Clip it or stick it? How to wear this season’s patches

Anyone who attends an event, from an exhibition to a company get-together, will know the dilemma of name badges: clip-on or sticky label? How and where to place them? The virtues of both are hotly debated, but in medical applications, adhesive patches could revolutionise diabetes treatment, says Caroline

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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 market is experiencing a boom in industrial, healthcare, defence and consumer applications, writes Caroline Hayes.

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Medical implants get onboard with PCB growth

The global PCB market is expected to grow at 3.44 per cent CAGR between 2017 and 2015, driven by many factors, not least the IoT and medical devices, where implants are creating interest in miniature PCBs, writes Caroline Hayes

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Flexible lithium polymer battery bends to the will of wearable design

At this year’s Wearable Europe, a South Korean company exhibited a flexible battery that can be customised, opening up a world of possibilities, writes Caroline Hayes

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