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Smartwatches – the all‑in‑one wearable

Smartwatches – the all‑in‑one wearable
The word ‘smart’ now is everywhere and relates to everything. Take the trusted watch for example. From the Apple Watch, to the Samsung Gear and Huawei 2, more and more smartwatches are popping up every day on people’s wrists. What started as a simple luxurious fashion accessory is becoming increasingly respected as a useful wearable.
20th November 2017

Motion sensors lead to high-performance wearable technology

Motion sensors lead to high-performance wearable technology
  Researchers from the FAMU-FSU College of Engineering have developed a class of breakthrough motion sensors that could herald a near future of ubiquitous, fully integrated and affordable wearable technology.
20th November 2017

Technique produces wearable GaN gas sensors

Technique produces wearable GaN gas sensors
A transfer technique based on thin sacrificial layers of boron nitride could allow high-performance gallium nitride gas sensors to be grown on sapphire substrates and then transferred to metallic or flexible polymer support materials. The technique could facilitate the production of low-cost wearable, mobile and disposable sensing devices for a wide range of environmental applications.
13th November 2017


How to store information in your clothes without electronics

How to store information in your clothes without electronics
A new type of smart fabric developed at the University of Washington could pave the way for jackets that store invisible passcodes and open the door to your apartment or office. The UW computer scientists have created fabrics and fashion accessories that can store data - from security codes to identification tags - without needing any on-board electronics or sensors.
6th November 2017

Connected sportswear and u-blox

Connected sportswear and u-blox
It’s not quite a natural combination bringing together electronics and sportswear. First of all the materials are very different, you have hard, rigid and fragile electronics compared to the soft, flexible, robust and washable textiles. However, bringing the two together opens up a world of new possibilities and innovations, as a team of Fashion Design students from Shih Chien University, Taiwan found out when they recently attended a ten day workshop on electronic sportswear.
30th October 2017

Water resistant pressure sensor enhances smart living

Water resistant pressure sensor enhances smart living
  Underwater accuracy has been taken to a new level by STMicroelectronics with its latest miniature pressure sensor, which is featured in the new Samsung Gear Fit 2 Pro.
25th October 2017

Dartmouth to debut the smartest wearables at UIST 2017

Dartmouth to debut the smartest wearables at UIST 2017
A watch that works in multiple dimensions and a smart ring that provides calendar alerts are among the top technology Dartmouth College will bring to the 30th ACM User Interface Software and Technology Symposium (UIST 2017). Other technology to be introduced by the Dartmouth team includes a thumb-tip recognition technique that optimises interaction with computer applications.
23rd October 2017

Fitness tracker game changer lies within efficient GPS module

Fitness tracker game changer lies within efficient GPS module
Back in 2012, we were introduced to the Nike+ FuelBand, which proved to have the appeal of wrist‑based activity tracking, and now ever since the category has exploded. Nowadays, a whole industry has emerged around this market, led by brands like Fitbit and Xiaomi. Whereas early fitness trackers could get by on simple activity monitoring using a basic accelerometer, nowadays the market is much more competitive. 
17th October 2017

Electricity enables wearable heated gloves

Electricity enables wearable heated gloves
A team from the University of Massachusetts Amherst have developed a way to create electrically heated cloth. Materials scientist Trisha Andrew explains they took a plain pair of cotton gloves and used a vapor deposition method for nano-coating fabric to coat the fingers in a polymer known as poly (3,4-ethylenedioxythiophene), or PEDOT. A coin battery weighing 1.8 grams (0.0039 lbs.) provides power to the gloves, but not enough power to pass through the skin and cause harm.
12th October 2017

Dog wearable burns off the equivalent of 1 million Big Macs

Dog wearable burns off the equivalent of 1 million Big Macs
  UK-based pet-tech company, PitPat, are taking the lead and tackling the current problem of dog obseity. The company's dog activity monitor is making a big difference to the health of their existing ‘Pack’ of app users who recently burnt over 240 million collective calories which is the equivalent of around 1 million Big Macs.
11th October 2017


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Cyber Security - Oil, Gas, Power 2017
29th November 2017
United Kingdom London