Ready to wear: wireless and battery free wearables
WearGRAPH, a two-year long project part of the EU’s Graphene Flagship initiative, has developed a graphene-based, battery free wearable device that is also a wireless and flexible device for power electronics. This new design overcomes problems associated with more conventional modes of power supply in wearable electronics, including the inconvenience of recharging batteries and safety concerns.
New device launched to prevent the spread of viruses
A Dartford-based company has developed a new technology which prevents the spread of harmful viruses by preventing people repeatedly touching their faces. The new Protactus technology works by the user wearing simple wrist straps and a neck device.
Wideband RF transceiver meets mMIMO requirements
The ADRV9026 quad-channel wideband RF transceiver from Analog Devices is in stock at distributor Mouser Electronics.
SIMO PMIC extends battery life for wearable devices
Wearable devices and hearables can be reduced in size and boast longer battery life, using the MAX77654 single inductor, multiple output (SIMO) power management IC (PMIC), says Maxim Integrated.
Wearables pivot to healthcare, printed electronics wins
One of the fastest growing segments within the $64bn wearable technology industry will be medical wearables, which will grow to $19.7bn in 2024, according to IDTechEx Research. Healthcare Sensor Innovations 2020, hosted in San Jose on March 17th to 18th, identifies and assesses the opportunities for printed and flexible electronics in healthcare as the technology enables a new wave of medical wearable devices.
Built-in sensors warn firefighters of too much heat
Imec, Ghent University, Brigade de Sapeurs-Pompiers de Paris, Connect Group and Sioen, have presented a prototype of new protective firefighters’ clothing with integrated temperature sensors and electronics to warn firefighters of too high ambient temperatures. The new protective sensing suit, that was developed within the framework of the Flemish I-CART project, was successfully tested at high temperatures. It should significantly reduce t...
Audio platform increases power in JBL CLUB headphone series
HARMAN has announced that the Personi-Fi platform can now be used across all headphones in the JBL CLUB series. Built for today’s on-the-go lifestyle, Personi-Fi lets people tailour their listening experience wherever they are and on whichever JBL CLUB headphones device they choose. This new technology was showcased and available in headphones for the first time at CES 2020.
Meeting the demand for wearable scanners in industrial environments
ProGlove, in collaboration with Samsung Electronics America has announced a combined product solution to address the growing need for wearable scanners in industries ranging from retail, transportation, logistics, and manufacturing. The combined solution consists of ProGlove’s MARK product family of wearable barcode scanners and Samsung’s latest ruggedised smartphone for business - the Galaxy XCover Pro - providing enterprise users wi...
The gaming industry: A growing market ripe for innovation
HARMAN has announced its entry into the gaming sector through technologically advanced, feature-rich headsets that will take gaming experiences to new heights. The move builds on JBL’s leadership in the global headphones category as the third largest brand in the world. Driven by a passion for innovation, a commitment to delivering PRO sound, and a user-focused approach to design unique in the industry, JBL has built a reputation for b...
Perosnal AI to be demonstrated for the first time at CES 2020
OrCam Technologies has announced that it will demo its wearable platforms at the 2020 International Consumer Electronics Show (CES), taking place January 7th-10th. OrCam harnesses breakthrough, AI-driven computer vision and machine learning to innovate wearable/handheld platforms that provide increased independence to the device users, delivering 'AI as a companion' - with all devices operating completely offline in real time, thereby e...