Sounds Like Power Transfer

Sounds Like Power Transfer

One problem with embedded sensors for health and medical applications is getting power to the devices. Physical wires brought to the skin can be difficult to embed and pose a risk as an entry point for infection. Wireless power transfer is one possibility, but some...
Flexible Battery Could Be Game Changer

Flexible Battery Could Be Game Changer

Better battery technology continues to be the linchpin for the creation of new mobile and wearable devices. Designers are looking for battery technologies that are thinner, lighter, and pack more power storage capacity into the space and weight required by the...
Textiles to Pull Electricity from Thin Air

Textiles to Pull Electricity from Thin Air

The concept of a body network is an intriguing one. Autonomous sensors communicate wirelessly with each other and a central controller, collecting and relaying data on a variety of health and fitness metrics, watching for markers that might indicate injury or disease,...
Single-Molecule Thick Sheets Produce Electricity

Single-Molecule Thick Sheets Produce Electricity

Those tiny black flecks in the photo above may not look like much, but they could be the key to a revolution in wearable Health Tech devices. What you see in this picture is are bits of single-layer molybdenum disulfide (MoS2), and researchers at Columbia Engineering...
Wearables Growth Increases Demand for Sensors

Wearables Growth Increases Demand for Sensors

According to the market tracking firm IHS Technology, worldwide shipments of sensors and related components for wearable devices is forecast to grow from 67 million units last year to 466 million units in 2019. This nearly seven-fold increase in demand is driven by...
Tiny Battery to Power Health Tech Wearables

Tiny Battery to Power Health Tech Wearables

Digital devices run on electricity. For mobile devices — including wearable technology — this means that designers need to provide a way to store that electricity for use as needed. But at the same time, designers want to make devices that are small,...