At the IDTecEx Show! in Berlin, Wim Christiaens, Director of R&D at Quad Industries shows a variety of printed electronics samples, MEMS switches, printed batteries, and a shoe sole insert with 8 sensors used by Olympic athletes to analyze their step and gaits. Quad Industries is a leading manufacturer and developer of user interfaces and control panels, which mainly consist of membrane and capacitive switches, overlays and foils, rubber keypads, PCB's, integrated touch screens or displays and plastic or metal housings.
Dr. Peter Harrop interviews Nils Sveje, co-founder of Bike2 on their electric bike drive system at the IDTechEx Show! in Berlin. This chainless system harnesses power through the pedals and channels it through the drive train. It also features an electrical gear system. Bike2 shows Dr. Harrop a prototype unit; Bike2 will be selling to bicycle manufacturers, who will have a greater freedom on bike design, and potentially the ability to create vehicles for those who cannot currently use a bike. These systems are being testing by Bike2 in Demark. Bike2 Aps is a Danish company founded in 2011 created for the development, production and distribution of the Bike2.0 bicycle and drive system. Read more at http://bike2.dk
Tacterion is a spin-off from the German aerospace center at the Robotics and Mechatronics Center to develop tacterion, a new kind of tactile sensor. Tacterion offers polymer-based tactile sensors called Artificial Skin for Robotics, MedTech or as a new kind of input device in Human-Machine-Interaction in Smart Clothing. The rubber foil-like Artificial Skin sensor is connected to Tacterion's readout electronic component that translates physical interaction into data which digital systems can process. Filmed in 4K using Sony AX53 at the IDTechEx Printed Electronics Europe 2016 event. Read more at http://tacterion.com
Valerie Riffaud‐Cangelosi, new market development manager at Epson Europe shows the new upcoming Epson Moverio BT-300 Smart Glasses for Augmented Reality applications, for sale from October 2016. Using Epson's new Silicon-based OLED dual-1280x720 projection heads-up display, with 100,000:1 ultra-high contrast, high brightness, very clear image. Markets include museums, arts and culture, drone piloting, healthcare and anything related to education and training. For example the aeronautics and automotive industry can use it to train new engineers into maintenance and to understand new materials, to be able to do the work while being able to see the information hands-free. Developers can customize, optimize and run their Android applications with the Moverio BT-300 on it's Intel Atom x5 quad-core CPU with 2GB RAM and 16GB flash. Epson reduced the weight by 20% compared with Moverio BT-200. Epson can use the ambient light sensor to modify the brightness of the projection to the lenses that reflect the image to ones field of view, to optimize the battery life which can be up to 6 hours already with Micro-USB and power banks that can be used onto the remote box to extend the battery life indefinitely. Epson Moverio BT-300 also support Wi-Fi AC, Wi-Fi Direct, Miracast, MicroSDHC up to 32GB, and the remote can control the Android UI. Filmed in 4K with Sony AX53. Epson won the best wearable award at the IDTechEx Wearable Technology Europe 2016 event, you can read more at http://idtechex.com
STANDARD GRAPHENE is a graphene R&D and manufacturing company and has core competency in graphene products and production process. Trying to be the leader in carbon and graphene technology with 18 years of carbon nano technology experience. STANDARD GRAPHENE can produce 1.1 tons/year of high quality graphene (rGO and GO) now and will increase this by 10x by 2017. Available graphene products include 6 models of rGO and 2 models of GO. Also graphene added application products such as Supercapacitor’s electrode, LiB electrode, graphene-ceramic coating solution, graphene-CFRP, graphene-Polyurethane, graphene-Plastics and more are available. Filmed in 4K using Sony AX53 at IDTechEx's Graphene Live Europe 2016, read more at http://www.standardgraphene.com and http://idtechex.com
Using plastics for displays instead of glass, FlexEnable can show rollable, flexible OLED displays and bendable Organic OLCD displays for the future of wearables, smartphones, all types of displays can potentially be made using this process. FlexEnable partners with big display manufacturers to bring their IP to the mass market. This interview filmed in 4K using Sony AX53 is conducted by Sriram Peruvemba at the IDTechEx Printed Electronics Europe 2016, read more at http://idtechex.com
FlexEnable presents their amazing latest demos featuring Organic LCD which is bendable (fixed to a round shape), Flexible and Rollable OLED as well as the FlexEnable OLED Smartwatch concept with a display that turns around the wrist. FlexEnable exhibited at the IDTechEx Printed Electronics Europe 2016, read more at http://idtechex.com
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.