The latest thought leadership from our expert teams

Opinion

Skin health trends from CES

22nd January 2018

Reporting from CES: this year was definitely the year of ‘beauty tech’, with more and more ways for consumers to personalize their regimes and treatments for their needs.

  • Physical sciences
  • Sensing
  • User Experience (UX)
Opinion

Digital health trends at CES 2018

19th January 2018

The Digital Health Summit at CES2018 was a real eye opener for me this year. Many of the companies and speakers I see at other digital health conferences - where traditional pharma, biotech and...

  • Augmented reality & virtual reality
  • Connectivity & IoT
  • Data science & analytics
  • Digital health
  • Service design
Opinion

The knead for physics

18th January 2018

The interaction between physics and food manufacturing is far from obvious. However, look a little closer and you’ll be struck by the range of physics disciplines used in the manufacturing of food...

  • Fluids & thermodynamics
  • Physical sciences
  • Sensing
Opinion

Love me, love my fridge

16th January 2018

Will our robot companions of the future be lovable? Will they display empathy? Our future companions will use verbal and non-verbal cues to understand us. History is full of heartwarming love stories...

  • Machine learning & AI
  • Robotics
  • Sensing
Opinion

What’s hot… at next year’s CES?

12th January 2018

I expect many new products and services at CES next year will include an AI, machine learning or deep learning element. AI will touch every business over the next few years, whether or not they are...

  • Machine learning & AI
  • Product realisation
  • Robotics
Whitepaper

Innovation in the US prescription drug market: enabling a trading platform through public blockchain

11th January 2018

US spending on prescription drugs could reach $610 billion by 2021, but why are drugs so expensive in the US, and is there a way to use blockchain technology to reduce headline prices and improve access?

  • Digital health
Opinion

2018 - the year of robot farming?

11th January 2018

The last two years have shown an incredible game changing growth in the capabilities of machines, and automated systems. Agriculture faces a need to automate, and a push of immature technology...

  • Digital services
  • Machine learning & AI
  • Robotics
Opinion

We are hiring in Las Vegas!

10th January 2018

No, we haven't set up an office here in Las Vegas... we are at CES 2018, just setting up in the stand. And although we are mostly here to see new and existing clients, I wouldn't be at all surprised...

  • Augmented reality & virtual reality
  • Electronics & ASICs
  • Embedded software
Opinion

Top 5 trends to look for at CES 2018

9th January 2018

The Internet of Things is an idea that’s been around for a decade or more but is just starting to permeate everyday life. Will connected discrete products be enough to woo consumers, or will...

  • Augmented reality & virtual reality
  • Connectivity & IoT
  • Machine learning & AI
Opinion

Making consumer products sustainable by making disassembly intuitive and compelling - part 3

8th January 2018

Do you disassemble? Was it easy? Designers can help the consumer identify, understand and carryout the intended disassembly by deliberately incorporating signifying features...

  • Industrial design
  • Product realisation
Opinion

Latte Levy – the good, the bad and the indifferent

5th January 2018

Coffee cups have become a symbol of waste and recycling challenges, even though they actually represent a tiny fraction of takeaway beverage containers put on the market.

  • Dispense
  • Human factors
  • Service design
  • User Experience (UX)
Opinion

Digital services of the future: incremental technological developments orchestrated beautifully around users’ needs

20th December 2017

Following Cambridge Consultants’ recent presentation and attendance at the Innovation Roundtable Summit in Copenhagen, we reflect on innovation in digital services. Spotify, FitBit, Amazon Echo...

  • Digital services
  • Innovation management