Ultrahuman raises $17.5m for wearable glucose tracker
Ultrahuman have raised $17.5m for its wearable glucose tracker, aiming to help over one billion people in the world suffering from a metabolic health disorder. This brings the total funds raised so far to $25m. Ultrahuman is committed to making metabolic fitness accessible to millions of people globally. The funds raised will be used for geographical expansion and to improve their biomarker technology.
MIKROE introduces LTE IoT 8 click board
MikroElektronika have launched LTE IOT 8 Click board – a member of its 1,000-strong Click family of peripheral development boards – targeting designers of low-power LTE-M and NB-IoT connectivity solutions in wearables, asset tracking, industrial monitoring, and smart metering.
Biometrics enables comms and contactless payment
Today, practically any everyday object can be enriched with smart functions to make life easier. Using system solutions from Infineon, Deed, a deep tech startup from Turin, Italy, has been able to create a screenless yet feature-rich wearable. The get bracelet interprets human gestures and uses biometric data to pick up a call or to make payments.
5.4” colour display for smart wearables
Plastic Logic has announced a new flexible 5.4” colour display for smart wearable devices. Smart wearables have become increasingly popular among consumers over the last decade. The problem is most wearable displays are black and white – Plastic Logic has introduced a new full-colour display technology.
Electric vertical take-off and landing air taxis
Many of the world's largest aerospace and automotive companies are ramping up their interest in electric Vertical Take-Off and Landing (eVTOL) aircraft, recognising their potential as a disruptive new transport mode. Toyota, for example have invested nearly $400m in eVTOL startup Joby Aviation whilst Hyundai have announced they are spending $1.5bn over five-years on developing urban air mobility operations.
Ensuring compliance in the smart wearable devices market
Since 1,500 CE and the invention of the wearable clock, people have loved wearable technology. Today, we are fascinated by smart wearable devices (SWD) that enhance our daily lives in a multitude of ways.
eBook focuses on wearables in healthcare
Mouser Electronics has published an ebook with Maxim Integrated Products highlighting the future of wearable technology in healthcare.
Sensor enabled ANC headphones offer personalised recommendations
Following a dramatic increase in anxiety-related sleep issues over the past ten months, many are looking for non-pharmaceutical sleep aids to get some much-needed rest during what has been an incredibly stressful time for everyone.
Opportunities for sensors in wearables in 2021
Wearable sensors are a key component for the value proposition behind many wearable devices. The latest report on the topic from IDTechEx estimates that the industry was worth $2.5bn in 2020, and anticipates growth to over $8bn per year in the next decade. This growth comes partially from anticipated future growth in wearables as a whole, but also expects for sensors to capture an increasing proportion of the total value in the sector.
Remote patient monitoring - the key to better, data-driven healthcare
Remote patient monitoring is revolutionising healthcare. The Internet of Things (IoT), with its wearable sensors, connectivity, and big data, is yielding more effective health monitoring and disease prevention. By Mark Patrick, Mouser Electronics