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2019
19 Aug

Wireless sensors that stick to the skin

Stanford engineers have developed experimental stickers that pick up physiological signals emanating from the skin, then wirelessly beam these health readings to a receiver clipped onto clothing. It's all part of a system called BodyNet.
16 Aug

Wearable moves brain monitoring from the lab to the real world

Imagine if a coach could know which moments of competition a certain player might peak, or if a truck driver had objective data telling him his body and mind were too tired to continue driving.
14 Aug

Magic Leap - Health and Fitness Business Unit

IDTechEx interviewed Jennifer Esposito, Vice President and General Manager of the Health and Fitness Business Unit at Magic Leap. We discussed their efforts and objectives in the healthcare space.
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14 Aug

Wearable motion sensors could save unborn babies

The thump, thump of a baby's heartbeat is a milestone in any pregnancy. Now, researchers have developed a technique that could allow expectant parents to hear their baby's heartbeat continuously at home with a non-invasive and safe device that is potentially more accurate than any fetal heartrate monitor currently available in the market.
13 Aug

Advanced Wound Care Technologies 2020-2030

Forecast from IDTechEx report "Advanced Wound Care Technologies 2020-2030"
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13 Aug

Clothing lets users turn on electronics while turning away bacteria

A new addition to your wardrobe may soon help you turn on the lights and music - while also keeping you fresh, dry, fashionable, clean and safe from the latest virus that's going around.
13 Aug

Personal digital devices identify mild cognitive impairment

Initial results from a feasibility study conducted by Eli Lilly and Company, Evidation Health and Apple Inc showed that an iPhone, Apple Watch, iPad and the Beddit sleep monitoring device, in combination with digital apps may be able to differentiate people with mild cognitive impairment and mild Alzheimer's disease dementia.
12 Aug

Withings

IDTechEx spoke to Matthieu Letombe, CEO of Withings. It is a health accessory company committed to developing the next generation of smart health solutions.
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12 Aug

Snake fang-like patch quickly delivers liquid medicines in rodents

Scientists have created a microneedle patch based on the fangs of a snake that can deliver therapeutic liquids and a vaccine through the skin of rodents in under 15 seconds.
9 Aug

Cardiomo

IDTechEx spoke to Ksenia Belkina, Founder & CEO of Cardiomo. This company produces a small patch which provides continuous and real time cardiac monitoring.
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9 Aug

toSense

IDTechEx spoke to Dr Matt Banet, President & Chief Scientific Officer of toSense. This company develops and manufactures wearable devices for the monitoring of vital signs.
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9 Aug

VivaLNK

IDTechEx spoke with Sam Liu, Vice President of Marketing at VivaLNK. This company provides connected wearable solutions that capture and analyse human vitals and biometrics for continuous patient monitoring.
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9 Aug

EKO Health

IDTechEx spoke to Jason Bellet, co-founder & Chief Commercial Officer of EKO Health. It is a cardiac monitoring company which provides a means to screen for and monitor cardiac disorders using non-invasive connected devices.
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9 Aug

3-D Printed Mother-of-Pearl creates tough new smart materials

Researchers are drawing inspiration from mollusks to build lightweight, strong materials for wearable technology and more.
9 Aug

Wearable so thin and soft you won't even notice it

Wearable human-machine interfaces - devices that can collect and store important health information about the wearer, among other uses - have benefited from advances in electronics, materials and mechanical designs. But current models still can be bulky and uncomfortable, and they can't always handle multiple functions at one time.
8 Aug

Tarilian Laser Technologies

IDTechEx spoke with Dr Sandeep Shah, Co-founder & CEO of Tarilian Laser Technologies (TLT). TLT produces blood pressure monitoring wearable devices.
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8 Aug

Material for wearables that can self heal after being stretched or cut

A research team announced a new material, developed via joint convergence research, that simultaneously possesses high stretchability, high electrical conductivity, and self-healability even after being subjected to severe mechanical strain.
8 Aug

Yale, Mayo Clinic to use data from wearables for drug development

This trial is one of a new breed of clinical trials which showcase the potential of patient-centered research, taking advantage of portable and comfortable medical-grade wearables and innovative big-data platforms.
7 Aug

Photovoltaic power from textiles

Imagine a truck tarp that can harvest the energy of sunlight. With the help of new textile-based solar cells semitrailers could soon be producing the electricity needed to power cooling systems or other onboard equipment. In short, textile-based solar cells could soon be adding a whole new dimension to photovoltaics, complementing the use of conventional silicon-based solar cells.
6 Aug

Soft wearable health monitor uses stretchable electronics

A wireless, wearable monitor built with stretchable electronics could allow comfortable, long-term health monitoring of adults, babies and small children without concern for skin injury or allergic reactions caused by conventional adhesive sensors with conductive gels.