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New Wearable Device Measures Changing Size of Tumors Below the Skin

New Wearable Device Measures Changing Size of Tumors Below the Skin

Printed Electronics World
Sep 6, 2022
Accelerating Commercialisation of Soft and Stretchable Electronics

Accelerating Commercialisation of Soft and Stretchable Electronics

The next generation of robotic technology will produce soft machines and robots that are safe and comfortable for direct physical interaction with humans and for use in fragile environments. Unlike rigid electronics, soft and stretchable electronics can be used to create wearable technologies and implantable electronics where safe physical contact with biological tissue and other delicate materials is essential.
Printed Electronics World
Aug 31, 2022
Ultra-thin Tough Implantable Material Could Treat Spinal Cord Injury

Ultra-thin Tough Implantable Material Could Treat Spinal Cord Injury

Flexible implanted electronics are a step closer toward clinical applications thanks to a recent breakthrough technology developed by a research team. The work was pioneered using in-house silicon carbide technology as a new platform for long-term electronic biotissue interfaces.
Printed Electronics World
Aug 31, 2022
Making Clothing into Computers, Without Electricity

Making Clothing into Computers, Without Electricity

For all the talk about embedding computers in clothing, here's an interesting option. Make the clothing the computer, and do it without electricity. Mechanical engineers are trying the concept on for size with a set of textile-based pneumatic computers capable of digital logic, onboard memory and user interaction.
Printed Electronics World
Aug 29, 2022
Corsair Reveals Bendable Gaming Monitor

Corsair Reveals Bendable Gaming Monitor

Corsair has created a flagship bendable gaming monitor in close partnership with LG Display with the ability for enthusiasts to manually adjust the curvature of its 45in 21:9 aspect ratio panel.
Printed Electronics World
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.
Printed Electronics World
Aug 23, 2022
New Inks for 3D Printable Wearable Bioelectronics

New Inks for 3D Printable Wearable Bioelectronics

Flexible electronics have enabled the design of sensors, actuators, microfluidics and electronics on flexible, conformal and/or stretchable sublayers for wearable, implantable or ingestible applications. However, these devices have very different mechanical and biological properties when compared to human tissue and thus cannot be integrated with the human body.
Printed Electronics World
Aug 18, 2022
Floating Artificial Leaves Ride the Wave of Clean Fuel Production

Floating Artificial Leaves Ride the Wave of Clean Fuel Production

Researchers have developed floating 'artificial leaves' that generate clean fuels from sunlight and water, and could eventually operate on a large scale at sea. The researchers designed ultra-thin, flexible devices, which take their inspiration from photosynthesis - the process by which plants convert sunlight into food. Since the low-cost, autonomous devices are light enough to float, they could be used to generate a sustainable alternative to petrol without taking up space on land.
Printed Electronics World
Aug 17, 2022
Large-Area Organic Solar Cells That are Low-Cost, Flexible, Efficient

Large-Area Organic Solar Cells That are Low-Cost, Flexible, Efficient

Organic solar cells, which make use of organic materials to convert sunlight into electricity, are an attractive candidate for future photovoltaics. This is due to several of their desirable features, such as their light weight, flexibility, malleability, and, most importantly, high power conversion efficiency . Such qualities make them ideal for a wide range of applications.
Printed Electronics World
Aug 2, 2022
Flexible Device Harvests Thermal Energy to Power Wearables

Flexible Device Harvests Thermal Energy to Power Wearables

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. 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 sturdy and efficient — properties that can be challenging to combine.
Printed Electronics World
Sep 6, 2022
Accelerating Commercialisation of Soft and Stretchable Electronics

Accelerating Commercialisation of Soft and Stretchable Electronics

The next generation of robotic technology will produce soft machines and robots that are safe and comfortable for direct physical interaction with humans and for use in fragile environments. Unlike rigid electronics, soft and stretchable electronics can be used to create wearable technologies and implantable electronics where safe physical contact with biological tissue and other delicate materials is essential.
Printed Electronics World
Aug 31, 2022
Making Clothing into Computers, Without Electricity

Making Clothing into Computers, Without Electricity

For all the talk about embedding computers in clothing, here's an interesting option. Make the clothing the computer, and do it without electricity. Mechanical engineers are trying the concept on for size with a set of textile-based pneumatic computers capable of digital logic, onboard memory and user interaction.
Printed Electronics World
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.
Printed Electronics World
Aug 18, 2022
Floating Artificial Leaves Ride the Wave of Clean Fuel Production

Floating Artificial Leaves Ride the Wave of Clean Fuel Production

Researchers have developed floating 'artificial leaves' that generate clean fuels from sunlight and water, and could eventually operate on a large scale at sea. The researchers designed ultra-thin, flexible devices, which take their inspiration from photosynthesis - the process by which plants convert sunlight into food. Since the low-cost, autonomous devices are light enough to float, they could be used to generate a sustainable alternative to petrol without taking up space on land.
Printed Electronics World
Aug 2, 2022
Flexible Device Harvests Thermal Energy to Power Wearables

Flexible Device Harvests Thermal Energy to Power Wearables

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. 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 sturdy and efficient — properties that can be challenging to combine.
Printed Electronics World
Aug 31, 2022
Ultra-thin Tough Implantable Material Could Treat Spinal Cord Injury

Ultra-thin Tough Implantable Material Could Treat Spinal Cord Injury

Flexible implanted electronics are a step closer toward clinical applications thanks to a recent breakthrough technology developed by a research team. The work was pioneered using in-house silicon carbide technology as a new platform for long-term electronic biotissue interfaces.
Printed Electronics World
Aug 29, 2022
Corsair Reveals Bendable Gaming Monitor

Corsair Reveals Bendable Gaming Monitor

Corsair has created a flagship bendable gaming monitor in close partnership with LG Display with the ability for enthusiasts to manually adjust the curvature of its 45in 21:9 aspect ratio panel.
Printed Electronics World
Aug 23, 2022
New Inks for 3D Printable Wearable Bioelectronics

New Inks for 3D Printable Wearable Bioelectronics

Flexible electronics have enabled the design of sensors, actuators, microfluidics and electronics on flexible, conformal and/or stretchable sublayers for wearable, implantable or ingestible applications. However, these devices have very different mechanical and biological properties when compared to human tissue and thus cannot be integrated with the human body.
Printed Electronics World
Aug 17, 2022
Large-Area Organic Solar Cells That are Low-Cost, Flexible, Efficient

Large-Area Organic Solar Cells That are Low-Cost, Flexible, Efficient

Organic solar cells, which make use of organic materials to convert sunlight into electricity, are an attractive candidate for future photovoltaics. This is due to several of their desirable features, such as their light weight, flexibility, malleability, and, most importantly, high power conversion efficiency . Such qualities make them ideal for a wide range of applications.
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