IDTechEx: Low-Cost Sensors Drive Wearable Growth

IDTechEx: Low-Cost Sensors Drive Wearable Growth

Grains of sand? Tiny jewels? Actually, the photo above shows items that fall somewhere between. They are miniature sensors, and they cost a bit more than sand but far less than precious stones. And yet they can perform miracles when it comes to gathering data in...
Group Sets Goal of a Trillion Sensors

Group Sets Goal of a Trillion Sensors

Between smartphones and the Internet of Things, the demand for digital electronic sensors is growing rapidly. Your typical smartphone is packed with cameras, light sensors, microphones, accelerometers, and gyroscopes. The cost of these devices is falling almost as...
DIY Wearables Get New Toolkit [video]

DIY Wearables Get New Toolkit [video]

Technology is the great equalizer. Low-cost, mass-produced personal computers ushered in a revolution of data processing that made information management more efficient for everyone from large corporations to the average household. And in spite of the fact that...
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...