Keyword: Consumer electronics

Briefs: Electronics & Computers
The flexible device harvests heat energy from the body to monitor health.
Briefs: Medical
Mobile, Wearable EEG Device with Nanowire Sensors
This low-cost electroencephalogram (EEG) device provides research-grade signal quality.
Briefs: Wearables
This on-skin electronic device provides a personal air conditioner without electricity.
Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition
A highly sensitive, CMOS-compatible, broadband photodetector was created by tailoring material defects.
Briefs: Electronics & Computers
Next-generation devices made with a “peel and stack” method could include electronic chips worn on the skin.
Briefs: Motion Control
The gyroscope is smaller than a grain of rice — about 500 times smaller than the current state-of-the-art device.
Briefs: Data Acquisition
Apps could take up less space on a smartphone and apps could download instantly.
Briefs: Automotive
The coating could make lightweight lithium metal batteries safe and long-lasting for the next generation of electric vehicles.
Briefs: Test & Measurement
A wearable energy harvesting device could generate energy from the swing of an arm while walking or jogging.
Technology Leaders: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Vision-based convolutional neural network system detects phone usage, eating, and drinking.
Briefs: Wearables
Drones, smartphones, and sensors could provide a lifeline to the world’s growing elderly population at risk of falls.
Briefs: Wearables
A mobile, wearable device the size of a Band-Aid could allow babies to leave the hospital and be monitored from home.
5 Ws: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
Learn about the Pedestrian Audio Wearable System (PAWS), a low-cost, headset-based, wearable platform.
Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition
This system places virtual objects within real-world backgrounds on cellphone screens and lets people interact with those objects by hand as if they were really there.
Q&A: Internet of Things
Drexel Professor Genevieve Dion is coating yarn with the highly conductive, two-dimensional material MXene.
Briefs: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
These soft robots can be rolled up and carried in a pocket.
Briefs: Energy

Researchers have developed a more efficient, more reliable potassium-oxygen battery with a cathode that stores the energy produced by a chemical reaction in a metal-oxygen or metal-air battery....

5 Ws: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
The biometric tool uses modified wireless earbuds to authenticate smartphone users
Technology Leaders: Software
As lithium-ion battery production doubles, more viable energy storage solutions are needed.
Articles: Imaging
Through Livox, non-verbal people can speak, learn how to read and write, and understand abstract concepts.
Articles: Electronics & Computers
Briefs: Photonics/Optics

High quality camera performance on mobile devices has proven to be one of the features that most end-users aim for. The importance of optical image quality improvement and the trend to have thinner and thinner...

Briefs: Wearables

A soft and conformable health monitor can broadcast electrocardiogram (ECG), heart rate, respiratory rate, and motion activity data as much as 15 meters to a portable recording...

5 Ws: IoMT

Ear infections are the most common reason that parents bring their children to a pediatrician, according to the National Institutes of Health.

Briefs: Photonics/Optics

Although smartphones and other consumer cameras are increasingly used for scientific applications, it's difficult to compare and combine data from different...

Articles: Manufacturing & Prototyping
The key to acceptance and adoption of a "smart home" will be enhancing total ease of ownership.
5 Ws: Manufacturing & Prototyping

The patch — which serves as a personal thermostat — provides personalized cooling and heating at home, work, or on the go by cooling or warming the user's skin to a comfortable...

Briefs: Electronics & Computers

Researchers have created wearable technology to convert mechanical energy into electrical energy. It presents a step toward the practical realization of self-powered, human-integrated technologies.

Articles: Electronics & Computers

The population is aging and more people need healthcare support, which is having a big impact on the overall cost of medical care. As a result, authorities and health insurance companies are...