Category: Wearables

Teiimo Wearable Leather Jacket at the IDTechEx Wearable Technology event

Posted by – April 25, 2015

Teiimo shows an electronics system embedded in a jacket. The jacket has two zone heating embedded into it, in addition to a hands free system and speakers. This is aimed at convertible drivers. The battery system is a flexible lithium ion battery so that the users do not feel it. Learn more about this product in this video. This interview was made at the IDTechEx Wearable Technology event. For more information see http://www.IDTechEx.com

Printed Electronics Europe takes place in Berlin April 28-29th 2015

Canada R&D NRC Printable Electronics initiative – interview at IDTechEx Printed Electronics

Posted by – April 25, 2015

The National Research Council (NRC) is the Government of Canada's premier organization for research and technology development. NRC's Printable Electronics (PE) initiative coordinates key industrial areas - materials, ink, printing, ICT and digital manufacturing - as a springboard for a competitive, sustainable and large-scale PE sector in Canada. Working with commercial partners, NRC has established a product development and demonstration capability to give its customers a decisive competitive edge in producing PE products for world markets. NRC seeks new partnerships for collaboration on product-driven applied research. NRC's current PE research priorities encompass Functional Materials, Functional Devices and Functional Imprinting. Learn more in this interview made at the IDTechEx Printed Electronics USA show. For more see http://www.IDTechEx.com

Printed Electronics Europe takes place in Berlin April 28-29th 2015

Impressions of IDTechEx Wearable Technology event from Ortiz Industry

Posted by – April 25, 2015

Wearable Technology LIVE! event interview hosted by IDTechEx. For more see http://www.IDTechEx.com

Printed Electronics Europe takes place in Berlin April 28-29th 2015

$199 Allwinner Glass, better than Google Glass on Allwinner A33 quad-core ARM Cortex-A7

Posted by – April 22, 2015

Allwinner launches their sub-$200 Google Glass platform based on their Allwinner A33 quad-core ARM Cortex-A7, designed by Taiwanese design house Coretronic, it integrates the same optical prism engine optics and design as Google Glass, takes 5 megapixel pictures and 720p video with its built-in camera, with a built-in touchpad on the side for navigation in Android, it builds in a 680mAh battery. Also comes with WiFi, BT4, GPS and classic sensors, it could also work with voice control (all depends on Android support). The $199 end consumer price that I write here in the title depends on what the distributors and the brands decide to sell it for, it depends on design house costs to production volume to brand who sells it to consumer's demand, the $199 price is me being enthusiastic and overly optimistic based on what I expect can be the demand, on what I expect some brand could decide to mass produce and sell large quantities for, based on what I know of the cost of Allwinner A33 (cheapest tablets sell below $30) and the expected cost of the microdisplay engine).

You can contact the design house for this Allwinner Google Glass here, thanks for letting them know you watched my video:
http://www.coretronic.com/en/company01.php
http://www.coretronic.com/en/contact.php
Sales Contact:
Ms. Reina Hu
TEL : +886-3-35772000 Ext. 7626
E-Mail : sales@coretronic.com

$28 Rudu Smartwatch, Smart baby diaper detector and RF Internet of Things

Posted by – April 20, 2015

Rudu is a Smartwatch, Wearables and Internet of Things design house and factory in Shenzhen China. In this video Rudu shows some of their latest products and the prices for distributors to buy bulk.

You can contact Rudu here (thanks for letting them know you watched the video if you contact them):
Doris, Sales Manager
dorus.wu@rudu-int.com
Mobile: +86 13590413644
Lam, General Manager
Lam@rudu-int.com
Mobile: +86 13714315678

http://www.rudu-int.com

muRata sensors, capacitors for Internet of Things and Wearables at IDTechEx

Posted by – April 8, 2015

Murata Electronics is a worldwide leader in research, design, manufacture and sale of ceramic based passive electronic components, power supply and wireless module solutions. Products include: Capacitors (monolithic ceramic, polymer aluminum electrolytic, Hi-CAP, EDLC), noise/EMI suppression products, inductors, resistors , resonators, filters, RF components, communication and wireless module solutions, sensors, thermistors, DC-DC & AC-DC power supplies, buzzers, piezo actuators, micromechatronics, RFID solutions.

Murata's products are in various consumer, industrial and medical applications from mobile communications, smart-lighting, energy management, factory automation, computers/networking equipment, automotive electronics, smart grid, healthcare devices and in the latest Wearable technologies.

Printed Electronics Europe takes place in Berlin April 28-29th 2015

Wearable Sports Technology from Decathlon

Posted by – April 3, 2015

Antoine Ravise of sports brand Decathlon talks to IDTechEx at the Wearable Technology LIVE! event about some of their innovations involving wearable technology, such as monitoring player performance during tennis. A sports top is also shown which monitors the heart rate of the player.

Printed Electronics Europe takes place in Berlin April 28-29th 2015

$10 Cypress PSoC ARM Cortex-M3 Programmable System-on-Chip

Posted by – March 26, 2015

Cypress makes programmable system-on-chip solutions used in a wide range of applications, from consumer and automotive to industrial and military products. They are launching the $10 CY8KIT-059 development board to program their ARM Cortex-M3 PSoC 5LP at http://www.cypress.com/?rid=108038 The Cypress PSoC platform includes several families of devices that feature an ARM Cortex processor surrounded by a host of programmable analog and digital resources that can easily be customized with a simple drag-and-drop design tool called PSoC Creator. Cypress’s newest PSoC innovation includes the PSoC 4 M-Series, which, with its 32-bit ARM Cortex M0- core, 128KB of flash, programmable analog and digital components, dual CAN interfaces and 55 GPIOs, make it an ideal replacement for standard 8-bit and 16-bit applications. Another recent Cypress innovation is the Cypress PSoC 4 BLE, which adds Bluetooth Low Energy connectivity to any device, and is ideal for a variety of wireless applications from fitness and health-monitoring wearables to sensor-based systems in homes.

Best of MWC: MediaTek MT2601 Smartwatch and Smart Glass!!

Posted by – March 21, 2015

MediaTek launches their MT2601 Android Wear ready (soon) Smartwatch platform, and also they show off their Kopin micro LCD Smart Glass solution on MediaTek Aster MT2502. In my opinion, these are the best looking Smartwatch and Smartglass at Mobile World Congress 2015. The Smartwatch that MediaTek is showing is designed by GoerTek and it runs Android 4.4 for now but Android 5.0 with Android Wear UI is coming soon for the MT2601 platform according to MediaTek. MediaTek MT2502 is running an ARM11 core to run the MediaTek LinkIt OS while MediaTek MT2601 is a dual-core ARM Cortex-A7 to run a full Android Lollipop with Android Wear soon supported! This is perhaps the optimal low cost Smartwatch and Smart Glass solution for the market, finally available from MediaTek, with soon to come Lollipop thus Android Wear supported.

Specs of the GoerTek MediaTek MT2601 Smartwatch:
- 1.5” circular TFT LCD 320x320
- IPX7 waterproofing
- BT/BLE, Wi-Fi, GPS, 3G cellular supported
- Android 4.4 OS (Lollipop Android Wear soon!)
- PPG heart-rate sensing
- Built-in microphone and speaker

Atmel QTouch Surface Platform, Eirik Slettahjell

Posted by – March 9, 2015

World's lowest power capacitive touch, the new Atmel QTouch Surface platform builds on the market-proven QTouch capacitive touch button sensing technology supported by Atmel | SMART MCUs. The new solution includes an on-chip peripheral touch controller (PTC), the cornerstone technology that enables higher performance capacitive touch on Atmel MCUs. Consuming less than 4µA, the QTouch Surface technology is perfect for wearables and other battery-powered applications that require a capacitive touch user interface.