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.
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.