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’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.
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.
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, 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 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.
Shenzhen Banana Technology Co., Ltd., is based in Shenzhen and started off as a trading company. They now have their own manufacturing plant and make tablets. Manufacturing approximately 50k pieces per month, their most popular tablet is shown here. It uses an Intel chipset and costs US$65. The other, larger tablet uses a RockChip RK3688 CPU and has what seems like a 10.1” display. The 7” Intel model sells for US$40. Tablets have been made for 5 years and smartphones for 2 years – they show a model with a MediaTek MT6582 quad-core CPU that sells for US$53.
President and CEO of BlueSpark Technologies, John Gannon, showcases here their Temp Traq device, a temperature monitoring flexible sensor in the form of a patch applied on the body. It transmits signals via Bluetooth, readable on their app. The flexible battery inside is non-rechargable and is touted to last for up to 48 hours. The disposable sensor costs US$19.99, is FDA approved and immediately available.
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Babaali is giving away 5 samples of Babaali ASP-011 smart cycle helmet!! (value of $159 each) With built-in LED Turn Signal Indicators which are controlled by a wireless remote mounted on the handlebar. Features 4 Turn Signal Functions: Double Flash, Turn Left, Turn Right and Stop which is activated by the built-in accelerometer in the helmet. The Wireless Remote attaches easily to handlebars which can be transferred between bikes. Also see our Interview with Babaali featuring their other Smart Bicycle helmets including one with Smart Glass and Bone Conducting audio.
Heidi Dohse, Senior Program Manager at Google Cloud Platform, discusses the Internet of Me at the IDTechEx Show! in Berlin. Google is looking at ways to build platforms that enable technology developers to standardize data collection, particularly with healthcare, to allow personal self-monitoring through wearables to be translated to healthcare professionals. Google has built a comprehensive Cloud platform with a focus on best-of- breed performance, scale and flexibility. Their Cloud services are designed to allow developers large and small to create a wide range of amazing applications with easy to use tools that harness the immense global power of Google’s infrastructure.