Category: Health

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DCS shows SYSCO cutting and lamination machine

Posted by Charbax – May 16, 2016

Kevin Deloge of Dorey Converting Systems shows a cutting and lamination machine at the IDTechEx Show! in Berlin, and discusses customization options manufacturers can add to the machine for their production needs. The machine can be adapted to produce items from RFID tags to labels to medical bandages. Dorey focuses on the development and service for SYSCO's high precision rotary die cutting and laminating systems in Europe. The equipment at the forefront of the latest technologies offer opportunities for sophisticated industries based on laminating adhesive or non-adhesive materials for applications in electronics, automotive, medical, RFID, NFC tags and labels. Filmed in 4K using Sony AX53.

Analog Devices Optical Heart Rate Monitor, Vision Based Occupancy, Boost Converter and more

Posted by Charbax – May 7, 2016

At the IDTechEx Show! in Berlin, Jan Broeders, Business Development for Healthcare at Analog Devices, shows off wearable devices tailored for collecting health information such as the ADPD103 Optical Heart Rate Monitor, Vision Based Occupancy Sensing, ADP5091 Boost Converter for Energy Harvesting and their Wireless Charging Zero Pin Sensor. Analog Devices is a world leader in the design, manufacture, and marketing of a broad portfolio of high performance analog, mixed-signal, and digital signal processing (DSP) integrated circuits (ICs) used in virtually all types of electronic equipment.

Quad Industries Flexible Hybrid Printed Electronics

Posted by Charbax – May 7, 2016

At the IDTecEx Show! in Berlin, Wim Christiaens, Director of R&D at Quad Industries shows a variety of printed electronics samples, MEMS switches, printed batteries, and a shoe sole insert with 8 sensors used by Olympic athletes to analyze their step and gaits. Quad Industries is a leading manufacturer and developer of user interfaces and control panels, which mainly consist of membrane and capacitive switches, overlays and foils, rubber keypads, PCB's, integrated touch screens or displays and plastic or metal housings.

Touch on Smart Clothing, Tacterion Sensor Skin

Posted by Charbax – May 2, 2016

Tacterion is a spin-off from the German aerospace center at the Robotics and Mechatronics Center to develop tacterion, a new kind of tactile sensor. Tacterion offers polymer-based tactile sensors called Artificial Skin for Robotics, MedTech or as a new kind of input device in Human-Machine-Interaction in Smart Clothing. The rubber foil-like Artificial Skin sensor is connected to Tacterion's readout electronic component that translates physical interaction into data which digital systems can process. Filmed in 4K using Sony AX53 at the IDTechEx Printed Electronics Europe 2016 event. Read more at http://tacterion.com

Neuromatrix Quell natural chronic pain relief device

Posted by stromium – April 28, 2016

The Quell is a device from Boston, Massachusetts-based Neuromatrix that claims to have brought relief for chronic pain to 81% of their users. The device involves the main unit bing put into a belt that has space for electrical contacts. These are used with a gel-based pad on the other side and wrapped around one's leg to deliver mild electrical pulses that trigger release of natural pain blockers from the brain. It costs US$249 and is currently on sale only in Canada and the US. The device also includes an optional app for advanced sleep tracking functions.

For more information visit : www.neurometrix.com

HiCling clingband uses UICO Duratouch wristSENSE to detect when it’s being used

Posted by Charbax – April 27, 2016

Duratouch Wristsense allows wearables to detect if the wearable is being worn or not. Going through the plastics, it allows to reliably know if the smartwatch or the sports band is being worn, which can then allow the device's software to turn off other sensors such as heartrate, tracking, when it's not being worn by the user.

Firstbeat: Heartbeat Monitoring for Fitness and Wellbeing

Posted by Charbax – April 26, 2016

An interview with Firstbeat at the IDTechEx Wearable USA exhibition. Firstbeat is a provider of physiological analytics for sports, fitness and wellbeing. Firstbeat technology measures the heartbeat for insights on exercise, stress, sleep and recovery. For more information, visit http://www.firstbeat.com and http://www.IDTechEx.com

BitWearLabs Wearable Sensor System for Monitoring Food Intake

Posted by Charbax – April 26, 2016

A video interview taken with Muhammad Farooq of The University of Alabama at the IDTechEx Wearable USA event, presenting his poster “A Wearable Sensor System for Monitoring of Food Intake”. BitWearLabs is a University of Alabama spin-off. The AccuBite is a food intake tracker that analyses eating habits - the sensor pairs with a smartphone app to provide actionable feedback. For more information see http://bitwearlabs.com and http://www.IDTechEx.com

NanoVivo Smartwatch photonics sensor to monitor Health & Wellness

Posted by Charbax – April 18, 2016

An interview with NanoVivo, Inc. at the IDTechEx Wearable USA exhibition. NanoVivo, Inc., is a Silicon Valley-based health monitoring company, focused on the design, engineering and development of wearable wellness, fitness and health monitors based on photonics technologies. In 2015, NanoVivo introduced a monitoring device that can non-invasively measure through skin, integrating real-time blood chemistry monitoring into a wristwatch. Applications include: monitoring chronic diseases, blood count testing, food/nutrition, digital cosmetics, diet monitoring, athletic performance, pregnancy monitoring, food safety, etc. Data can be wirelessly uploaded to the Cloud for remote monitoring by physicians. For more information see http://www.nanovivomd.com and http://www.IDTechEx.com

Komura Tech 2µm Printed Electrodes and Bio-sensors at Printed Electronics USA

Posted by Charbax – April 3, 2016

Komura-Tech at the Printed Electronics USA exhibition develops printed electronics, a fusion of the latest printing technologies and electronics technologies. Komura-Tech’s scope encompasses not just electrical equipment and communications but also medical care, the environment and more.