Category: Smart Home

Medica S.Mat Pro-01 Sleep Monitor monitors your heart rate, breathing, movement activity and more

Posted by – August 24, 2014

Medica Technology is a ShenZhen-based company that works on Smart Home solution, especially on Sleep Monitors. Their Sleep Monitor can monitor your heart rate, breathing activity, movement activity and sleep quality through days. A smart mattress has some smart sensors built-in that can monitor your sleep. This mattress is flexible and comfortable and gets connected with a control box by a USB cable. The control box communicates with a smartphone or tablet to output the results. If the heart rate is above or below the normal rates or the breath rates are not normal, a SOS will get activated. At the moment this is designed to work only for Android devices. This device costs around $300 retail price. This company also makes an Sleep Monitor specifically for babies.

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ARM Seamless Smart Home IoT Connected Day demonstration

Posted by – June 23, 2014

ARM demonstrates what it will be like to have a Smart Home, some of how it’ll feel like to have many different things in your home connected through Internet of Things to your Smartphone.

ARM CEO Simon Segars at Computex 2014

Posted by – June 6, 2014

ARM ecosystem innovation enabled by developers having access to low-cost development boards to develop for the Internet of Things, Wearable devices, the Cloud, and more. At Computex 2014, ARM announces the setup of a new CPU Design Center in Taiwan to develop new processors for the Internet of Things and Wearables market.

Cuptime Smart Cup Temperature Bluetooth Meter

Posted by – May 29, 2014

The Cuptime provides you accurate information about every liquid you pour into the cuptime. The cuptime can come up with the best times to drink water and what amount to drink. The cuptime also has an Android app to be used along side it.

Shenzhen Ptah Factory Tour, Smartwatches, Smart Home, Air Mouse

Posted by – April 28, 2014

Shenzhen Ptah Technology Co.,Ltd is a software and hardware design house located in Shenzhen that also includes a small factory, now outputting an Air Mouse, but also assembling Smartwatches. In this video Tour at the Ptah Factory and Design House, Overseas Sales Manager Fessmin Zhan shows their upcoming sub-$100 MT6572 Android Smartwatch, their cheap Bluetooth Smartwatch, their $15 Smart Home WiFi solution with Set-top-box that learns user habits to improve the Smart Home.

You can contact Shenzhen Ptah here:

Fessmin Zhan (Overseas sales manager)
Shenzhen Ptah Technology Co.,Ltd
T:0755-2795 6729 F:0755 2997 0821 Cell:180 3811 3951
Skype: fessmin.zhan
Email: fessmin@szpodoor.com
www.szpodoor.com
4th Floor,Bao’he Business Bldg., 74 Area, Bao’an District, Shenzhen, Guangdong, China

ARM Cortex-M for Wearables and IoT

Posted by – March 16, 2014

ARM Cortex-M Marketing Manager Diya Soubra talks Wearables and Internet of Things using ARM Cortex-M processor family. The ARM Cortex-M is a group of 32-bit ARM processor cores intended for microcontroller use, consists of the Cortex-M0, Cortex-M0+, Cortex-M1, Cortex-M3, Cortex-M4. The ARM Cortex-M processor family is an upwards compatible range of energy-efficient, easy to use processors designed to help developers meet the needs of tomorrow’s embedded applications. Those demands include delivering more features at a lower cost, increasing connectivity, better code reuse and improved energy efficiency. The Cortex-M family is optimized for cost and power sensitive MCU and mixed-signal devices for end applications such as smart metering, human interface devices, automotive and industrial control systems, white goods, consumer products and medical instrumentation. ARM Cortex-M processors is a global microcontroller standard, having been licensed to over 40 ARM partners including leading vendors such as Freescale, NXP Semiconductors, STMicroelectronics, Texas Instruments, and Toshiba. Using a standard processor allows ARM partners to create devices with a consistent architecture while enabling them to focus on creating superior device implementations.

Energy Harvesting BonsaiLight, wireless light switch, no batteries needed

Posted by – March 15, 2014

Dr. Eri Takahashi is founder and CEO of EcoHarvester, green-technology startup, winner of the 2008 UC Berkeley Venture Lab Prize and 2009 NASA Innovation prize at the Rice Business Plan competition. In this episode hosted by William Lumpkins, Senior Member of IEEE, Dr. Takahashi presents her patented energy-harvesting technology that allows humans to power remote switches and controls using kinetic energy, reducing the need for batteries. Combining deep expertise in electronic design and energy-harvesting technology with an award-winning design team, BonsaiLight creates wireless light switches and controls that are battery-free and elegant in design and can operate with Bluetooth and other RF standards to eliminate the need for multiple standards in a system.

Samsung S5N2120 Low Power Wi-Fi MCU for the IoT market

Posted by – March 12, 2014

Samsung offers its first wireless connectivity solution, S5N2120, for the growing Internet of Things (IoT) market. This solution supports IEEE 802.11 b/g/n Wi-Fi 2.4 GHz, and has an extremely small footprint, which is essential for a wide array of applications.

This solution features an integrated micro control unit (MCU) with a power amplifier, power management, audio codec and direct microphone functions. With this MCU, OEM customers can easily reconfigure their existing designs to add Wi-Fi connectivity functions. This allows for a shorter development lead-time and less engineering resources are required.

This flexibility along with excellent performance and a small footprint is optimal for battery-constrained applications such as Wi-Fi speakers, headsets, remote controls, digital & sports cameras, smart heating/cooling meters, sensors and other types of IoT or M2M applications. Samsung’s new Wi-Fi connectivity solution, S5N2120, is currently sampling and scheduled for mass production in the second quarter of 2014.

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Bluetooth Smart 4.0/4.1 Low Energy

Posted by – February 26, 2014

Mark Powell, Executive Director of the Bluetooth Special Interest Group, answers my questions on Bluetooth LE (also known as BLE, also known as Bluetooth 4.0 and 4.1). Bluetooth Smart is Bluetooth LE with an application framework making it easy for applications developers to add support for the more advanced Bluetooth features. Bluetooth.com says it as “Bluetooth Smart products represent a quantum leap for Bluetooth technology, allowing billions of previously disconnected devices to join the connected world.” at http://www.bluetooth.com/Pages/Bluetooth-Smart-Devices.aspx

Tian Kan Weather Stations

Posted by – February 1, 2014

Showing off some professional weather stations, swimming pool thermometer, tooth brush sterilizer and more.

Filmed at the HKTDC Hong Kong Electronics Fair (Autumn Edition) 2013