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Surface Haptics: Technology and Prominent Examples

Surface Haptics: Technology and Prominent Examples

This premium article looks into surface haptic technology, in particular exploring surface haptics with traditional actuator technologies, electrostatic friction (ESF), ultrasonic vibration (USV), and tactile shear feedback.
Sensor Technology Research
Jul 19, 2022
Strain-Sensing Smart Skin Ready to Deploy

Strain-Sensing Smart Skin Ready to Deploy

A strain-sensing smart skin that uses very small structures, carbon nanotubes, to monitor and detect damage in large structures is ready for prime time. The "strain paint" first revealed in 2012 uses the fluorescent properties of nanotubes to show when a surface has been deformed by stress.
Sensor Technology Research
Jul 18, 2022
A Robot Learns to Imagine Itself

A Robot Learns to Imagine Itself

We humans acquire our body-model as infants, and robots are following suit. A Cresearch team announced today they have created a robot that—for the first time—is able to learn a model of its entire body from scratch, without any human assistance. The researchers demonstrate how their robot created a kinematic model of itself, and then used its self-model to plan motion, reach goals, and avoid obstacles in a variety of situations. It even automatically recognized and then compensated for damage to its body.
Sensor Technology Research
Jul 18, 2022
New Printable Ink Electrifies Wearable Technology

New Printable Ink Electrifies Wearable Technology

A new generation of wearable electronics has landed, and we'll soon see it in action. Clothing will become smarter, tracking performance data of Olympic contenders, golfers, soccer players and tennis stars. The technology will be embedded in wearable sensors that can help seniors prevent heart failure, manage diabetes and improve quality of life. And in everyday living, it can help anyone more easily track and record important activity data.
Sensor Technology Research
Jul 13, 2022
Digital Smell: The Sensor Opportunity Under Our Noses

Digital Smell: The Sensor Opportunity Under Our Noses

Imagine a world where we not only upload pictures of our latest recipes, beauty products, and coffees - but also share their smell. The opportunities for digital smell could be vast, but what are they, and what gas sensor technology will enable it?
IDTechEx Research Subscribers
Case Studies: Haptics in Virtual Reality

Case Studies: Haptics in Virtual Reality

This premium article explores case studies using haptics in virtual reality (VR), in particular looking at haptics in established VR platforms, VR haptics enabled by wearables, and haptics in other VR applications.
Sensor Technology Research
Jul 13, 2022
Durable Material for Flexible Artificial Muscles

Durable Material for Flexible Artificial Muscles

Materials scientists and colleagues have developed a new material and manufacturing process for creating artificial muscles that are stronger and more flexible than their biological counterparts.
Sensor Technology Research
Jul 12, 2022
Smart Earbud Will Measure How Astronauts Sleep

Smart Earbud Will Measure How Astronauts Sleep

Astronauts find it difficult to maintain a natural circadian rhythm and generally complain about their sleep. Researchers have developed a technology that can read the brain's electrical activity and map our sleep patterns. The technology, along with astronaut Andreas Mogensen, will travel to the International Space Station ISS to examine the differences between human sleep patterns on earth and in space.
Sensor Technology Research
Jul 11, 2022
Smart Textiles Sense How Their Users are Moving

Smart Textiles Sense How Their Users are Moving

Researchers develop a comfortable, form-fitting fabric that recognizes its wearer's activities, like walking, running, and jumping.
IDTechEx Research Subscribers
Case Studies: Haptics in Automotive

Case Studies: Haptics in Automotive

This premium article focuses on the prominent examples of haptic implementation in automotive, including key market players such as Mercedes-Benz, Hyundai, GM, and Audi.
Sensor Technology Research
Jul 4, 2022
Wearable Muscles

Wearable Muscles

Researchers have developed a wearable textile exomuscle that serves as an extra layer of muscles. They aim to use it to increase the upper body strength and endurance of people with restricted mobility.
External Company Press Release
How Printed Electronics Is Revolutionizing These 4 Industries

How Printed Electronics Is Revolutionizing These 4 Industries

Printed electronics have gained a lot of momentum with recent advancements in printing technology. Lots of exciting new materials, processes, equipment, and designs can now be developed using this technology. As a result, several industries are flourishing and set to be disrupted using printed electronics.
IDTechEx Research Subscribers
Electromagnetic Haptic Actuators: Technology and Suppliers

Electromagnetic Haptic Actuators: Technology and Suppliers

This premium article explores the technology and suppliers in the electromagnetic haptic actuator field, with a focus on eccentric rotating mass motors, linear resonant actuators, and voice coil motors.
Sensor Technology Research
Jun 30, 2022
Autonomous Vehicle Gets Approval to Operate on US Public Road

Autonomous Vehicle Gets Approval to Operate on US Public Road

With this approval, Einride will conduct a public road pilot. The autonomous and electric Einride Pod's design does not leave room for a driver on board and is instead remotely monitored by a Remote Pod Operator, marking this pilot as an industry first for this new type of vehicle.
Sensor Technology Research
Jun 30, 2022
Biobatteries Use Bacterial Interactions to Generate Power for Weeks

Biobatteries Use Bacterial Interactions to Generate Power for Weeks

As our tech needs grow and the Internet of Things increasingly connects our devices and sensors together, figuring out how to provide power in remote locations has become an expanding field of research.
Sensor Technology Research
Jun 30, 2022
Smart Implants to Monitor Healing

Smart Implants to Monitor Healing

Spinal fusion—fusing two vertebrae together—can treat a wide variety of spinal disorders. Often, surgeons will use a cage to provide support where the disk once was between the vertebrae. But what if those cages could support the spine's healing in more ways than one?
Sensor Technology Research
Jun 30, 2022
Wearable Chemical Sensor is Good as Gold

Wearable Chemical Sensor is Good as Gold

Researchers created a special ultrathin sensor, spun from gold, that can be attached directly to the skin without irritation or discomfort. The sensor can measure different biomarkers or substances to perform on-body chemical analysis. It works using a technique called Raman spectroscopy, where laser light aimed at the sensor is changed slightly depending on whatever chemicals are present on the skin at that point. The sensor can be finely tuned to be extremely sensitive, and is robust enough for practical use.
Sensor Technology Research
Jun 29, 2022
Automotive Autonomy: A New Opportunity for Thermal Materials

Automotive Autonomy: A New Opportunity for Thermal Materials

IDTechEx's new report, "Thermal Management for ADAS: 2023-2033" finds that the yearly market value for thermal interface materials (TIMs) in ADAS will increase 11-fold over the next 10 years.
Sensor Technology Research
Jun 28, 2022
3D Printing Of 'Organic Electronics'

3D Printing Of 'Organic Electronics'

When looking at the future of production of micro-scale organic electronics, researchers see their potential for use in flexible electronics and bioelectronics, via multiphoton 3D printers.
External Company Press Release
Powercast & InPlay Team on Battery-free BLE Sensor Beacon

Powercast & InPlay Team on Battery-free BLE Sensor Beacon

Powercast Corporation and InPlay have created a platform for designing battery-free, maintenance-free, long-range wireless IoT sensor systems that deploy easily for monitoring in the retail, medical, warehousing and industrial IoT markets.
IDTechEx Research Subscribers
Surface Haptics: Technology and Prominent Examples

Surface Haptics: Technology and Prominent Examples

This premium article looks into surface haptic technology, in particular exploring surface haptics with traditional actuator technologies, electrostatic friction (ESF), ultrasonic vibration (USV), and tactile shear feedback.
Sensor Technology Research
Jul 18, 2022
A Robot Learns to Imagine Itself

A Robot Learns to Imagine Itself

We humans acquire our body-model as infants, and robots are following suit. A Cresearch team announced today they have created a robot that—for the first time—is able to learn a model of its entire body from scratch, without any human assistance. The researchers demonstrate how their robot created a kinematic model of itself, and then used its self-model to plan motion, reach goals, and avoid obstacles in a variety of situations. It even automatically recognized and then compensated for damage to its body.
Sensor Technology Research
Jul 13, 2022
Digital Smell: The Sensor Opportunity Under Our Noses

Digital Smell: The Sensor Opportunity Under Our Noses

Imagine a world where we not only upload pictures of our latest recipes, beauty products, and coffees - but also share their smell. The opportunities for digital smell could be vast, but what are they, and what gas sensor technology will enable it?
Sensor Technology Research
Jul 13, 2022
Durable Material for Flexible Artificial Muscles

Durable Material for Flexible Artificial Muscles

Materials scientists and colleagues have developed a new material and manufacturing process for creating artificial muscles that are stronger and more flexible than their biological counterparts.
Sensor Technology Research
Jul 11, 2022
Smart Textiles Sense How Their Users are Moving

Smart Textiles Sense How Their Users are Moving

Researchers develop a comfortable, form-fitting fabric that recognizes its wearer's activities, like walking, running, and jumping.
Sensor Technology Research
Jul 4, 2022
Wearable Muscles

Wearable Muscles

Researchers have developed a wearable textile exomuscle that serves as an extra layer of muscles. They aim to use it to increase the upper body strength and endurance of people with restricted mobility.
IDTechEx Research Subscribers
Electromagnetic Haptic Actuators: Technology and Suppliers

Electromagnetic Haptic Actuators: Technology and Suppliers

This premium article explores the technology and suppliers in the electromagnetic haptic actuator field, with a focus on eccentric rotating mass motors, linear resonant actuators, and voice coil motors.
Sensor Technology Research
Jun 30, 2022
Biobatteries Use Bacterial Interactions to Generate Power for Weeks

Biobatteries Use Bacterial Interactions to Generate Power for Weeks

As our tech needs grow and the Internet of Things increasingly connects our devices and sensors together, figuring out how to provide power in remote locations has become an expanding field of research.
Sensor Technology Research
Jun 30, 2022
Wearable Chemical Sensor is Good as Gold

Wearable Chemical Sensor is Good as Gold

Researchers created a special ultrathin sensor, spun from gold, that can be attached directly to the skin without irritation or discomfort. The sensor can measure different biomarkers or substances to perform on-body chemical analysis. It works using a technique called Raman spectroscopy, where laser light aimed at the sensor is changed slightly depending on whatever chemicals are present on the skin at that point. The sensor can be finely tuned to be extremely sensitive, and is robust enough for practical use.
Sensor Technology Research
Jun 28, 2022
3D Printing Of 'Organic Electronics'

3D Printing Of 'Organic Electronics'

When looking at the future of production of micro-scale organic electronics, researchers see their potential for use in flexible electronics and bioelectronics, via multiphoton 3D printers.
Sensor Technology Research
Jul 19, 2022
Strain-Sensing Smart Skin Ready to Deploy

Strain-Sensing Smart Skin Ready to Deploy

A strain-sensing smart skin that uses very small structures, carbon nanotubes, to monitor and detect damage in large structures is ready for prime time. The "strain paint" first revealed in 2012 uses the fluorescent properties of nanotubes to show when a surface has been deformed by stress.
Sensor Technology Research
Jul 18, 2022
New Printable Ink Electrifies Wearable Technology

New Printable Ink Electrifies Wearable Technology

A new generation of wearable electronics has landed, and we'll soon see it in action. Clothing will become smarter, tracking performance data of Olympic contenders, golfers, soccer players and tennis stars. The technology will be embedded in wearable sensors that can help seniors prevent heart failure, manage diabetes and improve quality of life. And in everyday living, it can help anyone more easily track and record important activity data.
IDTechEx Research Subscribers
Case Studies: Haptics in Virtual Reality

Case Studies: Haptics in Virtual Reality

This premium article explores case studies using haptics in virtual reality (VR), in particular looking at haptics in established VR platforms, VR haptics enabled by wearables, and haptics in other VR applications.
Sensor Technology Research
Jul 12, 2022
Smart Earbud Will Measure How Astronauts Sleep

Smart Earbud Will Measure How Astronauts Sleep

Astronauts find it difficult to maintain a natural circadian rhythm and generally complain about their sleep. Researchers have developed a technology that can read the brain's electrical activity and map our sleep patterns. The technology, along with astronaut Andreas Mogensen, will travel to the International Space Station ISS to examine the differences between human sleep patterns on earth and in space.
IDTechEx Research Subscribers
Case Studies: Haptics in Automotive

Case Studies: Haptics in Automotive

This premium article focuses on the prominent examples of haptic implementation in automotive, including key market players such as Mercedes-Benz, Hyundai, GM, and Audi.
External Company Press Release
How Printed Electronics Is Revolutionizing These 4 Industries

How Printed Electronics Is Revolutionizing These 4 Industries

Printed electronics have gained a lot of momentum with recent advancements in printing technology. Lots of exciting new materials, processes, equipment, and designs can now be developed using this technology. As a result, several industries are flourishing and set to be disrupted using printed electronics.
Sensor Technology Research
Jun 30, 2022
Autonomous Vehicle Gets Approval to Operate on US Public Road

Autonomous Vehicle Gets Approval to Operate on US Public Road

With this approval, Einride will conduct a public road pilot. The autonomous and electric Einride Pod's design does not leave room for a driver on board and is instead remotely monitored by a Remote Pod Operator, marking this pilot as an industry first for this new type of vehicle.
Sensor Technology Research
Jun 30, 2022
Smart Implants to Monitor Healing

Smart Implants to Monitor Healing

Spinal fusion—fusing two vertebrae together—can treat a wide variety of spinal disorders. Often, surgeons will use a cage to provide support where the disk once was between the vertebrae. But what if those cages could support the spine's healing in more ways than one?
Sensor Technology Research
Jun 29, 2022
Automotive Autonomy: A New Opportunity for Thermal Materials

Automotive Autonomy: A New Opportunity for Thermal Materials

IDTechEx's new report, "Thermal Management for ADAS: 2023-2033" finds that the yearly market value for thermal interface materials (TIMs) in ADAS will increase 11-fold over the next 10 years.
External Company Press Release
Powercast & InPlay Team on Battery-free BLE Sensor Beacon

Powercast & InPlay Team on Battery-free BLE Sensor Beacon

Powercast Corporation and InPlay have created a platform for designing battery-free, maintenance-free, long-range wireless IoT sensor systems that deploy easily for monitoring in the retail, medical, warehousing and industrial IoT markets.
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