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.
Smart earbuds make sleep easier and more enjoyable
Kokoon has announced the newest product in its sleep audio range is now available to back on Kickstarter here. NightBuds is the follow up product to Kokoon’s hugely successful smart earbuds, launched in 2015, which went on to sell over 30,000 units. The NightBuds, at just 5.4mm thickness are the smallest in-ear sleep audio product currently available with pledges starting from £99/$125 and delivery expected in Q2 2021.
Hearables with MotionEngine Hear sensor fusion software
CEVA has introduced the Hillcrest Labs MotionEngine Hear, a sensor and processor agnostic embedded software solution for hearable devices. System-on-Chip (SoC) vendors, OEMs and ODMs can utilise MotionEngine Hear to deliver a frictionless user interface, gesture control, activity tracking and spatial audio for a range of smart personal audio devices, including true wireless stereo (TWS) earbuds, audio headsets, hearing aids, and AR glasses.
Improve your running performance with new wearable device
By measuring running from your feet, NURVV Run, a new wearable device, gives unrivalled insights into your technique with live in-run coaching feedback to help you become a better runner - run faster, run further and reduce injury risk.
Proxima wearable manages COVID-19 risk
The newly released Proxima from Prolojik allows people to manage their own risk and exposure to the COVID virus, through wearable technology in the form of a wristband or lanyard that connects wirelessly to Prolojik’s Proxima sensor network.
Turning your Apple Watch into a Motion Matching personal trainer
Wondercise has launched its smart fitness service globally with Apple Watch and Garmin wearable support. Featuring Motion Matching technology complete with on-screen heart rate data, it analyses your movements and compares them with those of an on-screen trainer in real-time.
Product innovation to propel wearable cardiac devices market
According to reliable reports, the global wearable cardiac devices market size was valued at $1.2bn in 2019 and is poised to record a CAGR of 24.2% through 2026. Mounting adoption of remote patient-monitoring systems and devices in healthcare sector is anticipated to give wearable cardiac devices market share a substantial boost over the estimated timeframe.