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
IQbuds2 MAX smart hearing buds to enhance experience
ams has disclosed that its Active Noise Cancellation (ANC) chip technology provides the personalised noise attenuation in the new IQbuds2 MAX product from Nuheara. The appeal of the Nuheara earbuds is that they combine playback sound quality with personalised augmented hearing features to enhance the hearing of users with mild hearing challenges.
Smart watch giant chooses British tech to keep children safe
British technology will be used by one of the world’s largest watchmakers to keep children safe. Birmingham-based Novocomms’s technology will be fitted into children’s smart watches made by Chinese watchmaking giant, Imoo. Novocomms’ antenna technology will enable parents to locate their children’s watch through a mobile app.
Insight Mobile supports workers in warehousing
ProGlove has announced that it is stepping up its software commitment. In addition to its barcode scanner app Insight Mobile for Android, the glove scanner manufacturer now also provides an SDK for iOS. One focus of the upgraded Android app is the extended proximity functionality for implementing social distance guidelines in an industrial context.
Social distancing wristwatch uses UWB chipset with low rate pulse
Renesas Electronics and Altran have announced that they have co-developed a wearable solution for social distancing based on Ultra-Wideband (UWB) technology. Earlier this year, Renesas announced it had licensed UWB technology from 3db Access, a fabless semiconductor company specialising in secure UWB low power chips to augment Renesas microcontrollers (MCUs).
Ultra-low power positioning accuracy for wearables
u-blox has announced the u-blox M10, its latest highly integrated GNSS (global navigation satellite system) platform designed fully in-house for ultra-low power high-performance positioning applications. u-blox M10 provides highly accurate positioning performance in a wide range of wearable applications such as sport watches or asset and livestock trackers, all in an extremely compact format and with very long battery life.
What does the future hold for the hearables market?
The first electric hearing aid was created in 1898 and was arguably among the earliest examples of wearable tech. So it is fitting that more than a century later, on- and in-ear technology is once again leading the way - this time as hearables, a sector now poised for substantial growth.
The dawn of a new design philosophy for electronics
The University of Surrey has unveiled a device with unique functionality that could signal the dawn of a new design philosophy for electronics, including next-generation wearables and eco-disposable sensors.