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.
$179 Withings Steel HR Smart Analog Watch
Electric Stimulation shirt by Myant, for regaining lost motor function
Myant designs, develops and produces smart clothing considering fashion design, chemistry, physics, software development and engineering, they are based in Canada. Filmed at the IDTechEx Show!.
FitPay Payments for Wearables
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 camera Bicycle Helmet and Smart Construction Helmet
Babaali shows their new bicycle helmet the ASP-020 that has a built-in more than Full HD 2560×1440 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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MadGaze Smart Glasses
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.
RFTECH Android Smart Watch on MT6580
The RFTECH smartwatch runs on Android 6.0 with a quadcore Mediatek MTK6580 processor and 3g connectivity. Price for the Mediatek MTK6580 model is not available. RFTECH also has other smartwatch models available in different price ranges.
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.
Epson Movierio Pro augmented reality
Epson Movierio Pro is a combination of sensors and cameras to provide a VR-like experience. The Moverio is meant for industrial settings where information about their work could be displayed on the screen in real time. Marketed as a “smart headset”, Moverie Pro resembles Google Glass a lot but is a lot more limited in scope. It uses Android and has a battery life of 4 hours.
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.
Ashley Chloe Helix Cuff headphones in wristband
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
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: email@example.com
$49 NXP Hexiwear, IoT and Wearables development platform
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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 tablets and smartphones with MTK6582, RK3688
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.