Imec is the world's largest independent microelectronics R&D research organization with more than 2000 researchers and with over 600 companies partnering for their advanced research, Imec and Holst Centre presents the flexible AMOLED display, a flexible printed 8bit processor (similar to the first Intel processor from 40 years ago), flexible RFID and NFC tags here embedded inside playing cards together with Cartamundi, one of the world's biggest maker of playing cards, enabling new card games where cards can be read by a card reader or next also by a smartphone's NFC reader. This video was filmed in 4K at IDTechEx's Printed Electronics Europe 2016 event.
Weccan Toys makes 12000 drone per month. Their mini model costs US$15 and is seen here in orange colour, flying about the booth. The bigger model sells for US$65 and their most popular model sells for US$27. They have their own R&D team in charge of developing new products every year. They also have on display their toy cars.
Shenzhen Longhorn Technology Co Ltd shows here their Android-running Point-of-Sale (PoS) unit for commercial use. The unit features integrated card swipe reader, and a battery that can last for 8-10 hours. Battery life depends on usage, and there is also a dual-screen solution with the secondary display facing the customer so that it can be used for PIN entry.
The Quell is a device from Boston, Massachusetts-based Neuromatrix that claims to have brought relief for chronic pain to 81% of their users. The device involves the main unit bing put into a belt that has space for electrical contacts. These are used with a gel-based pad on the other side and wrapped around one's leg to deliver mild electrical pulses that trigger release of natural pain blockers from the brain. It costs US$249 and is currently on sale only in Canada and the US. The device also includes an optional app for advanced sleep tracking functions.
For more information visit : www.neurometrix.com
Heiki Raisanen, CEO of Emfit, displays their QS sleep tracker device meant to be placed under mattresses (tested up to 30cm thick). Using quasi-peizoelectric and ferroelectric sensors in the belt, it detects/displays heart rate, breathing rate, and sleep quality amongst other factors on the accompanying app. It is available now in US and Europe for US$299.
For more information visit : www.emfit.com
Duratouch Wristsense allows wearables to detect if the wearable is being worn or not. Going through the plastics, it allows to reliably know if the smartwatch or the sports band is being worn, which can then allow the device's software to turn off other sensors such as heartrate, tracking, when it's not being worn by the user.
An interview with Firstbeat at the IDTechEx Wearable USA exhibition. Firstbeat is a provider of physiological analytics for sports, fitness and wellbeing. Firstbeat technology measures the heartbeat for insights on exercise, stress, sleep and recovery. For more information, visit http://www.firstbeat.com and http://www.IDTechEx.com
A video interview with Würth Elektronik, taken at the Energy Harvesting & Storage USA exhibition. Würth Elektronik eiSos GmbH & Co. KG is a manufacturer of electronic and electromechanical components for the electronics industry. The product range covers EMC Components, Capacitors, Inductors, RF Inductors and LTCC Components, Transformers, Components for Circuit Protection, Power Modules, LEDs, Connectors, Switches, Power Elements in Press-fit Technology and Assembly Technique.
A video interview with Xenon Corporation, taken at the Printed Electronics USA exhibition. XENON’s equipment uses Pulsed Light technology for industrial, medical and research applications. In the Printed Electronics industry, XENON's S-Series systems are used to sinter conductive inks at room temperature, making it possible to print on heat sensitive flexible substrates such as PET and paper. XENON also produces high-performance Pulsed Light systems for applications in sanitization, UV curing and food enhancement. For more information, visit http://www.xenoncorp.com and http://www.IDTechEx.com
A video interview taken with Muhammad Farooq of The University of Alabama at the IDTechEx Wearable USA event, presenting his poster “A Wearable Sensor System for Monitoring of Food Intake”. BitWearLabs is a University of Alabama spin-off. The AccuBite is a food intake tracker that analyses eating habits - the sensor pairs with a smartphone app to provide actionable feedback. For more information see http://bitwearlabs.com and http://www.IDTechEx.com