Wearables Tag

NXP IoT Truck
When you walk through the streets these days you might see a whacky vehicle driving around. Then you might ask if people coming from the future lost their way and hit our roads. At this point we can reassure you. The futuristic truck is underway on behalf of a special mission: The NXP IoT Truck Smarter World Tour. An IoT lab on wheels The Dutch semiconductor manufacturer NXP, partner of EBV Elektronik, has stuffed this special vehicle with plenty of technology and visual material to explain the fascinating and diverseRead More
Sometimes just talking about a cool device or gadget doesn’t cut it. Here are 10 companies with groundbreaking ideas and passionate teams with the potential to change our future! Bare Conductive The team of designers from Bare Conductive created one of the most versatile and cool maker kits ever, based on the “Touch Board” and “Electric Paint”. With the tools from Bare Conductive you can draw electric circuits on almost any surface in order to add cool functionality. The non-toxic conductive ink has also fans among some high-tech companies whoRead More
Here is what everyone tells you: Security in the Internet of Things (IoT) is vitally important. Wonder why exactly you should personally be interested in companies implementing security in new devices and applications? The infographic below gives a pretty straight forward explanation. Source: ComputerScienceZone.orgRead More
Connectivity enables us to achieve great things. Three examples: SteadyServe tells you when you are running out of beer. 24eight connected a diaper wirelessly to the internet telling you when to change it. MIT students have created the Random Hall Bathroom Server, a system to keep track of which of the Random Hall dormitory’s bathrooms are vacant and (here’s the best part) for how long. Okay, maybe technology keeping you drunk, your baby dry and restroom waiting lines short is not necessarily essential for mankind but the same technologies can be applied in healthcare applications turning themRead More
Having a non technical background but tinkered with arduino lilypads, gemmas and floras for my wearables projects, I emailed the generic “events@atmel.com” expressing my concerns. My email went a little bit like this… “Hello. I am a non techie. Will this be taught at beginner level and while I am interested in learning about Atmel’s technology, will I be able to understand all the technical jargon?” To my surprise, my email was responded very quickly by Aloke Barua, Sales Manager Distribution Ireland and UK who understood my “tech anxiety”. AlokeRead More
Wearables – smart watches, fitness trackers, cameras, smart T-shirts – the list of exciting devices is long. During the IDTechEx Wearable Technology Europe conference and tradeshow this week we had the possibility to catch up with the latest wearable technologies, applications and their commercialisation process. Here are 4 reasons that made the conference a stand-out. IDTechEx IDTechEx provides independent market research, business intelligence and events on emerging technology to clients in over 80 countries. The diverse team consisting out of analysts, scientists and business leaders crafts the speaker program making it a great mixture of semiconductor manufacturers,Read More

Posted On April 17, 2015By Kai SchmidtIn Consumer, Healthcare, Wearables

HipHope is an Airbag for Your Hips!

HipHope is a new healthcare wearable invented to prevent hip injuries and fractures resulting from falling.The medical device targets especially senior people over 65 years old. Hip fractures deliver sad statistics every year. 50% of elderly victims of fall-realted hip injuries do not regain their previous mobility, 30% die within the next 12 months due to their deteriorated health condition. Looking at the economical impact, hip fractures are causing a multi-billion dollar burden. “Hip fractures are a leading cause of morbidity and death in the elderly. They constitute an unsolved burdenRead More
Wearables are a thing. The Apple Watch is hitting the market, Pebble collects millions on Kickstarter and health insurances are rewarding people when wearing a fitness tracker. Especially activity trackers and health monitors are widely adopted already, measuring vital body functions. So what’s not to love? Most products have to be worn on the wrist which is convenient but compromises on the accuracy of ECG or in other words heart rate measurement. A chest strap solves this problem but is looking weird and often not very comfortable to wear especiallyRead More
Wearables and healthcare seems like a natural fit. We have seen tons of activity trackers and health monitoring devices at the CES earlier this year. In fact so many that one could assume they are already used in every hospital around the globe. The devices promise easy self-monitoring and diagnostics, additional and comprehensive health data about patients and the opportunity for remote observation and advise from doctors. In reality there are not many medical professionals relying on wearables yet. The deployment of wearable technology into treatment faces some serious challenges which slow down the adoption ofRead More
So we are talking about the Internet of Things (IoT) also referred to as Internet of Everything because everything is and will be connected in the near future. There is no shortage of new ideas for connected devices and everyday we are looking at simple items trying to figure out what the advantage would be for us if they were online. Here are some of the craziest ideas of connected things which actually are online. Our question is: Would you really buy it? Smart Fruits Yep. Smart fruits! You wantRead More