Wearable thermoelectric device that converts body heat to electricity

Wearable electronics, from health and fitness trackers to virtual reality headsets, are part of our everyday lives. But finding ways to continuously power these devices is a challenge. University of Washington researchers have developed an innovative solution: the first-of-its kind flexible, wearable thermoelectric device that converts body heat to electricity. This device is soft and stretchable, yet Read more about Wearable thermoelectric device that converts body heat to electricity[…]

Better ways to power the devices

We are increasingly using more smart devices like smartphones, smart speakers, and wearable health and wellness sensors in our homes, offices, and public buildings. However, the batteries they use can deplete quickly and contain toxic and rare environmentally damaging chemicals, so researchers are looking for better ways to power the devices. One way to power Read more about Better ways to power the devices[…]

Digital Health Online Summit

The healthcare industry will never be the same after COVID19. Healthcare professionals need to stay aware of the latest digital health activities and keep learning from leading organizations. Digital Health Online Summit is a 6-day virtual summit, providing a comprehensive overview of the current digital health activities, and equipping health professionals with strategies and tactics, Read more about Digital Health Online Summit[…]

Industry 4.0: safety glasses off, data glasses on!

Safety helmets with built-in microdisplays and multifunction data glasses will soon monitor production lines, advise workers of dangers, and display storage locations. The Fraunhofer Institute for Organic Electronics, Electron Beam and Plasma Technology FEP is developing OLED microdisplays and sensors as the foundation for intelligent data glasses in the sectors of medicine, vehicle production, entertainment, Read more about Industry 4.0: safety glasses off, data glasses on![…]

Nanoengineers printed a self-healing circuit

A team of engineers at the University of California San Diego has developed a magnetic ink that can be used to make self-healing batteries, electrochemical sensors and wearable, textile-based electrical circuits. The key ingredient for the ink is microparticles oriented in a certain configuration by a magnetic field. Because of the way they’re oriented, particles Read more about Nanoengineers printed a self-healing circuit[…]

A new generation of sensors for Power-Focused Smart Card and battery driven markets

NEXT Biometrics Group ASA (OAX: NEXT) introduces its new generation of low powered, cost-efficient, robust and full sized sensors. Tore Etholm-Idsoe, CEO of NEXT Biometrics, said, “After 12 months of development we are very happy to announce that we have suceeded creating a brand new core sensor design that consumes less power and going forward Read more about A new generation of sensors for Power-Focused Smart Card and battery driven markets[…]

The world’s smallest proximity sensor

Heptagon announced it has developed the world’s smallest near-field optical sensing module based on the company’s state-of-the-art wafer-level miniaturization technology. The new sensor has a thickness of only 350 microns and a 2mm2surface area, which includes a built-in illuminator, light sensor, electronics, crosstalk prevention features, and a lens system. This demonstrates the technology foundation for Read more about The world’s smallest proximity sensor[…]

Will conductive inks help wearables go truly wearable?

The first generation of wearable devices are constructed using mature, rigid technologies put inside a new box that can be worn. These are often bulky devices that are not truly wearable in the sense that our clothes are. This is, however, beginning to change, albeit slowly. New conformed, clothing-based components are emerging. Further announcements last Read more about Will conductive inks help wearables go truly wearable?[…]

Thermal interface materials enabling new applications

While there are obviously similarities, different applications have different key requirements of the TIMs. In all cases, the TIM needs to minimize stress, prevent electromigration of its fillers, and maximize adhesion. Thermal Interface Materials 2016-2026 explores in detail the relationship between the form factors and characteristics of different commercial product offerings and their applications, focused Read more about Thermal interface materials enabling new applications[…]

New Smart Garment for Runners

Lumo   Bodytech,   the   makers   of   Lumo   Lift,   announced   today   an  innovative  new  garment  that  will provide  runners  with  real time  feedback  on  their  performance.  Proper  form  can  help  runners  increase  their speed,  distance,  and  prevent  injuries.  The  Lumo  Run  running  shorts  feature  a  9 – axis  smart  sensor Read more about New Smart Garment for Runners[…]

Next Era of Wearables with New Snapdragon Wear Platform

Qualcomm Incorporated (NASDAQ: QCOM) today announced that its subsidiary, Qualcomm Technologies, Inc., has introduced Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ Wear, a new platform for next generation wearable devices, and the Snapdragon Wear 2100 system-on-chip (SoC), the first in a new product family designed to bring new and enhanced wearable experiences to consumers. “Qualcomm Technologies is a technology leader Read more about Next Era of Wearables with New Snapdragon Wear Platform[…]

Wearables revolutionize healthcare too – ECG measurement in the comfort of your home

The new generation of health wearables make it possible to monitor the health of our heart and cardiovascular system and get an early warning of any possible risks  Just like making a phone call from a phone booth has become history, the days when you needed to visit your GP for a check-up each time you Read more about Wearables revolutionize healthcare too – ECG measurement in the comfort of your home[…]