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Hearables: The connected hearing aid

Av Pål Kastnes November 30, 2016

 

Hearing aids of the past limited the wearer’s access to many personal audio devices such as mobile phones and music players. Emerging solutions enable the hearing-impaired to fully utilize their smartphone and improve their listening experience all day long.

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Topics: hearables

Connect your wearable to enhance customer experience

Av Thomas Søderholm November 23, 2016

It can be hard to find new ways to differentiate your wearable technology, especially in established markets. Making a product smart by connecting to the Internet of Things can unlock a world of possibilities for both users and creators and for once, the benefits don’t end once the product leaves the factory.

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Topics: wearables

Improve battery life in Ultra Low Power wireless applications

Av Jon Gunnar Sponås November 16, 2016

Battery life is one of the most important considerations when designing wireless products. If it is too short, users will have to charge or change batteries often, leading to frustration and possibly less use of the product. But as well as making sure your battery has enough capacity, you need to make sure your product is using it effectively.

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Topics: battery, power consumption, wireless technologies

Free IoT devices from your phone using IPv6

Av Pär Håkansson November 9, 2016

As more connected devices come onto the market there is a growing need to ensure that IoT devices can stand on their own two feet, and not rely on connections that might not always be available. IPv6 is the technology that will achieve this.

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Topics: IoT

New home automation solutions: Exploring the smart aware home

Av John Leonard November 2, 2016

The smart homes of today already allow us to control lighting and heating, turn on the coffee machine from the bedroom, and make energy savings during the night. The next level of home automation systems requires not just a smart home, but a smart aware home.

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Topics: home automation

Hearables: More than just headphones

Av Get Connected Blog October 26, 2016

While Bluetooth headsets were the original wearable, in-ear technology has largely stood still since then. Until now. We take a look at some of the emerging contenders in the new market for hearables, which go way beyond music playback and seek to improve your workflow and your personal health.

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Topics: Insider, cool stuff, wearables, IoT

Navigate inside tunnels with Bluetooth Beacons

Av Get Connected Blog October 19, 2016

Satellite navigation has revolutionized the way we get around. It’s cheap, fast and easy to use. But there’s one fatal flaw in the system: It simply can’t work underground.

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Topics: beacons, bluetooth, location

Ultra Low Power: Separating hype from reality

Av John Leonard October 12, 2016

The phrase ‘Ultra Low Power’ gets thrown around a lot in IoT circles these days. It’s a useful descriptor in some cases, but mostly it’s nothing more than a buzzword that can be ignored in the product development process. Let’s look at why.

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Topics: IoT

The next consumer IoT giant may surprise you

Av Pål Kastnes October 5, 2016

Amazon isn’t the first company that springs to mind as a pioneer of consumer IoT devices, but the online giant is about to make a major splash in the market. We take a closer look at several new products.

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Topics: IoT

Why run IPV6 over Bluetooth low energy?

Av Torbjørn Øvrebekk September 27, 2016

While we have talked about the Internet of Things for a long time, actual adoption in products has been relatively slow. Different products use different technologies to achieve the same end result, leading to confusion for consumers and problems with getting things to work together. What is the best way to fix these problems?

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Topics: ipv6

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