AIQ shows their washable smart clothes with heart rate sensor, ECG, HRV, their key material is stainless steel fiber, 10% of size of human’s hair. AIQ's smart clothes features a removable electronics moduel with ARM Cortex M0 and battery, it supports about 7 days battery life with normal usage.
Taiwan Textile Research Institude (TTRI ) shows their smart glove to control a drone, smart clothes wth smart textile marterials that are washable. The smart gloves is Gypro inside, with sensors in 3 fingers to control the Parrot drone to get up, turn left/right, forward/backward, and to get down again. With 70mAh removable battery. TTRI also shows the smart T-shirt with heart rate.sensor in the back, they also show smart clothes for policeman with LED lights on the surface.
Tom Taylor, Director of New Business at CPI, shows a flexible OLED and flexible Pragmatic processors printed on plastic with a novel moisture barrier for medical devices at the IDTechEx Show! in Berlin. Tom also talks about ways to manufacturer medicines, new glucose meter sensors, and how they assist inventors in manufacturing new devices. The Centre for Process Innovation (CPI) is a UK based technology innovation centre and the process arm of the High Value Manufacturing Catapult. Established to support the UK process manufacturing industry, CPI collaborates with universities, SMEs and large corporates to help overcome innovation challenges and develop next generation products and processes. CPI also shows a Flexible Processor made by PragmaticIC Filmed in 4K using Sony AX53.
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.
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.
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.
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
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
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.
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