Articles - Innovation Watch
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INNOVATION WATCH - Echo-location for navigation
Sixth Sense is a handheld device that uses echo-location and haptic feedback to help people with visual impairments.
INNOVATION WATCH - Ultrasonic armour inspection
Technology developed at Cardiff University is making it easier to detect damage in body armour.
INNOVATION WATCH - Robots in the field
A new range of agricultural robots will be working in UK fields this summer to select, pick and pack ripe strawberries.
INNOVATION WATCH - A new way to make music
An innovative range of instruments is changing the way that people make music, with pressure-sensitive silicon where there used to be piano keys, drums and strings.
INNOVATION WATCH - Heating homes with robots
Q-Bot’s series of mini robots work together to install underfloor insulation in older homes, helping to reduce heat loss by up to 80%.
INNOVATION WATCH - A tough lock to break
An innovative material made of metal and polymer composites forms an integral part of a bike lock that is lightweight but extremely difficult to cut through.
INNOVATION WATCH - A more convenient way to camp
A British manufacturer has created the world’s lightest tent, following several years of research and development into innovative materials and manufacturing processes.
INNOVATION WATCH - The world's smallest gravimeter
Researchers from the University of Glasgow have created a small and affordable gravimeter - a device used to detect even the smallest changes in gravity.
INNOVATION WATCH - Saving sight in developing countries
The Arclight is helping to diagnose thousands of preventable eye conditions in developing countries.
INNOVATION WATCH - Farming straight up
Growing plants without soil is transforming how crops are grown across the world.
INNOVATION WATCH - Thin and flexible but tough protection
Armourgel, an energy-absorbing material that can be incorporated into clothing, is being adapted from its origins in sportswear into a protective device for the hip that aims to protect the weak and fragile hip bones of osteoporosis patients.
INNOVATION WATCH - An appetite for oil
Gobbler boat, an innovative oil-spill retrieval vessel, is providing a cost-effective and efficient solution to dealing with the scenarios that arise from oil spills