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Fleshing out the skeleton of robotics

Wearable robotic exoskeletons are not a new concept. They were first envisaged in 1890, to help support the wearer with walking, running and jumping. As materials and communication technology improves, the mark...

Flexible displays are headed our way

Flexible displays embedded into wearable devices need to withstand being worn for long periods of time, usually at times of vigorous activity, without being a drain on precious power resources, writes Caroline ...

Putting your best foot forward

An emerging group of wearable devices moves from the wrist, or around the neck, to feet, and is expected to achieve a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of nearly 57 per cent in the next five years, writes Caro...

Editors Blog – An emotional attachment!

Described as a breakthrough, not just for gaming but for neurological research, imec and Holst Centre have created an EEG headset to detect the wearer’s emotion A prototype of an electroencephalogram (EEG) head...

Healthcare becomes stretched – in a good way

Stretchable electronics could revolutionise healthcare and fitness, as sensors and monitors can be integrated instead of ‘tacked’ on to clothing, or applied directly to the skin, for convenience and comfort. By...