StretchSense is a B2B supplier of lightweight and high-precision sensors for companies in wearables, healthcare, sports, and motion capture industries. Soft and stretchy capacitive sensors are a new type of sensor that is in strong demand for wearable technology, a current mega trend determining new ways of human-device interaction, sports training and healthcare provision. Filmed at the IDTechEx Show! USA 2016 tradeshow in Santa Clara California.
MultiTech is an IoT company that has on display here their solutions for smart agriculture. The setup uses LoRaWAN for data transmissions (frequencies range from 700MHz in China to 915MHz in Europe) with a conduit that contains the gateway. The conduit can be IP67 water and dust proof certified in order to be installed on a rooftop. The 15km range is valid for line-of-sight only. Battery life can vary depending on the amount of data transmitted, with a one-day transmission device lasting for as long as 15 years.The demo setup consists of a sensor submerged in the ground to detect water, with data transmitted to the conduit/gateway.
Keith Reed, CEO of DevicePilot, explains about operational management in IoT. The company helps companies that deploy smart solutions, to ensure that their smart devices are kept up-to-date with the latest firmware and that they are functional. An example for the company is one of their clients that supply fire alarms - DevicePilot assists in ensuring that the alarms are functional.
Phil Poole, Director of Semiconductors at Microdul shows their low power temperature and timing sensors at the IDTechEx Show! in Berlin. Working with the Swiss company Algra, Microdul is developing finger-powered piezo wireless push buttons named Algra Dynapic, aiming it as stick-on light switches and other building control applications. Microdul AG develops and produces customised microelectronic components.
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