Friday, 14 October 2016

AESA systems, security concerns boost demand for airborne fire control radar

The emergence of active electronically scanned array (AESA) radar systems, coupled with the rising security concerns in world nations, has led to growth in the airborne fire control radar market.


The global environment witnesses dramatic socio-economic and political changes between countries and international bodies. In this scenario, the issue of national security and sustenance of military technologies takes paramount importance for reigning governments. The rise in research and development activities on warfare techniques has augmented the airborne fire control radar market.

There is greater implementation of fire control radars in military aircraft due to growing security concerns with respect to territorial conflicts between nations. Each country is actively investing mammoth sums of money in creating a larger and distinguished defense base. The increasing focus of militaries in employing surveillance radar technology with greater accuracy in target location has ensured that there is greater need for weapon control radars. Along with the transition towards AESA (active electronically scanned array) systems, the world airborne fire control radar market is expected to grow exponentially.

Tuesday, 4 October 2016

Airborne Fire Control Radar Market to Reach $3,455 Million, Globally, by 2022

"By region, Asia-Pacific is projected to be one of the fastest growing airborne fire control radar markets during the forecast period, due to the strong economic growth and rising military expenditure, industrial development, and civil unrest situations in countries including India, Japan, and China."

A new report published by Allied Market Research, titled, "Airborne Fire Control Radar Market - Global Opportunity Analysis and Industry Forecast, 2014 - 2022", forecasts that the global airborne fire control radar market is expected to reach $3,455 million by 2022, growing at a CAGR of 3.9% from 2016 to 2022. X-band segment is expected to witness highest growth rate, while region-wise North America is projected to lead the market during the forecast period.


Over the years, the demand for air and missile radar systems has increased significantly, owing to adoption of active electronically scanned array (AESA)-based systems, rise in concern for border security, automation of defense and surveillance radar systems, increase in military spending in various developing countries and others.

Radar has been extensively used by the defense industry after the Second World War and is now among the crucial component in military communications. High number of advancements in the recent years in radar technologies has given rise to increased flexibility of the tools. This has also resulted in the development of AESA in the airborne fire control radar systems. These types of phased array radar systems are much more precise, making it easier for airborne fire control radar in easy tracking of the target.

Furthermore, territorial conflicts in Asia-Pacific and Middle East & Africa pose a major challenge in todays environment. The cause for such conflicts includes a mix of political and economic interests, normative reasons, and struggle over scarce natural resources. It has been seen in the past that territorial conflicts were the leading cause of war, especially if two countries disagreed over specific parts of territory. Due to this, the countries have secured their borders with effective technologies through air, water, and land; this increase in security concerns gives rise to the demand for airborne fire control radar systems worldwide.

In terms of frequency band, S-band accounted for the maximum revenue share during the forecast period. In addition, X-band airborne fire control radar is expected to grow at the fastest rate.

North America accounted for majority of the global market share in 2015, and is expected to maintain its dominance during the forecast period.

Key Findings of the Airborne Fire Control Radar Market:


  • In the year 2015, S band segment dominated the overall airborne fire control radar market in terms of revenue, and is projected to grow at a CAGR of 3.3%.
  • North America generated the highest revenue among all regions in 2015.
  • Asia-Pacific is the fastest growing region with India, China, and Japan as the leading countries for airborne fire control radar market.
  • U.S. and China accounted for the majority of the share, in terms of revenue, responsible for nearly 50% of the total market.

Lockheed Martin Corporation, Northrop Grumman Corporation, Raytheon Company, SAAB Group, Thales Group, and Airbus Group are leading players in global airborne fire control radar market. They have adopted various strategies such as contracts & agreements, new product launches, expansion, and partnerships to sustain in the market.

Thursday, 18 August 2016

World Market for Hydraulic Pumps to Reach $10.4 Billion by 2022

http://www.mobilehydraulictips.com - According to a new report published by Allied Market Research, the global hydraulic pump market is expected to garner $10.4 billion of revenue by 2022, growing at a CAGR of 4.7% during 2016-2022. In 2015, Asia-Pacific accounted for 36.7%, followed by North America. Growth in developing countries such as China and India would primarily be supplemented by increasing use of hydraulic pumps in manufacturing, construction activities and automobiles.

Based on type, hydraulic pumps are classified as vane, piston, and gear pumps. Gear pumps dominated the market in 2015, accounting for more than 50% of the market revenue, owing to their low cost. Piston pumps are expected to be the fastest growing product, due to the component’s high efficiency, reliability, and increasing usage in high pressure application areas like mining and construction.

In 2015, the mobile segment occupied a major share of the overall market. However, the industrial segment is anticipated to grow at a faster rate during 2016-2022, owing to increasing application of hydraulic pumps in manufacturing activities in the developing economies.

Other findings include:

· In 2015, Asia-Pacific was the highest revenue-generating region for hydraulic pumps, followed by North America
· Growth in Latin America/Middle East/Africa is likely to be supplemented by increasing usage of hydraulic pumps in mining and oil extraction activities
· Gear pumps are the most commonly used hydraulic pumps worldwide
· Mobile applications were the major revenue-generating segment in 2015
· The industrial application segment would grow at a faster CAGR of 5.5% during 2016-2022

The complete report is available for purchase at https://www.alliedmarketresearch.com/hydraulic-pump-market

Wednesday, 10 August 2016

Tech Giants Back Agriculture Equipment Manufacturers to Make Sustainable Solutions

Agriculture equipment are used for assistance in agriculture activities. Agriculture equipment comprise a wide range of equipment such as tractors, plough, cultivation equipment, and harvesters. The market is anticipated to grow at a moderate pace, with a CAGR of 5.9% from 2016 - 2022, to garner over $200 billion revenue by 2022.



Source: https://blog.alliedmarketresearch.com/collaboration-with-tech-giants-helps-agriculture-equipment-manufacturers-319

Tuesday, 2 August 2016

Engineering Essentials: Pressure-Control Valves

Pressure-control valves are found in virtually every hydraulic system, and they assist in a variety of functions, from keeping system pressures safely below a desired upper limit to maintaining a set pressure in part of a circuit. Types include relief, reducing, sequence, counterbalance, and unloading. All of these are normally closed valves, except for reducing valves, which are normally open. For most of these valves, a restriction is necessary to produce the required pressure control. One exception is the externally piloted unloading valve, which depends on an external signal for its actuation.

 

Relief valves


Most fluid power systems are designed to operate within a preset pressure range. This range is a function of the forces the actuators in the system must generate to do the required work. Without controlling or limiting these forces, the fluid power components (and expensive equipment) could be damaged. Relief valves avoid this hazard. They are the safeguards which limit maximum pressure in a system by diverting excess oil when pressures get too high.

Cracking pressure and pressure override —The pressure at which a relief valve first opens to allow fluid to flow through is known as cracking pressure. When the valve is bypassing its full rated flow, it is in a state of full-flow pressure. The difference between full-flow and cracking pressure is sometimes known as pressure differential, also known as pressure override.

In some cases, this pressure override is not objectionable. However, it can be a disadvantage if it wastes power (because of the fluid lost through the valve before reaching the maximum setting). This can further permit maximum system pressure to exceed the ratings of other components. (To minimize override, use a pilot-operated relief valve.)

 

Relief valves are either direct-acting or pilot-operated.


Direct-acting — A direct-acting valve may consist of a poppet or ball, held exposed to system pressure on one side and opposed by a spring of preset force on the other. In a fixed, non-adjustable, normally closed relief valve, Figure 1, the force exerted by the compression spring exceeds the force exerted by system pressure acting on the ball or poppet. The spring holds the ball or poppet tightly seated. A reservoir port on the spring side of the valve returns leakage fluid to tank.

Fig.1: Simple, direct-acting relief valve has no adjusting screw and therefore opens at a fixed, pre-set pressure as controlled by setting of compression spring.

When system pressure begins to exceed the setting of the valve spring, the fluid unseats the ball or poppet, allowing a controlled amount of fluid to bypass to reservoir, maintaining system pressure at the valve setting. The spring re-seats the ball or poppet when enough fluid is released (bypassed) to drop system pressure below the setting of the valve spring.

Because the usefulness of a fixed relief valve is limited to the single setting of its spring, most relief valves are adjustable. This is commonly achieved with an adjusting screw acting on the spring, Figure 2. By turning the screw in or out, the operator compresses or decompresses the spring respectively. The valve can be set to open at any pressure within a desired range. Aside from the adjustable feature, this valve works just like the fixed valve in Fig 1.

Spring-loaded poppet valves are generally used for small flows. They don’t leak below cracking pressure and respond rapidly, making them ideal for relieving shock pressures. They often are used as safety valves to prevent damage to components from high surge pressures, or to relieve pressure caused by thermal expansion in locked cylinders. The differential between cracking and full open pressure on spring-loaded poppet relief valves is high. For this reason they are not recommended for precise pressure control.

Fig.2: Adjustable, direct-acting relief valve blocks flow through the valve until force of system pressure on the poppet overcomes the adjustable spring force and downstream pressure.

Relief valves are also made to relieve flow in either direction. Fluid pressure at the other port acts on a shoulder on the plunger to open the valve. Another type of direct-acting relief valve has a guided piston. In this valve a sliding piston, instead of a poppet, connects the pressure and reservoir ports. System pressure acts on the piston and moves it against a spring force. As the piston moves, it uncovers a reservoir port in the valve body.

These valves have a fast response but may be prone to chatter. They can be damped to eliminate chatter, but this also slows their reaction time. They are reliable and can operate with good repetitive accuracy if flow does not vary widely. Valves with hardened-steel pistons and sleeves have a very long service life. They may leak slightly below cracking pressure unless the pistons are sealed.

Guided-piston relief valves generally are used for pressures below 800 psi, although they can be made with heavier springs for higher pressures. The heavier springs give the valve a greater differential and consequently increase the size of the valve.

A variation of the guided-piston relief valve is the differential-piston relief valve. Here, the pressure acts on an annular area (the difference between two piston areas). This annular area is smaller than the valve’s seat area. This permits the use of a lighter spring than would be needed if pressure acted on the entire seat area. These valves have a lower pressure differential than poppet or guided-piston relief valves.

Thursday, 21 July 2016

Innovative Biopsy Devices Identify Cancer Cells at its Early Stage

https://blog.alliedmarketresearch.com - Today, biopsy devices market players are seen introducing innovative devices that can identify cancer cells at an early stage. 

With the advancements of modern science, and emergence of bio-psycho-socio-therapeutic model, there has been a growing demand for obtaining accurate therapeutic results, say research analysts at Allied Market Research (AMR). Optimal therapeutic result with minimal damage is what many prominent players such as UAB focusing on, highlight AMR researchers. Earlier, oncologists depended greatly on sophisticated and complex imaging devices and biopsies to detect diseases such as cancer in symptomatic patients. In most cases, when detected the disease is often at an advanced stage, which makes it tougher to cure or treat. Therefore, to enhance the clinical results, scientists are concentrating on ways to detect cancer sooner. Such efforts have encouraged innovative discoveries in the biopsy devices market.

CT Guided Device Discovery Brings Hope for Radiology Department


There has been an increasing demand for a device that can aid Interventional radiologists to carry out “Computed Tomography (CT)” directed biopsy safely. In a recent incident a group of engineering students from the famous Sultan Qaboos University and medical specialists from the Oman Medical Specialty Board created history by inventing a similar CT guided device. Echoing their sentiments about the device the team said “We called our device the Painless CT-guided Biopsy Device.”

Computed Tomography guided biopsy is a procedure by which Interventional radiologists can obtain a sample of the tissues from a human body.  The tissue sample is then tested in a histopathology laboratory to get the final diagnosis results. So far, the process was performed manually. Besides this, the traditional method also carried greater risk for medical practitioners and patients and is time-consuming. But, not anymore! The team behind this innovative equipment is determined to demonstrate it at various local conferences and international events and exhibitions. Such discoveries are expected to drive in huge investment towards R&D in the biopsy devices market.

Robotic Surgeon is here to Detect Your Cancer Cells


There has been a growing speculation about surgeons being assisted by robots to detect cancerous tissues. While many doubted the capability of these knives to sniff out the cancer cells, iKnife - an intelligent knife - shows its dexterity is beyond normal human potentiality. Developed by a group of scientists at “Imperial College London”, the device is undergoing clinical trials as a part of the institute’s plans to “roboticise” medical surgery.

iKnife can easily detect the smoke as it burns through human tissue. This enables doctors to identify if the cells are cancerous. The team behind the discovery explains that the optical biopsy device has the power to sniff the cancer cells, and is an imaging tool that overlays traditional x-ray and MRI images onto real – time images to guide surgeons. Guang-Zhong Yang, a professor and director at the reputed Hamlyn Centre, Imperial College said “We are entering a new age of precision surgery.” Yang added “We want to enhance surgeons with robots that give them almost superhuman powers to image and diagnose damaged tissues, and the dexterity to repair them.”

Wednesday, 20 July 2016

Can ‘Technomeat’ Live Up to Its Promise?


http://www.theepochtimes.com - A small group of Silicon Valley-funded tech companies is out to disrupt factory livestock farming with plant-meat alternatives that are better for the environment than meat, better for our health, and just as tasty as the real thing.

With a staff of not chefs but mainly chemists, biochemists, and physicists, they are engineering alternatives to meat that look, cook, and impress just like the real thing—blood and all—using only plant ingredients like yellow pea, soybean, spinach, beets, carrots, and the like.
 

"By 2054, meat alternatives will comprise 33 percent of the overall protein market, up from just 2 percent today.


Prominent venture capitalists such as mega-billionaire Li Ka-shing, Sun Microsystems co-founder Vinod Khosla, business magnate and philanthropist Bill Gates, and others have invested $200 million in the two leading companies, Beyond Meat and Impossible Foods, according to Crunchbase.

While Redwood City, California-based Impossible Foods, backed by $183 million, continues to work in its labs on a beef burger and nondairy cheese, Manhattan Beach, California-based Beyond Meat’s grilled chicken strips and homestyle chicken have been on the market for a few years now.

In early 2015, the company released a beef-like Beast Burger, Beyond Beef Crumbles, and Beastly Sliders.


Lux Research, a strategic advisory firm for emerging technologies, predicts that by 2054, meat alternatives will comprise 33 percent of the overall protein market, up from just 2 percent today.

Driving this major shift in our eating habits is a perfect storm of consumer awareness: rising health concerns about consuming meat, the higher cost of meat due to increasing global demand (most notably for animal feed), and environmental concerns about animal agriculture, according to Lux.

Demand from Baby Boomers and Gen X’ers tends to be more health-related, while millennials tend to be motivated more by environmental concerns. Regardless, the market for plant food is now much larger and much more mainstream than before, pushing the boundaries of innovation past the typical vegetarian fare.

And this new group of plant-food explorers still enjoy eating meat. Call them “flexarians.” In fact, these people may even prefer that their meat substitute fool them into believing it’s the real thing.

Influential food writer Mark Bittman as well as Gates have both said they could not tell in a blind taste test the difference between Beyond Meat’s plant-based chicken and real muscle meat.

Food critic Corby Kummer, writing for the MIT Technology Review, said his impression was that Beyond Meat’s products were only getting close to the experience of “debased industrial meat.”

They are likely decades away from achieving the quality of a fine steak, “with the intramuscular marbling fat that bastes every bite,” Kummer wrote. But to be fair, he acknowledges for the company to achieve a product comparable to a Tyson chicken strip is indeed progress.

Gates wrote on his personal blog that the earth cannot support enough animal agriculture to feed the world’s growing population, and companies like Beyond Meat have taken on the challenge of finding alternatives that do not require asking everyone to become vegetarian.

He famously deemed his bite of chicken taco, made with Beyond Meat, no less than “a taste of the future of food.”

A Growing Industry


While the market for plant meat is still nascent today, it is growing at a healthy rate of 8.4 percent annually, according to Allied Market Research, nearly triple the overall growth in the food industry.

Byond Meat chicken strips made from all vegetarian ingredients that are free of antibiotics, GMO's, and gluten. (Samira Bouaou/Epoch Times)

Already, a surprising variety of meat alternatives can be found at natural grocers. Meat substitutes made from seitan (a wheat product), and tofu and tempeh (made from fermented soybeans), have been around for decades and are associated with incumbent brands Tofurky, Yves Veggie Cuisine, and Gardein.

Lux researcher Sara Olson says soy’s dominant 95 percent market share is expected to reduce to just 22 percent by 2054 as other meat-alternative options develop.

Some of the newer companies out there now include Sophie’s Kitchen seafood made with the Southeast Asian superfood konjac, jackfruit meat introduced recently by Upton’s Naturals, and a savvy blend of whole foods offered in a wide variety of meaty options by Sweet Earth Foods.

In fact, some vegetarians say they find some of these new fake-meat products somewhat offensive, or they may even feel baffled by claims on the products that appeal to meat-eaters, such as “flame-broiled,” and “quarter-pounder.” That is a little too meaty!

Other vegetarians may find themselves utterly drawn in by the artful packaging and product allure.

Nadia Berenstein, a food historian who is also a vegetarian, called Beyond Meat in a recent telephone interview, “an exquisitely technological and artificial product.”

Chile made with Beyond Beef crumbles. (Courtesy of Beyond Meat)



Tuesday, 19 July 2016

Smart Home Security Solutions Offers More Than Just Securing Your Assets

Sudden rise in thefts worldwide is driving the Home Security Industry globally. Asian countries are observing an exponential growth.

Home security solutions: Allied Market Research
We never know when a bugler strikes, lurking around a house and waiting for a perfect opportunity to relieve a homeowner of his or her valuables. In any event where a criminal manages to bypass security a home owner can still make it difficult for him by concealing all the expensive items, say research analysts at Allied Market Research. In addition, researchers analyzing the share size and growth opportunities in the home security solutions market explain that many DIY kits can also help homeowners secure their assets. Today, the United States leads when it comes to burglaries and thefts.

So what are market players upto?

Home security solutions: Allied Market Research
Courtesy: #homesecurity

What’s driving the home security solutions market?
Approximately 65% thieves or buglers use force to enter a house and gain access to the valuables. Furthermore, surprisingly over 25% enter the houses through windows or unlocked doors. Many homeowners are exploring the functions and advantages of wireless home security solutions market nowadays. That’s because over 20% of the thieves were reported cutting the alarm wires before they entered the house.
As per the FBI, the dollar loss due to burglary in the United States alone is close to $2,185. Besides this, Bureau of Justice Statistics Special Report reveals that about 28% of the home owners were present when the buglers entered the house.

Monday, 18 July 2016

Shape-Morphing with Smart Materials Promises Hope for Assistive Technology

Many of us understand the impact physical disability can have on an individual’s life, don’t we?Perhaps many of us have a firsthand experience with some sort of disability. In the U.K., over 1000 people suffer from spinal cord injury every year, according to Mark C Ransley a researcher and innovator at UCL. According to the research analysts at Allied Market Research assessing the size and share of the smart materials market, more than 15,500 stroke cases are reported every year in U.K. Loss of motor ability is the most tragic condition found in the aging population and the smart materials market has to prepare itself for the reality over the coming years. Besides elders, the younger population will also depend on assistive technology. 

Smart material market- allied market research

Read more about smart material market

The origin of assisted technology can be traced back to 5000 BC, where the use of wheelchair and crunches were common. However, recent discoveries in the material science are making things more lightweight as well as comfortable. The first ever radical approach in material science was the discovery of the robotic exoskeleton. These machines were developed to assist people perform manual labor, repetitive tasks, and strenuous chores. There are several reason why exoskeleton failed to attract many investors. They were noisy, expensive, and inaccurate. Moreover, the power requirements for the product was very high.  Besides, the rigid mechanical frames have posed limitations for people with imparities. 

Thus, researchers have adopted a completely different radical approach when it comes to the smart materials market. They believe that a transition from assisted robotic technology into the whole new world of assistive material holds answers to some important questions. The smart materials being developed today can electronically change their texture, shape, and stiffness. So wearable robots will be soon replaced by a smart wearable suit and amplify your movement by the virtue of the contraction and stiffening abilities of the material. This would mean that elders can let go off their walking stick as the material will carry the weight for you. 

Wednesday, 13 July 2016

Wearable Products Innovative Side That Make Lives Better

Wearable device manufacturers are seen expanding their reach to change how many carry out their day to-day chores.

Wearable Technology: Allied Market Research
https://www.flickr.com/photos/scobleizer/5455106314
Wearable electronic products that are found useful by medical practitioners and other sectors are proliferating among consumers worldwide. Aspiring wearable designers and intelligent component manufacturers are finally benefitting from the wearable technology market say researchers at the Allied Market Research (AMR). Furthermore, information technology, security companies as well as third party enterprises including health insurers are making huge profits from the recent developments in the wearable technology market.

Industry experts eyeing the size and share and demands in the sector emphasize that increasing consolidation, especially in the hardware segment will presage a higher emphasis on the development of wearable software. Besides this, the tech stocks are expected to be the robust performers in the low progressive and low inflation industry environment. According to industry experts at AMR, the wearable electronics industry is valued at $25.19 billion by 2020. Furthermore, this sector is anticipated to register a CAGR of 26% from 2014 to 2020. Moreover, the corresponding volume of the wearable electronics market would be about 142.6 million units, growing at a CAGR of 23% from 2014 to 2020. The wearable devices are becoming smarter. Demand for wearable watch or fitness watch are rising in regions such as North America and Europe.

Watch which wearable technology market players caught attention in 2016


Future wearable technology market  

The wearable technology market is witnessing a significant growth worldwide, especially in the United States. If we are to believe the figures presented by officials at the Fidelity International the global shipment of the wearable products for the 1st quarter in the last year had reached approximately 11.4 million units, which was an increase of 200% compared to the stats in 2014. Of those 11.4 million about 7 million alone were advanced fitness bands, a segment which is anticipated to fuel the future growth of the wearable technology market. Researchers reveal that the development of these wearable products will continue and potentially overshadow both smartphones as well as the tablet in the next five to six years.
For the wearable technology market to continue its growth, product designers will have to become more proficient and combine analytics, big data as well as cloud storage to deliver important insights to the customers at the right time. Besides this, gadgets will be designed by considering the user’s requirements. This process is termed as the human – centered design. Once made possible, the wearable products can soon emerge as an important part of our everyday life. The most significant wearable investment opportunities made so far are in data security, hardware, software, and others.

Wearable technology market is definitely making winds



Courtesy: PwC 2014 survey


What is the future of healthcare wearables?

The wearables in the healthcare industry are definitely one of the big futures. Change is happening in the healthcare, said - Erik Jacobson, working with Accenture at the “IOTSWC15” event. One of the key enablers of the wearable technology in the healthcare sector is the customer expectations. The economic model that works both in the government systems and private systems. e.g. in the UK, the GP is getting high financial control over their trade or business; large B2B agreements between healthcare institutions and payers around operations etc. is fueling the growth of wearable products in the healthcare sector.

Another focus area is value-based health, where a customer doesn’t just want to pay for the products but also for the end results. Wearables in healthcare can be considered as an endpoint of technology such as a smartphone. When we talk about wearables many will instantly think of a pair of smart glasses or probably a smart watch. But what’s next? Fitness bands are the obvious ones. The fitness market is incredibly mature attending to an array of fitness concerns. Next are the identity bands and the smart clothing or connected clothing which is the next stage of wearables.

These devices are now being used by patients, helping them save on their medical costs. Today, product designers are focused on helping the patients get a positive outcome from the wearable that sits on them. Wearables on healthcare workforce, such as charity workers, nurses as well as clinicians who work with the patients can wear these products to make their job easier. Public health workers can use these intelligent gadgets to prevent people from becoming patients.


What can US customers expect from the wearable technology market?

Fidelity study outlines that in 2019 the official launch of the “HoloLens” by Microsoft will bring about a dramatic transformation in the wearable technology market. There will be a visible shift from the basic wearable to some of the most intelligent or the smart ones. However, the consumers of Apple Watch as well as Fitbits will keep growing, as their devices serve different functions and are made available at different price tags. While the Fitbits range from anywhere between US$75 to $300, the Apple Watch is available for a price between $550 to $15,000.

As per the research carried out by Slice Intelligence, less than 5% of the buyers who invested in a Fitbit device had also bought an Apple Watch in 2013. Both the smart products will continue to observe an upward growth. Over 25% customers want to use wearable products to plug into the social media and more than 28% want to have an access to entertainment with smart products. Recent surveys also outline that 32% of the homeowners want to use intelligent gadgets to control their home appliances such as microwave ovens, washing machines, coffee makers and others. Customer demands for devices that can help them with tracking medical information and workout have seen a rapid growth since 2013. 

Monday, 11 July 2016

Congestive Heart Failure (CHF) Treatment Devices Market

http://www.dicardiology.com - Implantable cardioverter defibrillators to account for majority of the growth thanks to aging population with higher prevalence of heart arrhythmia issues


June 28, 2016 — A recent report published by Allied Market Research, titled, "Congestive Heart Failure (CHF) Treatment Devices Market," projects that the world market would reach $14.8 billion by 2022, at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 5.5 percent from 2016 to 2022. The implantable cardioverter-defibrillator (ICD) segment is expected to dominate the world CHF treatment devices market throughout the forecast period. North America is projected to continue its lead in terms of revenue, accounting for more than two-fifths share of the world CHF treatment devices.


FDA Approves Auris Robotic Endoscopy System

Picture: Artist’s illustration from Auris’ patent application

http://roboticsandautomationnews.com - Though Auris has not unveiled its much awaited endoscopy system, the recent approval from the Food and Drug Association has got many industry experts and principal investigator sharing their opinion

How many of us would actually trust a robotic surgeon operating on us? Not many. But the new precise and dexterous medical robot approved by the FDA shows they could soon take over the operation theater.


Friday, 24 June 2016

No Apparent Filtration Bar for New Entrants in Water Purifier Market

Allied Market Research - World water purifier market is expanding at a robust rate. New entrants tap opportunities to grasp their share of profits.
When majority of key industry players work around technical upgrades on their previous products, the fresh market entrants cleverly incorporate innovations to mark their presence. Enterprises now feel the rising pulse of IoT in almost all industries. Add the factor of connectivity with the solutions to prevalent misgivings on water purification equipment, and behold, the market has its novice line of products. Installing Wi-Fi and Bluetooth connectivity is a trend that has initiated the timeline of smart purifiers. Users are now able to verify the purity level of their water while monitoring discerned parameters over connected devices. Multiple new brands are here in the water purifier market to place their portfolio offerings.

Friday, 17 June 2016

Google to Enter into One-Of-Its-Kind Collaboration with Fiat Chrysler to Build 100 Driverless Cars

Google’s most-sought after search for finding an automaker partner to expand its existing self-driving test program has finally ended. The technology giant’s self-driving technology will be integrated into Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid minivans; the new self-driving cars will not be any car but minivan. Google announced this week that it has inked a deal with the Italian-American car maker Fiat Chrysler to build as many as 100 driverless Pacifica minivans. We will be seeing first ones to hit the road as early as this year end. 

The Google Self-Driving Car Project and Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) recently announced that they intend to integrate Google's self-driving technology into all-new 2017 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid minivans; the collaboration is considered as first-of-its-kind, since it is the first time Google has worked in direct association with an automobile maker to integrate its self-driving technology—including sensors and software—into the making of a passenger vehicle. Speculations over the concluded deal has already surfaced last month.

Wednesday, 8 June 2016

Protection Becomes Important as Many Fall Prey to Zika Virus

For an effective result, application of practical techniques and repellents can help users protect themselves this year, overseas and at their home. 
 
Outdoor stores in Nashville were seen telling their customers that mosquito repellent were not available in the state. Why? Outbreak of Zika virus in 2016 is majorly responsible for the shortage of insect repellents outlines research analysts at Allied Market Research. Analysts analyzing the share and the size of the sector add due to virus scare suppliers are sending the product down south. First baby with Zika was born in New Jersey. As per the CDC, approximately 591 cases have been identified in the United States till date. What else is keeping the future of the mosquito repellent industry bright besides this no cure disease?

Natural Variation Sounds Better


Several testing groups identified that natural repellents promise the best protection. They unveiled that their oils are not only less harsh on human nose, but also effective in protecting against swarms and swarms of mosquitos. Above all, the term natural definitely sounds better for buyers. It took close to five years for Fit Organic to develop a product that was effective against mosquitos carrying the virus. This proprietary formula is safe for both children and pregnant woman. Another product called Citronella Outdoor Sticks are the most sought after repellent rendered contemporary. Scientific testing reveals that these sticks are highly effective in keeping the mosquitoes away. 

 

Monday, 30 May 2016

Google to Enter into One-Of-Its-Kind Collaboration with Fiat Chrysler to Build 100 Driverless Cars

Google’s most-sought after search for finding an automaker partner to expand its existing self-driving test program has finally ended. The technology giant’s self-driving technology will be integrated into Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid minivans; the new self-driving cars will not be any car but minivan. Google announced this week that it has inked a deal with the Italian-American car maker Fiat Chrysler to build as many as 100 driverless Pacifica minivans. We will be seeing first ones to hit the road as early as this year end.


Thursday, 19 May 2016

Aircraft Fuel Systems Market By Application & Engine Type

System that enables the staff to pump, deliver and even manage fuel to APU and propulsion system of the aircraft is termed as aircraft fuel systems market. Furthermore, these fuel systems may vary depending upon the various performance of an aircraft, where the system is installed. Besides this, the key function of the fuel system is that it works as shut -off valve. Secondly, it enables the pilot select, which tank would feed the aircraft engine. Several aircraft have both left and right tank options available.


Power Transformers Market By Power Rating and Industry

Power transformers are used to connect electrical networks of different range voltages. They enable an exchange of power between these networks. Power transformers have a wide range of applications across various industries such as chemical plants, mining, etc. The market is driven by increasing power consumption, favourable government regulations and evolving technologies in developed countries. However, the volatile price of raw materials significantly hinders the adoption of power transformers. There is a growing demand for renewable and environmentally friendly energy sources. This greatly boosts the global power transformer market. Increasing energy consumption and the energy crisis in developing economies has brought the very efficient power transformers to the forefront in countries such as China, India, Brazil, Canada and Germany. The key players profiled in the report are ABB Ltd, BHEL, Alstom SA, Toshiba Corp., Mitsubishi Electric Corp., and Siemens Energy.


Wednesday, 18 May 2016

Mosquito Repellent Market - Opportunities and Forecasts, 2015 - 2022

Wide variety of chemical and natural ingredient based mosquito repellents are being used to keep the mosquitoes away and prevent mosquito-borne diseases such as malaria, dengue, chikungunya, yellow fever, Zika virus, and others. Popularly used chemical ingredients in the preparation of mosquito repellents include diethyl carbonate, ethyl hexane diol, N-diethyl-3-methylbenzamide (DEET), and diethyl phthalate. Moreover, natural substances such as Lemon Eucalyptus Oil, Lavender, Cinnamon Oil, Soybean Oil and others are used in herbal repellents. Adoption of such natural ingredients based mosquito repellents is increasing to avoid problems such as skin rashes, allergies and others.

Sports and Fitness Clothing Market Size, Share 2014 - 2020


Individual and team sports and fitness activities are on the rise, globally. The trend towards healthier habits, emergence of new sports, adoption of an active lifestyle, increasing incomes in developing countries and popularity of physical fitness activities amongst women are factors driving the sports and fitness clothing market. The growing trend of casual wear in the workplace and rising demand from teenagers also serve to fuel market growth. The growing emphasis on product performance and comfort is also a driving force of the industry; it has contributed to the rising demand for premium, high quality sportswear that is also fashionable. In order to design new styles of clothing and widen their product lines, sports clothing companies are collaborating with fashion designers. This has led to a number of mergers and acquisitions in the market. Friction reduction, lightness, stretching ability, water resistance and temperature regulation are some innovations in fabrics, which will influence the market.


Transportation Security Technology Market 2014 - 2020

Transportation security constitutes of various systems and services to provide security in all modes of transportation’s, viz. airways, waterways, roadways, and railways. The topic aims to provide an intense study on the security solutions exclusively used in transportation field. The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) is an agency of the U.S department of Homeland Security that exercises authority over the public transport in US. The transportation security market is lucrative market due to increase in security requirements and rapid change in regulatory requirements. The research focuses on the various technologies used in securing the modes of transports.

The significant increase in the transportation security market is due its advanced security methods. The constant need of public safety, massive infrastructural development and business continuity are some of the major drivers for the growth of this market. A huge number of passengers travel through all modes of transport; therefore, such modes of transport are vulnerable to terrorist attacks, which gives the transportation security technology a further push towards growth. Implementing the security applications in all modes of transportation and its high investment cost are the some challenges in this market.

Intelligent Transportation System (ITS) Market Forecasts, 2014 - 2020

The increasing number of mega cities and the population growth in developed and developing countries has increased the importance of deploying an intelligent transport system (ITS). ITS system constitutes both, road transport and an efficient metro/underground rail system. ITS involves the revamp of overall technological aspects such as GPS, Carrier Access for Land Mobiles (CALM), Dedicated Short Range Communication (DSRC) etc. Globally, the concerned government departments understand the importance of implementing an efficient ITS system, which is an important driving factor for the market growth.

Friday, 13 May 2016

Automated Fare Collection System for Seamless Transit Transactions

Convenience factor associated with automated fare collection system, for both agency and riders, acts as the trump card in public transit market.

Recent installations of automated fare collection system for public transit facilities, have been a shot-in-the-arm for converting ridership volumes into financial revenues. Contemporary vendors present exemplary modular, open solutions catering to operational needs and revenue growth objectives.

Various units add up to provide a networked and distributed system, compliant to set industry standards. Transit agencies gain cost-effective assistance that aids transportation device management, handling process data for devices, processing transaction history for fee settlements, placing charges and revenue as per operator allocation, and establishing an interface between functional tiers.

Tuesday, 10 May 2016

More than infotainment: Panasonic on self-driving cars and Tesla’s battery factory

The company is working on new human-machine interfaces for the car.


Everyone wants a slice of the self-driving car market, and we can now add electronics giant Panasonic to that list. Tom Gebhardt, head of Panasonic's US automotive division spelled out the company's plans in an interview with Automotive News. He said that Panasonic has ideas about the way we interact with autonomous cars, which the company will develop out of its expertise with infotainment systems.

The company is also working closely with Tesla on the battery "Gigafactory" in Nevada, which will be key to Tesla's ability to deliver almost 400,000 Model 3 electric vehicles to those in that gigantic queue of preorders. Gebhardt wasn't able to put a number on Panasonic's contribution to the factory—apparently that's down to Tesla—but he said that the company would "do what we need to do to assure supply."

Thursday, 5 May 2016

GeoOrbital Wheel adds an electric motor to your bike in 60 seconds


I enjoy riding my bike around town. I don't do it often enough, but when I do, it's nice to be able to travel around, get some breeze in my face, and just enjoy being outside. Of course, sometimes I just want to enjoy that without all of the hard work of pedaling up a big hill. There are two ways around that: I can either plan my route to avoid any hills, or I can get a little assistance.

Tuesday, 26 April 2016

How To Determine If You Can Trust Cloud Security

Will 2016 be the year security stops being a reason to avoid public clouds? Because, face it, by now established cloud vendors have likely invested more in security than you can hope to duplicate in-house. But when you’re used to pulling your own security levers, how do you let go of some of that control?

What we need is the cloud security version of a trust fall.

You may have taken part in this team-building exercise: You fall backward into the arms of a coworker while trusting that they’ll catch you before your khakis-clad behind hits the ground. It’s easier to take that plunge when your colleagues have given you reasons to trust them: They step up when you need a hand at work, they have built a solid reputation, they have your back when things go awry.

Monday, 25 April 2016

Global Photonic Sensors Market set to reach $18 Billion by 2021

The global photonic sensors market is expected to reach $18 Billion by 2021, at a CAGR of 17.7 per cent, according to a new market report from Allied Market Research.
Photonic Sensors Market - Allied Market Research
The main factors driving growth in this market include the need for enhanced safety and security solutions, better alternatives for conventional technology, and increasing adoption of wireless sensing technology, it said in the report, titled World Photonic Sensors Market Opportunities and Forecasts, 2014-2021.

Currently, North America dominates the global photonic sensors market, according to the research, owing to wide-ranging applications of photonic sensors in the region. However, the report forecasts that Asia-Pacific will be the fastest growing region during 2016-2021, with Japan being the forerunner in the development of advanced photonic technology.

This Water Purifier Generates Electricity And Creates Wi-Fi Connections


Watly is part of Telegraph Tech's Startup Saturday series. Every week, we will be profiling a British entrepreneur or startup inventing world-first products or solving gnarly problems using innovative tech.

Imagine a machine that can turn contaminated water from a river, ocean or even sewage into drinking water, while at the same time generating enough electricity to power itself with surplus, and connecting everywhere within a kilometre radius to Wi-Fi.

Tuesday, 19 April 2016

Another Report Forecasts Shale Market Reaching Over $104 Billion by 2020


Despite current difficulties caused by low crude and natural gas prices, some analysts believe that global shale gas market is set to grow  exponentially within the next four years. According to a recent report from Allied Market Research, global shale industry is to reach $104.1 billion by 2020, registering a CAGR of 9.3 percent during the forecast period (2014 – 2020). The predictions are almost identical to those made by Zion Research back in January, when they predicted a growth resulting in USD 105 billion in 2020, again, growing at a CAGR of around 9 percent between 2015 and 2020.


Monday, 4 April 2016

Robotic Roaches May Be The Future Of Earthquake Rescue

Believe it or not, we may soon find ourselves thankful for the mighty cockroach’s ability to get through the tiniest of cracks to just about anywhere it darned likes. Inspired by roaches’ ultra-flexible yet incredibly strong bodies, researchers at the University of California, Berkeley’s Department of Integrative Biology have developed a prototype for an insect-like rescue robot that could safely seek out humans in the kind of chaotic rubble that earthquakes and other disasters leave behind.

Growth Projected for Meat Substitute Market

Beef tacos, spicy miso chicken, cottage pie, cabbage rolls, chicken coconut curry, Swedish meatballs – all recipes from around the globe with a focus on meat. But as the consumer mindset continues to shift for food to incorporate into healthy lifestyles, the demand for meat substitutes is projected to increase.

Tuesday, 29 March 2016

Shale Gas Consumption is Estimated to Grow at CAGR 12.6%

A new report published by Allied Market Research, titled, “World Shale Gas Market - Opportunities and Forecasts, 2014 - 2022,” states that the global shale gas would grow at CAGR of 14.4% during 2015 and 2022. In North America, most of the shale gas is consumed in power generation applications which accounted for about 36% in 2015.

Friday, 18 March 2016

Enjoy a better living with Smart Homes

A smart home relates to security, energy efficiency, comfort that it provides to the owner. "Smart Home" is the word commonly used to define a house that has appliances, TVs, lighting, heating, computers, air conditioning, security, entertainment audio & video systems and camera systems that can communicate with one another and can be controlled by a time schedule from any room in the home, as well as remotely from any place in the world through internet or phone.

Thursday, 17 March 2016

Why I Ditched the Baby Monitor - and So Should You

When my baby was first born, I started out with not one but two baby monitors. The first was a traditional audio monitor, and the other was a fancy video device that synced with our iPhones. As someone who is always "connected" (hi, I'm the mom who texted during labor — nice to meet you), why wouldn't I want the same level of attachment with my newborn baby?

The only thing — it took less than a month to viscerally hate them both. Here's why.

Wednesday, 16 March 2016

Analysts Find Hadoop Entrenched in Healthcare & Bioinformatics Sector

The ‘World Wide Web’ witnessed a dramatic transformation in late 90’s and early 20’s. Search engines were created to empower users locate accurate data amid text – based content. Those days’ search results were returned by the users. But, as web developed it grew from dozen to about million pages and so did the need for automation. Web crawlers emerged, many university – led project and new entrants in the search engine such as AltaVista and Yahoo took off. Today, data volumes are continuously increasing, majorly from social media as well as IoT. They are a major consideration. Hadoop solves the problem by increasing the computing power. The distributed computing model assured by Hadoop now processes big data faster. So the more computing nodes a user uses the more processing capacity he or she has.


Monday, 14 March 2016

World Photonic Sensors Market is Expected to Reach $18 Billion by 2021

According to a report published by Allied Market Research, titled "World Photonic Sensors - Market Opportunities and Forecasts, 2014-2021”, the World photonic sensors market, is expected to garner revenue of $18 billion by 2021, registering a CAGR of 17.7% during the forecast period (2016 - 2021). The need for enhanced safety and security solutions, better alternatives for conventional technology and increasing adoption of wireless sensing technology are factors that drive the photonic sensor market. Presently, North America dominates the world photonic sensors market owing to wide-ranging applications of photonic sensors in the region. Asia-Pacific is expected to be the fastest growing region in the world photonic sensors market, with Japan being the forerunner in the development of advanced photonic technology.

World 3D Camera Market Expected to Reach $10.8 Billion USD by 2021

A new report published by Allied Market Research titled, “World 3D Camera Market - Opportunities and Forecasts, 2014 - 2021” projects that the global 3D camera market would garner revenue of $10.8 billion USD by 2021, registering a CAGR of 40.0% during 2016–2021. Professional 3D cameras would lead the market throughout the analysis period. The 3D cameras embedded in smartphones are expected to drive the 3D camera market significantly by 2021. 
The 3D camera market is in its nascent stage; in 2015, it contributed to about 2–3% of the overall 3D technology market. However, its contribution to global markets, would increase significantly within the forthcoming decade. The market for 3D cameras is primarily driven by the requirement to record 3D content in media & entertainment applications. Other factors driving the market growth include enhancement of 3D scanning technology, improved user preferences, increasing adoption of home automation applications and enhancement in virtual reality products. 

Friday, 11 March 2016

UV Light Stabilizer Market Share Rises by 70% Confirms an AMR Report

Exposure to ultra violet radiation often results in the loss of mechanical attributes such as stress. UV radiation just accounts for a small part of sunlight but leads to the degradation of both natural and artificially created polymers. True, exposure to UV rays causes many products made from materials like polymers to crack or simply stop working. However, adding UV light stabilizers at the manufacturing stage can save them from degrading. Light stabilizers help your car tire stay black. Furthermore, polymer additives prevent the road cones from shattering due to heat. 

World ATM Market is Expected to Reach $21.9 Billion by 2020


A new report published by Allied Market Research titled, “World ATM - Market Opportunities and Forecasts, 2014-2020”, forecasts that the world ATM market is expected to garner revenue of $21.9 billion by 2020, registering a CAGR of 7.7% from 2015 to 2020. Integration of wireless communicating devices (smart phones) with ATM machines has reduced ATM frauds arising due to card skimming. This factor has significantly fostered the adoption of smart ATMs, which has consequently fuelled the growth of the world ATM market. According to the Federal Reserve System, the ATM market in developed countries, such as the U.S., the U.K., Canada, and France has attained maturity, while the Reserve Bank of India forecasts a rapid growth of the ATM markets in the emerging countries.

Monday, 7 March 2016

European Countries Mandate Installation of LDW Systems

Allied Market Research, a reputed market research firm headquartered at Portland, is ready to publish a report titled “World Automotive Camera & Camera Module Market - Opportunities and Forecasts, 2015 - 2020.” The report studies the CAGR and the revenue generated by the automotive camera and camera module market during the forecast period. Research further evaluates North America, which has shown tremendous growth over the past six years. Adoption rate of ADAS in current automobiles and rising impact of New Car Assessment Program have influenced the industry. In addition, growing focus of the insurance organizations  to lower the cost due to road accidents has created opportunities for this sector.