Flex (formerly known as Flextronics) is the world's second largest global electronics manufacturing services (EMS), original design manufacturer (ODM) company by revenue, after Foxconn to original equipment manufacturers (OEMs). Headquartered in Singapore and has manufacturing operations in over 40 countries, totaling approximately 200,000 employees.
KIMS project group consisting of Korea Institute of Materials Science (KIMS), Korea Institute of Machinery and Materials (KIMM), Jinwoo Textile Co. Ltd., and Alink Co. Ltd. is established for developing industrial production systems of highly conductive textiles and thin films which are applicable to flexible and wearable electronics. Filmed at the IDTechEx show.
Real time translation earphones enable people to talk to each other in different languages. The ear pieces translate what someones say into the other persons language and translates the other persons language into your language. The system is two piece and bluetooth based, the bluetooth is connected to a smartphone. Each piece is linked to the other with special communication protocal. Mandarin and English are supported with more languages coming soon. The price is to be determined.
Withings is a division of Nokia from France that produces analog smartwatches. The Steel HR is the first analog smartwatch currently available with a heart rate monitor and a circular OLED display. The watches also has a small circular screen for glancing at information. There is also an Android and iOS app for controlling the device The prices of the watches start at $179.
FitPay offers a payments platform for wearables. Freeing consumers from having to carry cash, credit cards or a smartphone. All personal data and card information is fully encrypted and not shared at the point of sale where it can be compromised. FitPay is a new, secure, touch-free way to pay. Filmed at the IDTechEx tradeshow.
Babaali shows their new bicycle helmet the ASP-020 that has a built-in more than Full HD 2560x1440 video record and 16 megapixel photo record onto a built-in 16GB or 32GB storage, transfer files and charge by micro USB. Babaali also shows their Babaali ASP-030 smart construction helmet with real-time video and audio transmission, real-time intercom, bluetooth, wifi and 4G. Babaali makes 1-2 million bicycle and construction helmets per year. You can see more of my Babaali videos here.
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This wearable features a piece of glass that allows for a 800x480px display for visual information from the Android v5.1 interface. The wearable comes in B2B and B2C versions costing US$480 and US$639 respectively. Demonstrated is the consumer model that features a capacitive touchpad on the body that allows UI control and recognizes taps. Battery life is rated at 2-4 hours of moderate to heavy usage and over 4 hours of light usage. There's an 8MP camera, 32GB of storage, and a microphone integrated for voice commands.