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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
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
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

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