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Are wearables the answer for an ageing population?

The World Health Organisation (WHO) predicts that by 2050, the worldwide population over 60 will have doubled to reach two billion people. With most age-related illnesses beginning at the age of 50, ...


Are bearings really such a bad investment?

Explosive growth in the offshore wind sector and aggressive renewables targets in India are expected to drive a ten-year CAGR (Compound Annual Growth Rate) of 12.2% in Asia Pacific. Here, Chris ...


Being positive

I first joined the engineering press in 1995 – almost exactly 24 years ago at the time of going to press, in fact. Over what is nearly quarter of a century, a near constant theme has been the drive ...


OPC UA in the smart factory

The story of the Tower of Babel describes a time where all human beings spoke the same language. When the Babylonians decided to build a tower tall enough to reach heaven, God stepped in and created ...


Breathing life into submarine systems

Submarine life is no easy feat. Historically, these vessels would stay underwater for just a few days, before resurfacing to exchange stale air for fresh oxygen. Today’s submarines however, use ...



Making smart products smarter

Two years ago, most companies were just beginning to grapple with issues like connectivity and thermal management for smart product designs. Now, no-one is asking, “Do we need smart functionality?” ...


Make way for effortless customisation

According to the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders, automotive manufacturing fell by 11% last summer. Among the reasons cited for this decrease was growing demand for customisation and an ...