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Impressions from LOPEC 2019 (photo: Messe München)

Smart Living: Innovative solutions for everyday life at LOPEC 2020

Fitness trackers, smart pharmaceutical packaging, adhesive solar films or steplessly dimmable windows: These are just a few examples of the applications that will be combined under the new focus topic Smart Living. LOPEC, the international exhibition and conference for the printed electronics industry, will thereby demonstrate the innovative opportunities that printed electronics offers to a wide variety of industries. The next LOPEC will take place from 24 to 26 March 2020.


Pulsify Medical could enable a breakthrough in ultrasound-based medical imaging and cardiac monitoring (photo: Pixabay)

Pulsify Medical closes first round of funding, led by imec.xpand

Pulsify Medical, a digital medical technology company focused on the development of wearable ultrasound patches, announced the first closing of its seed funding round, raising €2.6M. Imec.xpand and KU Leuven led the investment together and were joined by University Hospitals Leuven.


Energy supply of an insulin pump with CoinPower (photo: VARTA Microbattery)

VARTA Microbattery: CoinPower brings energy into digitised medicine and fitness

The way we deal with our own health is changing dramatically. What was previously discussed in a personal conversation with a doctor is increasingly shifting to "indirect" contact, for example via telemedicine. At the same time, more and more people rely on wearables for independent monitoring of medical parameters. The prerequisite for reliable data acquisition and transmission is a compact power supply in the smallest possible space. VARTA Microbattery's lithium-ion batteries with their high energy density and capacity have proven to be a reliable source of energy. The company, based in Ellwangen, Germany, will present its portfolio of lithium-ion batteries for medical applications and wearables on 11 September at the 35th Wearable Technologies Conference 2019 Asia in Bangkok, which takes place in conjunction with the Medical Fair Thailand, at booth WT113.


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