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Huge Game Changer For Wearable Technology - Indestructible Batteries

Huge Game Changer For Wearable Technology - Indestructible Batteries | Competitive Edge |

ProLogium is a Taiwanese company currently in the field of battery manufacturing that having spent the last 7 years in deep R&D mode, developing, testing have finally released a radically new battery that marries high density output with a flexible ultra thin form like nothing you have seen before.

The product in question is currently known as an FLCB, or FPC (Flexible Printed Circuit) Lithium-Ceramic Battery. FLCB technology is very different from today’s Lithium Polymer batteries that we see in almost every type of device including smartphones and tablets. FLCB breaks the norm in terms of battery appearance, production technique and manufacturing technologies with ProLogium applying for several patents worldwide.

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Via TechinBiz, Richard Platt
Marc Kneepkens's insight:

Wearables needs solutions like this. Another great advancement.

Richard Platt's curator insight, March 28, 2015 12:13 AM

As well as being lighter and much more flexible, FLCB-based batteries are also intrinsically safer. FLCB batteries do not catch fire, start to smoke or leak under almost any circumstances including physical, thermal or electrical impact. This is really good news for wearables which by their very nature will be close to the body, opening up several new applications that include today’s wearable technology in clothes, watches, jewellery, headsets and more. The FLCB batteries can be injection inserted or moulded in manufacturing processes that can reach temperatures of up to 2600 Celsius. They also don’t suffer from ‘Salting Out’ issues that plague electrolytic solutions and they can withstand cutting, piercing and even burning.

It’s also important to note that in terms of battery life, ProLogium claim their FLCB technology also provides exceptional energy density, with anywhere up to double that of standard lithium polymer batteries today, so there is no performance hit in terms of mAh figures with FLCBs. The most exciting aspect however, is the fact that an FLCB will continue to function after physical impact or even outright mutilation.

Being based on a printed circuit board, these FLCB batteries can also carry the signal and be joined to together as integral components in the device itself. This means that essentially the battery can be integrated in to the design, becoming part of the device itself, not a single and unwanted appendage that provides power.

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The 10 Social & Tech Trends that could Shape the Next Decade

The 10 Social & Tech Trends that could Shape the Next Decade | Competitive Edge |
A decade ago the idea of driverless fully electric cars, digital currencies and deep sea mining seemed like science fiction.

It is testament to the rapid pace of social, economic and technological change that we are witnessing that these concepts no longer seem impossible with Bitcoin trading at values that are best described as outlandish and the UN giving licenses away for companies to mine the sea beds. As such, a revolution is under way, where gadgets, large and small, are changing our society. And this stuff is not make-believe any more. In less than a decade, many of these trends will be embedded in our daily lives.

These revolutionary changes equate to great opportunities for entrepreneurs and businesses, and they can prosper from it if they are the first to spot and adapt to these major global societal and transformative forces, which I call “Mega Trends.” The knowledge of these Mega Trends is only a first step towards understanding your future opportunities.

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Via TechinBiz, Gebeyehu B. Amha
Marc Kneepkens's insight:

Predicting trends and acting upon that with a clear vision is makes all the difference in this competitive world. This article only gives general ideas and trends, but it's good to sit down and look at your options.

Techstore's curator insight, May 16, 2014 10:05 AM

The 10 Social & Tech Trends that could Shape the Next Decade.

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Marc Kneepkens's curator insight, May 20, 2014 9:41 AM
Several of these trends have implications on our energy strategies and ecological ideas. Take a look.