Garmin Varia Vision is a Smart Glass for Bicyclists, it is a water-resistant, very light module at only 29.7 grams that can be attached to the side of any sunglasses and it can mounted in the left or right side of your existing cycling glasses, support display the navigation and rider’s peripheral vision on the in-sight screen, support vibration notification for all incoming calls, message navigation cues and other alerts, it comes with a glove-friendly touch panel on the side for users to change different information on the screens of the Smart Glass. The battery life is up to 8 hours. Reference price will be around $400, starts shipping in the next few weeks.
Engineered Materials Systems won “Best Commercialization Award” at IDTechEx Printed Electronics USA. This award was given for the use of their stretchable conductive ink in the successful commercial product MIMO Baby, made by Rest Devices. Rest Devices developed breakthrough wearable technology that combined capacitive sensing, blue tooth transmission of real-time biological data, and a clever way to integrate chip and power. What they lacked was a conductive ink that would meet their requirements of soft, stretchable and durable. Engineered Materials Systems submitted their flagship silver conductive ink, CI-1036 which worked very well according to Rest Devices engineers and was a key enabler to commercialization of MIMO Baby. CI-1036 is applied to proprietary film and insulated with a proprietary top-coat. This combination is reported by Rest Devices to withstand 90 wash/dry cycles of the MIMO Baby kimono with the failure mode not due to the conductive circuitry. Engineered Materials Systems, Inc. (EMS, Inc). is a global manufacturer of conductive inks, insulators, conductive adhesives for the printed electronics market. EMS has developed a highly stretchable/ flexible conductive ink for wearable electronics. For more information see http://emsadhesives.com/ and http://www.IDTechEx.com
Interview with Sensoria at the IDTechEx Wearable USA event. Sensoria’s vision is The Garment is The Computer. Headquartered in Redmond, (WA) Sensoria Inc. is a developer of IoE (Internet of Everyone) wearable solutions that improve people's lives. Sensoria’s proprietary e-textile sensor platform enables Sensoria powered garments to deliver actionable information to health and fitness users in real-time. For more information see http://www.sensoriafitness.com/ and http://www.IDTechEx.com
BrainCo Focus1 is a headband with a wirelss EEG(Electroencephalography) brain wave detector inside can translate your brainwaves into electronic signals, you can turn the light on or off just by focusing on it. These signals can been used to control objects like prosthetic hand.BrainCo’s products can be applied to improve life quality like attention improvement, sleep management, smart home control etc. BrainCo is designed by a group of scientists from Harvard and MIT. Estimate retail price will be less than $200 for BrainCo headband focus 1 and prosthetic hand, mass production probably ready in end of 2016.
Holst Centre at Printed Electronics USA, shows wearable technology applications of their products and prototypes. Holst Centre is an independent R&D center that develops technologies for wireless autonomous sensor technologies and flexible electronics. The Holst Centre’s business model is to partner with industry and academia based around roadmaps and programs. For more information see http://www.holstcentre.com and http://www.IDTechEx.com
PillBox aims to remind users to take their pills and to alert users families and friends to remind them also. Featuring slots for a day of the week or specific types of tablets or for night and day, this nifty-looking piece of hardware is also very power efficient: it uses a standard CR2032 battery and then lasts for a year and four months on regular usage. They display the mechanism for the slots, controlled by magnets. The PillBox connects to smartphones via Bluetooth 4.0 and has its own app, that can even alert family members if another forgets to take a pill or opens the slot for the wrong time/day/pill category.
Interview with Ohmatex at IDTechEx Wearable USA. Ohmatex develops products and solutions for integrating electronics into textile. Ohmatex products include textile cabling and washable connectors which provide conductivity and connectivity for smart garments and wearable devices. Ohmatex currently has a contract with the European Space Agency (ESA) to develop a garment with NIRS (Near Infra-Red) and EMG sensors to monitor leg muscle activity during astronaut training. In 2012 Ohmatex developed a medical compression stocking that measures changes in leg volume for patients suffering from edema (fluid retention) of the lower limbs. For more information see http://www.ohmatex.dk and http://www.IDTechEx.com
Lumo Bodytech present the Lumo Run smart shorts, partnering with elite runners to improve training by collecting and analyzing their individual digital signatures in running using advanced wearables technology. Lumo Bodytech’s apparel embedded wearable biomechanics sensor technology leverages sensors, algorithms, big data and coaching in real-time to gain deeper insight on human movement, this wearable technology can facilitate behavior change and help improve individuals quality of life.
Omron is the worldwide leader in selling home blood pressure monitors for consumers to use by themselves, Omron Project Zero Upper Arm is a blood pressure monitor where everything is integrated, you put it on your arm, press start and in about 30 seconds it measures your blood pressure and synchronizes it to your smartphone or tablet. Then Omron releases their Omron Bloor Pressure Smartwatch with steps, calories burnt, distance and sleep monitoring, it can measure the blood pressure through the radial artery in the wrist, it inflates a little bit to measure the blood pressure on the wrist also within about 30 seconds by just pushing a button, making it easy to take ones blood pressure directly on the wrist! The price is going to be below $200 for release in 2016.
Merlin IntelliSense Coherence Kit is a VR can monitor your body’s autonomic nervous system (ANS) and measures your heart rate variability (HRV). It can detect your pulse electronically and sends the data to the IntelliSense HRV app (available for both Android and iOS). Based on this, it can help you balance your nervous system function, while being measured real time. The visual feedback through the Coherence Kit 3D headset allows you to relax and helps you enforce positive thoughts as you watch the stress melt away. Merlin IntelliSense Coherence Kit is on indiegogo campaign now with $120 early bird price for the basic kit including the Merlin VR and Heart Rate Monitor:https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/intellisense-hrv-virtual-reality-biofeedback#/
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