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.
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
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.
Tokyo-based Aroma Bit showcases their odor imaging sensor technology, they claim to be able to make a unique sensor to analyze the subjective matter of smell, rather than simply to analyze the contents of the gas. The setup on display shows how a bottle opened nearby produces a digital odor signature on the screen. The sensor prototype is mounted on an SD card. The device learns about the signature of each smell it encounters, becoming smarter.
For more information visit: http://www.aromabit.com
Bill Cummings of Thin Film Electronics interview with Raghu Das from IDTechEx at the Printed Electronics USA exhibition. Thinfilm is creating printed systems that include memory, sensing, display, and wireless communication. Thinfilm's roadmap integrates technology from an ecosystem of partners to enable the Internet of Everything by bringing intelligence to disposable goods. For more information see http://www.thinfilm.no and http://www.IDTechEx.com
Infratab makes Freshtime, a freshness-monitoring system of RFID- and NFC-enabled tags that monitor elapsed time and the temperature of perishable items (food, medicines, flowers , blood, adhesives, ammunition etc). Freshtime integrates these variables in a 100-point metric that tells users concurrently "how fresh" the product is. For more information see http://www.infratab.com Filmed at at the Internet of Things Applications exhibition, part of the IDTechEx Show!
ROYOLE shows a multi-functional charging station&speaker with a Rollable and transparent keyboard hides inside. The keyboard is made by ROYOLE flexible and transparent sensors. ROYOLE flexible touch sensor support multi-touch, stylus compatible, glove friendly and water-resistive, provide custom design of flexible form factors for smart phone, smart wearable, electronics etc.
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
Microduino mCookie is a small open-source module with different sensors(Bluetooth,WiFi,GPS,Audio,Motor etc) inside, it comes with colorful shell ,magnetic connector and pogo pins. support AVR, STM32, MS430, 51,MIPS, ARM, FPGA system, compatible with LEGO and Arduino, Makers can use it for projects like 3D printing, Robotics, Drones, IoT, wearable or any of your new ideas. Retailer price at $299 for mCookie kit.
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Bin Feng, CEO,Co-founder
U-Blox is a Swiss based semiconductor company supplying positioning and wireless semiconductors and modules for automotive, industrial and consumer markets. It provides Narrow band IoT connection to connect the device directly with cloud using ARM mbed. In this Video, the U-Blox dice sense their number when you roll them and sends it to a nearby gateway using Bluetooth, that gateway sends the data to cloud for making it ready to display in browser.