Wearable Displays Get Flexible

Wearable Displays Get Flexible

LCD panels dominate the worldwide display market, from televisions and laptop screens to tablets and cellphones. OLED technology is making some inroads in select niches, such as smartphones, but still remains a minority player overall. But both of these technologies...
Paper-Thin Batteries Go into Production

Paper-Thin Batteries Go into Production

Wearable Health Tech devices need power. Great progress is being made in energy harvesting technology, but until these solutions become widely available at a low cost — and perhaps afterwards as well — we will continue to depend on batteries to store...
2 Million MEMS Mics Shipped

2 Million MEMS Mics Shipped

When it comes to wearable technology for health applications, you could argue that the only class of product that has been around longer than the hearing aid would be eyeglasses. But while Ben Franklin would still recognize today’s eyeglasses, hearing aid...
Prelonic Prints Displays on Paper

Prelonic Prints Displays on Paper

A wearable device can serve one or both of two different functions; it can gather data, or it can disseminate data. If it disseminates the information, it can do this by passing it along to some other device that can display it (such as a smartphone) or it can display...
Carbon NanoBuds  Bring Touch to Wearables

Carbon NanoBuds Bring Touch to Wearables

Carbon is a miraculous element, and we continue to discover new forms and uses for it. Carbon nanotubes are of interest for their strength and ability to conduct electricity. “Buckyballs” (also known as fullerene) are soccer-ball shaped spheres of carbon...
Nail Polish Senses Date Rape Drugs

Nail Polish Senses Date Rape Drugs

Not all wearable Health Tech products are based on digital technology. Sometimes all it takes is some clever materials science research to produce a product that can have a major impact on the lives of people. Such is the case with “Wearable Colors,” which...
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