Wireless wellness

By Thomas Søderholm October 7, 2020

According to the Global Wellness Institute, the spend on "proactive healthy choices"—in other words, wellness—will continue to comprise a more significant percentage of massive multi-trillion industries into the future, of which the wireless tech sector is one.

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Topics: wearables, wellness

Advanced Medical Monitoring: High Performance, Low Power

By Get Connected Blog January 2, 2020

 

This ring-based smart pulse oximeter provides continuous key health data such as blood oxygen and heart rate updates with great battery life. Nordic’s nRF52832 SoC makes it possible.

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Topics: wearables

Smart clothes: The connected jacket

By John Leonard February 21, 2018

With the market for the first wave of wrist-worn wearables starting to mature, now’s the time to start getting creative. Will Levi’s and Google manage to take smart clothing into the mainstream?

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Topics: wearables, bluetooth

Usability of mobile payments

By Kjetil Holstad September 13, 2017

As cash transactions decline, mobile payments are the hot new FinTech. They can even be incorporated into smart devices, but users will only embrace them if they’re quick, secure, and simple to use.

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Topics: payment processing, wearables

Crowd tracking: Finding a needle in a haystack

By Alf Helge Omre March 15, 2017

Nearables are helping to prevent the loss of valuable items, but what happens when you move out of range? Crowd tracking is an interesting possibility.

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Topics: wearables

Hearables: More than just headphones

By 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

Is electronic skin the future of wearables?

By Get Connected Blog September 6, 2016

Recent advances in the development of conductive, transparent and cheap nanofiber film could lead to major changes in the future of wearables. Would you wear an electronic skin?

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Topics: wearables

Smart clothes and wearable technology: Just for professional athletes?

By Thomas Søderholm June 28, 2016

Advances in technology mean that smart clothes are moving away from the preserve of fitness fanatics and heading squarely into the mainstream. But what if our clothes could tell us not only how we’re doing but how they’re doing as well?

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Topics: wearables

6 wireless technologies for wearables

By Thomas Søderholm May 24, 2016

Are you creating a wearable product, but not sure of what wireless technology to choose? The way modern APIs work, developers don’t necessarily need to know the technical details. But having a basic understanding of the underlying technology will help you make apps that are more efficient, more responsive and easier to use.

Which solution is best for your wearable product? This depends on your requirements for bandwidth, power considerations and range. Here’s a brief overview of the 6 most common wireless technologies to consider.

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Topics: wearables, wireless technologies

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This blog is for you who are new to the connected world of the Internet of Things (IoT) - whether you are a senior executive, in product development, or simply a curious soul.

Our goal is to inform you, keep you updated and help you understand the opportunities and challenges of IoT for your industry.

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