In this episode, we talk about a device developed using shape memory alloys which can prevent and reverse the effects of muscle atrophy.
PCBA design capabilities are crucial to the future of wearable technology. Wearables and PCBA design are inextricably linked since both have a significant influence on each other. As wearable devices become more popular, electronics designers and manufacturers are designing smaller, denser, and more flexible devices.
Chemists and engineers collaborate on process that washes away nonconductive side chains from a robust polymer backbone to create a powerful conductive plastic.
Medsled, a team from ITMO University, has developed a concept of a smart armband for monitoring the condition of hospital patients. Unlike its competitors, the new solution doesn’t have a screen and can transport data directly into a medical information system.
Article #7 of Power Management for Tomorrow’s Innovations Series: Power supplies utilized in the medical industry must be compact, reliable, long-lasting, and robust.
Extending the Battery Life of Hearables and Wearables with Single-Inductor Multiple-Output Switching Architecture
Article #5 of Power Management for Tomorrow’s Innovations Series: Single-Inductor Multiple-Output (SIMO) architecture enables design engineers to extend the battery life, and reduce the circuit board size for hearables and wearables
As wearable electronic devices continue to be more prevalent, it becomes an ever-greater challenge for companies that manufacture them to keep their competitive edge. It is vitally important for manufacturers that each device is effective, cost-efficient and reflects the highest quality available.
Article #2 of the "Why Edge?" Series. Edge AI increases battery life, reduces latency, and in many cases, eliminates the need for cloud communication, making wearable devices more user-friendly and secure.
In this episode, we talk about how consumer grade wearable technology could be used to diagnose sleep disorders impacting ~1 billion people.
Sometimes manufacturers would like to install heating in objects that are difficult to heat. The armrest of your car. Your sporty winter coat. Bags for food delivery. Sleeping bags. etc This has been difficult to achieve until now. Read more about printed heater technology
Wearable electronic textiles are a demanding environment for reliable interconnects – the ability to function with movement and survive multiple cleanings and reuse. Good adhesion is particularly challenging in these wearable and conformable electronics applications. While solders provide the most conductive electrical connection, they are rigid and require not only the addition of an underfill adhesive but usually a post bond encapsulation. This Anisotropic Conductive Epoxy, provides reliable interconnections between electronic components and circuitry on textiles with excellent structural bonding, without encapsulation, even under repeated stretching and washings. This technology has been shown as a scalable assembly process for e-Textile manufacturing in an SMT line.
The technique opens a door to manufacturing of pressure-monitoring bandages, shade-shifting fabrics, or touch-sensing robots.
Using thin-film electronic patches or the so-called electronic "tattoos" for biomonitoring is paving the way for the future of healthcare in terms of better signal quality, higher patient comfort and wearability.
Interdisciplinary team builds multi-task machine learning model for randomized controlled trial