Wearables, Bioelectronics Seek Better Energy Storage

Boston, Mass. – Energy storage players are eyeing emerging opportunities in bioelectronics as wearable, implantable and other medical devices create energy demands and design requirements beyond conventional batteries, according to Lux Research. Existing battery solutions barely satisfy the demands for increased functionality and power in existing medical devices and may have slowed the shift toward personalized…

Where is the Demand for Automotive Wearables?

Market research firm Strategy Analytics recently asked (and answered) the question – is the market for automotive wearables a solution looking for problem? According to a recent consumer survey conducted by the market research firm’s In-vehicle UX group there is low interest in wearables for automotive applications in the U.S. and Western Europe. The survey…

RS Stocks Arduino M0 Pro Board

Beijing — RS Components (RS), the trading brand of Electrocomponents plc (LSE:ECM), the global distributor for engineers, has announced availability of the Arduino M0 Pro[1], a simple and powerful extension of the 32-bit Arduino platform established by the Arduino Uno board. Aimed at embedded engineers, hackers and students, the new Arduino M0 Pro board is designed to help the development…

Sharp Delivers LCD Graphic Display for Wearables

Camas, Wash. — Sharp Microelectronics of the Americas (SMA) has unveiled its 1.33-inch (diagonal) Color Memory LCD graphics display. The 8-color LCD module offers ultra-low-power consumption, enabling longer time between recharges for small display products with a battery. It also enables designers to meet the growing demand for “always-on” devices such as smart watches that…

Osram Expands Sensor Line for Wearables

Osram Opto Semiconductors has expanded its sensor portfolio for wearable products with the introduction of the SFH 7051 integrated optical sensor specifically designed for heart rate monitoring. Consuming very little power to maximize battery life, the sensor targets fitness trackers, smart watches and other wearables. The SFH 7051 consists of a large-format photodiode and three…