The importance of data in tracking physical activity
Improving health literacy and better understanding the importance of physical activity helps schools tackle the obesity crisis allowing children to be happier and healthier. Under the backdrop of the COVID-19 pandemic and the clear link to negative health outcomes for people who are overweight, the UK government has released details of their latest crackdown on obesity.
Wearable device launched to help manage insomnia
Sleep technology experts, Ebb Therapeutics has launched its Cool Drift Luxe wearable sleep device with technology that targets the root cause of sleeplessness: a racing, or overactive mind. The EBB Therapeutics Cool Drift Luxe is available from Amazon for £399.99
Next generation wireless earbuds charged on the wrist
Smart device developer, Aipower has announced the next product in its Wearbuds wristband-housed true wireless earbuds range, the Wearbuds Pro. The new model combines TWS earbuds and a fitness wearable for go-anywhere premium audio, on-wrist charging and modern style. Its unique design eliminates the need for carrying an additional charging case while adding powerful features for fitness tracking and phone notifications.
STMicro enables compact wearables with social distancing
STMicroelectronics has announced the availability of a compact and cost-effective reference design well suited for monitoring social distancing, assuring remote operation, provisioning, as well as warning, anti-tampering, and potentially providing contact tracing to protect human health in all environments, including in response to global or local pandemic conditions.
Social distancing wearable for returning workers
Equivital, a company that develops professional wearable technology, has announced the launch of eqWave, a social distancing wearable device which enables workers to return to work with confidence.
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.
Printed electronics venture to enable durable e-textiles
Powercast and Liquid X have announced a printed electronics venture to enable garment manufacturers to easily integrate wireless power functionality into washable, flexible, high performance and durable e-textiles.
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.