GCell shows an iPad keyboard powered by their photovoltaic device. The photovoltaic technology is based on DSSCs which operate efficiently at low light levels, such as indoor lighting. It is used in keyboards to negate the need to replace any batteries. See more about the technology and markets in this video. For more information see http://www.IDTechEx.com
Dr Jon Harrop and Rachel Gordon, analysts at IDTechEx, explain how unique software developed by IDTechEx shows the range of performance of different 3D printing technologies from 208 3D printer suppliers. This identifies unmet needs/gaps in the 3D printer market, by technology type and other parameters. There is also huge innovation in materials used for 3D printing – and still big needs. IDTechEx have also found that 3D printer projects on Kickstarter have raised almost $20million to date. Learn more at www.idtechex.com.
The Paper Battery Company develops super capacitors with very high energy and power density and flexible form factors. These devices recharge very quickly, and hold enough energy to take care of peak performance usage. The form factors that they are developing give designers more choices and options on how to fit power in previously unusable spaces. Applications for the Paper Battery technology range from mobile wearable devices to backup power in computing. They have two product lines that meet a varied set of needs, in all cases they can relieve battery anxiety, improve performance, and enable smaller, lighter products and reduce costs for the customer.
Fuffr is a company based in Stockholm, Sweden. Fuffr is a smart iPhone 5s case that can offer users an interesting additional feature like motion tracking other than protecting the phone. Fuffr has its own sensors that help it track all sorts of movements made on a surface on the sides of the phone, and sends information back to the phone by Bluetooth. The technology can be used to improve games and other apps, allowing users to control their devices without touching the screen.