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...
Health Tech Is Hip: SXSW

Health Tech Is Hip: SXSW

South By Southwest (SXSW) is one of the hippest, multifaceted events of the year. This celebration takes over Austin, Texas each spring, and spotlights the latest in entertainment and technology. And next year, the organizers are adding a Health Tech component in the...
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...
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...