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Sensor Technology Research
Oct 28, 2021
Upcoming Webinar on Sensors and Sensor-Centric 6G Communications

Upcoming Webinar on Sensors and Sensor-Centric 6G Communications

Wednesday 3 November 2021 - Prospects for All Sensors and Preparation for Sensor-Centric 6G Communications in 2022. This webinar reveals progress in 2021 and prospects for 2022, and much more! Register your place on of the three sessions.
IDTechEx Research Subscribers
ITS World Congress 2021 - Live Demonstrations

ITS World Congress 2021 - Live Demonstrations

In October 2021 Hamburg played host to the ITS World Congress which focusses on the future of urban mobility and showcases technologies for autonomous and connected transportation. The congress offered 27 demonstrations of some of the latest technologies and pilots. IDTechEx used this as an opportunity to get some hands on experience with the topics we write about.
Sensor Technology Research
Oct 27, 2021
Webinar (with Q&A) - The Year in Printed/Flexible Electronics: 2021

Webinar (with Q&A) - The Year in Printed/Flexible Electronics: 2021

Wednesday 10 November 2021 - The accelerating transition of printed/flexible electronics from technology push to market pull; Applications of printed/flexible electronic technologies that have been commercialized over the last 12 months; Roadmap for future adoption; A selection of both technical and commercial developments within the sector over the last year.
Sensor Technology Research
Oct 27, 2021
Join the Upcoming Webinar Discussing Wearable Technology in 2021

Join the Upcoming Webinar Discussing Wearable Technology in 2021

Tuesday 2 November 2021 - A Summary of Key Market Data and Trends. This webinar will cover major trends in each sector of wearable technology, presenting data about the current state of the market as well as a general outlook for each sector
Sensor Technology Research
Oct 26, 2021
Smart Bandage Solves a Major Problem When Treating Chronic Wounds

Smart Bandage Solves a Major Problem When Treating Chronic Wounds

How can doctors make sure a dressed wound is healing without taking off the bandage? This is a conundrum, because removing a bandage can disrupt the healing process. Technology presented in a new study in open-access journal Frontiers in Physics could help.
Sensor Technology Research
Oct 25, 2021
Flexible Sensors Slide Into the Future with Electronic Printing

Flexible Sensors Slide Into the Future with Electronic Printing

A new method of 'sliding' delicate high-performance electronics onto flexible surfaces could enable future developments in electronics, scientists say. Engineers claim they have found a way to solve one of the key problems of contact printing - a method of planting electronics onto bendable plastic surfaces to create flexible electronic circuits and devices.
Sensor Technology Research
Oct 22, 2021
Flexible Sensor-Integrated RFA Needle for Smarter Medical Treatment

Flexible Sensor-Integrated RFA Needle for Smarter Medical Treatment

Researchers have designed a thin polymeric sensor platform on a radiofrequency ablation needle to monitor temperature and pressure in real time. The sensors integrated onto 1.5 mm diameter needle tip have proven their efficacy during clinical tests and expect to provide a new opportunity for safer and more effective medical practices.
Sensor Technology Research
Oct 21, 2021
Zoox's Autonomous Vehicles Tested on the Streets of Seattle

Zoox's Autonomous Vehicles Tested on the Streets of Seattle

Zoox has been testing their autonomous L3 vehicles in Las Vegas and the San Francisco Bay Area for more than four years. That means they know a lot about how their hardware and software behave in those climates. But the company's goal isn't to change mobility in a few states: They want to reimagine transportation for the whole world. To do that, they have to prepare for unfamiliar roads and novel conditions.
Sensor Technology Research
Oct 21, 2021
Who Is Winning at 6G?

Who Is Winning at 6G?

Several billion dollars have been put on the table for 6G Communication so far. The IDTechEx report "6G Communications Market, Devices, Materials 2021-2041" reveals how Europe, North America, and East Asia are all strongly committed to this dream. So who is ahead in the race to mass deployment maybe in 2030?
Sensor Technology Research
Oct 19, 2021
The Biggest Challenge for Autonomous Vehicles

The Biggest Challenge for Autonomous Vehicles

Every company testing autonomous vehicles in California must report any collision to the California DMV. The new IDTechEx report "Autonomous Cars, Robotaxis & Sensors 2022-2042" provides analysis on this data, spanning the last two and a half years' worth of the reports. It is not looking good for human drivers.
Sensor Technology Research
Oct 19, 2021
New Fibres Make Breath-Regulating Garments

New Fibres Make Breath-Regulating Garments

"Robotic" textiles could help performers and athletes train their breathing, and potentially help patients recovering from postsurgery breathing changes.
Sensor Technology Research
Oct 18, 2021
Is it Finally Time for Printed Temperature Sensors?

Is it Finally Time for Printed Temperature Sensors?

Think of a temperature sensor - and a traditional glass thermometer, or perhaps a small thermistor would probably spring to mind. However, a new class of temperature sensors is rapidly emerging that offers spatial resolution together with a thin-film format.
Sensor Technology Research
Oct 18, 2021
Join the Upcoming IDTechEx Webinar on In-Mold Electronics

Join the Upcoming IDTechEx Webinar on In-Mold Electronics

Thursday 21 October 2021 - IME offers multiple advantages relative to conventional mechanical switches, including reduction in weight and material consumption of up to 70% along with a much simpler assembly. Given these benefits, and increasing interest from OEMs/manufacturers/material suppliers, IDTechEx forecasts IME to be a $1.5bn market by 2032.
Sensor Technology Research
Oct 18, 2021
Monitoring Glucose Levels, No Needles Required

Monitoring Glucose Levels, No Needles Required

Noninvasive glucose monitoring devices are not currently commercially available in the United States, so people with diabetes must collect blood samples or use sensors embedded under the skin to measure their blood sugar levels. Now, with a new wearable device, less intrusive glucose monitoring could become the norm.
Sensor Technology Research
Oct 15, 2021
Wearable Head Scanner for Comfort, Mobility During Brain Scans

Wearable Head Scanner for Comfort, Mobility During Brain Scans

To collect accurate images of a patient's brain, the patient must be still and confined in a tube-like MRI scanner for a long period of time. To better assess their brain function and behavioral health, however, they should move naturally and freely during a scan. Researchers have proposed a solution to both clearly visualize and accurately assess the brain via photoacoustic imaging with a stretchable, flexible material.
Sensor Technology Research
Oct 14, 2021
Rethinking Smart Cities: Setbacks and How to Move Forward

Rethinking Smart Cities: Setbacks and How to Move Forward

Ideas have moved on from a smart city being a dystopian world of sensors everywhere and people control by artificial intelligence - smart cities are primarily about progressing to water, food, and power independence and minimal transport. How to make smart cities in both deserts and the sea must be figured out.
Sensor Technology Research
Oct 13, 2021
Researchers Breathe New Life into Paper Books with the Magic Bookmark

Researchers Breathe New Life into Paper Books with the Magic Bookmark

Researchers have developed a new, cost-effective, ecological solution for augmenting the printed page with rich, up-to-date digital content. The development overcomes one of the most significant advantages e-books have over paper books, helping paper maintain its strong position in its competition with electronic media.
Sensor Technology Research
Oct 11, 2021
3D Printed, Personalised, Wireless Wearables That Never Need a Charge

3D Printed, Personalised, Wireless Wearables That Never Need a Charge

Engineers have developed a type of wearable they call a "biosymbiotic device," which has several unprecedented benefits. Not only are the devices custom 3D-printed and based on body scans of wearers, but they can operate continuously using a combination of wireless power transfer and compact energy storage.
Sensor Technology Research
Oct 8, 2021
Low Cost, Portable Device Could Diagnose Heart Attacks in Minutes

Low Cost, Portable Device Could Diagnose Heart Attacks in Minutes

Researchers have developed a sensor that could diagnose a heart attack in less than 30 minutes. Currently, it takes health care professionals hours to diagnose a heart attack. Initial results from an echocardiogram can quickly show indications of heart disease, but to confirm a patient is having a heart attack, a blood sample and analysis is required. Those results can take up to eight hours.
Sensor Technology Research
Oct 7, 2021
Competing Short-Wavelength Infra-Red Sensing Technologies

Competing Short-Wavelength Infra-Red Sensing Technologies

The widespread adoption of machine vision makes image sensors that can detect light outside the visible spectrum increasingly useful, since the aim is to augment human sight rather than duplicate it. For example, imaging in the short-wave infra-red (SWIR) spectral region, which spans from 1000 to 2000 nm, offers multiple benefits that can supplement conventional cameras.
Sensor Technology Research
Oct 28, 2021
Upcoming Webinar on Sensors and Sensor-Centric 6G Communications

Upcoming Webinar on Sensors and Sensor-Centric 6G Communications

Wednesday 3 November 2021 - Prospects for All Sensors and Preparation for Sensor-Centric 6G Communications in 2022. This webinar reveals progress in 2021 and prospects for 2022, and much more! Register your place on of the three sessions.
Sensor Technology Research
Oct 27, 2021
Webinar (with Q&A) - The Year in Printed/Flexible Electronics: 2021

Webinar (with Q&A) - The Year in Printed/Flexible Electronics: 2021

Wednesday 10 November 2021 - The accelerating transition of printed/flexible electronics from technology push to market pull; Applications of printed/flexible electronic technologies that have been commercialized over the last 12 months; Roadmap for future adoption; A selection of both technical and commercial developments within the sector over the last year.
Sensor Technology Research
Oct 26, 2021
Smart Bandage Solves a Major Problem When Treating Chronic Wounds

Smart Bandage Solves a Major Problem When Treating Chronic Wounds

How can doctors make sure a dressed wound is healing without taking off the bandage? This is a conundrum, because removing a bandage can disrupt the healing process. Technology presented in a new study in open-access journal Frontiers in Physics could help.
Sensor Technology Research
Oct 22, 2021
Flexible Sensor-Integrated RFA Needle for Smarter Medical Treatment

Flexible Sensor-Integrated RFA Needle for Smarter Medical Treatment

Researchers have designed a thin polymeric sensor platform on a radiofrequency ablation needle to monitor temperature and pressure in real time. The sensors integrated onto 1.5 mm diameter needle tip have proven their efficacy during clinical tests and expect to provide a new opportunity for safer and more effective medical practices.
Sensor Technology Research
Oct 21, 2021
Who Is Winning at 6G?

Who Is Winning at 6G?

Several billion dollars have been put on the table for 6G Communication so far. The IDTechEx report "6G Communications Market, Devices, Materials 2021-2041" reveals how Europe, North America, and East Asia are all strongly committed to this dream. So who is ahead in the race to mass deployment maybe in 2030?
Sensor Technology Research
Oct 19, 2021
New Fibres Make Breath-Regulating Garments

New Fibres Make Breath-Regulating Garments

"Robotic" textiles could help performers and athletes train their breathing, and potentially help patients recovering from postsurgery breathing changes.
Sensor Technology Research
Oct 18, 2021
Join the Upcoming IDTechEx Webinar on In-Mold Electronics

Join the Upcoming IDTechEx Webinar on In-Mold Electronics

Thursday 21 October 2021 - IME offers multiple advantages relative to conventional mechanical switches, including reduction in weight and material consumption of up to 70% along with a much simpler assembly. Given these benefits, and increasing interest from OEMs/manufacturers/material suppliers, IDTechEx forecasts IME to be a $1.5bn market by 2032.
Sensor Technology Research
Oct 15, 2021
Wearable Head Scanner for Comfort, Mobility During Brain Scans

Wearable Head Scanner for Comfort, Mobility During Brain Scans

To collect accurate images of a patient's brain, the patient must be still and confined in a tube-like MRI scanner for a long period of time. To better assess their brain function and behavioral health, however, they should move naturally and freely during a scan. Researchers have proposed a solution to both clearly visualize and accurately assess the brain via photoacoustic imaging with a stretchable, flexible material.
Sensor Technology Research
Oct 13, 2021
Researchers Breathe New Life into Paper Books with the Magic Bookmark

Researchers Breathe New Life into Paper Books with the Magic Bookmark

Researchers have developed a new, cost-effective, ecological solution for augmenting the printed page with rich, up-to-date digital content. The development overcomes one of the most significant advantages e-books have over paper books, helping paper maintain its strong position in its competition with electronic media.
Sensor Technology Research
Oct 8, 2021
Low Cost, Portable Device Could Diagnose Heart Attacks in Minutes

Low Cost, Portable Device Could Diagnose Heart Attacks in Minutes

Researchers have developed a sensor that could diagnose a heart attack in less than 30 minutes. Currently, it takes health care professionals hours to diagnose a heart attack. Initial results from an echocardiogram can quickly show indications of heart disease, but to confirm a patient is having a heart attack, a blood sample and analysis is required. Those results can take up to eight hours.
IDTechEx Research Subscribers
ITS World Congress 2021 - Live Demonstrations

ITS World Congress 2021 - Live Demonstrations

In October 2021 Hamburg played host to the ITS World Congress which focusses on the future of urban mobility and showcases technologies for autonomous and connected transportation. The congress offered 27 demonstrations of some of the latest technologies and pilots. IDTechEx used this as an opportunity to get some hands on experience with the topics we write about.
Sensor Technology Research
Oct 27, 2021
Join the Upcoming Webinar Discussing Wearable Technology in 2021

Join the Upcoming Webinar Discussing Wearable Technology in 2021

Tuesday 2 November 2021 - A Summary of Key Market Data and Trends. This webinar will cover major trends in each sector of wearable technology, presenting data about the current state of the market as well as a general outlook for each sector
Sensor Technology Research
Oct 25, 2021
Flexible Sensors Slide Into the Future with Electronic Printing

Flexible Sensors Slide Into the Future with Electronic Printing

A new method of 'sliding' delicate high-performance electronics onto flexible surfaces could enable future developments in electronics, scientists say. Engineers claim they have found a way to solve one of the key problems of contact printing - a method of planting electronics onto bendable plastic surfaces to create flexible electronic circuits and devices.
Sensor Technology Research
Oct 21, 2021
Zoox's Autonomous Vehicles Tested on the Streets of Seattle

Zoox's Autonomous Vehicles Tested on the Streets of Seattle

Zoox has been testing their autonomous L3 vehicles in Las Vegas and the San Francisco Bay Area for more than four years. That means they know a lot about how their hardware and software behave in those climates. But the company's goal isn't to change mobility in a few states: They want to reimagine transportation for the whole world. To do that, they have to prepare for unfamiliar roads and novel conditions.
Sensor Technology Research
Oct 19, 2021
The Biggest Challenge for Autonomous Vehicles

The Biggest Challenge for Autonomous Vehicles

Every company testing autonomous vehicles in California must report any collision to the California DMV. The new IDTechEx report "Autonomous Cars, Robotaxis & Sensors 2022-2042" provides analysis on this data, spanning the last two and a half years' worth of the reports. It is not looking good for human drivers.
Sensor Technology Research
Oct 18, 2021
Is it Finally Time for Printed Temperature Sensors?

Is it Finally Time for Printed Temperature Sensors?

Think of a temperature sensor - and a traditional glass thermometer, or perhaps a small thermistor would probably spring to mind. However, a new class of temperature sensors is rapidly emerging that offers spatial resolution together with a thin-film format.
Sensor Technology Research
Oct 18, 2021
Monitoring Glucose Levels, No Needles Required

Monitoring Glucose Levels, No Needles Required

Noninvasive glucose monitoring devices are not currently commercially available in the United States, so people with diabetes must collect blood samples or use sensors embedded under the skin to measure their blood sugar levels. Now, with a new wearable device, less intrusive glucose monitoring could become the norm.
Sensor Technology Research
Oct 14, 2021
Rethinking Smart Cities: Setbacks and How to Move Forward

Rethinking Smart Cities: Setbacks and How to Move Forward

Ideas have moved on from a smart city being a dystopian world of sensors everywhere and people control by artificial intelligence - smart cities are primarily about progressing to water, food, and power independence and minimal transport. How to make smart cities in both deserts and the sea must be figured out.
Sensor Technology Research
Oct 11, 2021
3D Printed, Personalised, Wireless Wearables That Never Need a Charge

3D Printed, Personalised, Wireless Wearables That Never Need a Charge

Engineers have developed a type of wearable they call a "biosymbiotic device," which has several unprecedented benefits. Not only are the devices custom 3D-printed and based on body scans of wearers, but they can operate continuously using a combination of wireless power transfer and compact energy storage.
Sensor Technology Research
Oct 7, 2021
Competing Short-Wavelength Infra-Red Sensing Technologies

Competing Short-Wavelength Infra-Red Sensing Technologies

The widespread adoption of machine vision makes image sensors that can detect light outside the visible spectrum increasingly useful, since the aim is to augment human sight rather than duplicate it. For example, imaging in the short-wave infra-red (SWIR) spectral region, which spans from 1000 to 2000 nm, offers multiple benefits that can supplement conventional cameras.
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