Self-charging everything: Battle for the high ground

When some full-function, always-on smartwatches are able to self-charge, the others will look like the horse-drawn cart. And, says IDTechEx chairman, Dr Peter Harrop, when Internet of Things (IoT) nodes are self-charging at the right size and price, the market for them will increase one thousand times.

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Regulation and reimbursement strategies should not get in the way of ‘smart’ electronic skin patches

Recent IDTechEx research in their report, Electronic Skin Patches 2019-2029, has revealed significant opportunities in the development and use of electronic skin patches, with more than US$7.5 billion (€6.8 billion) in revenue made from the technology in 2018 and a growth forecast of over $20 billion (€18.2 billion) per year over the next decade.

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Global medical wearables market to hit US$19.7bn value by 2024, says new IDTechEx research

New research entitled, Remote Patient Monitoring 2019-2029, from IDTechEx, providers of market intelligence in emerging technologies, forecasts that the medical wearables market will be worth nearly $20 billion (€18 billion) by 2024. This exponential growth will be driven by demand for continuous health monitoring and point-of-care diagnostics for the management of chronic diseases.

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Digital health is becoming a disruptive force in healthcare

Digital health promises to change the face of healthcare. Reflecting this is growing interest in the digital health space, as evidenced by a substantial $4.7 billion (€3.83 billion) being invested in 2017 as outlined in the brand new report from IDTechEx Research, Digital Health 2018: Trends, Opportunities and Outlook.

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AIM, NFC Forum and RAIN RFID to launch Connections Summit at Google in March

AIM, Inc., NFC Forum and RAIN RFID Alliance unveiled a partnership to establish and deliver the Connections Summit on March 7, 2018 at Google Java Corners, Sunnyvale, CA. The Connections Summit is a one-day event featuring over 25 speaker-led sessions, panel discussions, case studies and networking opportunities focusing on how Automatic Identification and Data Capture (AIDC),

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BodyCap’s wearable health monitoring devices now used aboard the International Space Station

BodyCap, a company specialised in miniaturised wireless monitoring devices, announced that two of its wearable health monitoring devices are currently being used by European Space Agency (ESA) astronaut Thomas Pesquet aboard the International Space Station (ISS),

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The real situation in the Internet of Things revealed at last, says IDTechEx

Researched in late 2016 with ongoing updates, the new IDTechEx report on the Internet of Things (IoT), Internet of Things (IoT) 2017-2027, is intended to assist investors, participants and intending participants and users.

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Combining IoT connectivity with 3D printing for new applications Part 2

Best foot forward Several of the most significant deployments of 3D printing technology have been in medical applications.

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Eurotech wins best application of IoT award at IDTechEx in Santa Clara

Eurotech has received the award for the best application of IoT from IDTechEX, for the application it provided to Ariston Thermo Group.

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New sensor technologies will take wearables from hype to commercial success, says IDTechEx

There will be over 3 billion sensors in wearable technology devices by 2025, with more than 30% being emerging sensors types, says James Hayward of IDTechEx. This is one of the main conclusions from the company’s latest market research report, Wearable Sensors, 2015 – 2015.

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The Internet of Cons

Take a lot of unrelated and minimally related things such as passive RFID, ZigBee, Wireless Sensor Networks and hobbyist micro-controllers and give them a grand new name such as the Internet of Things, says Dr Peter Harrop, chairman of IDTechEx. Instantly you can claim it is a substantial market already and set to be much

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Wearable technology $50 billion investment frenzy

Many giant electronics manufacturers, computer services companies and conglomerates have tens of billions of dollars in the bank that is instantly available for investment to counter their saturating sales in mature markets. Samsung, General Electric and Google are examples and Apple even has $133 billion available.

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Are wireless sensor networks and energy harvesting coming together?

Wireless Sensor Networks (WSN) could involve billions of sensors used in utility assets, buildings, pollution monitors, traffic control systems, and agriculture. To date, adoption has been hindered by conventional primary batteries, which cannot be fitted and forgotten for long periods. However, zero power wireless sensors are now available

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Wireless sensor network market set to explode

The market for wireless sensor networks (WSNs) will grow rapidly from US$0.45bn in 2011 to $2bn in 2021, according to a report from IDTechEx.

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