TI is displaying how they plan to increase efficiency and flexibility of smart factories, demonstrating analog components for temperature measurement, humidity, bluetooth interfaces, IO-Link to AM5728 dual-core ARM Cortex-A15 at 1.5Ghz and more.
Nowy Styl Smart Chair uses Gemsense RED AMBER sensor IoT platform
Jonathan Schipper of Gemsense shows their Smart Chair made in partnership with Nowy Styl of Poland. They have integrated 14 sensors into the office chair, motion sensors, Gyroscope, Magnetometer, temperature, humidity and more. It can be used to expand the VR gaming experience. Gemsense partners with DSP Group to use their Ultra-Low Energy (ULE) System-on-Chips (SoCs) wireless chipset solutions to power the new Navigo Smart connected chair by Nowy Styl Group, maker of furniture solutions for office and public spaces. The Navigo Smart chair is further enhanced by the RED AMBER sensor IoT platform by Gemsense. You can also watch the interview filmed by Android Authority here
Sensing Tex Stretchable Printed Sensing Mats for sports, wellness and healthcare
Sensing Tex based in Barcelona, develops smart textiles for interior design, security, health, sportswear, automotive, fashion and more. SensingTex offers innovative solutions, development services, components, integrations kits for OEM clients as well as a line of finished products which combine textile with the latest electronics technologies. Filmed at IDTechEx Show!
Semtech Human Sensor, ultra-small proximity sensor, low power touch
Semtech Corporation, a leading supplier of analogue and mixed-signal semiconductors, demonstrates touch and proximity products from its wireless and sensing product group. Filmed at the IDTechEx Show! USA 2016 in Santa Clara California.
StretchSense shows self-powered stretchy wearable technology
StretchSense is a B2B supplier of lightweight and high-precision sensors for companies in wearables, healthcare, sports, and motion capture industries. Soft and stretchy capacitive sensors are a new type of sensor that is in strong demand for wearable technology, a current mega trend determining new ways of human-device interaction, sports training and healthcare provision. Filmed at the IDTechEx Show! USA 2016 tradeshow in Santa Clara California.
MultiTech LoRaWAN IoT for agriculture
MultiTech is an IoT company that has on display here their solutions for smart agriculture. The setup uses LoRaWAN for data transmissions (frequencies range from 700MHz in China to 915MHz in Europe) with a conduit that contains the gateway. The conduit can be IP67 water and dust proof certified in order to be installed on a rooftop. The 15km range is valid for line-of-sight only. Battery life can vary depending on the amount of data transmitted, with a one-day transmission device lasting for as long as 15 years.The demo setup consists of a sensor submerged in the ground to detect water, with data transmitted to the conduit/gateway.
DevicePilot IoT operational management
Keith Reed, CEO of DevicePilot, explains about operational management in IoT. The company helps companies that deploy smart solutions, to ensure that their smart devices are kept up-to-date with the latest firmware and that they are functional. An example for the company is one of their clients that supply fire alarms – DevicePilot assists in ensuring that the alarms are functional.
Microdul Algra Dynapic piezo wireless switch
Phil Poole, Director of Semiconductors at Microdul shows their low power temperature and timing sensors at the IDTechEx Show! in Berlin. Working with the Swiss company Algra, Microdul is developing finger-powered piezo wireless push buttons named Algra Dynapic, aiming it as stick-on light switches and other building control applications. Microdul AG develops and produces customised microelectronic components.
Analog Devices Optical Heart Rate Monitor, Vision Based Occupancy, Boost Converter and more
At the IDTechEx Show! in Berlin, Jan Broeders, Business Development for Healthcare at Analog Devices, shows off wearable devices tailored for collecting health information such as the ADPD103 Optical Heart Rate Monitor, Vision Based Occupancy Sensing, ADP5091 Boost Converter for Energy Harvesting and their Wireless Charging Zero Pin Sensor. Analog Devices is a world leader in the design, manufacture, and marketing of a broad portfolio of high performance analog, mixed-signal, and digital signal processing (DSP) integrated circuits (ICs) used in virtually all types of electronic equipment.
Touch on Smart Clothing, Tacterion Sensor Skin
Tacterion is a spin-off from the German aerospace center at the Robotics and Mechatronics Center to develop tacterion, a new kind of tactile sensor. Tacterion offers polymer-based tactile sensors called Artificial Skin for Robotics, MedTech or as a new kind of input device in Human-Machine-Interaction in Smart Clothing. The rubber foil-like Artificial Skin sensor is connected to Tacterion’s readout electronic component that translates physical interaction into data which digital systems can process. Filmed in 4K using Sony AX53 at the IDTechEx Printed Electronics Europe 2016 event. Read more at http://tacterion.com
HiCling clingband uses UICO Duratouch wristSENSE to detect when it’s being used
Duratouch Wristsense allows wearables to detect if the wearable is being worn or not. Going through the plastics, it allows to reliably know if the smartwatch or the sports band is being worn, which can then allow the device’s software to turn off other sensors such as heartrate, tracking, when it’s not being worn by the user.
Smell sensor for smartphones, Aroma Bit Odor Imaging Sensor
Tokyo-based Aroma Bit showcases their odor imaging sensor technology, they claim to be able to make a unique sensor to analyze the subjective matter of smell, rather than simply to analyze the contents of the gas. The setup on display shows how a bottle opened nearby produces a digital odor signature on the screen. The sensor prototype is mounted on an SD card. The device learns about the signature of each smell it encounters, becoming smarter.
For more information visit: http://www.aromabit.com
Thin Film NFC OpenSense for anti-counterfeiting
Bill Cummings of Thin Film Electronics interview with Raghu Das from IDTechEx at the Printed Electronics USA exhibition. Thinfilm is creating printed systems that include memory, sensing, display, and wireless communication. Thinfilm’s roadmap integrates technology from an ecosystem of partners to enable the Internet of Everything by bringing intelligence to disposable goods. For more information see http://www.thinfilm.no and http://www.IDTechEx.com
Infratab Cold Chain Freshness Monitoring System
Infratab makes Freshtime, a freshness-monitoring system of RFID- and NFC-enabled tags that monitor elapsed time and the temperature of perishable items (food, medicines, flowers , blood, adhesives, ammunition etc). Freshtime integrates these variables in a 100-point metric that tells users concurrently “how fresh” the product is. For more information see http://www.infratab.com Filmed at at the Internet of Things Applications exhibition, part of the IDTechEx Show!
ROYOLE Rollable Transparent Keyboard, Flexible Touch Sensor
ROYOLE shows a multi-functional charging station&speaker with a Rollable and transparent keyboard hides inside. The keyboard is made by ROYOLE flexible and transparent sensors. ROYOLE flexible touch sensor support multi-touch, stylus compatible, glove friendly and water-resistive, provide custom design of flexible form factors for smart phone, smart wearable, electronics etc.
Holst Centre Smart Clothing with flexible displays and sensors
Holst Centre at Printed Electronics USA, shows wearable technology applications of their products and prototypes. Holst Centre is an independent R&D center that develops technologies for wireless autonomous sensor technologies and flexible electronics. The Holst Centre’s business model is to partner with industry and academia based around roadmaps and programs. For more information see http://www.holstcentre.com and http://www.IDTechEx.com
Microduino mCookie, Open-source Magnetic Module Compatible with LEGO Arduino
Microduino mCookie is a small open-source module with different sensors(Bluetooth,WiFi,GPS,Audio,Motor etc) inside, it comes with colorful shell ,magnetic connector and pogo pins. support AVR, STM32, MS430, 51,MIPS, ARM, FPGA system, compatible with LEGO and Arduino, Makers can use it for projects like 3D printing, Robotics, Drones, IoT, wearable or any of your new ideas. Retailer price at $299 for mCookie kit.
You can contact Microduino here:
Bin Feng, CEO,Co-founder
Bluetooth dice by u-blox
U-Blox is a Swiss based semiconductor company supplying positioning and wireless semiconductors and modules for automotive, industrial and consumer markets. It provides Narrow band IoT connection to connect the device directly with cloud using ARM mbed. In this Video, the U-Blox dice sense their number when you roll them and sends it to a nearby gateway using Bluetooth, that gateway sends the data to cloud for making it ready to display in browser.
Lumo Smart Pants analyse running
Lumo Bodytech present the Lumo Run smart shorts, partnering with elite runners to improve training by collecting and analyzing their individual digital signatures in running using advanced wearables technology. Lumo Bodytech’s apparel embedded wearable biomechanics sensor technology leverages sensors, algorithms, big data and coaching in real-time to gain deeper insight on human movement, this wearable technology can facilitate behavior change and help improve individuals quality of life.
Omron Wrist BPM Smartwatch takes blood pressure on the wrist
Omron is the worldwide leader in selling home blood pressure monitors for consumers to use by themselves, Omron Project Zero Upper Arm is a blood pressure monitor where everything is integrated, you put it on your arm, press start and in about 30 seconds it measures your blood pressure and synchronizes it to your smartphone or tablet. Then Omron releases their Omron Bloor Pressure Smartwatch with steps, calories burnt, distance and sleep monitoring, it can measure the blood pressure through the radial artery in the wrist, it inflates a little bit to measure the blood pressure on the wrist also within about 30 seconds by just pushing a button, making it easy to take ones blood pressure directly on the wrist! The price is going to be below $200 for release in 2016.