The latest thought leadership from our expert teams

Opinion

Apple's Watch Series 4 - a demonstration of their new relationship with the FDA?

12th October 2018

The Apple Watch 4 moves into new territory – that of a medical device. Recognised by the FDA under the pilot of the FDA’s pre-certification program.

  • Digital health
  • Digital services
  • Embedded software
  • Strategic advice
Opinion

Inspiring future success: visions of 2030

10th October 2018

Looking back 12 years, what were you doing in 2006? Facebook had just opened up its social network to the world, the first iPhone had yet to be released and apps like LINE and WhatsApp hadn’t even been created...

  • Digital health
  • Digital services
  • Innovation management
Opinion

It’s not just menopausal women who suffer from hot flushes

3rd October 2018

Most people associate ‘hot flush’ with menopausal women, however, they are also experienced by a wider group of women and men, including those undergoing hormonal therapy.

  • Digital health
  • Innovation management
Opinion

Introducing SomeSQL

25th September 2018

NoSQL databases (such as MongoDB) give developers much more freedom in how to store their data. But this freedom means that there is much more risk that the data gets into a state which can’t be read by the interfacing...

  • Cloud/scalable systems
  • Data science & analytics
Opinion

Visioning for Society 5.0

21st September 2018

Having worked closely with many leading Japanese companies, I have always been impressed with their long-term mindset and the strong sense of social responsibility. Nothing illustrates this better that the leading role Japan...

  • Innovation management
  • Strategic advice
Opinion

Moving towards fully robotic fulfilment

17th September 2018

Order fulfilment in the retail space is generally partially automated, transport is automated, bin picking is not, can the human be removed from the loop?

  • Machine learning & AI
  • Robotics
  • Sensing
Opinion

The power shift of Bluetooth

13th September 2018

14 years have passed since the first Bluetooth chip hit the market. Since then, we’ve been treated to a steady stream of innovation, which has revolutionised how we interact with technology. It’s well understood that...

  • Connectivity & IoT
  • Embedded software
  • Innovation management
  • Radio systems
  • Signal processing
Vlog

How can we automate the valuation of e-waste?

11th September 2018

e-waste can be a literal gold mine when it comes to recovering materials, but how to you identify and classify the high value from the low value efficiently?

  • Machine learning & AI
  • Mechanical engineering
Report

Next-gen surgical navigation: democratizing surgery by 2030?

6th September 2018

Our reliance on machines has grown exponentially since the industrial revolution. With the advent of navigation systems, autopilot became a standard on most commercial flights. Space exploration is an even more extreme...

  • Robotics
Opinion

CAR-T on the NHS - great potential, big challenges

5th September 2018

News that the NHS will offer CAR-T therapy is welcome but big challenges lie ahead in making it available to a all patients. New automated manufacturing processes are essential to bring down the price and ensure the benefits of CAR-T therapy become reality...

  • Sensing
  • Synthetic biology
Opinion

Demanufacturing and recycling electric bikes

28th August 2018

Demanufacturing and recovery of the embedded raw materials in the battery, electric motor and control unit could address some of the issues the electric bike parts suppliers are facing.

  • Industrial design
  • Mechanical engineering
  • Strategic advice
Opinion

Multispectral imaging in agriculture

14th August 2018

Collecting detailed information on crop health and yield is becoming an integral part of modern agriculture. Isobel Ashbey looks at recent developments.

  • Optics
  • Physical sciences
  • Sensing