Employing batteries and battery chargers that can meet the high stress demands of combat remains an increasingly cumbersome struggle for the military.

There will be 8.4 billion connected "things" in 2017 and 20.4 billion by 2020 according to research firm Gartner.

VARTA Microbattery Presents the Latest Battery Generation at the Wearable Technologies Conference in Munich. They can be worn close to the body, on the body or even in the body – wearables are being used in more and more applications, and becoming increasingly commonplace.