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Sensor Technology Research
Aug 30, 2022
Autonomous Trucks Will Deliver in the Heavy-Duty Vehicles Market

Autonomous Trucks Will Deliver in the Heavy-Duty Vehicles Market

The new IDTechEx report, "Heavy-Duty Autonomous Vehicles 2023-2043: Trucks, Buses & Roboshuttles", has found significant activity in the autonomous heavy-duty and commercial vehicle space.
Sensor Technology Research
Aug 30, 2022
Print, Recycle, Repeat: a Biodegradable Printed Circuit

Print, Recycle, Repeat: a Biodegradable Printed Circuit

Some experts predict that our e-waste problem will only get worse over time, because most electronics on the market today are designed for portability, not recyclability. Tablets and readers, for example, are assembled by gluing circuits, chips, and hard drives to thin layers of plastic, which must be melted to extract precious metals like copper and gold. Burning plastic releases toxic gases into the atmosphere, and electronics wasting away in landfill often contain harmful materials like mercury, lead, and beryllium.
Sensor Technology Research
Aug 25, 2022
Sensor Could Help Patients Stay on Top of Their Meds

Sensor Could Help Patients Stay on Top of Their Meds

Lithium can alleviate the symptoms of bipolar disorder and depression — if taken in just the right amount. Too little won't work, while too much can bring on dangerous side effects. To precisely monitor the amount of this medication in the body, patients must undergo invasive blood tests. But now, scientists report the invention of a tiny sensor that detects lithium levels from sweat on the surface of a fingertip in as little as 30 seconds, without a trip to the clinic.
IDTechEx Research Subscribers
Strain Sensors in ​Wearable Electronics

Strain Sensors in ​Wearable Electronics

This premium article will look into the use of strain sensors in wearable electronics, exploring various applications, resistive strain sensors, examples from key market players, and more.
Sensor Technology Research
Aug 24, 2022
A Chip-Free, Wireless Electronic "Skin"

A Chip-Free, Wireless Electronic "Skin"

Wearable sensors are ubiquitous thanks to wireless technology that enables a person's glucose concentrations, blood pressure, heart rate, and activity levels to be transmitted seamlessly from sensor to smartphone for further analysis. Most wireless sensors today communicate via embedded Bluetooth chips that are themselves powered by small batteries. But these conventional chips and power sources will likely be too bulky for next-generation sensors, which are taking on smaller, thinner, more flexible forms.
Sensor Technology Research
Aug 19, 2022
New Wearable Sensor Detects Even More Compounds in Human Sweat

New Wearable Sensor Detects Even More Compounds in Human Sweat

If you have ever had your blood drawn, whether to check your cholesterol, kidney function, hormone levels, blood sugar, or as part of a general checkup, you might have wondered why there is not an easier, less painful way. Now there might be. A team of researchers has unveiled a new wearable sensor that can detect in human sweat even minute levels of many common nutrients and biological compounds that can serve as indicators of human health.
IDTechEx Research Subscribers
Force/Pressure Sensors inWearable Electronics

Force/Pressure Sensors in Wearable Electronics

This premium article looks into force and pressure sensors in wearable electronics, including printed pressure sensor applications, the wearable force sensor landscape, a SWOT analysis of flexible pressure sensors for wearable applications, and more.
Sensor Technology Research
Aug 15, 2022
Another Step on the Path to Widespread MaaS

Another Step on the Path to Widespread MaaS

The automotive industry and many robotics start-ups have been promising that autonomous cars are just a couple of years away for many years now. It feels like this "just a couple of years" has been perpetually kicked down the road, with only incremental gains each time. However, Cruise, the robotaxi arm of General Motors, has recently been given approval to start charging passengers in San Francisco. So, is this an enormous leap forward for robotaxis, or just another incremental gain?
Sensor Technology Research
Aug 12, 2022
Baidu Granted China's First Permits for Commercial Driverless Taxis

Baidu Granted China's First Permits for Commercial Driverless Taxis

Baidu Inc has secured the first permits in China to offer commercial fully driverless robotaxi services to the public on open roads. Apollo Go, Baidu's autonomous ride-hailing service, is now authorized to collect fares for robotaxi rides - completely without human drivers in the car - in Chongqing and Wuhan, two of China's largest megacities.
Sensor Technology Research
Aug 11, 2022
Automotive Lidar Market Will Grow to US$8.4 Billion by 2023

Automotive Lidar Market Will Grow to US$8.4 Billion by 2023

With the ever-increasing interest in Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) and autonomous vehicles, adopting Light Detection and Ranging (Lidar) is an important decision to reach higher vehicle autonomy and better safety. The lidar market for automotive applications will grow to US$8.4 billion by 2033, according to IDTechEx report "Lidar 2023-2033: Technologies, Players, Markets & Forecasts".
Sensor Technology Research
Aug 11, 2022
High-Tech Vest Monitors Lung Function

High-Tech Vest Monitors Lung Function

Patients with severe respiratory or lung diseases require intensive treatment and their lung function needs to be monitored on a continuous basis. Researchers have developed a technology whereby noises in the lungs are recorded using a textile vest with integrated acoustic sensors. The signals are then converted and displayed visually using software. In this way, patients outside of intensive care units can still be monitored continuously. The technology increases the options for diagnosis and improves the patient's quality of life.
Sensor Technology Research
Aug 10, 2022
Stickers and a Smartphone for Easy Nitrite Detection on Foods

Stickers and a Smartphone for Easy Nitrite Detection on Foods

Nitrates and nitrites give processed meats their characteristic pink color and robust flavor. Although many consumers want to limit consumption of these preservatives because the substances can form potentially cancer-causing compounds, knowing how much is in a food has been difficult to determine. Now, researchers have developed a color-changing film that consumers can stick onto foods and easily analyze nitrite levels by snapping a picture with a smartphone.
Sensor Technology Research
Aug 9, 2022
Wearable to Detect Allergens, Fire Accelerants, Chemical Markers

Wearable to Detect Allergens, Fire Accelerants, Chemical Markers

A researcher is creating a portable, wearable device for rapid gas analysis that could detect illness immediately. Advancements in micro-gas chromatography in the past 20 years have demonstrated great potential for the development of powerful portable gas analysis devices. But it remains a challenge to achieve efficient separation and rapid detection for effective gas analysis in a highly integrated and cost-effective platform, as well as in a mobile device.
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
Emerging Applications for Wearable Motion Sensors

Emerging Applications for Wearable Motion Sensors

This premium article explores emerging applications for wearable motion sensors, particularly focusing on telemedicine and remote patient monitoring, digital physical therapy, wearables in clinical trials, and more.
Sensor Technology Research
Aug 5, 2022
The Bacteria Powering a Truly Green Revolution in Personal Electronics

The Bacteria Powering a Truly Green Revolution in Personal Electronics

Researchers have figured out how to engineer a biofilm that harvests the energy in evaporation and converts it to electricity. This biofilm has the potential to revolutionize the world of wearable electronics, powering everything from personal medical sensors to personal electronics.
Sensor Technology Research
Aug 4, 2022
Three Technologies Taking DNA Diagnostics Into the Home

Three Technologies Taking DNA Diagnostics Into the Home

In recent times, we have all experienced the value of diagnostics used in the comfort and ease of our own homes. Imagine if we could look for other infectious diseases just as easily, with less invasive, self-administered, highly accurate, and reliable tests. With the convergence of advances in telehealth and biotechnology, this is the direction that the diagnostics industry is heading towards.
Sensor Technology Research
Aug 4, 2022
VegSense Makes Sense for Forest Studies

VegSense Makes Sense for Forest Studies

Ecologists won't always need expensive and bulky equipment to measure vegetation in the wild. Scientists have discovered a modern heads-up display works pretty well. Researchers set up a Microsoft HoloLens as a mixed-reality sensor to feed VegSense, their application to measure understory vegetation, plant life that grows between the forest canopy and floor.
Sensor Technology Research
Aug 3, 2022
Advanced Graphene Foam Sensors Could Transform Prosthetics

Advanced Graphene Foam Sensors Could Transform Prosthetics

A pioneering project, which aims to develop advanced sensors for use in robotic systems, could transform prosthetics and robotic limbs. The research project aims to develop sensors which provide enhanced capabilities to robots, helping improve their dexterity and motor skills, through the use of accurate pressure sensors which provide haptic feedback and distributed touch.
IDTechEx Research Subscribers
Wearable Motion Sensors: Outlook for MEMs-Based IMUs

Wearable Motion Sensors: Outlook for MEMs-Based IMUs

This premium article gives an introduction to inertial measurement units (IMU) and explores the opportunities and challenges associated with MEMs-based IMUs.
Sensor Technology Research
Aug 30, 2022
Autonomous Trucks Will Deliver in the Heavy-Duty Vehicles Market

Autonomous Trucks Will Deliver in the Heavy-Duty Vehicles Market

The new IDTechEx report, "Heavy-Duty Autonomous Vehicles 2023-2043: Trucks, Buses & Roboshuttles", has found significant activity in the autonomous heavy-duty and commercial vehicle space.
Sensor Technology Research
Aug 25, 2022
Sensor Could Help Patients Stay on Top of Their Meds

Sensor Could Help Patients Stay on Top of Their Meds

Lithium can alleviate the symptoms of bipolar disorder and depression — if taken in just the right amount. Too little won't work, while too much can bring on dangerous side effects. To precisely monitor the amount of this medication in the body, patients must undergo invasive blood tests. But now, scientists report the invention of a tiny sensor that detects lithium levels from sweat on the surface of a fingertip in as little as 30 seconds, without a trip to the clinic.
Sensor Technology Research
Aug 24, 2022
A Chip-Free, Wireless Electronic "Skin"

A Chip-Free, Wireless Electronic "Skin"

Wearable sensors are ubiquitous thanks to wireless technology that enables a person's glucose concentrations, blood pressure, heart rate, and activity levels to be transmitted seamlessly from sensor to smartphone for further analysis. Most wireless sensors today communicate via embedded Bluetooth chips that are themselves powered by small batteries. But these conventional chips and power sources will likely be too bulky for next-generation sensors, which are taking on smaller, thinner, more flexible forms.
IDTechEx Research Subscribers
Force/Pressure Sensors inWearable Electronics

Force/Pressure Sensors in Wearable Electronics

This premium article looks into force and pressure sensors in wearable electronics, including printed pressure sensor applications, the wearable force sensor landscape, a SWOT analysis of flexible pressure sensors for wearable applications, and more.
Sensor Technology Research
Aug 12, 2022
Baidu Granted China's First Permits for Commercial Driverless Taxis

Baidu Granted China's First Permits for Commercial Driverless Taxis

Baidu Inc has secured the first permits in China to offer commercial fully driverless robotaxi services to the public on open roads. Apollo Go, Baidu's autonomous ride-hailing service, is now authorized to collect fares for robotaxi rides - completely without human drivers in the car - in Chongqing and Wuhan, two of China's largest megacities.
Sensor Technology Research
Aug 11, 2022
High-Tech Vest Monitors Lung Function

High-Tech Vest Monitors Lung Function

Patients with severe respiratory or lung diseases require intensive treatment and their lung function needs to be monitored on a continuous basis. Researchers have developed a technology whereby noises in the lungs are recorded using a textile vest with integrated acoustic sensors. The signals are then converted and displayed visually using software. In this way, patients outside of intensive care units can still be monitored continuously. The technology increases the options for diagnosis and improves the patient's quality of life.
Sensor Technology Research
Aug 9, 2022
Wearable to Detect Allergens, Fire Accelerants, Chemical Markers

Wearable to Detect Allergens, Fire Accelerants, Chemical Markers

A researcher is creating a portable, wearable device for rapid gas analysis that could detect illness immediately. Advancements in micro-gas chromatography in the past 20 years have demonstrated great potential for the development of powerful portable gas analysis devices. But it remains a challenge to achieve efficient separation and rapid detection for effective gas analysis in a highly integrated and cost-effective platform, as well as in a mobile device.
IDTechEx Research Subscribers
Emerging Applications for Wearable Motion Sensors

Emerging Applications for Wearable Motion Sensors

This premium article explores emerging applications for wearable motion sensors, particularly focusing on telemedicine and remote patient monitoring, digital physical therapy, wearables in clinical trials, and more.
Sensor Technology Research
Aug 4, 2022
Three Technologies Taking DNA Diagnostics Into the Home

Three Technologies Taking DNA Diagnostics Into the Home

In recent times, we have all experienced the value of diagnostics used in the comfort and ease of our own homes. Imagine if we could look for other infectious diseases just as easily, with less invasive, self-administered, highly accurate, and reliable tests. With the convergence of advances in telehealth and biotechnology, this is the direction that the diagnostics industry is heading towards.
Sensor Technology Research
Aug 3, 2022
Advanced Graphene Foam Sensors Could Transform Prosthetics

Advanced Graphene Foam Sensors Could Transform Prosthetics

A pioneering project, which aims to develop advanced sensors for use in robotic systems, could transform prosthetics and robotic limbs. The research project aims to develop sensors which provide enhanced capabilities to robots, helping improve their dexterity and motor skills, through the use of accurate pressure sensors which provide haptic feedback and distributed touch.
Sensor Technology Research
Aug 30, 2022
Print, Recycle, Repeat: a Biodegradable Printed Circuit

Print, Recycle, Repeat: a Biodegradable Printed Circuit

Some experts predict that our e-waste problem will only get worse over time, because most electronics on the market today are designed for portability, not recyclability. Tablets and readers, for example, are assembled by gluing circuits, chips, and hard drives to thin layers of plastic, which must be melted to extract precious metals like copper and gold. Burning plastic releases toxic gases into the atmosphere, and electronics wasting away in landfill often contain harmful materials like mercury, lead, and beryllium.
IDTechEx Research Subscribers
Strain Sensors in ​Wearable Electronics

Strain Sensors in ​Wearable Electronics

This premium article will look into the use of strain sensors in wearable electronics, exploring various applications, resistive strain sensors, examples from key market players, and more.
Sensor Technology Research
Aug 19, 2022
New Wearable Sensor Detects Even More Compounds in Human Sweat

New Wearable Sensor Detects Even More Compounds in Human Sweat

If you have ever had your blood drawn, whether to check your cholesterol, kidney function, hormone levels, blood sugar, or as part of a general checkup, you might have wondered why there is not an easier, less painful way. Now there might be. A team of researchers has unveiled a new wearable sensor that can detect in human sweat even minute levels of many common nutrients and biological compounds that can serve as indicators of human health.
Sensor Technology Research
Aug 15, 2022
Another Step on the Path to Widespread MaaS

Another Step on the Path to Widespread MaaS

The automotive industry and many robotics start-ups have been promising that autonomous cars are just a couple of years away for many years now. It feels like this "just a couple of years" has been perpetually kicked down the road, with only incremental gains each time. However, Cruise, the robotaxi arm of General Motors, has recently been given approval to start charging passengers in San Francisco. So, is this an enormous leap forward for robotaxis, or just another incremental gain?
Sensor Technology Research
Aug 11, 2022
Automotive Lidar Market Will Grow to US$8.4 Billion by 2023

Automotive Lidar Market Will Grow to US$8.4 Billion by 2023

With the ever-increasing interest in Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) and autonomous vehicles, adopting Light Detection and Ranging (Lidar) is an important decision to reach higher vehicle autonomy and better safety. The lidar market for automotive applications will grow to US$8.4 billion by 2033, according to IDTechEx report "Lidar 2023-2033: Technologies, Players, Markets & Forecasts".
Sensor Technology Research
Aug 10, 2022
Stickers and a Smartphone for Easy Nitrite Detection on Foods

Stickers and a Smartphone for Easy Nitrite Detection on Foods

Nitrates and nitrites give processed meats their characteristic pink color and robust flavor. Although many consumers want to limit consumption of these preservatives because the substances can form potentially cancer-causing compounds, knowing how much is in a food has been difficult to determine. Now, researchers have developed a color-changing film that consumers can stick onto foods and easily analyze nitrite levels by snapping a picture with a smartphone.
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.
Sensor Technology Research
Aug 5, 2022
The Bacteria Powering a Truly Green Revolution in Personal Electronics

The Bacteria Powering a Truly Green Revolution in Personal Electronics

Researchers have figured out how to engineer a biofilm that harvests the energy in evaporation and converts it to electricity. This biofilm has the potential to revolutionize the world of wearable electronics, powering everything from personal medical sensors to personal electronics.
Sensor Technology Research
Aug 4, 2022
VegSense Makes Sense for Forest Studies

VegSense Makes Sense for Forest Studies

Ecologists won't always need expensive and bulky equipment to measure vegetation in the wild. Scientists have discovered a modern heads-up display works pretty well. Researchers set up a Microsoft HoloLens as a mixed-reality sensor to feed VegSense, their application to measure understory vegetation, plant life that grows between the forest canopy and floor.
IDTechEx Research Subscribers
Wearable Motion Sensors: Outlook for MEMs-Based IMUs

Wearable Motion Sensors: Outlook for MEMs-Based IMUs

This premium article gives an introduction to inertial measurement units (IMU) and explores the opportunities and challenges associated with MEMs-based IMUs.
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