Wearable Technologies Keep Your Hands Free
Smart watches and glasses are currently all over the place: In the media, on the runway as well as on the wrists and in the faces of technology hipsters from Atlanta to Zagreb. Juniper Research recently projected smart glasses and other wearable devices to be worth over $1.5bn by 2014, Canalys reports over 5 million smart watches to ship the same year which equals a 900% increase over forecasted shipments for 2013.
These device types are also very relevant for the safety and security market as they not only keep booth hands free. "We have seen a lot of projects for this market segment lately and expect the first devices to enter the market soon. Who would have thought that, when the first iPhone was released, smartphones and tablets would be used on such a wide extend in this market?" comments Christian Stammel, CEO of Wearable Technologies AG.
However, hands-free communication and contextual-aware information systems are not the only topics at the A+A 2013. Other safety and security aspects will also be addressed as well as corporate health management including prevention and therapy of psychological stress. Exhibitors at the Wearable Technologies booth will cover several relevant aspects for this market.
TRACKING SOLUTIONS will be presented by Sportscurve (www.sportscurve.com) which offers a GPS-based service solution for team tracking purposes and supports amongst others rescue and security teams during their operations. DUNE (www.dune-sistemi.com), an Italian company operating since 1980 in R&D, aerospace, defense, underwater acoustics, robotics, industrial control and communications, will be showcasing ARIANNA - a system for location and pedestrian tracking based on the processing of raw inertial data, developed for environments where GPS signals are unreliable or absent. Also, HSG-IMIT (www.hsg-imit.de), a leading R&D provider for microsystem technology in the fields of microfluidics, sensors and information technologies, provides tracking solutions and will show an indoor system for pedestrian tracking and localization. The inertial sensors are attached to the foot or shoe of the wearer and connect with an app on a tablet via Bluetooth.
D3O Labs / Design Blue (www.D3O.com) will exhibit ground breaking IMPACT PROTECTION SOLUTIONS that license a range of unique patented smart materials. This market changing technology is used to produce a shock absorbing material which can be found in a range of products across various sectors like motorcycle, sport, footwear, electronics, military and work wear.
WEARABLE EMERGENCY CALL SYSTEMS are presented by ICEdot (crash-sensor.eu/). The innovative emergency identification and notification service provides first responders with critical health information at the scene of an accident. The system can be used for lone workers but also for athletes. The health information of the wearer can be retrieved manually with a phone number engraved on a sporty-looking silicon wristband, the ICEdot Band, or fully automatic with the ICEdot Crash Sensor built into a helmet. LIMMEX offers an (www.limmex.com) Emergency Watch that can request assistance at the push of a button. Thanks to the built-in loudspeaker and microphone you can speak directly through the watch to the person you have called. It works outdoors just as reliably as it does at home. It is not only created for elderly people or children but also for jobs where security is a central issue, like employees of 24h petrol stations, shift workers, forestry employees, emergency doctors.
EUROTECH (www.eurotech.com), a global company that integrates hardware, software, services and expertise to deliver embedded computing platforms and sub-systems, presents rugged mini computers and wearable communication systems. Drawing on concepts of minimalist computing, EUROTECH reduces power draw, physical size and coding complexity. Amongst others EUROTECH will display a rugged powerful handheld computer, a robust, lightweight, versatile wrist-wearable computer, and a rugged, small form factor wearable and vehicle mountable computer designed for use in demanding applications.
ALPENHEAT (www.alpenheat.com/), specialist and leading manufacturer for HEATABLE CLOTHING, boot heaters, boot dryers, heated gloves and heated accessories since 1993, targets customers in the area of winter sports, outdoor, and hunting, as well as all activities where feet or the body are exposed to cold and/or where shoes get uncomfortably wet. The strength of the product range lies in its diversity and proven technology.
An EEG/EOG/EMG Headset for stress reduction will be presented by 4DForce (www4dforce.eu/). The unique technology allows controlling biological processes with your mind. The reduction of stress allows leading a more relaxed, and thus healthier, life. The company uses an established technology known as biofeedback, which has already proven successful in the treatment of diseases like ADHS, depression, epilepsy, migraine and other neurological disorders. The technology is now also available for other applications.
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Wearable Technologies AG
Wearable Technologies AG is the pioneer and leading innovation and market development platform for technologies worn close to, on, and even in the body. Since 2006 the platform has successfully established a network of more than 3,000 companies, consisting of market leaders and highly innovative companies. Wearable Technologies AG aims to drive business development, technology marketing, and innovation through the Wearable Technologies Innovation World Cup, content management, strategy and technology consulting services, as well as international conferences and trade shows in partnership with leading trade organizations, associations, and other high-ranking partners.