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...
Carbon Nanotubes Could Restore Vision

Carbon Nanotubes Could Restore Vision

Diseases such as macular degeneration can damage the light-sensitive cells on the surface of the eye’s retina. Eventually, the patient can lose sight altogether. Researchers have been investigating ways to create implants that would convert light into electrical...
New Wrap-Around Flexible Battery from Samsung

New Wrap-Around Flexible Battery from Samsung

We all know about batteries. They are heavier and thicker than we wish they were, and they always need to be recharged or replaced sooner than we want. Universities and companies around the globe are hard at work trying to advance the state of the art, and Samsung...