The latest thought leadership from our expert teams

Whitepaper

Extracting value from e-waste

24th July 2018

Year on year we’re producing more and more waste electronics – e-waste. Recovering the valuable materials embedded in e-waste will become significantly more important. At present this is a highly manual process...

  • Innovation management
  • Machine learning & AI
  • Sensing
Whitepaper

Sensing and analytics in agriculture: turning an art into science

9th April 2018

Farming needs to become smarter, to meet global food demand, protect the environment and combat commercial pressures. Advanced sensing technologies and data analytics can make farms more efficient...

  • Data science & analytics
  • Sensing
Whitepaper

Real-time crop monitoring: a new vision for agriculture

15th November 2017

Sophisticated yield prediction and crop health tools are available for commodity crops, particularly cereals. So far, little is available for salads, vegetables and fruit, although these make up a substantial...

  • Data science & analytics
  • Sensing
Opinion

Developing a vision system to value waste PCBs

13th August 2018

Intern Ben writes about how his team came up with a vision system that could improve the profitability and efficiency of the e-waste recycling industry.

  • Data science & analytics
  • Machine learning & AI
Opinion

Independent design review - rooting out unreliability

31st July 2018

Product failures are bad for everyone. Whether it be the customer who has purchased something that breaks, or the manufacturer or distributor who honours the warranty claim.

  • Electronics & ASICs
  • Product realisation
Opinion

Current progress with the Digital Health Software Pre-Cert Program

19th July 2018

The FDA is changing what is regulated and what not, and how.  New openings are arising out of the shift in this line.  In additional, medical devices are no longer just ‘devices’; Software as a Medical Device (SaMD) is a whole new, fast developing area. The FDA is shifting how to manage the regulatory burden, and shifting some of that burden back to industry. How this impacts how companies do business in this space is explored.

  • Connectivity & IoT
  • Digital health
  • Product realisation
Opinion

Cool under heat: a device development story

12th July 2018

From idea to product concept. Stuart Watson charts the twists and turns in the story of the 'Cool Device'. Increasing the quality of our lives, as much as their duration, is an active area of technology innovation and investment...

  • Industrial design
  • Mechanical engineering
  • User Experience (UX)
Opinion

How the Last Mile issue is solving itself

11th July 2018

The Last Mile issue is enormous and complex. Rising e-commerce demand, urban density and energy costs are all conspiring to make this an important issue for everyone. I believe that entrepreneurial ingenuity...

  • Connectivity & IoT
  • Robotics
  • Service design
Opinion

Multi-disciplinary solutions for water management and treatment

10th July 2018

Most simple, single-discipline, approaches to the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals have been well explored. The next phase of solutions will be more complex and multi-disciplinary, for example, combining AI, sensing, fluid dynamics...

  • Digital services
  • Machine learning & AI
  • Sensing
Peer reviewed research

Adding Electronics to the Breezhaler®: Satisfying the Needs of Patients and Regulators

4th July 2018

Low adherence to therapy is a recognized issue in respiratory disease and has driven the development of electronic sensors for monitoring inhaler use. To date, sensors for dry powder inhalers (DPIs) have...

  • Connectivity & IoT
  • Digital health
  • Electronics & ASICs
  • Embedded software
  • Mechanical engineering
  • Sensing
Opinion

What's stopping UAVs taking off in agri-tech?

4th July 2018

Unmanned Aerial Vehicle’s (UAVs) look to play an elitist role in the future of agritech. However, adoption is not without challenges. Here are four key hurdles that need to be overcome. While one might think that agri-tech...

  • Connectivity & IoT
  • Digital services
  • Robotics
Opinion

Age related change and how technology can help us achieve lifelong health

3rd July 2018

We’re all aware that we’re getting older and that our population is living longer. But what are we doing about it? How are we adapting and learning to plan for lifelong health? If we’re honest, many individuals are probably...

  • Fluids & thermodynamics
  • Industrial design
  • Innovation management
  • Mechanical engineering