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
FlexEl develops battery solutions for companies that have unique power, biocompatibility, form factor or other requirements. FlexEl aim to facilitate the market entry of emerging technology products through battery innovation. For more information see http://www.flexelbattery.com and http://www.IDTechEx.com
Interview with BeBop Sensors at the IDTechEx Wearable USA event. BeBop uses smart fabrics to create sensor solutions for OEMs. Where things or people interact, BeBop Sensors comprehend force, location, size, weight, shape, motion and presence across any size, resolution and geometry. BeBop uses a proprietary Monolithic Fabric Sensor Technology that integrates all of the sensors, traces and electronics into a single piece of fabric. BeBop technology senses and displays 3D maps of pressure, bend, location, rotation, angle, and torsion. For more information see http://www.bebopsensors.com/ and http://www.IDTechEx.com
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.