate the movement of goods within warehouses, fulfilment centres, and manufacturing facilities is still rising.
9 Dec 2019

A $250Bn Revolution: Mobile Robots and Autonomous Vehicles in Delivery

Automation in the delivery/logistic and warehousing/fulfilment chain is a growing market. A particularly exciting subset of this is the use of mobile robots, drones, and autonomous vehicles for automation of movement-based tasks.
3 Dec 2019


Charmcare is a medical device company based in Seoul, South Korea. It was founded in 2004 and has been developing wearable accessories for vital sign monitoring since 2014.
6 Nov 2019


Omron offer lidar modules. In 2017, Omron reported the development of a short-range 3D lidar, which can be embedded around a vehicle.
13 Sep 2019


IDTechEx interviewed Matthieu Valk, Corporate Communications Group Manager at Omron. The company demonstrated a number of devices at ESC Congress 2019. Below are some of the devices that were on display.
28 Jan 2019


IDTechEx Analyst Dr Nadia Tsao reports on her findings from CES 2019.
9 Oct 2018

Using personal data to predict blood pressure

Engineers used wearable off-the-shelf technology and machine learning to predict, for the first time, an individual's blood pressure and provide personalized recommendations to lower it based on this data.
2 Jul 2018

Automatica 2018 Update

IDTechEx recently visited Automatica 2018 in Munich. This is the largest biannual automation event in Europe. At this show IDTechEx focused on three trends: collaborative robotic arms, mobile robots, and various associated sensors. In this article, we provide a review of various company highlights.
23 Jan 2018


Omron Healthcare is a division of Omron, a Japanese electronics company. Omron Healthcare are a leading provider of medical equipment for both professional and consumer use.
17 Oct 2017

Mobile warehouse and logistic robots: start-up scene is hot

In this article, we provide an overview explaining the major technology changes and market trends that underpin this growing interest. We will also consider how the future will look like, discussing the rapid rise and fall of multiple technologies.
8 Aug 2017

Omron Adpet Mobile Robotics

Omron acquired Adept Technologies for $200m in Sept 2015. Prior to this, Adept was a public company specialized in robotics. The Adept mobile robot has infrastructure-free navigation.
25 Oct 2016

Vibration energy harvesting: Where is the money?

Energy harvesting is off-grid production of electricity where it is needed using ambient energy such as wind, tide and waves or just vibration.
15 Aug 2016

8Power Energy Harvesting: Electrodynamic, Electrostatic, Piezoelectric

Just two weeks since its creation, IDTechEx visited 8Power in the Cambridge University incubator Ideaspace West.
18 Feb 2015

ILS Technology enables the information-driven enterprise

LS Technology, a Telit company, has announced enhancements to its popular deviceWISE Application Enablement Platform for the Industrial Internet-of-Things.
24 Jul 2014

Compact vibration harvester power supply with highest efficiency

OMRON and Holst Centre/imec have unveiled a prototype of an extremely compact vibrational energy harvesting DC power supply with worlds' highest efficiency.
31 Aug 2012

Energy harvesting, WSN, supercaps: 3 Events, 2 Days, 1 Venue

For the first time in this year's event in Washington DC on the 7th and 8th of November, a third event, focusing on supercapacitor technologies will be co-located, highlighting the advances, applications and adoption trends in this closely related field.