Varta shows off their new microbatteries, including lithium-ion rechargeable coin cells for higher energy densities for wearables, IoT and other applications. Varta also shows their Powercaps for server backups, energy harvesting and other applications that require a large amount of power over a short timeframe. They are also working on printed batteries, and the next generation of lithium-ion batteries.
VARTA AG is a German company manufacturing batteries for global automotive, industrial, and consumer markets.
Stan Farnsworth of Novacentrix discusses the PulseForge 1200 and its accessories, including the EX1 Controlled Environment for photonic curing at the IDTechEx Show! in Berlin. Novacentrix also shows their roll to roll print and curing systems, which can be used for a range of printed electronics applications, including wearables.
NovaCentrix offers industry leading photonic curing tools, material and expertise enabling development and production of next generation printed electronic devices – some already on the market. PulseForge® tools utilize photonic curing which is a cutting edge technology that dries, sinters, and anneals functional inks in milliseconds on low-temperature, flexible substrates such as paper and plastic. PulseForge tools can save time and money, and enable new types of products in applications like solar, RFID, display, packaging, and circuit.
Meeting the demand to power 15billion + sensors in the IoT
Self-charging using photo voltaic, piezo electric or thermo electric energy harvesters
No cabling or maintenance
4 x longer lifespan than conventional lithium ion batteries
40% improvement in energy density (compared with alternative solid state battery technology)
Increased temperature range: up to 100 degrees C plus (30% higher than existing products)
No free lithium - non-flammable
DuPont Advanced Materials (DuPont) launches a new electronic ink for inkjet printing that offers the high conductivity and strong adhesion required for rapid digital design, prototyping and full-scale manufacturing. The technology will enable digital printing for electronic components and circuits in applications where extremely fine lines are required, such as OLED panels, solar cells, printed antennae and touch panels.
DuPont’s newest conductive ink, PE410, enables rapid prototyping and a smooth transition from “lab to fab” with the versatility to scale up to industrial high-volume inkjet print heads and machines. This allows circuit designers to immediately test a new design, quickly make necessary edits, and, due to reduced silver laydown, save on material costs. The technology also can be adapted to non-planar printing, enabling a series of new and emerging applications.
Stretchable inks for wearable electronics that provide a manufacturing-ready alternative to traditional methods of embedding electronics in clothing and are used to create thin, form-fitting circuits that can be seamlessly bonded with many standard fabrics.
A suite of in-mold electronic inks which help create lighter, less expensive and more beautiful electronic devices by reducing the need for rigid circuit boards. These inks enable circuits to be printed directly onto plastic substrates and allow electronic features such as electronic controls, capacitive switches and LED lighting, to be readily integrated in applications such as home appliances and automobiles.
New low-temperature inks that cure quickly at temperatures as low as 60C, opening up the possibility for printed electronics designers to use a wide range of functional and low-cost plastic films.
Heidi Dohse, Senior Program Manager at Google Cloud Platform, discusses the Internet of Me at the IDTechEx Show! in Berlin. Google is looking at ways to build platforms that enable technology developers to standardize data collection, particularly with healthcare, to allow personal self-monitoring through wearables to be translated to healthcare professionals. Google has built a comprehensive Cloud platform with a focus on best-of- breed performance, scale and flexibility. Their Cloud services are designed to allow developers large and small to create a wide range of amazing applications with easy to use tools that harness the immense global power of Google’s infrastructure.
Heidi Dohse, Senior Program Manager at Google Cloud Platform, presents the real world impact wearable technologies provide to patients. Patients with data points are able to better communicate with their healthcare providers to receive the right care more quickly. For athletes, data empowers users to reach their goals and make healthy decisions
Read more at: http://www.idtechex.com/idtechex-wearable-europe/show/en/speakers/7912/the-internet-of-me-data-empowering-patients
Khasha Ghaffarzadeh of IDTechEx interviews Tsuyoshi Matarai, Sales & Marketing Manager of Hitachi Chemical Co. on their wearable technologies on exhibit at the IDTechEx Show! in Berlin. Matarai-san shows stretchable electronics for textiles, for which Hitachi supplies the stretchable, waterproof films. Hitachi Chemical co., ltd. is a chemical manufacturer engaged in a wide range of areas, including semiconductor and display-related materials, printed wiring boards, copper clad laminates, photosensitive dry films, functional polymeric materials, adhesive films, carbon products, ceramics and automotive related products.
Matej Zalar, CEO of Visionect, shows their electronic paper E Ink conference room systems to Sri Peruvemba at the IDTechExShow Show! in Berlin. Their product Joan won the CES Innovation Award and the Red Dot Design Award. Their displays will work for more than one year on a single charge. The company focuses on building platforms to allow companies to launch indoor and outdoor signage applications. Visionect helps companies build their own electronic paper display products. Their hardware and software is carefully designed for in- and outdoor digital signage and enables the fastest way from an application concept to the market. Filmed at the IDTechEx Berlin conference.
Christophe Premont of ISORG shows a range of photodiods for photo detection for a range of applications, including biometrics at the IDTechExShow Show! in Berlin. ISORG produces organic and printed electronics for large area photonics and image sensors on glass and plastic substrates.
Marcel Grooten, Managing Director of DoMicro shows their method of automating manufacturing process for hybrid electronics at the IDTechExShow Show! in Berlin. DoMicro BV is a technology company developing innovative production technology for hybrid electronics and micro devices. DoMicro BV provides: Integrated processes, technology and materials for hybrid electronics; R&D for customer needs in specifying optimal production system configuration; Development and manufacturing of micro system devices and hybrid electronics.