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The ‘last foot’: five technologies set to drive the future of personalization

24th February 2020

Think of a product you really feel attached to – food, makeup, an electronic device, anything. What makes it feel so special? The chances are it will be the mixture of convenience, efficacy and history that creates an emotional reaction. Making you feel special. In my case...

  • AI & Analytics
  • Augmented reality & virtual reality
  • Connectivity & IoT
  • Digital services
  • Industrial design
  • Sensing
  • Service design
Opinion

We think Human Machine Understanding will transform our relationship with technology – who’s with us?

19th February 2020

The next generation of human/machine interaction demands as much imagination as it does innovation. As the business world searches for competitive advantage, the desire to imbue digital products and services with deeper levels of understanding... 

  • AI & Analytics
  • Digital services
  • Strategic advice
  • User Experience (UX)
Opinion

Digital twin, digital skin: is it time to take personalization to the next level?

7th February 2020

There’s nothing more personal than skin. Equally, there’s nothing currently more appealing to consumers than personalized products and services that truly reflect their own uniqueness. The question is, what’s stopping ...

  • AI & Analytics
  • Connectivity & IoT
  • Digital services
  • Innovation management
  • Service design
  • Strategic advice
  • User Experience (UX)
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
Vlog

The challenges of Human/Robot interaction in the real world 

7th April 2020

Robotics can enable humans to work better, faster and more precisely. We specialise in developing robotics in areas not traditionally automated, and sometimes in areas where automation was not even thought possible...

 

  • AI & Analytics
  • Embedded software
  • Mechanical engineering
  • Robotics
  • Sensing
Vlog

Bioinnovation - Joining cool science to global issues via business reality

24th March 2020

Richard Hammond presents a seminar on Bioinnovation from Innovation Day UK 2019.

  • Synthetic biology
Vlog

HaptX - bringing touch to the virtual world

11th March 2020

Interviewed at Innovation day Joe Marino from HaptX talks about introducing users to a sense of touch in VR environments.

  • Augmented reality & virtual reality
Vlog

Three top takeaways from the Personalized Beauty Summit

10th March 2020

The beauty industry is blazing a trail in terms of personalization that includes technology, Duncan Smith shares his top three takeaways from the Personalized Beauty Summit.

  • Digital services
  • Sensing
  • Service design
Vlog

Creating hyper-personalized experiences

5th March 2020

Technology can be used as an enabler to bring personalization to a mass scale. An integrated approach throughout development, considering both the user journey and technical requirements, will deliver a successful product.

  • AI & Analytics
  • Connectivity & IoT
  • Digital health
  • Digital services
  • Fluids & thermodynamics
  • Industrial design
  • Service design
Opinion

Reward beyond the award: our acclaimed smart device could improve quality of life for IVF patients

4th March 2020

It was fantastic to win one of the coveted iF DESIGN AWARDS for Alma, our smart cooling case for injectable fertility drugs. International recognition was a nice boost to the team responsible for a concept with potential to improve quality of life for women facing the challenges of IVF treatment...

  • Dispense
  • Product realisation
  • Project management
  • Service design
eBook

8 trends impacting the beauty industry

19th February 2020

It is becoming ever more challenging for brands to gain and retain loyalty in a competitive market. From the methods they use to communicate with their customers to the products they are offering, here we go into detail on 8 of the current key trends which are impacting the beauty industry...

  • Digital services
  • Innovation management
  • Service design
  • Strategic advice
  • User Experience (UX)
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