New Electronic Skin Senses Direction

New Electronic Skin Senses Direction

One challenge for artificial limbs — whether they are attached to a robot or to a human as a prosthetic — is to sense pressure. The feedback from your fingertips tells you if you are gripping an object firmly enough. If it starts to slip, you can sense it...
Complex Circuits Created with T-Shirt Printer

Complex Circuits Created with T-Shirt Printer

Researchers at Nanyang Technological University (NTU) in Singapore have come up with a way to fabricate¬†complex electronic devices using an inexpensive t-shirt printer. The process is non-toxic and simple. The circuits are created by “additive...
IDTechEx: Printable Batteries Pack Flexible Power

IDTechEx: Printable Batteries Pack Flexible Power

Digital electronics require power, and for most wearable Health Tech electronic devices, this power comes from batteries. Energy harvesting is making great strides, but batteries remain the most convenient and affordable power solution. Unfortunately, the traditional...
IDTechEx: Stretchable Electronics on the Way

IDTechEx: Stretchable Electronics on the Way

One of the recurring themes in the presentations at the IDTechEx conference was the need to for wearable Health Tech devices to “disappear” into our daily lives. These products can’t be intrusive, but rather become a part of our normal day-to-day...