Keyword: Consumer electronics

Briefs: Lighting Technology
These micro LEDs can be folded, twisted, cut, and stuck to different surfaces.
Articles: Imaging
This column presents technologies that have applications in commercial areas, possibly creating the products of tomorrow.
Articles: Sensors/Data Acquisition

With AR eyeglasses, the screen of a mobile device can be transitioned to the lens of a pair of eyeglasses. The problem with that is that even though the technology has been around for a while, the...

Application Briefs: Electronics & Computers

We are currently moving into the next automation age. It is a world where your personal devices will help you track your health in real time, while conveniently connecting with your...

Briefs: Wearables

A new device from Lincoln Laboratory can now alert trainees when they are heading toward injury. The device continuously estimates a person’s core body temperature to determine their risk level...

Briefs: Electronics & Computers

High-fidelity touch has the potential to significantly expand the scope of what we expect from computing devices, making new remote sensory experiences possible. The...

Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition

Scientists have developed color-changing, flexible photonic crystals that could be used to develop sensors that warn when an earthquake might strike next. The wearable, robust, and low-cost...

Briefs: Materials

Elastic polymers, known as elastomers, can be stretched and released repeatedly and are used in applications such as gloves and heart valves, where they need to last a long time without tearing. But...

Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition

Soft pressure sensors have received significant research attention in a variety of fields including soft robotics, electronic skin, and wearable electronics. Researchers have developed a highly sensitive...

Briefs: Electronics & Computers

Wearable electronic components incorporated directly into fabrics have been developed that could be used for flexible circuits, healthcare monitoring, energy conversion, and other applications....

Briefs: Wearables

Graphene — hexagonally arranged carbon atoms in a single layer with superior pliability and high conductivity — could impact the development of future motion detection, tactile...

Briefs: Photonics/Optics

Consumers are looking for augmented reality/virtual reality (AR/VR) glasses that are compact and easy to wear, delivering high-quality imagery with socially acceptable optics...

Briefs: Wearables
Artificial skin reacts to pain just like real skin, paving the way to better prosthetics, robotics, and noninvasive alternatives to skin grafts.
Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition
The device ultimately should be able to provide accurate signals from a person who is walking, running, or climbing stairs.
Briefs: Wearables
Applications include detection of chemical and biological agents as well as dangerous gases from vehicle emissions.
Briefs: Wearables
The mobile, wearable device could allow babies to leave the hospital and be monitored from home.
Briefs: Test & Measurement
Design of miniature optical systems could lead to future cell phones that can detect viruses and more.
Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Researchers successfully demonstrated the use of the human body as a medium for transmitting and harvesting energy to power wearables.
Briefs: Nanotechnology
The nanothin material could advance self-powered electronics, wearable technologies, and even deliver pacemakers powered by heartbeats.
Briefs: Wearables
The smartphone-based device could reduce the pressure on testing laboratories during a pandemic.
Briefs: Wearables
The test uses a smartphone microscope and could deliver results in about 10 minutes.
Briefs: Wearables
The mobile phone app enables regular monitoring of glucose levels in people with diabetes.
Briefs: Imaging
The technology shines through fabrics to show notifications for email messages, time, weather, or other forms of basic information.
Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition
The camera captures pulse and respiration signals from a video of a person’s face.
Briefs: Electronics & Computers
The device is stretchy enough to wear like a ring, a bracelet, or any other accessory that touches the skin.
Briefs: Wearables
The biofuel cells can power wearable electronics purely by using human sweat.
5 Ws: Electronics & Computers
About the size of a grain of sand, the flying microchip (or microflier) does not have a motor or engine.
Q&A: Wearables
An "E-Skin" material can be printed without polymer binders.
Briefs: Wearables
The suit can be controlled with a double tap to the chest or via an app.

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