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World's First Ultrasound Biosensor

World's First Ultrasound Biosensor

Global Biotechnology Insights
Apr 6, 2020
3D Printed Soft, Rubbery Brain Implants

3D Printed Soft, Rubbery Brain Implants

Engineers are working on developing soft, flexible neural implants that can gently conform to the brain's contours and monitor activity over longer periods, without aggravating surrounding tissue. Such flexible electronics could be softer alternatives to existing metal-based electrodes designed to monitor brain activity, and may also be useful in brain implants that stimulate neural regions to ease symptoms of epilepsy, Parkinson's disease, and severe depression.
IDTechEx Research Subscribers
Energy Harvesting for Electronic Devices: Latest Situation

Energy Harvesting for Electronic Devices: Latest Situation

The characteristics of energy harvesting on or near electronic devices are usually: Intermittent but lasts longer than a primary battery. Virtually maintenance-free: fit and forget. No pollution at point of creation of electricity and at point of use of this electricity which is usually nearby. Produces 0.1 microwatts to 10W when functioning. Renewable energy including from human or animal. EH electricity usually needs to be stored and presented later at a different impedance, voltage and current. EH may provide all or part of the power to drive the electronic device More than one mode of energy harvesting may be used because this offers redundancy and reduces intermittency this resulting in less or no battery. Examples are EnOcean wireless building controls using photovoltaics, electrodynamics and sometimes thermoelectrics or Matrix watches using thermoelectrics and photovoltaics.
Global Biotechnology Insights
Apr 3, 2020
AI: State-Of-The-Art and Commercialisation Status in Diagnostics

AI: State-Of-The-Art and Commercialisation Status in Diagnostics

Artificial intelligence is revolutionizing medical diagnostics. This is a ground-breaking development with far-reaching consequences. Naturally, many innovators are scrambling to capitalize on these advancements.
Global Biotechnology Insights
Apr 3, 2020
Could Vertical Farming be the Solution to Supermarket Supply Problems

Could Vertical Farming be the Solution to Supermarket Supply Problems

Empty supermarket shelves have become a common sight in recent weeks. Coronavirus Has Highlighted the Problems in Supermarket Supply: Could Vertical Farming Be The Solution?
Global Biotechnology Insights
Apr 3, 2020
Wearable For Patients With Type 2 Diabetes

Wearable For Patients With Type 2 Diabetes

Adults with type 2 diabetes requiring insulin therapy can safely achieve good blood sugar control using regular human insulin in a wearable, patch-like insulin delivery device called V-Go.
Global Biotechnology Insights
Apr 3, 2020
Energy-Harvesting Design Aims to Turn Wi-Fi Signals Into Useable Power

Energy-Harvesting Design Aims to Turn Wi-Fi Signals Into Useable Power

Any device that sends out a Wi-Fi signal also emits terahertz waves —electromagnetic waves with a frequency somewhere between microwaves and infrared light. These high-frequency radiation waves, known as "T-rays," are also produced by almost anything that registers a temperature, including our own bodies and the inanimate objects around us.
Global Biotechnology Insights
Apr 2, 2020
Brain Reading Technology for Brainwave-Controlled Devices

Brain Reading Technology for Brainwave-Controlled Devices

A new method to accurately record brain activity at scale has been developed by researchers. The technique could lead to new medical devices to help amputees, people with paralysis or people with neurological conditions such as motor neurone disease.
Global Biotechnology Insights
Apr 1, 2020
How Robots Can Help Combat COVID-19: Science Robotics Editorial

How Robots Can Help Combat COVID-19: Science Robotics Editorial

Can robots be effective tools in combating the COVID-19 pandemic? A group of leaders in the field of robotics say yes, and outline a number of examples.
Global Biotechnology Insights
Apr 1, 2020
Bioplastics Could Help Plastic Pollution

Bioplastics Could Help Plastic Pollution

The world has a plastics problem. Every day, approximately 8 million pieces of plastic make their way into the world's oceans and plastic pollution can now be found on every beach in the world, from busy tourist beaches to uninhabited tropical islands.
Global Biotechnology Insights
Apr 6, 2020
3D Printed Soft, Rubbery Brain Implants

3D Printed Soft, Rubbery Brain Implants

Engineers are working on developing soft, flexible neural implants that can gently conform to the brain's contours and monitor activity over longer periods, without aggravating surrounding tissue. Such flexible electronics could be softer alternatives to existing metal-based electrodes designed to monitor brain activity, and may also be useful in brain implants that stimulate neural regions to ease symptoms of epilepsy, Parkinson's disease, and severe depression.
Global Biotechnology Insights
Apr 3, 2020
AI: State-Of-The-Art and Commercialisation Status in Diagnostics

AI: State-Of-The-Art and Commercialisation Status in Diagnostics

Artificial intelligence is revolutionizing medical diagnostics. This is a ground-breaking development with far-reaching consequences. Naturally, many innovators are scrambling to capitalize on these advancements.
Global Biotechnology Insights
Apr 3, 2020
Wearable For Patients With Type 2 Diabetes

Wearable For Patients With Type 2 Diabetes

Adults with type 2 diabetes requiring insulin therapy can safely achieve good blood sugar control using regular human insulin in a wearable, patch-like insulin delivery device called V-Go.
Global Biotechnology Insights
Apr 2, 2020
Brain Reading Technology for Brainwave-Controlled Devices

Brain Reading Technology for Brainwave-Controlled Devices

A new method to accurately record brain activity at scale has been developed by researchers. The technique could lead to new medical devices to help amputees, people with paralysis or people with neurological conditions such as motor neurone disease.
Global Biotechnology Insights
Apr 1, 2020
Bioplastics Could Help Plastic Pollution

Bioplastics Could Help Plastic Pollution

The world has a plastics problem. Every day, approximately 8 million pieces of plastic make their way into the world's oceans and plastic pollution can now be found on every beach in the world, from busy tourist beaches to uninhabited tropical islands.
IDTechEx Research Subscribers
Energy Harvesting for Electronic Devices: Latest Situation

Energy Harvesting for Electronic Devices: Latest Situation

The characteristics of energy harvesting on or near electronic devices are usually: Intermittent but lasts longer than a primary battery. Virtually maintenance-free: fit and forget. No pollution at point of creation of electricity and at point of use of this electricity which is usually nearby. Produces 0.1 microwatts to 10W when functioning. Renewable energy including from human or animal. EH electricity usually needs to be stored and presented later at a different impedance, voltage and current. EH may provide all or part of the power to drive the electronic device More than one mode of energy harvesting may be used because this offers redundancy and reduces intermittency this resulting in less or no battery. Examples are EnOcean wireless building controls using photovoltaics, electrodynamics and sometimes thermoelectrics or Matrix watches using thermoelectrics and photovoltaics.
Global Biotechnology Insights
Apr 3, 2020
Could Vertical Farming be the Solution to Supermarket Supply Problems

Could Vertical Farming be the Solution to Supermarket Supply Problems

Empty supermarket shelves have become a common sight in recent weeks. Coronavirus Has Highlighted the Problems in Supermarket Supply: Could Vertical Farming Be The Solution?
Global Biotechnology Insights
Apr 3, 2020
Energy-Harvesting Design Aims to Turn Wi-Fi Signals Into Useable Power

Energy-Harvesting Design Aims to Turn Wi-Fi Signals Into Useable Power

Any device that sends out a Wi-Fi signal also emits terahertz waves —electromagnetic waves with a frequency somewhere between microwaves and infrared light. These high-frequency radiation waves, known as "T-rays," are also produced by almost anything that registers a temperature, including our own bodies and the inanimate objects around us.
Global Biotechnology Insights
Apr 1, 2020
How Robots Can Help Combat COVID-19: Science Robotics Editorial

How Robots Can Help Combat COVID-19: Science Robotics Editorial

Can robots be effective tools in combating the COVID-19 pandemic? A group of leaders in the field of robotics say yes, and outline a number of examples.
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