wearable electronics

brain interfacesDARPA Funds Wearable Brain Interfaces

DARPA funds Next-Generation Nonsurgical Neurotechnology (N3) program to make wearable brain interfaces. Battelle Memorial Institute, Carnegie Mellon University, Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory, Palo Alto Research Center (PARC), Rice University, and Teledyne Scientific are leading multidisciplinary teams to develop …

energyTiny Solar Can Embed Power Generation in Clothing

Clothing embedded with tiny solar cells the size of a flea will allow wearers to generate electricity on the move and charge items like mobile phones and smartwatches. Nottingham Trent University has developed a way to embed miniaturized solar cells …

medicineTufts regenerate frogs legs and they still taste like chicken

A team of scientists designed a device that can induce partial hindlimb regeneration in adult aquatic African clawed frogs (Xenopus laevis) by “kick-starting” tissue repair at the amputation site. They introduce a new model for testing “electroceuticals,” or cell-stimulating therapies. …

gadgetsNew method for bonding soft materials will enable more complex wearable smart devices

Combining multiple soft materials into a complex machine requires many new innovations. Current methods to combine soft materials are limited, relying on glues or surface treatments that can restrict the manufacturing process. For example, it doesn’t make much sense to …

gadgetsStretchable-Wearable sensors will be game changer for stroke rehabilitation

A groundbreaking new wearable designed to be worn on the throat could be a game changer in the field of stroke rehabilitation. The sensors stick directly to the skin, moving with the body and providing detailed health metrics including heart …

displaysUltrathin Quantum Dot Display Wearable Electronics shows animated tattoo display

Translational Flextronics Group aims to develop technologies for high performance flexible and stretchable electronic devices by using high quality nano-scale materials, which enable new biomedical and energy systems with novel/multiple functions. A video of an ultrathin 16×16 QLED display shows …

brainAntennas 100 times smaller than today could enable tiny brain implants and other breakthroughs

Engineers have figured out how to make antennas for wireless communication 100 times smaller than their current size, an advance that could lead to tiny brain implants, micro–medical devices, or phones you can wear on your finger. The brain implants …

energyEnergy harvesting bracelet

A bracelet harvests energy from the wearer’s wrist movements. This energy can be converted into electricity and used to extend the battery lifetime of personal electronics or even fully power some of these devices. An energy harvesting bracelet (EHB) based …

3d printing3D Printed multilayer circuit boards using nanomaterial inks

Nano Dimension (NASDAQ, TASE: NNDM) is focused on the research and development of advanced 3D printed electronics, including a 3D printer for multilayer printed circuit boards, and the development of nanotechnology-based conductive and dielectric inks, which are complementary products for …

energyResearchers Use World’s Smallest Diamonds to Make Wires Three Atoms Wide for early example of diamondoid assembly

Scientists at Stanford University and the Department of Energy’s SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory have discovered a way to use diamondoids – the smallest possible bits of diamond – to assemble atoms into the thinnest possible electrical wires, just three atoms …