At the IDTechEx Show, IDTechEx Technology Analyst Dr Lorenzo Grande discusses battery innovation with Dr Giuseppe Antonio Elia, senior researcher at the Technical University of Berlin. Dr Elia is an expert in unconventional battery chemistries, like lithium-air, aluminium-sulphur, and magnesium-ion batteries.
Battery innovations lithium-air, aluminium-sulphur, magnesium-ion with Dr Elia from TU Berlin
ELIX Wireless EV charging using their Magneto Dynamic Coupling (MDC) technology
ELIX Wireless has developed Magneto Dynamic Coupling (MDC) technology and has been deploying wireless chargers for automobiles. They are in trials with EV companies in China and USA. Their solution uses low frequency, so no heat, no EMI, safe to use, has the ability to work in the rain, can push aside debris. They have built and deployed 7.7KW chargers, these are undergoing trials, the company is also making 3.3KW and 22KW chargers which will be beta tested in 2018.
Tacterion shows Highly Flexible Stretchable Sensor for Smart Clothing of the future
Tacterion shows their innovative and unique capacitive+resistive technology is a highly flexible and stretchable sensor called sensorskin which consists of silicone polymer material and is completely stretchable. Sensors can be deployed on the surface of 3D-curved and even deformable objects for detecting and characterizing interaction and pressure on any surface. The technology is optimized for environments that require the products to be sensitive and extremely robust at the same time. The target markets are Robotics, MedTech, Automotive, Industrial applications and HMI (e.g. Consumer Electronics). Filmed at the IDTechEx Show!
ThinSkin Movable wall for Hotels and Exhibition
ThinSkin makes movable wall for exhibition and for home.They claim that we can change or add the new capacity of electricity and water to the house any time after the installation.They claim that they can build the hotel and room very fast without rebuilding the entire housing plan. Filmed at the IDTechEx Show!
3D Printed Pendrive from TNO
TNO is the research institute who helps to decrease the gap between the university and Industry.They are working in additive manufacturing since last 20 years.They are showing the selective laser 3D printed part along with the stereolithography processed part as a 3D printed pendrive case.They can perform shared research for the company where they develop new material and new method of manufacturing for respective industry. Filmed at the IDTechEx Show!
Smart T-shirt with heart rate monitor by AiQ
AiQ is showcasing their wearable apparels with the sensors like heart rate monitor,motion sensor,temperature sensor. Here they are showcasing the heart rate monitor and logger T-shirt which sends the data to the server via Bluetooth. Filmed at the IDTechEx Show!
Terrafugia Flying Car Interview
Terrafugia’s The Transition is the world’s first practical flying car. It offers the convenience of driving and the speed of flight, and will incorporate autonomous technologies that will make the Transition safer than any other small aircraft in the sky. Terrafugia has already developed and flown two full-scale prototypes, and has received all of the special legal approvals necessary to bring the Transition to market in the USA. And for the the Future, Terrafugia’s plans to later release the TF-X, a mass-market flying car with the potential to revolutionize the way people get around. An all-electric vehicle with vertical takeoff and landing (VTOL) capabilities and computer-controlled flight, the TF-X is the flying car of the future. This video was filmed at the IDTechEx Show! You can also watch Terrafugia’s presentation video here.
Terrafugia Flying Car Keynote at the IDTechEx Show!
Terrafugia CTO and Co-Founder Carl Dietrich presents Terrafugia’s flying car in this presentation, including some of their innovations including sensing, IoT and autonomous systems. Terrafugia’s mission is to create practical flying cars that enable a new dimension of personal freedom. With operational flying/driving prototypes and being acquired by Volvo Owner Geely. You can also watch the Interview video by Dr. Peter Harrop with Terrafugia here.
Me2EV L-Loop Lithium to Lead EV battery Range Extender
As a solution for range anxiety for electric vehicles, http://me2ev.com presents their ME2 L-Loop Lithium to Lead battery range extender, for plug-in vehicles in places that might lack charging stations, the ME2 L-Loop is a retrofitted mobile charging station right in the trunk of the electric vehicle, Me2EV claims it’s a cheap way to possibly double the range of your electric vehicle.
Distributors, potential partners or media can contact Me2EV here:
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CLEARink wins Best Technical Development Materials at IDTechEx USA 2017
Interview at IDTechEx show USA 2017 with Joel Pollack, board member at CLEARink, formerly responsible for Amazon Kindle display design at Lab126, also formerly CEO of Clairvoyante (now part of Samsung) and Dr Bob Fleming, CTO for CLEARink. They just won the IDTechEx award for best technical development materials. CLEARink previously won the award at SID for this reflective display technology, it uses Total Internal Reflection (TIR) to create white pixels and electrophoresis to create black pixels using black particles in a solution. Here is a video that shows how the technology works. Also see my SID video interview of their CEO, at CLEARink is targeting eSchoolbooks and Wearables, their product is low power, sunlight readable like other ePaper technologies but they are making ePaper 2.0 which offers color and video in addition to the usual benefits of ePaper.
HoIst Center for Innovation: A shared R&D space for cutting edge technology
HoIst Center for Innovation is working on a model of shared knowledge and R&D for various industrial partners, where they work on cutting edge technology like flexible OLED displays, In-mold electronics like capacitive touch sensors, OLED lighting, NFC and switch and gates. They are also showing the stretchable printed electronics PCB which can be use in the textile and sports industry. Filmed at the IDTechEx Show!
ilika Solid State battery for Industry 4.0
ilika Technology is a UK based company who is mainly working in Material science and innovation in various electronics products.They have collaboration with Rolls Royce and Toyota for research and development.here they are showcasing their Solid state sub milliamp hour battery for the constant temperature measurement and broadcasting via Bluetooth beacon. Filmed at the IDTechEx Show!
AGFA Nano-silver for printed electronics
AGFA Group provides the technology solution to Health care and Printing industry. Here they are showcasing the Nano silver conductive Ink for printed electronics. They use this silver metal mesh for making the transparent conductive plastic surface. On the other side of the booth is the inkjet printable Solder mask for high accuracy and low pollution PCB manufacturing and digitally printed nano silver Ink on paper with the same conductivity as plastic. Filmed at the IDTechEx Show!
Icohup Rium Radioactivity sensor, Ikalogic Wireless Oscilloscope
Icohup is showcasing Rium which is a consumer device for measuring the pollution level and the radio activity at the home, it’s a radioactivity sensor, a powerful gamma spectrometer, it can also detect the nature of the different type of radioactive rays. The device can be connected to the mobile app via Bluetooth and keep them updated about the environment, that informs users about the level of risk and proposes protection means adapted to each situation, as the Rium instrument is geolocated and connected to the Internet, the data received allow us to build radioactivity maps in real time. Icohup also develops tailored sensors in different fields such as fluids leaks, gas, anti-counterfeiting, etc.
Next to them is Ikalogic who is making the wireless oscilloscope probe which can be connected to desktop or mobile phone via WiFi and sends the data to it wirelessly. They also made the software to view the in detailed pattern of the signal. Ready to make uncompromised measurements, right out of your pocket. Anywhere. Anytime.
CPI with Flexible printed battery and Gas sensor
CPI Is the Center for process innovation company based in UK who collaborates with universities and SMEs to help them bring the new and innovative products to the market. They support their partner starting from the Concept to the market including but not limited to business support for the technology, manufacturing, supply chain management etc. Here they are showcasing the Inject printed copper PCB. One of the product is harvesting the energy from the NFC filed to glow the LEDs in the flexible PCB. There is also a giant OLED screen, Ethane sensor, breath sensor, and TB sensor. They are also showcasing the temperature and humidity logging circuit which has printed battery, microprocessor and two sensors inbuilt. Filmed at the IDTechEx Show!
Water filter by Standard Graphene delivers clean water
Standard Graphene shows their water filtering system using their graphene layer to help filter river water for it to be fully fresh drinkable, they are talking to the Vietnamese and Cambodian Government and talking with UNICEF to bring this to Africa. Standard Graphene also shows some of their other latest demonstrations featuring their graphene at the right price and at the right quantity. They are showing a 5kg ultra-light bicycle infused with graphene allows to increase 130% strength on the bicycle. Also bringing their technology to the automotive and later also to space industry. Filmed at the IDTechEx Show!
Novacentrix PulseForge Photonic Curing Tools
NovaCentrix is focused on technologies and materials to enable manufacturing in Printed Electronics. The PulseForge photonic curing tools process high-temperature materials on low-temperature substrates. Applications include drying, sintering, annealing, or reacting metallic, non-metallic, and semiconductor inks, without damaging temperature sensitive substrates such as foils and plastics.
You can watch my previous NovaCentrix videos here
This video was filmed at the IDTechEx Show!
Ceradrop advanced hybrid 3D Printer combines inkjet and aerojet
Ceradrop, a MGI Group company, designs and markets Materials Deposition Digital Printers for Printed Electronics Industry and Smart 3D Printing. Embedding all types of printheads as well as the latest generation of curing modules, CeraPrinter Series models present new opportunities for feasibility study and launch of new products into the Printed Electronics market in the fields such as: flexible solar cells (OPV), OLED Displays, Smart Cards, Antennas, Smart Systems, Passive Components and others. CERADROP provides materials deposition digital printing solution for advanced R&D up to 24/7 high performance manufacturing with full automation. Achieving more than 75% of its turnover from export and providing a unique process support to its customers, CERADROP is supported by the MGI Group network in 70 countries with 50 representatives.
Filmed at the IDTechEx Show!
Tesla Model X review by IDTechEx Chairman Dr Peter Harrop
IDTechEx Chairman Dr Peter Harrop, reviews the Tesla Model X, discusses Elon Musk’s future projects and where the electric vehicles industry is headed.
Tesla claims the Model X is the safest, fastest and most capable sport utility vehicle in history. It has all-wheel drive and a 100 kWh battery providing 351 miles of range, Model X has ample seating for seven adults and all of their gear. It’s ludicrously fast, accelerating from zero to 60 miles per hour in as quick as 2.9 seconds.
Filmed at the IDTechEx Show!
$399 Cubibot 3D printer at IDTechEx Show!
Cubibot (successfully crowdfunded at Kickstarter) is a $499 (targeted retail price) cloud based 3D Printer that was developed for over three years, here presented by Sina Noorazar, CDO, Cubibot, providing possibly the best features-for-price ratio in the industry. The Cubibot 3D printer includes:
– Heated print bed
– Wi-Fi Enabled
– Easy to use web-based software
– Smart status notification with multicolor LED
– Filtered ventilation for safer use
– Cartridge with premium filament
– Ability to print with advanced materials such as Nylon and PC
– Remote control via Cubibot Android and iOS apps
– Smart features for effortless printing
– 5” cubed print size from a small 10” cubed footprint
Filmed at the IDTechEx Show!