On 15th March, Lincad will be attending the Wearable Technology Show at ExCel London.

Now in its third year, the show is the largest business and consumer event dedicated to this cutting edge technology and, as such, an ideal forum for forming partnerships and developing new business opportunities across the wearable landscape.

As a leader in the design and manufacture of bespoke batteries, chargers and power management systems for the military and other specialist applications, Lincad is committing significant R&D resources to the batteries required to power this fast developing technology.

Offering the potential to augment our reality, enhance our senses and extend our cognitive abilities, wearable technology is of obvious interest to the British Army and other international forces. From smart glasses that can be used to provide 360⁰ awareness and track out-of-sight targets to smart watches for communication support to biosensors incorporated in a soldier’s clothing to monitor vital biometric data, the potential applications are truly extensive. How to power wearable devices of this kind efficiently without adding significant extra weight is, of course, a critical element in any further development.

As Peter Copplestone, Lincad’s Operations Manager, commented: “The integration of wearable technologies and energy harvesting, including solar charging, will largely be driven by battery technology and design”.