Low-carbon hydrogen: the shift from centralised to distributed production and consumption is underway
The vision for how low-carbon hydrogen will be adopted is shifting. Could the revolution happen faster one vehicle or one boiler at a time? And if so, Who will pay for it?
Are uncrashable cars moving from an ambition to a necessity?
If the proposals of a UK legal review are implemented and copied internationally, operators of vehicles that are driving autonomously will become “users in charge”, manufacturers will become accountable as part of a very different regulatory system that assures safety, and autonomous vehicles (AVs) will need to become as good as uncrashable.
Will passive implantables be the next frontier in biosensing?
Technology developments have given us increasingly powerful and portable biosensors that can fit seamlessly into our lives – for example, glucose monitoring for diabetics. Consumer trends show there is further appetite for new technologies that provide accurate, reliable, affordable, discrete, and truly long-term biosensing.
Building the "perfect" MEMS mirror for next-generation lidar – what have we learned?
Earlier this year, we challenged ourselves to design a “perfect” beam steering unit for next-generation lidar. Here we discuss what the experiment has taught us about perfecting the design of a MEMS mirror for lidar.
Integrated testing instrumentation in contact lens production: An opportunity to improve quality and reduce costs?
Mass manufacturing of affordable contact lenses has seen near-complete automation. But the quality control stages have so far been too challenging for end-to-end automation. Could a smart opto-robotic system undertake the multiple measurements now performed by human operators?
Interview: Dr Christopher Borroni-Bird, founder of Afreecar, on autonomous driving and connectivity
Chris Borroni-Bird, serial innovator in the automotive industry, talks to TTP about current opportunities in autonomous driving, where we might first see the driverless cars in cities, and his most recent project, "Afreecar".
Multiplex cytokine measurement: Covid and beyond
The pandemic has raised awareness of the cytokine storm and exposed the potential value of diagnostic tools for assessing the host cytokine immune response. These tools could make a difference not only in COVID-19 but also in other areas of healthcare.
Is ultrasound the key to powering the next generation of implants?
Ultrasound can be used to charge and power even the smallest implants that are out of reach for inductive power transmission methods. Some implant developers have adopted this approach already, but challenges remain. How will we be able to take full advantage of ultrasound to power future implants?
Developing digital health solutions with meaningful healthcare data
Developers of digital health technologies are racing to innovate and improve healthcare. But do they always know enough about the data their platform will be delivering to healthcare professionals to build a digital health solution that will be successful?
Contact Lenses: Differentiation via Technology
The previous wave of innovation in the contact lens market focused on wearer comfort. Will the next wave of innovation focus on usability? Charlie Constable discusses possible avenues for innovation in the contact lens market.