Keyword: Consumer electronics

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Briefs: Electronics & Computers
A pair of earbuds can be turned into a tool to record the electrical activity of the brain as well as levels of lactate in the body with the addition of two flexible sensors screen-printed onto a stamp-like flexible surface.
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Briefs: Internet of Things
The technology exploits the inherently passive nature of RFID to approximate the services provided by traditional active Internet of Things (IoT) protocols like ZigBee and Bluetooth.
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Briefs: Materials
Researchers in the Lyding Group at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign have discovered an efficient, sustainable method for 3D-printing single-walled carbon nanotube films, a versatile, durable material that can transform how we explore space, engineer aircraft, and wear electronic technology.
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Briefs: Test & Measurement
An Accurate, Low-Cost Tool for Forest Measurement
Researchers have developed an algorithm, which gives an accurate measurement of tree diameter, an important measurement used by scientists to monitor forest health and levels of carbon sequestration.
Briefs: Design
The next generation of wearable computing technology will be even closer to the wearer than a watch or glasses: It will be affixed to the skin.
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Briefs: Medical
Engineers have developed a thin, flexible, stretchy sweat sensor that can show the level of glucose, lactate, sodium, or pH of your sweat — at the press of a finger.
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Briefs: Connectivity
A new study suggests mobile data collected while traveling over bridges could help evaluate their integrity.
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Briefs: Wearables
Device detects pulse rate and blood oxygen saturation in real time.
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Briefs: Energy
Public temperature checks have become common practice during the COVID-19 pandemic. Researchers at Texas A&M University hope to make it possible to check the temperatures of large groups of people more quickly and at a less expensive cost than allowed by current methods.
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Briefs: Electronics & Computers
The innovation opens the door for faster and more affordable at-home medical testing.
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Briefs: Wearables
Novel Algorithm on Wearable Devices May Prompt Early Care
Researchers developed a novel software algorithm to analyze pulse rate signals and infer the presence of atrial fibrillation on one brand of wearables.
Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Scientists have taken the first step to creating the next generation of wearable health monitors.
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Articles: Imaging
This column presents technologies that have applications in commercial areas, possibly creating the products of tomorrow.
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Briefs: Lighting
These micro LEDs can be folded, twisted, cut, and stuck to different surfaces.
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Articles: AR/AI

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...

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Application Briefs: AR/AI

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...

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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...

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Briefs: Medical

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...

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Application Briefs: Photonics/Optics

Micro-optics and nanostructures are key technologies for the latest optoelectronic components in smartphones, smart glasses and vehicles. Some examples used in consumer...

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Briefs: Manufacturing & Prototyping

Micro-supercapacitors could revolutionize the way we use batteries by increasing their lifespan and enabling extremely fast charging. Now, researchers at Chalmers University of Technology have...

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Briefs: Materials

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...

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Briefs: Communications

Inside every cellphone lies a tiny mechanical heart, beating several billion times a second. These micromechanical resonators play an...

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Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition

Engineers have created a flexible electronic sensing patch that can be sewn into clothing to analyze sweat for multiple markers. The patch could be used to diagnose and monitor...

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Briefs: Robotics, Automation & Control

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...

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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...

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Briefs: AR/AI

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...

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Briefs: Materials

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

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Briefs: Energy

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

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Briefs: Nanotechnology
A hybrid method enables 3D printing of self-powered wearable devices.
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