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Wearable Electronics and Skin Patches at InnoLAE 2022

Wearable Electronics and Skin Patches at InnoLAE 2022

The key content on wearable technology innovations at the InnoLAE conference, including next generation wearable devices, electronic skins as wearables for medical applications, printed piezoelectric sensors and computerized embroidery.
Sensor Technology Research
Mar 2, 2022
How Semiconductor Shortage Affects RFID Industry

How Semiconductor Shortage Affects RFID Industry

COVID-19 is a double sword. COVID pushes businesses to adopt technologies quicker to improve production as well as management efficiency, in order to survive. COVID-19, on the other hand, catalyzes an ongoing issue - the semiconductor shortage - that has had a substantial influence on a wide variety of businesses in recent years, including the RFID industry.
Sensor Technology Research
Mar 2, 2022
Ultrathin Films for Stretchable and Sturdy Bioelectronic Membranes

Ultrathin Films for Stretchable and Sturdy Bioelectronic Membranes

Researchers have developed a unique design of ultrathin films for highly flexible yet mechanically robust bioelectronic membranes that could pave the way for diagnostic on-skin sensors that fit precisely over the body's contours and conform to its movements.
Sensor Technology Research
Feb 28, 2022
Graphene Sensor Rapidly Detects Opioid Metabolites in Wastewater

Graphene Sensor Rapidly Detects Opioid Metabolites in Wastewater

The unique properties of the atom-thick sheet of carbon, known as graphene, enabled a new penny-sized, multiplexed bio-sensor that's the first to detect opioid byproducts in wastewater. The novel device is the first to use graphene-based field effect transistors to detect four different synthetic and natural opioids at once, while shielding them from wastewater's harsh elements.
Sensor Technology Research
Feb 28, 2022
Fingertip Sensitivity for Robots

Fingertip Sensitivity for Robots

The thumb-shaped sensor is made of a soft shell built around a lightweight stiff skeleton. This skeleton holds up the structure much like bones stabilize the soft finger tissue. The shell is made from an elastomer mixed with dark but reflective aluminum flakes, resulting in an opaque greyish color which prevents any external light finding its way in. Hidden inside this finger-sized cap is a tiny 160-degree fish-eye camera which records colorful images illuminated by a ring of LEDs.
Sensor Technology Research
Feb 28, 2022
Squid Skin Inspires UV Radiation Sensing Wearable

Squid Skin Inspires UV Radiation Sensing Wearable

The researchers expect that people will use this device to monitor sun exposure, but the sensor also could be used in other situations where there's utility to measuring light exposure. For example, UV radiation is often used to sterilize environments. These stickers could be used to indicate when a surface has been exposed to UV radiation for long enough to be fully sterilized.
IDTechEx Research Subscribers
Vanadium Oxide Next Key Material

Vanadium Oxide Next Key Material

Leading edge electronics and electrical engineering includes: Terahertz electronics - microwave to far infrared optics Photovoltaics Electric vehicle and microgrid power electronics.
IDTechEx Research Subscribers
Hydrogel Membranes

Hydrogel Membranes

Work on hydrogel membranes, like work on hydrogels generally, is mainly medically oriented. In this premium article, we mainly concentrate on hydrogel membranes beyond medical ones, as this is the later-emerging market opportunity.
Sensor Technology Research
Feb 22, 2022
Biden's Critical and Emerging Technologies: Areas To Watch

Biden's Critical and Emerging Technologies: Areas To Watch

In February 2022, the White House issued an updated list of critical and emerging technologies that the Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP), National Science and Technology Council (NSTC), and National Security Council (NSC) have identified as being important for US national security. Numerous technology areas have been featured, including advanced manufacturing, hypersonics, biotechnologies, and artificial intelligence. Of these, IDTechEx has highlighted which areas to watch and why exactly the White House has shortlisted them as critical technologies.
Sensor Technology Research
Feb 22, 2022
Self-Healing Materials for Robotics Made from Jelly and Salt

Self-Healing Materials for Robotics Made from Jelly and Salt

Researchers have developed self-healing, biodegradable, 3D-printed materials that could be used in the development of realistic artificial hands and other soft robotics applications.
Sensor Technology Research
Feb 21, 2022
Wrapping Droplets in Graphene for Printed Microchips, Wearable Sensors

Wrapping Droplets in Graphene for Printed Microchips, Wearable Sensors

New research from physicists will 'significantly advance' the new technology area of liquid electronics, enhancing the functionality and sustainability of potential applications in printed electronics, wearable health monitors and even batteries.
Sensor Technology Research
Feb 18, 2022
Jaguar Land Rover Announces Partnership with NVIDIA

Jaguar Land Rover Announces Partnership with NVIDIA

Jaguar Land Rover has formed a multi-year strategic partnership with NVIDIA to jointly develop and deliver next-generation automated driving systems plus AI-enabled services and experiences for its customers.
Sensor Technology Research
Feb 18, 2022
A New Technique for Making Wearable Sensors

A New Technique for Making Wearable Sensors

Engineers have developed a new technique for making wearable sensors that enables medical researchers to prototype test new designs much faster and at a far lower cost than existing methods.
Sensor Technology Research
Feb 17, 2022
Smartwatch Measures Key Stress Hormone

Smartwatch Measures Key Stress Hormone

The human body responds to stress, from the everyday to the extreme, by producing a hormone called cortisol. To date, it has been impractical to measure cortisol as a way to potentially identify conditions such as depression and post-traumatic stress, in which levels of the hormone are elevated. Cortisol levels traditionally have been evaluated through blood samples by professional labs, and while those measurements can be useful for diagnosing certain diseases, they fail to capture changes in cortisol levels over time.
Sensor Technology Research
Feb 16, 2022
Fully Woven Smart Display

Fully Woven Smart Display

Researchers have developed a 46-inch woven display with smart sensors, energy harvesting and storage integrated directly into the fabric.
Sensor Technology Research
Feb 14, 2022
Robots That can Check Your Blood Pressure

Robots That can Check Your Blood Pressure

Empowering small, humanoid-sensing robots to take a patient's blood pressure—using only a simple touch—is a researcher's health care technology development.
Sensor Technology Research
Feb 14, 2022
Paving the Way for Skin-Compatible Sensors for Health Monitoring

Paving the Way for Skin-Compatible Sensors for Health Monitoring

Wearable electronic devices, particularly sensors designed to recover bioinformation - body temperature, blood pressure, respiratory patterns, etc. - have become an increasingly important research subject. No matter the intended use of a portable health monitoring system, one key challenge is the delivery of the wearable sensor itself; a hard, inflexible, uncomfortable sensor is less effective simply because the user may not be willing or able wear it for extended periods of time.
Sensor Technology Research
Feb 8, 2022
Laminating Organic Photovoltaics onto Curved Surfaces

Laminating Organic Photovoltaics onto Curved Surfaces

Heat-shrinkable technology could allow solar cells and touch sensors to be attached to objects whose shapes make them challenging to laminate.
Sensor Technology Research
Feb 8, 2022
Smart Watch Detects Heat Strain in Military Trainees

Smart Watch Detects Heat Strain in Military Trainees

In 2020, more than 2,000 U.S. service members experienced heat stroke or heat exhaustion. Such injuries pose a "significant and persistent threat to both the health of US military members and the effectiveness of military operations," according to a recent military health report. Young or inexperienced recruits are especially vulnerable.
Sensor Technology Research
Feb 7, 2022
Traffic Flow Assisted with AI Controlled Traffic Lights

Traffic Flow Assisted with AI Controlled Traffic Lights

Researchers are using artificial intelligence for smart traffic light control. In the future, self-learning algorithms combined with new sensors should ensure better traffic flow and shorter waiting times, while providing improved safety for pedestrians at crossings.
IDTechEx Research Subscribers
Wearable Electronics and Skin Patches at InnoLAE 2022

Wearable Electronics and Skin Patches at InnoLAE 2022

The key content on wearable technology innovations at the InnoLAE conference, including next generation wearable devices, electronic skins as wearables for medical applications, printed piezoelectric sensors and computerized embroidery.
Sensor Technology Research
Mar 2, 2022
Ultrathin Films for Stretchable and Sturdy Bioelectronic Membranes

Ultrathin Films for Stretchable and Sturdy Bioelectronic Membranes

Researchers have developed a unique design of ultrathin films for highly flexible yet mechanically robust bioelectronic membranes that could pave the way for diagnostic on-skin sensors that fit precisely over the body's contours and conform to its movements.
Sensor Technology Research
Feb 28, 2022
Fingertip Sensitivity for Robots

Fingertip Sensitivity for Robots

The thumb-shaped sensor is made of a soft shell built around a lightweight stiff skeleton. This skeleton holds up the structure much like bones stabilize the soft finger tissue. The shell is made from an elastomer mixed with dark but reflective aluminum flakes, resulting in an opaque greyish color which prevents any external light finding its way in. Hidden inside this finger-sized cap is a tiny 160-degree fish-eye camera which records colorful images illuminated by a ring of LEDs.
IDTechEx Research Subscribers
Vanadium Oxide Next Key Material

Vanadium Oxide Next Key Material

Leading edge electronics and electrical engineering includes: Terahertz electronics - microwave to far infrared optics Photovoltaics Electric vehicle and microgrid power electronics.
Sensor Technology Research
Feb 22, 2022
Biden's Critical and Emerging Technologies: Areas To Watch

Biden's Critical and Emerging Technologies: Areas To Watch

In February 2022, the White House issued an updated list of critical and emerging technologies that the Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP), National Science and Technology Council (NSTC), and National Security Council (NSC) have identified as being important for US national security. Numerous technology areas have been featured, including advanced manufacturing, hypersonics, biotechnologies, and artificial intelligence. Of these, IDTechEx has highlighted which areas to watch and why exactly the White House has shortlisted them as critical technologies.
Sensor Technology Research
Feb 21, 2022
Wrapping Droplets in Graphene for Printed Microchips, Wearable Sensors

Wrapping Droplets in Graphene for Printed Microchips, Wearable Sensors

New research from physicists will 'significantly advance' the new technology area of liquid electronics, enhancing the functionality and sustainability of potential applications in printed electronics, wearable health monitors and even batteries.
Sensor Technology Research
Feb 18, 2022
A New Technique for Making Wearable Sensors

A New Technique for Making Wearable Sensors

Engineers have developed a new technique for making wearable sensors that enables medical researchers to prototype test new designs much faster and at a far lower cost than existing methods.
Sensor Technology Research
Feb 16, 2022
Fully Woven Smart Display

Fully Woven Smart Display

Researchers have developed a 46-inch woven display with smart sensors, energy harvesting and storage integrated directly into the fabric.
Sensor Technology Research
Feb 14, 2022
Paving the Way for Skin-Compatible Sensors for Health Monitoring

Paving the Way for Skin-Compatible Sensors for Health Monitoring

Wearable electronic devices, particularly sensors designed to recover bioinformation - body temperature, blood pressure, respiratory patterns, etc. - have become an increasingly important research subject. No matter the intended use of a portable health monitoring system, one key challenge is the delivery of the wearable sensor itself; a hard, inflexible, uncomfortable sensor is less effective simply because the user may not be willing or able wear it for extended periods of time.
Sensor Technology Research
Feb 8, 2022
Smart Watch Detects Heat Strain in Military Trainees

Smart Watch Detects Heat Strain in Military Trainees

In 2020, more than 2,000 U.S. service members experienced heat stroke or heat exhaustion. Such injuries pose a "significant and persistent threat to both the health of US military members and the effectiveness of military operations," according to a recent military health report. Young or inexperienced recruits are especially vulnerable.
Sensor Technology Research
Mar 2, 2022
How Semiconductor Shortage Affects RFID Industry

How Semiconductor Shortage Affects RFID Industry

COVID-19 is a double sword. COVID pushes businesses to adopt technologies quicker to improve production as well as management efficiency, in order to survive. COVID-19, on the other hand, catalyzes an ongoing issue - the semiconductor shortage - that has had a substantial influence on a wide variety of businesses in recent years, including the RFID industry.
Sensor Technology Research
Feb 28, 2022
Graphene Sensor Rapidly Detects Opioid Metabolites in Wastewater

Graphene Sensor Rapidly Detects Opioid Metabolites in Wastewater

The unique properties of the atom-thick sheet of carbon, known as graphene, enabled a new penny-sized, multiplexed bio-sensor that's the first to detect opioid byproducts in wastewater. The novel device is the first to use graphene-based field effect transistors to detect four different synthetic and natural opioids at once, while shielding them from wastewater's harsh elements.
Sensor Technology Research
Feb 28, 2022
Squid Skin Inspires UV Radiation Sensing Wearable

Squid Skin Inspires UV Radiation Sensing Wearable

The researchers expect that people will use this device to monitor sun exposure, but the sensor also could be used in other situations where there's utility to measuring light exposure. For example, UV radiation is often used to sterilize environments. These stickers could be used to indicate when a surface has been exposed to UV radiation for long enough to be fully sterilized.
IDTechEx Research Subscribers
Hydrogel Membranes

Hydrogel Membranes

Work on hydrogel membranes, like work on hydrogels generally, is mainly medically oriented. In this premium article, we mainly concentrate on hydrogel membranes beyond medical ones, as this is the later-emerging market opportunity.
Sensor Technology Research
Feb 22, 2022
Self-Healing Materials for Robotics Made from Jelly and Salt

Self-Healing Materials for Robotics Made from Jelly and Salt

Researchers have developed self-healing, biodegradable, 3D-printed materials that could be used in the development of realistic artificial hands and other soft robotics applications.
Sensor Technology Research
Feb 18, 2022
Jaguar Land Rover Announces Partnership with NVIDIA

Jaguar Land Rover Announces Partnership with NVIDIA

Jaguar Land Rover has formed a multi-year strategic partnership with NVIDIA to jointly develop and deliver next-generation automated driving systems plus AI-enabled services and experiences for its customers.
Sensor Technology Research
Feb 17, 2022
Smartwatch Measures Key Stress Hormone

Smartwatch Measures Key Stress Hormone

The human body responds to stress, from the everyday to the extreme, by producing a hormone called cortisol. To date, it has been impractical to measure cortisol as a way to potentially identify conditions such as depression and post-traumatic stress, in which levels of the hormone are elevated. Cortisol levels traditionally have been evaluated through blood samples by professional labs, and while those measurements can be useful for diagnosing certain diseases, they fail to capture changes in cortisol levels over time.
Sensor Technology Research
Feb 14, 2022
Robots That can Check Your Blood Pressure

Robots That can Check Your Blood Pressure

Empowering small, humanoid-sensing robots to take a patient's blood pressure—using only a simple touch—is a researcher's health care technology development.
Sensor Technology Research
Feb 8, 2022
Laminating Organic Photovoltaics onto Curved Surfaces

Laminating Organic Photovoltaics onto Curved Surfaces

Heat-shrinkable technology could allow solar cells and touch sensors to be attached to objects whose shapes make them challenging to laminate.
Sensor Technology Research
Feb 7, 2022
Traffic Flow Assisted with AI Controlled Traffic Lights

Traffic Flow Assisted with AI Controlled Traffic Lights

Researchers are using artificial intelligence for smart traffic light control. In the future, self-learning algorithms combined with new sensors should ensure better traffic flow and shorter waiting times, while providing improved safety for pedestrians at crossings.
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