Aimed at helping to prevent SIDS, the Peeko pajamas by Rest Devices is a new kind of infant monitor that provides parents with real-time information about their baby’s breathing, skin temperature, body position, and activity level on their smartphones.
Remember to take your meds
GlowCaps fit prescription bottles and via a wireless chip provide services that help people stick with their prescription regimen; from reminder messages, all the way to refill and doctor coordination.
Track your activity levels
Using your smartphone’s range of sensors (Accelerometer, Gyro, Video, Proximity, Compass, GPS, etc) and connectivity options (Cell, WiFi, Bluetooth, NFC, etc) you have a well equipped Internet of Things device in your pocket that can automatically monitor your movements, location, and workouts throughout the day.
Get the most out of your medication
The Proteus ingestible pill sensor is powered by contact with your stomach fluid and communicates a signal that determines the timing of when you took your meds and the identity of the pill. This information is transferred to a patch worn on the skin to be logged for you and your doctor’s reference. Heart rate, body position and activity can also be detected.
Monitor an aging family member
Using a wearable alarm button and other discrete wireless sensors placed around the home, the BeClose system can track your loved one’s daily routine and give you peace of mind for their safety by alerting you to any serious disruptions detected in their normal schedule.
Stay out of the doctor’s office
Intended for individuals with cardiac arrhythmias the BodyGuardian is an FDA cleared wearable sensor system that can remotely read a patient’s biometrics (ECG, heart rate, respiration rate and activity Level), sending the data to the patients physician and allowing users to go about their daily lives outside of a clinical setting.
MYO is a gesture control gadget that reads the electrical activity in the user’s muscles and translates this into commands.
MYO is an armband that lets you control computers, phones, and other devices with simple gestures. It aims to transform how people interact with the digital world.
Developed by Canadian startup Thalmic Labs, MYO enables the wearer to use the electrical activity in their muscles for wireless control. It can recognize around twenty different gestures, such as the tap of a finger, the wave of a hand, or the flick of a wrist.
It is able to measure the electrical activity instantly using embedded electrodes, and provides a seamless way to interact with technology. The armband monitors a user’s muscles as they contract or relax and transmits this information to software that translates the movements into specific commands.
New Scientist reports that MYO’s creators see it as an easy way to interact with web browsers, video games, small drones, and more. A limited number is due to be released later this year, at a price of $149. The armband will be accompanied by software that allows any Windows or Mac computer to recognise gestures such as a vertical swipe to scroll up and down a webpage or a pinch to zoom in. You can check out the video below to see MYO in action:
Anirudh Sharma is an Information Technology Engineer in India that has developed a haptic feedback shoe known as Le Chal (translated to “Take Along” in Hindi) to try and help the almost 300 million sufferers of visual impairment across the globe.
The Le Chal system (now being developed by Ducere Technologies) enhances users navigations skills by pairing a smartphone app (via bluetooth) to a small actuator that is placed inside the sole of the shoes. The user can enter their desired destination using the phones voice commands which then fetches the local map of the area and guides the user to their destination using a combination of the phone’s GPS system and special vibrations sent to the shoes actuator. (A vibration on the front signals to keep going straight, a vibration on the left means turn left, and the intensity of the vibrations will increase as the user nears their destination)
The shoes can add additional aid to the user via a proximity sensor built-in the tip of the shoe that acts as a obstacle-detection device by bouncing sounds off of oncoming barriers and translating those back to the shoes from up to 3 meters away.
TshirtOS, a web-connected clothing piece of clothing, has a LED display, camera, microphone, speaker, and accelerometer.
CuteCircuit is an Interactive clothing company that makes items that are responsive to digital and technological signals (e.g. gowns that light up red carpets, shirts that hug via SMS messages). They made a big splash with their work for U2′s 360 tour, and now are looking to enter the mass market with TshirtOS, a tshirt that is connected to the web and programmed by a smartphone.
TshirtOS sports an LED display, camera, microphone, speaker, and accelerometer. Developed by cutecircuit, just a prototype right now but the t-shirt can be programmed to send tweets, take pictures, play videos, etc. Check out the video below for an introduction from CuteCircuit’s CEO: