The latest thought leadership from our expert teams

Whitepaper

Extracting value from e-waste

17th 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
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
Report

Bringing neutrinos to life through augmented reality [infographic]

2nd July 2018

Neutrinos are one of the most important and mysterious subatomic particles in the universe. Our new infographic explains what neutrinos are and why they are so special. We’ve produced this infographic to mark the launch...

  • Augmented reality & virtual reality
  • User Experience (UX)
Peer reviewed research

Efficiency and power limits of electrical and tendon-sheath transmissions for surgical robotics

29th June 2018

Our vision about the future of surgical robotics includes the extension of the minimally invasive benefits of surgical robotics - increasing dexterity with reduced trauma and reduced healing time - to more surgical procedures...

  • Mechanical engineering
  • Robotics
Opinion

When is a thin battery a useful battery?

29th June 2018

As technology advances, devices tend to get smaller and lighter. So, we just need thinner batteries right? Let me explain why this is not necessarily true.

  • Electronics & ASICs