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Opinion

What if the future of wearables is not wearable at all? Implications for consumer healthcare

17th February 2020

The future of non-contact monitoring: some novel devices which were presented at  CES 2020 for improving health and detecting disease conditions. Many of these were wearables; some are portable. A non-contact monitoring system developed at Cambridge Consultants is described, including a discussion of a range of areas where these technologies could be applied.

  • AI & Analytics
  • Digital health
Opinion

My battery research findings – it’s time for ‘smart’ to prevail over ‘disposable’

14th February 2020

Despite working with the latest technologies, I am perfectly happy with tried and tested (for that read old!) computer hardware. In fact, I’m proud that...

  • AI & Analytics
  • Electronics & ASICs
  • Industrial design
  • Product realisation
Opinion

Synthetic biology: plotting a route from start-up to commercial value

14th February 2020

One of the advantages of my role here at Cambridge Consultants is getting to swap thoughts and opinions with some of the brightest minds in the bioeconomy. Collaborating with members of the SynBioBeta network...

  • Innovation management
  • Strategic advice
eBook

An innovator's guide to personalization

7th February 2020

Until recently, beauty and tech weren’t considered complementary. But now, technology is rapidly changing the relationship between consumers and brands and is driving a massive digital transformation in the beauty and... 

  • Innovation management
  • Sensing
  • Service design
  • Strategic advice
  • User Experience (UX)
Vlog

Bioinnovation - more than just technology

6th February 2020

Richard Hammond, Head of Synthetic Biology, discusses the advances being made in bioinnovation.

  • Synthetic biology
Vlog

How can a business begin to harness the potential of AI?

30th January 2020

Head of AI, Tim Ensor, discusses how business can approach the challenge of deploying AI.

  • AI & Analytics
Opinion

Enabling autonomous vehicles to see in adverse conditions

23rd January 2020

During 2020, advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) will continue their rise as one of the fastest growing technology segments in the automotive market. As manufacturers look to increase safety and improve the driving experience...

  • AI & Analytics
  • Connectivity & IoT
  • Digital services
  • Electronics & ASICs
  • Sensing
Opinion

My CES 2020 predictions: what happens in Vegas has implications for business the world over

6th January 2020

I've written blogs over the last couple of years on predictions for CES 2020, and sitting on the plane on the way to Las Vegas is the ideal place to carry on the tradition.

  • AI & Analytics
  • Digital services
  • Industrial design
  • Service design
Opinion

Personalization beyond the hype – the real beauty is in valuable consumer engagement

3rd January 2020

With the incessant desire for ever-more personalized products continuing to grow globally, brands are falling over themselves to find new ways of enticing and engaging with their audiences. Beauty is a particularly...

  • AI & Analytics
  • Connectivity & IoT
  • Dispense
  • Sensing
  • Service design
  • User Experience (UX)
Opinion

“Don’t ask me what I want, look at what I do”: how behavioral insight can drive more successful tech innovation

23rd December 2019

Let me take you back to early September. I’ve just spent several hours touring the Berlin Messe exhibition grounds, wowed by the innovations unveiled at IFA, rightly regarded as Europe’s biggest and buzziest tech show. But as I sit on the packed transit rattling its way back towards the Airport, I can’t help but feel frustrated. Why? Because many consumer brands are missing a trick.

  • AI & Analytics
  • Augmented reality & virtual reality
  • Connectivity & IoT
  • Innovation management
  • Robotics
Opinion

Digital radio for the world – the newest old news?

11th December 2019

Digital launched, ever so long ago, with TV and radio. So what’s the big story? It’s that the last piece of the digital jigsaw is finally in place: a system called Digital Radio Mondiale (DRM), designed to deliver FM-radio-like quality using the medium wave and short wave bands.

  • Electronics & ASICs
  • Radio systems
  • Signal processing
Carbon Sequestration
Opinion

The other way to fix climate change – and gain competitive advantage

3rd December 2019

As part of our sustainability work, we’ve been delving into the significance of evolving global arrangements for carbon pricing and taxation, and the implications for our clients. It has led us to a new perspective. Sooner than you might think, policy changes will give product and service companies access to a new revenue stream from carbon sequestration. Global CO2 goals are long-term, but the business opportunities are unfolding now.

  • AI & Analytics
  • Physical sciences
  • Product realisation
  • Strategic advice