Category: Wearables

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Ashley Chloe Helix Cuff headphones in wristband

Posted by Charbax – December 2, 2016

Interview with Ashley Chloe inc Based in the San Francisco Bay Area, Ashley Chloe is bridging the gap between fashion and function in wearable tech. Its flagship wearable tech accessory for seamlessly connecting active lifestyle. The fashion-forward startup focuses on creating digital accessories that improve use cases and transform the way we interact with technology. Filmed at the IDTechEx Show! USA 2016 event in Santa Clara California.

ARM Powered Shoe Kiss & Tell

Posted by Charbax – November 1, 2016

Kiss & Tell, an ARM Powered Shoe. Kiss & Tell was a concept that turned into a reality all done on ARM Technology. The idea, a shoe that can change the patterns on the straps based on the touch of a finger from an app on your mobile. For example, if you were invited to have tea with the Queen, the Union Jack could be displayed in seconds; if it was Valentine’s Day, hearts could be flashing. The sole, upper, and interchangeable heels were designed in Tinkercad on an ARM Powered Chromebook, printed using an ARM Powered 3D printer, and then spray painted with custom car paint. The circuitry and the LED designs were both done on Raspberry Pi 3. The shoe is powered by an ARM Cortex-M0+ that sits on an Arduino MKR1000 board that is hidden in the shoe’s upper. You can contact Sandra Larrabee of ARM Marketing to learn more about ARM or Kiss & Tell here: sandra.larrabee@arm.com

$49 NXP Hexiwear, IoT and Wearables development platform

Posted by Charbax – October 30, 2016

Hexiwear platform enables IoT edge node and wearable development. Completely open-source and developed by MikroElektronika in partnership with NXP. The Hexiwear hardware includes the low power, high performance Kinetis K6x Microcontroller based on ARM Cortex-M4 core, the Kinetis KW40Z multimode radio SoC, supporting BLE in Hexiwear. The Hardware features included 6 on-board sensors such as Optical Heart Rate Monitor, Accelerometer and Magnetometer, Gyroscope, Temperature, Humidity, light and Pressure sensors. Hexiwear also includes Color OLED Display, Rechargeable battery and External flash memory. Hexiwear is supported with its own application for Android and iOS, so users can connect the device to the cloud straight out of the box, without any additional software development required. Hexiwear uses FreeRTOS, the Kinetis software development kit (SDK) and the Kinetis Design Studio IDE. It's available for $49 at http://www.hexiwear.com/shop/

Beyond Technology SOS Wristbands, Home Security and Bluetooth Speakers

Posted by juliusaugustus – October 18, 2016

Beyond Technology shows their SOS alarm through SIM card for security. The security systems can work when you fall down or are injured and connect to either GSM or home phone networks.
Vastway makes bluetooth as well USB/pc speaker systems designed to look like Pandas or other animals which features treble and bass controls.

Murata fitness tracker band/smartwatch

Posted by stromium – October 4, 2016

MuRata has designed their own wearable solution specifically for fitness tracking. The smartwatch-like platform connects to a host device via Bluetooth which then pulls the data from the wearable while also providing a real-time readout of the sensor’s current readings. The wearable can track heart rate, skin temperature, and blood pressure. It also has NFC, and can charge wirelessly from a dock.MuRata provides various component and sensor required for designing this type of smart wearable.

Murata BCG Sensor to read body stats from a distance

Posted by stromium – October 4, 2016

Murata’s BCG sensor does not even need to be attached to the body in order to read its condition. It connects to the leg of an armchair or the bottom of the bed. Using a Texas Instruments microprocessor, the sensor connects over WiFi and provides readouts. The company here shows their prototype module for which a WiFi module has not yet been developed, as mentioned.

MASHUP awards exhibit body sensors for motion gaming

Posted by stromium – October 4, 2016

The MASHUP awards claim to be one of Japan’s largest development contests, featuring applicants from university students and the like. Here we see a small sensor that attaches to the wrist and ankle of the wearer, allowing motion control during games. The other demo is of a foot-mounted sensor that records footsteps walked across the exhibition floor, as well as a short game demo when the wearer jumps.

Pinda Baby Temperature Monitoring System

Posted by stromium – October 1, 2016

Shenzhen Pinda Technologies Ltd. Has put on display their baby temperature sensor. It resembles a watch and is meant to be strapped to the baby’s arm. The supporting app on the mobile device shows a host of functions such as temperature readouts, alarm settings in case of temperature variations, and so on. They also manufacture Bluetooth speakers and wireless chargers.

Innodoo RCKCOM smartwatch, bicycle-mounted headlight + music player

Posted by stromium – September 20, 2016

Innodoo, a part of RCK Communications Ltd, makes smartwatches and Bluetooth speakers, both of which are displayed in their booth here. The smartwatch seems to feature a normal watch dial with Bluetooth connectivity, vibration functions and LEDs that light up to indicate various things. For example, tapping the dial of the watch flashes LEDs to indicate the percentage of the daily walking steps target achieved. The Bluetooth speakers showcased use BT 4.0, a unique stereo configuration (though the host device only sees one BT speaker). Lastly they have on display their LED light meant for bicycles, which also doubles up as a music player through its SD card slot.

Platysens SEAL swimming sensor for force and lap time measurement

Posted by stromium – September 20, 2016

Platysens shows their “SEAL” finger-mounted sensors that are meant to help swimmers improve techniques. The force used against the water by the swimmer’s hands as well as the path of the hands made as the swimmer proceeds along a path, are both calculated and recorded inside the device. Battery life is rated for 3 hours and price is US$150 for a pair. “Marlin” is a “swim meter” that involves a small unit strapped to the head, with a single earphone plugged into the swimmers ear. It reads out loud the lap time after a lap is done.