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Robotic Flexing: Biologically Inspired Artificial Muscles

Robotic Flexing: Biologically Inspired Artificial Muscles

Printed Electronics World
Apr 29, 2021
Smart Fabric Allows Users to Track Data Directly Through Clothing

Smart Fabric Allows Users to Track Data Directly Through Clothing

Nextiles is launching into the sports and performance market to provide smart thread technology that captures biometric and biomechanics data.
Printed Electronics World
Apr 16, 2021
Stretching the Boundaries of Medical Tech with Wearable Antennae

Stretching the Boundaries of Medical Tech with Wearable Antennae

Current research on flexible electronics is paving the way for wireless sensors that can be worn on the body and collect a variety of medical data. But where do the data go? Without a similar flexible transmitting device, these sensors would require wired connections to transmit health data.
Printed Electronics World
Apr 8, 2021
Source Technology for the Use of Wearable Devices Without Recharging

Source Technology for the Use of Wearable Devices Without Recharging

Despite the continued development and commercialization of various wearable electronic devices, such as smart bands, progress with these devices has been curbed by one major limitation, as they regularly need to be recharged. However, a new technology has become a hot topic, as it shows significant potential to overcome this limitation for wearable electronic devices.
Printed Electronics World
Apr 2, 2021
Smart Clothes Measure your Movements

Smart Clothes Measure your Movements

In recent years there have been exciting breakthroughs in wearable technologies, like smartwatches that can monitor your breathing and blood oxygen levels. But what about a wearable that can detect how you move as you do a physical activity or play a sport, and could potentially even offer feedback on how to improve your technique?
Printed Electronics World
Mar 30, 2021
Harvesting Energy from Radio Waves to Power Wearable Devices

Harvesting Energy from Radio Waves to Power Wearable Devices

From microwave ovens to Wi-Fi connections, the radio waves that permeate the environment are not just signals of energy consumed but are also sources of energy themselves.
Printed Electronics World
Mar 23, 2021
New Soft, Stretchable Biocompatible Artificial Skin

New Soft, Stretchable Biocompatible Artificial Skin

In the field of robotics, metals offer advantages like strength, durability, and electrical conductivity. But, they are heavy and rigid—properties that are undesirable in soft and flexible systems for wearable computing and human-machine interfaces.
Printed Electronics World
Mar 22, 2021
Wearable Electronic Textiles for the Smart Dresser

Wearable Electronic Textiles for the Smart Dresser

An electronic textile with a large-area display that could have applications in communications, navigation and healthcare is described in Nature. The textile is flexible, breathable and durable, making it an ideal material for practical uses.
Printed Electronics World
Mar 11, 2021
Wearable Microgrid Uses the Human Body to Power Small Gadgets

Wearable Microgrid Uses the Human Body to Power Small Gadgets

Nanoengineers have developed a "wearable microgrid" that harvests and stores energy from the human body to power small electronics. It consists of three main parts: sweat-powered biofuel cells, motion-powered devices called triboelectric generators, and energy-storing supercapacitors. All parts are flexible, washable and can be screen printed onto clothing.
Printed Electronics World
Mar 9, 2021
Improved Heat Leakage for Wearables

Improved Heat Leakage for Wearables

Researchers report significant enhancements in preventing heat leakage in the flexible body heat harvester they first reported in 2017 and updated in 2020. The harvesters use heat energy from the human body to power wearable technologies - think of smart watches that measure your heart rate, blood oxygen, glucose and other health parameters - that never need to have their batteries recharged.
Printed Electronics World
Apr 29, 2021
Smart Fabric Allows Users to Track Data Directly Through Clothing

Smart Fabric Allows Users to Track Data Directly Through Clothing

Nextiles is launching into the sports and performance market to provide smart thread technology that captures biometric and biomechanics data.
Printed Electronics World
Apr 8, 2021
Source Technology for the Use of Wearable Devices Without Recharging

Source Technology for the Use of Wearable Devices Without Recharging

Despite the continued development and commercialization of various wearable electronic devices, such as smart bands, progress with these devices has been curbed by one major limitation, as they regularly need to be recharged. However, a new technology has become a hot topic, as it shows significant potential to overcome this limitation for wearable electronic devices.
Printed Electronics World
Mar 30, 2021
Harvesting Energy from Radio Waves to Power Wearable Devices

Harvesting Energy from Radio Waves to Power Wearable Devices

From microwave ovens to Wi-Fi connections, the radio waves that permeate the environment are not just signals of energy consumed but are also sources of energy themselves.
Printed Electronics World
Mar 22, 2021
Wearable Electronic Textiles for the Smart Dresser

Wearable Electronic Textiles for the Smart Dresser

An electronic textile with a large-area display that could have applications in communications, navigation and healthcare is described in Nature. The textile is flexible, breathable and durable, making it an ideal material for practical uses.
Printed Electronics World
Mar 9, 2021
Improved Heat Leakage for Wearables

Improved Heat Leakage for Wearables

Researchers report significant enhancements in preventing heat leakage in the flexible body heat harvester they first reported in 2017 and updated in 2020. The harvesters use heat energy from the human body to power wearable technologies - think of smart watches that measure your heart rate, blood oxygen, glucose and other health parameters - that never need to have their batteries recharged.
Printed Electronics World
Apr 16, 2021
Stretching the Boundaries of Medical Tech with Wearable Antennae

Stretching the Boundaries of Medical Tech with Wearable Antennae

Current research on flexible electronics is paving the way for wireless sensors that can be worn on the body and collect a variety of medical data. But where do the data go? Without a similar flexible transmitting device, these sensors would require wired connections to transmit health data.
Printed Electronics World
Apr 2, 2021
Smart Clothes Measure your Movements

Smart Clothes Measure your Movements

In recent years there have been exciting breakthroughs in wearable technologies, like smartwatches that can monitor your breathing and blood oxygen levels. But what about a wearable that can detect how you move as you do a physical activity or play a sport, and could potentially even offer feedback on how to improve your technique?
Printed Electronics World
Mar 23, 2021
New Soft, Stretchable Biocompatible Artificial Skin

New Soft, Stretchable Biocompatible Artificial Skin

In the field of robotics, metals offer advantages like strength, durability, and electrical conductivity. But, they are heavy and rigid—properties that are undesirable in soft and flexible systems for wearable computing and human-machine interfaces.
Printed Electronics World
Mar 11, 2021
Wearable Microgrid Uses the Human Body to Power Small Gadgets

Wearable Microgrid Uses the Human Body to Power Small Gadgets

Nanoengineers have developed a "wearable microgrid" that harvests and stores energy from the human body to power small electronics. It consists of three main parts: sweat-powered biofuel cells, motion-powered devices called triboelectric generators, and energy-storing supercapacitors. All parts are flexible, washable and can be screen printed onto clothing.
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