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Showcasing advances in performance sports

Showcasing advances in performance sports
The Wearable Technology Show 2017, held at ExCeL London on 7th-8th March, hosted multiple paid conference tracks over the duration of the show. Electronic Specifier Editor, Daisy Stapley-Bunten, reported on the Performance Sports Conference to find out more.
8th May 2017

VR World Congress - the latest tech from a growing sector

VR World Congress - the latest tech from a growing sector
Hosted in the centre of Bristol Millennium Square, 11th-13th April 2017, the VR World Congress (VRWC) was divided into conferences and an expo, with an impressive speaker list made up of representatives from AMD, Google, Microsoft and HTC. Electronic Specifier’s Daisy Stapley-Bunten reports.
8th May 2017

Prototype watch can move in five different directions

Prototype watch can move in five different directions
In an effort to make digital smartwatches more convenient for their users, researchers at Dartmouth College and the University of Waterloo have produced a prototype watch face that moves in five different directions. With the ability to rotate, hinge, translate, rise and orbit, the model dramatically improves functionality and addresses limitations of today's fixed-face watches. The concept, named Cito, will be presented on May 10 at the ACM CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems in Denver, Colorado.
8th May 2017


Headphones that spark in the dark

Headphones that spark in the dark
  Laser headphones have been designed by a company called Spark. For many months, the company has worked on developing the headphones and creating prototypes and it has also started a Kickstarter crowdfunding campaign in order to make them available to all.
4th May 2017

How to make your own GPS dog collar

How to make your own GPS dog collar
    Is your dog getting the exercise he/she requires? Do you like electronics? Why not make your own GPS dog collar?
26th April 2017

A great solution for GPS sports watches

A great solution for GPS sports watches
One of the fastest-growing segments of the wearable device market is made up with GPS running watches such as Garmin Forerunner, Tomtom Spark or Polar M400, and for good reason. While simple wrist‑based fitness trackers need to tether to a smartphone for positioning and distance information, GPS watches have on board GNSS reception.
21st April 2017

Garmin vívosmart 3 brings Firstbeat fitness to everyone

Garmin vívosmart 3 brings Firstbeat fitness to everyone
Yesterday, Garmin International, announced the vívosmart 3, the latest addition to their popular vivo series health and fitness trackers. The vívosmart 3 relies on Firstbeat technology to deliver high-end fitness monitoring tools, like automatic VO2max fitness level detection with a new interpretation, Fitness Age, accurate Calorie Counts, and for the first time All-day Stress tracking.
19th April 2017

Convert your headphones into a tinnitus early warning system

Convert your headphones into a tinnitus early warning system
Thanks to a new innovation developed by UK-based engineering and design consultancy Plextek, a far reaching impact could soon be had on the early diagnosis and treatment of debilitating hearing conditions such as tinnitus, that currently affects over 300 million people worldwide. Plextek’s new prototype has been designed for integration within standard everyday consumer headphones and has been proven to reliably detect the early signs of tinnitus – well before a person would become aware of the symptoms.
12th April 2017

Just a flick of the wrist and a click of the fingers

Just a flick of the wrist and a click of the fingers
With many different smartwatches on the market today, you can do almost everything from the palm of your hand; from answering your phone, to measuring your heart rate. However, now imagine an additional  device on your smartwatch that lets you control all the functions through a gesture of the wrist.
11th April 2017

Battery specialist delivers thin battery for next gen devices

Battery specialist delivers thin battery for next gen devices
Ultralife has strengthened its Thin Cell range of primary (non-rechargeable) lithium manganese dioxide (Li-MnO2) pouch-cell batteries. The higher energy density and slim form factor of Ultralife’s Thin Cell technology makes them well suited for use in the next gen of internet connected and wearable devices in sectors including medical, banking, highways, logistics, warehousing and security.
7th April 2017


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