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Printed Electronics World
Jul 19, 2021
Pandemic Accelerates Adoption of Electronic Skin Patches

Pandemic Accelerates Adoption of Electronic Skin Patches

Electronic skin patches represent one wearable technology product type that is well suited for physiological monitoring. Over the last 18 months, the COVID-19 pandemic has driven a worldwide concerted effort to explore and revise our approaches to patient monitoring and infectious disease management. As with other wearable devices, electronic skin patch products have evolved significantly over this period of time.
Printed Electronics World
Jul 19, 2021
3D Printed Soft Robotic Hand Can Play Nintendo

3D Printed Soft Robotic Hand Can Play Nintendo

This research demonstrates a promising innovation in the field of soft robotics, which centers on creating new types of flexible, inflatable robots that are powered using water or air rather than electricity. The inherent safety and adaptability of soft robots has sparked interest in their use for applications like prosthetics and biomedical devices. Unfortunately, controlling the fluids that make these soft robots bend and move has been especially difficult - until now.
Printed Electronics World
Jul 15, 2021
Micro-LED Displays From 2021 Onward

Micro-LED Displays From 2021 Onward

From mobile phones, TVs, to cars and public screens, displays have become an important component in daily life to convey information. The importance of displays becomes more significant during COVID-19, as the demand to have a display for remote communication is higher. There is an emerging display type— Micro-LED display, which has the potential to become the next-generation mainstream, with its ability to be fabricated from tiny to huge sizes. The challenges and opportunities are discussed in the IDTechEx report "Micro-LED Displays 2021-2031: Technology, Commercialization, Opportunity, Market and Players".
Printed Electronics World
Jul 15, 2021
Wearable Powers Electronics While You Sleep

Wearable Powers Electronics While You Sleep

A new wearable device turns the touch of a finger into a source of power for small electronics and sensors. Engineers developed a thin, flexible strip that can be worn on a fingertip and generate small amounts of electricity when a person's finger sweats or presses on it.
Printed Electronics World
Jul 15, 2021
Printing Stretchable, Bendable Circuits on Artificial Skin

Printing Stretchable, Bendable Circuits on Artificial Skin

Researchers have spent nearly two decades trying to develop skin-like integrated circuits that can be stretched, folded, bent and twisted - working all the while - and then snap back without fail, every time. Such circuits presage a day of wearable and implantable products, but one hurdle has always stood in the way.
External Company Press Release
Backscatter Breakthrough Runs Near-Zero-Power IoT Comms at 5G Speeds

Backscatter Breakthrough Runs Near-Zero-Power IoT Comms at 5G Speeds

The promise of 5G Internet of Thingsnetworks requires more scalable and robust communication systems — ones that deliver drastically higher data rates and lower power consumption per device.
Printed Electronics World
Jul 14, 2021
OMRON Touchless Sensors for Innovative Solutions

OMRON Touchless Sensors for Innovative Solutions

As a leading innovator in the realm of sensors and sensing products, Omron continues to develop solutions to best suit the growing needs of a touchless society. With Smart Home and Building, Internet of Things (IoT), and Healthcare in mind, Omron introduces the B5L Time of Flight Sensor and new versions of theB5W Light Convergent Sensor to meet the high demand.
Printed Electronics World
Jul 14, 2021
New Electronic Paper Displays Brilliant Colours

New Electronic Paper Displays Brilliant Colours

Imagine sitting out in the sun, reading a digital screen as thin as paper, but seeing the same image quality as if you were indoors. Thanks to research it could soon be a reality. A new type of reflective screen - sometimes described as 'electronic paper' - offers optimal colour display, while using ambient light to keep energy consumption to a minimum.
External Company Press Release
New Paper/Digital Book Hybrid

New Paper/Digital Book Hybrid

bitBooks look, feel and smell identical to regular books, avoiding any cables or large plastic components, making the technology almost invisible and allowing for a multi-sensory reading experience.
External Company Press Release
Solar Panels of the Future; Technology and Aesthetics Combined

Solar Panels of the Future; Technology and Aesthetics Combined

Marjan van Aubel Studio signed the colourful solar- paneled roof of the Netherlands pavilion. The skylights are made out of lightweight ASCA organic transparent solar cells (OPV), that are 100% recoverable and of non-toxic materials. By combining technology, aesthetics and sustainable materials, the studio has created the solar panels of the future.
Printed Electronics World
Jul 19, 2021
Pandemic Accelerates Adoption of Electronic Skin Patches

Pandemic Accelerates Adoption of Electronic Skin Patches

Electronic skin patches represent one wearable technology product type that is well suited for physiological monitoring. Over the last 18 months, the COVID-19 pandemic has driven a worldwide concerted effort to explore and revise our approaches to patient monitoring and infectious disease management. As with other wearable devices, electronic skin patch products have evolved significantly over this period of time.
Printed Electronics World
Jul 15, 2021
Micro-LED Displays From 2021 Onward

Micro-LED Displays From 2021 Onward

From mobile phones, TVs, to cars and public screens, displays have become an important component in daily life to convey information. The importance of displays becomes more significant during COVID-19, as the demand to have a display for remote communication is higher. There is an emerging display type— Micro-LED display, which has the potential to become the next-generation mainstream, with its ability to be fabricated from tiny to huge sizes. The challenges and opportunities are discussed in the IDTechEx report "Micro-LED Displays 2021-2031: Technology, Commercialization, Opportunity, Market and Players".
Printed Electronics World
Jul 15, 2021
Printing Stretchable, Bendable Circuits on Artificial Skin

Printing Stretchable, Bendable Circuits on Artificial Skin

Researchers have spent nearly two decades trying to develop skin-like integrated circuits that can be stretched, folded, bent and twisted - working all the while - and then snap back without fail, every time. Such circuits presage a day of wearable and implantable products, but one hurdle has always stood in the way.
Printed Electronics World
Jul 14, 2021
OMRON Touchless Sensors for Innovative Solutions

OMRON Touchless Sensors for Innovative Solutions

As a leading innovator in the realm of sensors and sensing products, Omron continues to develop solutions to best suit the growing needs of a touchless society. With Smart Home and Building, Internet of Things (IoT), and Healthcare in mind, Omron introduces the B5L Time of Flight Sensor and new versions of theB5W Light Convergent Sensor to meet the high demand.
External Company Press Release
New Paper/Digital Book Hybrid

New Paper/Digital Book Hybrid

bitBooks look, feel and smell identical to regular books, avoiding any cables or large plastic components, making the technology almost invisible and allowing for a multi-sensory reading experience.
Printed Electronics World
Jul 19, 2021
3D Printed Soft Robotic Hand Can Play Nintendo

3D Printed Soft Robotic Hand Can Play Nintendo

This research demonstrates a promising innovation in the field of soft robotics, which centers on creating new types of flexible, inflatable robots that are powered using water or air rather than electricity. The inherent safety and adaptability of soft robots has sparked interest in their use for applications like prosthetics and biomedical devices. Unfortunately, controlling the fluids that make these soft robots bend and move has been especially difficult - until now.
Printed Electronics World
Jul 15, 2021
Wearable Powers Electronics While You Sleep

Wearable Powers Electronics While You Sleep

A new wearable device turns the touch of a finger into a source of power for small electronics and sensors. Engineers developed a thin, flexible strip that can be worn on a fingertip and generate small amounts of electricity when a person's finger sweats or presses on it.
External Company Press Release
Backscatter Breakthrough Runs Near-Zero-Power IoT Comms at 5G Speeds

Backscatter Breakthrough Runs Near-Zero-Power IoT Comms at 5G Speeds

The promise of 5G Internet of Thingsnetworks requires more scalable and robust communication systems — ones that deliver drastically higher data rates and lower power consumption per device.
Printed Electronics World
Jul 14, 2021
New Electronic Paper Displays Brilliant Colours

New Electronic Paper Displays Brilliant Colours

Imagine sitting out in the sun, reading a digital screen as thin as paper, but seeing the same image quality as if you were indoors. Thanks to research it could soon be a reality. A new type of reflective screen - sometimes described as 'electronic paper' - offers optimal colour display, while using ambient light to keep energy consumption to a minimum.
External Company Press Release
Solar Panels of the Future; Technology and Aesthetics Combined

Solar Panels of the Future; Technology and Aesthetics Combined

Marjan van Aubel Studio signed the colourful solar- paneled roof of the Netherlands pavilion. The skylights are made out of lightweight ASCA organic transparent solar cells (OPV), that are 100% recoverable and of non-toxic materials. By combining technology, aesthetics and sustainable materials, the studio has created the solar panels of the future.
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