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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...

Wearables show how flexible they can be

Just as phones shape-shifted from the clunky 1980s’ model, to the ‘Mars bar’ phone and then the slim, sleek iPhone, experts believe wearable devices will also reduce in weight and size, while introducing new fu...

Healthcare listens out for a power boost

Today’s discrete hearing aids benefit from efficient power management for lightweight, convenient devices, writes Caroline Hayes The World Health Organisation estimates that 360m people worldwide suffer from di...

Keeping an eye of trends at Computex 2017

Earlier this month, Computex 2017, welcomed over 41,000 visitors from 167 countries. The show continues to grow and the organiser, the Taiwan External Trade Development Council (TAITRA) has implemented new area...