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2014: A bleeding edge effort in chips (SoC), COM and software technology (inc. Wind River) for already marketable wearables by Intel has enabled its overall 2015 strategy in IoT and allows to expand its wearable ecosystem with an ‘art of the possible in technology’

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This is representing a much more advanced state than that of leading core network technology vendors Ericsson and Qualcomm under their so called 5G efforts. See the 5G 2015⇒2019 analytical page of Dec 30, 2014 for details on the latter, as well as the companion posts to this one:
December 5, 2014New Intel® Quark™ SoCs to enhance the Intel Gateway Solutions for IoT (“Moon Island”) portfolio in a year from now article on this same blog to show the chip roadmap for both the IoT and the wearables
December 10, 2014Wind River: Intel’s core technology provider for IoT article on this same blog to present the newly introduced Intel IoT Platform

Jan 5, 2014Why Is Intel Investing $25M in This Google Glass Rival? Vuzix Founder and CEO Paul Travers discusses the company’s smart eyewear products.

Jan 2, 2015: Vuzix Corporation Receives $24.8 Million Investment From Intel Corporation: “Vuzix‘ wearable display technology is focused on next generation optics and displays that have the potential to fit in fashion-based wearable glasses.  Intel’s investment will be used for general working capital to accelerate the introduction of Vuzix next generation fashion-based wearable display products into the consumer market. … Vuzix is a leading supplier of Video Eyewear and Smart Glasses products in the consumer, commercial and entertainment markets. The Company’s products include personal display and wearable computing devices that offer users a portable high quality viewing experience, provide solutions for mobility, wearable displays and virtual and augmented reality. Vuzix holds 39 patents and 10 additional patents pending and numerous IP licenses in the Video Eyewear field. The Company has won Consumer Electronics Show (or CES) awards for innovation for the years 2005 to 2014 and several wireless technology innovation awards, among others.

The company that could kill Google Glass | Fortune as of Sept 20, 2014

Vuzix M100 Smart Glasses | Amazon Store as of Dec 14, 2014: Vuzix Smart Glasses review & detail – http://amzn.to/12QKsUR (for $1K from Oct 8, 2014, on pre-order from Nov 18)

First Wearables coming out in 2014 as the result of Intel effort under the 'art of the possible in technology’ approach - December-2014
The MICA bracelet from Opening Ceremony is in the top left corner.

Dec 3, 2014: Intel CEO Brian Krzanich announces Luxottica [the €7.3B Italian eyewear maker] partnership: “We are going to do exactly what we did similar to Opening Ceremony [see all the first wearables on the right which were coming out in 2014 as the result of Intel effort under the ‘art of the possible in technology’ approach—all of them will be presented in this post]. We are coming to them with the ‘art of the possible in technology‘. Here’s what’s possible. Tell us what now would you like to go trying doing this from eyeware standpoint. We’ll start to build an experiment with products built together, and we will learn from each other.”

At the same time Intel issued a press release: Intel and Luxottica Group Announce Multiyear Collaboration for Wearable Tech

Intel Corporation and Luxottica Group S.p.A (MTA: LUX; NYSE: LUX) today unveiled a multiyear R&D collaboration to fuse premium, luxury and sports eyewear with smart technology.

This strategic alliance will push the boundaries of research and development to anticipate what smart technology for eyewear will look like in the future. The ultimate goal is to help pioneer that change and deliver smart, fashion-forward products that are meaningful and desirable to consumers. The first product from Intel and Luxottica is expected to launch in 2015.

“The growth of wearable technology is creating a new playing field for innovation,” said Intel CEO Brian Krzanich. “Through our collaboration with Luxottica Group, we will unite our respective ecosystems and bring together Intel’s leading-edge silicon and software technology with Luxottica’s design innovation and consumer expertise. We expect the combination of our expertise to help drive a much faster pace of innovation and push the envelope of what’s possible.”

“This is an incredible opportunity for us to continue to innovate and further shape the future of eyewear,” said Massimo Vian, CEO of Luxottica Group. “Together with Intel, we will continue to develop the potential of wearables, expanding the limits of what eyewear can be. We’ll lead the change to create frames that are as intelligent and functional as they are beautiful. Products that consumers will love to wear.”

About Luxottica Group
Luxottica Group (MTA: LUX; NYSE: LUX) is a leader in premium, luxury and sports eyewear with over 7,000 optical and sun retail stores in North America, Asia-Pacific, China, South Africa, Latin America and Europe, and a strong, well-balanced brand portfolio. House brands include Ray-Ban, the world’s most famous sun eyewear brand, Oakley, Vogue Eyewear, Persol, Oliver Peoples, Alain Mikli and Arnette, while licensed brands include Giorgio Armani, Bulgari, Burberry, Chanel, Coach, Dolce & Gabbana, Donna Karan, Polo Ralph Lauren, Prada, Michael Kors, Starck Eyes, Tiffany and Versace. In addition to a global wholesale network involving 130 different countries, the Group manages leading retail chains in major markets, including LensCrafters, Pearle Vision and ILORI in North America, OPSM and Laubman & Pank in Asia-Pacific, LensCrafters in China, GMO in Latin America and Sunglass Hut worldwide. The Group’s products are designed and manufactured at its six manufacturing plants in Italy, three wholly owned plants in the People’s Republic of China, one plant in Brazil and one plant in the United States devoted to the production of sports eyewear. In 2013, Luxottica Group posted net sales of more than Euro 7.3 billion. Additional information on the Group is available at http://www.luxottica.com.

The “bleeding edge effort in … for already marketable wearables by Intel” mentioned in the title of this post has successfully been carried out for the following 2014 products:

MICA bracelet from Open Ceremony
MICA (‘My Intelligent Communication Accessory’) Bracelet designed by Opening Ceremony, engineered by Intel (detailed information is further on in this post). It has come to sales early December in a few U.S. outlets for $495.
Basis Peak - The Ultimate Fitness and Sleep Tracker -- 20-Nov-2014
Basis Peak – The Ultimate Fitness and Sleep Tracker, from Basis—part of Intel New Devices Group since March 25, after the $100M acquisition of the 2011  healthcare start-up BASIS Science Inc. (in Series C founding of which Intel Capital participated as well). Basis Peak sales started on November 5 at some BestBuys. By the time of a software update announced on November 20 for getting phone, text and email notifications as well as 3d party integration with apps (to be available mid-December) the product became available on Amazon and REI for $200 as well. Amazon in UK, and Best Buy and Future Shop in Canada joined sales in mid-December. Detailed information is further on in this post.
Basis Peak - The redesigned iOS or Android Peak apps

The redesigned iOS or Android Peak apps sync your data wirelessly (with Bluetooth Smart™) and start getting insights right on your phone. This provides not only summary data, but let you dive deeper into each activity or night’s sleep.

BioSport™ In-Ear headphones developed in collaboration between SMS Audio and Intel -- 3-Dec-2014
BioSport™ In-Ear headphones developed in collaboration between SMS Audio and Intel announced in August 2014. The headphones include advanced technology features to deliver a high-quality audio experience while gathering actionable data on fitness progress. The heart rate monitoring headphones integrate biometric sensors for fitness data collection – allowing users to track goals and progress to achieve peak physical performance. The BioSport In-Ear headphones became available on December 3 with initial release at Dick’s Sporting Goods and online at smsaudio.com, amazon.com and bestbuy.com for $150. Detailed information is further on in this post.
Wearable Flying Camera prototype by Nixie -- 2014
A Wearable Flying Camera functional prototype from Team Nixie (being rock climbers as well) winning the $500K 1st prize in Intel’s ‘ Make it Wearable’ contest on November 3. With that money in their pockets they are now working on making the prototype safe, more durable, more functional and beautiful for a great product launch in 2015. Check out their website at http://flynixie.com and follow them on facebook http://facebook.com/flynixie. More information is further on in this post.

3D-printed robotic prosthetic hand prototype by Open Bionics -- October-2014
The prototype of a 3D printed robotic prosthetic hand from Team Open Bionics. Open Bionics came out of the Open Hand Project, where they developed such a hand (then called Dextrus) that would cost amputees less than $1,000. Open Bionics is open-source, which means that all of the know-how needed to create a robotic prosthetic hand will eventually be posted on their website. The idea is that potentially anyone can improve and customise the designs themselves, and then upload them for everyone to share. For the Open Hand Project project they raised 43.593 (~$68K) by October 14, as a finalist in Intel’s ‘ Make it Wearable’ contest they got $50K, and by winning the second place on November 3 they added to that $200K. You can follow their progress with the product on http://www.openbionics.com/. More information is further on in this post. In the video below there is the pitch for crowd sourcing of the Open Hand Project:

ProGlove - a smart glove prototype for workers in discrete manufacturing processes -- 3-November-2014
ProGlove – a smart glove prototype for workers in discrete manufacturing processes like the car industry from Team ProGlove winning the $100K 3d place prize in Intel’s ‘ Make it Wearable’ contest on November 3. This wearable production tool enables the user to work faster and easier by making hands smarter for manufacturing and beyond. At the same time it opens up a new level in control and business intelligence for production management. You can follow their website at http://www.proglove.de/. More information is further on in this post.

Explanations of the terms used in the title of this post from this same blog:

Explanations of the terms used in the title of the post from Wikipedia:

From Intel Enables Makers and Wearable Creators press kit in Intel Newsroom as of Nov 25, 2014:

Wearable computing is an accelerating phenomenon that is re-defining how people use and interact with information. Intel’s strategy is to imagine and create reference design devices and platforms ready to be used by customers in the development of wearable products.

Intel® Edison is a product-ready, general purpose compute platform that is well-suited to enable rapid innovation and product development by a range of inventors, entrepreneurs and consumer product designers in this space.


Intel Edison COM Module -- 2014

Intel Edison COM Internals -- 2014
Intel Edison COM Module. SoC (called Tangier) with a hybrid architecture : 22-nm Intel® SoC that includes a dual-core, dualthreaded Intel® AtomTM CPU at 500Mhz and a 32-bit Intel® QuarkTM microcontroller (MCU) at 100 MHz. RAM: 1 GB LPDDR3 POP memory (2 channel 32bits @ 800MT/sec). Flash Storage: 4 GB eMMC (v4.51 spec). WiFi: Broadcom* 43340 802.11 a/b/g/n; Dual-band (2.4 and 5 GHz); On board antenna or external antenna; SKU configurations. Bluetooth: BT 4.0. Intel Edison Developer Options. For the Microcontroller (MCU) development the RTOS (Real-Time OS) was derived from Wind Rivers’ VxWorks 7 (as a lightweight version of it), and to be called ViperOS according to Jim Chase, product manager for the Intel Edison and Galileo platform hardware and ecosystems. The Atom part of the SoC used in the Edison COM Module is run by the latest Yocto Linux 1.6. Yocto is based on an OpenEmbedded core (used for creating Linux distributions aimed for, but not restricted to, embedded devices), and comprises standardized templates, tools, and methods for embedded Linux. It also provides a large, collaborative community, and makes it much easier to track license compliance, a key concern for customers. Note that both Intel and Wind River are major contributors to the Yocto Project, and Wind River Linux distribution (the latest is Wind River Linux 6) is based on Yocto (Wind River Linux 6 on Yocto Linux 1.5).

Intel Edison Developer Options -- 2014

Feb 27, 2014: Yocto Project: Foundation for the Internet of Things Become a Super Developer today with the Yocto Project and Intel’s tools and technologies to vanquish the Frankenstein OS. The Yocto Project, a collaborative open-source project hosted by the Linux Foundation, offers a central hub of templates, tools, and methods that streamline custom Linux development and ease the effects of fragmentation in the embedded Linux market. Involvement by commercial and open-source ecosystem members, including silicon vendors, OS vendors, consultants, and embedded developers fosters innovation across architectures and device types. As a founding project member, Intel provides key contributions to the Yocto Project kernel, helps foster standards-compliant advances in the project as a whole, and ensures excellent performance and compatibility with Intel® architecture. Learn more about the Yocto Project and how it could benefit your OS system here:

Sept 8, 2014Announcing Intel IoT Developer Kit I am [Ajay Mungara (Intel)] pleased to announce the launch of Intel® IoT Developer Kit (beta)a complete set of hardware and software resources for creating innovative IoT solutions.  IoT dev kit is part of a larger Intel IoT developer program targeted at hobbyists, students and entrepreneurial developers. In addition to the IoT dev Kit, the program includes IoT developer zone for downloads, latest content and support, local Hackathons & meet-ups to showcase and share ideas, and IoT Academic courseware program that will assist leading universities in building curriculum for the Internet of Things.

IoT Dev Kit consists of:

(1) Hardware components (Intel® Galileo and Intel® Edison boards, shields, sensors, actuators)

(2) Software image and/or the software packages

(3) Support for various IDEs allowing you to program in your favorite language

(Eclipse, Intel XDK IoT Edition, Arduino & Wyliodrin)

(4) Cloud services for a data management and analytics

(5) Additional tools and solutions for optimization and performance

(Intel System Studio [ISS]for IoT & Wind River VxWorks for Makers)

More details: … 

(1) Hardware components:
  • Choice of IoT Development board:
    • Intel® Galileo Gen 1
    • Intel® Galileo Gen 2
    • Intel® Edison
  • Sensors/ ActuatorsKick start your IoT solution with Grove Starter Kit Plus – Intel ® IoT Edition (for a limited time we are offering a special 15% discount). You have the choice of many supported shields, sensors, actuators  to bring your project to life.  If you don’t find your favorite sensor/shield, please let us know. We are always looking for additional sensors to bring to our platform so do not hesitate to contribute and if you have some suggestions for our current drivers you can always make a git pull request.
(2) Software Image:
  • For Intel Galileo:  Yocto 1.6 based embedded Linux* boot image that includes helpful Linux tools (GCC tool chain, perf, oProfile, etc.),  required drivers (WiFi, Bluetooth, etc.), useful API libraries, and daemons like LighttPD and Node.js.
  • For Intel Edison: The dev kit libraries are already included in the OS distributed with the Edison development board. Make sure you: (1) follow the latest Edison getting started guide (2) periodically check for any new package updates
(3) IDE/ Programming language choice: Once you have chosen the hardware components and the software image to use, download the IDE you want based on your programming language preference.
  1. C/C++ – Eclipse* IDE – C/C++ application development toolkit includes:
    1. Eclipse IDE for Windows*, Mac* or Linux*
    2. All the essential tools you need (cross-compiling tool chain, debugging and profiling tools)
    3. Libraries to connect and access the Galileo or Edison boards + Sensor libraries
    4. Useful templates/ samples to help you start building IoT applications quickly
  2. JavaScript / Intel® XDK IoT Edition.  You can build complete IoT solutions using Node.js on-board apps and companion apps (html5). Please note that Intel XDK – IoT Edition will be available for download on Sept 30, 2014.
  3. Arduino IDE. Develop IoT solutions using the Arduino Sketches. Make sure to download and install the latest Arduino software and board support package
  4. Wyliodrin – Visual programming (Galileo Only): Wyliodrin is a service that allows you to visually create applications for your Intel Galileo Board and control it directly from a browser. With Intel Galileo you get one year free subscription that allows you to use 3 boards and create 15 applications. Some very good step by step video tutorials to help you understand what you can do with Wyliodrin.
(4) Cloud Analytics ( https://dashboard.us.enableiot.com): Intel IoT Analytics includes capabilities for data collection, storage, and analysis of sensor data. It also allows you to run rules on your data stream to trigger alerts based on advanced analytics. This is a free service from Intel for limited non-commercial use.  Getting started guide for Cloud Analytics shows how to take advantage of this service.
(5) Additional tools and solutions for optimization and performance
  • Intel System Studio for IoT –  An integrated software development suite that provides deep hardware and software insights to speed development, testing and optimization. Supports Intel Quark (Galileo) and Intel Atom (Edison) with features such as debuggers (JTAG, using open OCD), Intel C++ compiler and performance libraries/tools.  Intel System Studio is available with a non-commercial use trial license.

Oct 31, 2014Intel® System Studio comes with many new capabilities
Nov 5, 2014
:  Webinar: Intel System Studio 2015
Accelerate Development for Embedded, Mobile, and the Internet of Things – YouTube

  • Wind River VxWorks* for Makers (Galileo Only) – is a professional operating environment for embedded devices. It is the platform you choose if you want to commercialize that really cool idea you have for a killer product. VxWorks is modular and optimized for different types of applications. There are medical, industrial, safety and security profiles that can be added to core VxWorks to tune the solution for users. VxWorks for Makers is available with a limited non-commercial use trial license.
Are you ready to build something using the IoT dev kit then register and attend our IoT Roadshows[as announced at IDF, Intel® is bringing ten IoT Roadshow events] and get a FREE kit (Hardware + Software) plus connect with Intel & Industry IoT Experts . Our team is happy to answer any questions you may have in the IoT support forum.
As the Product Manager for Intel IoT dev kit[Ajay Mungara (Intel)], I am always looking for product feedback, ideas for product improvement and opportunity to connect with developers/makers using the dev kit. I am very excited to make the IoT dev kit available to you. Use the Intel IoT developer kit and GO make something inspirational and innovative happen! 

Oct 1, 2014Chip Shot: Intel Releases Internet of Things Developer Kit for Makers. To cater to the growing Internet of Things (IoT) market, Intel today extended the Intel® IoT Developer Kit by releasing the Intel® XDK IoT Edition, simplifying the development of IoT apps written in JavaScript. The tool provides makers with an integrated approach to create, run and debug apps on Intel® Edison and Intel® Galileo boards. In addition, Intel® XDK IoT Edition can be used to develop an HTML5 companion app that runs on phones, tablets and PCs to control the IoT devices. Intel® XDK IoT Edition is available as a free download for Windows, OS X and Ubuntu Linux.

Nov 18, 2014: Innovative Projects from the Intel® IoT Roadshow

… our IoT Roadshows  [as announced at IDF, Intel® is bringing ten IoT Roadshow events] …

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USA (Sept 20-21, Oct 4-5 w/100+, Oct 25-26 w/130+ & 22 projects)
India FlagIndia (Nov 22-23, 130 people, 42 projects)  Germany FlagGermany (Oct 18-19, 100+ people, 17 projects)  China FlagChina (Nov 29-30,  113 people, 33 projects
Brazil FlagBrazil (Nov 28-29, 99 people, 26 projects) France FlagFrance (Sept 27-28, 90- people, 18 projects)  Russia FlagRussia (Nov 22-23, 120 people, 42 projects)  South Korean FlagSouth Korea

Dec 15, 2014Intel® and the Internet of Things – What will you Make?

July 29, 2014: How Intel is approaching the burgeoning wearables market, perspective from two leaders on the Inside. A Conversation with Intel’s Mike Bell [VP & GM, Intel New Devices] and former Basis CEO Jef Holove article published by Intel Free Press.

Oct 3, 2014Smart Bike Helmet: Biking safety documented by the crowd while keeping your brain safe with mind-blowing tech – Intel Edison. Save the Intel Makers Playlist: http://bit.ly/1tFUjJd

For more information read Tech Interns Create Smart Bike Helmet That Could Save Your Life article published by Intel Free Press on August 28, 2014.

Oct 3, 2014Creating a New Experience for Motorcycle RidersIntel teamed up with the BMW tech office to open up an R1200 GS motorcycle. Integrating Intel® Edison technology, we exposed a whole new set of experiences for the rider.

Oct 14, 2014Intel’s Ayse Ildeniz on the Convergence of Technology and Fashion: Ayse Ildeniz, VP/GM of Business Development and Strategy, Intel’s New Devices Group, discusses the convergence of technology and fashion. (16:18)

Intel's Ayse Ildeniz on the Convergence of Technology and Fashion -- 14-Oct-2014

Nov 7, 2014: At the Web Summit in Dublin, Mike Bell, VP & GM, Intel New Devices talks about how technology and fashion are colliding through wearable devices.

Nov 17, 2014Opening Ceremony, Intel Take Wraps off Capabilities for MICA, My Intelligent Communication Accessory


  • MICA, My Intelligent Communication Accessory, designed by Opening Ceremony, engineered by Intel, connects fashion-forward women to text messages, Google** and Facebook* notifications, and local business recommendations powered by Yelp* and TomTom*.
  • An intelligent bracelet composed of precious gems and Ayers snakeskin, MICA will retail for $495, which includes two years of AT&T* wireless data service provided by Intel.
  • MICA will be available by early December exclusively in the U.S. at Opening Ceremony New York and Los Angeles, select Barneys New York locations, and online at OpeningCeremony.us and Barneys.com.

“Our pioneering collaboration with Opening Ceremony and the introduction of this category-defining smart jewelry piece advances wearable technology as a distinctively stylish accessory that places importance on both aesthetics and functionality,” said Ayse Ildeniz, vice president and general manager for business development and strategy, New Devices Group at Intel Corporation. “MICA captures Intel’s philosophy that technology should enhance jewelry in order to make wearable technology truly ‘wantable,’ in addition to seamless and productive.”

“MICA acts as an extension of a customer’s smartphone, for those times when it’s not convenient to carry with you,” said Chris Penrose, senior vice president, Internet of Things, AT&T. “It allows customers to receive texts and email notifications so that they can stay connected, while still wearing a fashionable jewelry piece to almost any occasion.”


Reflecting market research garnered from the Opening Ceremony community and influencers in the industry, Opening Ceremony and Intel developed the design, features and purpose of the MICA bracelet for the woman who is always on the go and enjoys being socially connected, and who has a deep appreciation for fashion. Via a touch-screen sapphire display, wearers can easily view content. Vibration-based alerts, a curated VIP contact list and customizable quick replies deliver notifications directly to the wrist – eliminating the need to fumble through a handbag or interrupt a meeting or event.

  • Messaging: MICA provides access to text messages and notifications of incoming mails from “important contacts” as designated in Gmail. Users can dismiss notifications from the device and respond with customizable quick replies.
  • Calendar and Event Notifications: MICA displays Google Calendar and Facebook event notifications while enabling users to accept or reject appointments.
  • Personal Concierge: MICA offers intelligent reminders, “Time to Go” (TTG), powered by TomTom and Intel, that dynamically adjust based on location to account for the time required to get to the next appointment. MICA also provides users with access to Yelp local search, which includes business ratings and reviews. MICA wearers can use Yelp to locate restaurants, shops and other local businesses nearby.
  • Priority Notifications: Users can curate a VIP contact list that filters notifications and text messages. Vibration-based alerts discreetly alert the wearer to incoming alerts.
  • Design: Elevating the appearance of traditional wearable devices, MICA’s cutting-edge design is constructed of premium finishes and 18K gold coating with a curved sapphire glass touch screen display.
    One style features black water snake skin, pearls from China and lapis stones from Madagascar, while the other style features white water snake skin, tiger’s eye from South Africa and obsidian from Russia.
  • Configuration and Security: The bracelet provides remote access and locking, the ability to locate the device, and configuration capabilities via a Web-based portal.
  • Two-Year AT&T Data Service Paid by Intel: MICA is connected by AT&T and includes a two-year wireless service plan provided by Intel in the price of the bracelet.

Intel MICA Smart Bracelet | First Look by TechCrunch. Today in Chelsea Intel and Opening Ceremony announced the launch of their first collaboration that happens to be a connected smart bracelet called the MICA. It stands alone from your smartphone, as it has cellular radio with 2 years free data from partner AT&T. Jordan spoke to the VP of Biz Dev Ayse Ildeniz:

For more information read MICA Intelligent Luxury Fashion Bracelet Stays Alert With Style same day article from Intel’s Innovation Everywhere.

Nov 20, 2014Basis Announces New Smartphone Features, Accessory Straps and Retail Availability for Peak Health and Fitness Tracker which was revealed in late September as the ultimate fitness and sleep tracker. With Peak, you get deep insights into how your body is performing, from workouts to sleep and everything in-between. Peak combines comprehensive fitness and sleep analysis – including heart rate during exercise – with smartphone notifications, making it the ultimate, all-in-one device.

Dec 3, 2014’50 Cent’ and Intel Fuse Fitness With Biometric Headphones. It was developed out of an earlier agreement: Intel and SMS Audio [a premier audio headphone and accessories brand] to Supercharge Fitness Wearables (Aug 14, 2014). Biometric Headphones Will Optimize Workouts for Ultra-marathoners, Aspirational Exercisers and Everyone in Between.

On December 3, 2014 the SMS Audio In-Ear Wired BioSport – Powered by Intel – was launched from the 68th floor of 4 World Trade Center, NY. Hundreds of press and industry analysts were in attendance as SMS Audio President Brian Nohe introduced 50 Cent, Carmelo Anthony, Intel VP of New Products Mike Bell, and a best-in-class headphone and heart rate monitor.

Learn more about the In-Ear Wired BioSport at http://smsaudio.com/products/biosport-in-ear-wired-with-heart-monitor

SMS Audio’s BioSport in-ear heart rate monitoring headphones combines your love of music with your passion for fitness in one easy to use, wearable device. No extra straps, no bulky monitors, no worrying about battery life. New SMS Audio Biosport In-Ear Headphones are simplified, smarter ear buds that integrate Intel technology and SMS Audio studio quality sound. The self-charging system uses in-ear pulse sensors that sync with the RunKeeper app for an easy-to-use, wearable experience that tracks and enables your personal best.

—– About SMS Audio, LLC —–
A premier audio headphone and accessories brand, SMS Audio, LLC is dedicated to improving the way people experience music. SMS Audio combines technology, function and style to deliver studio mastered sound wherever you go.

A global audio headphone and accessories brand, SMS Audio is dedicated to improving the way people around the world experience music by combining technology, function and style to bring a superior level of sound, comfort and fashion to every product. Delivering a professional, studio-quality music experience, the SMS Audio line includes STREET by 50™ and SYNC by 50™. SMS Audio offers a full range of premium headphones, earbuds, and accessories designed to meet the needs of various consumer segments.

Could be important for 2015:

Intel Make it Wearable Challenge – $500,000 Prize for One Lucky Winner:

Six industry luminaries in fields from fashion and design to fitness and retail are joining Intel CEO Brian Krzanich as judges in the Intel “Make It Wearable” challenge, helping to shape the future of wearable technology. On Nov. 3, they will select three winners who will be awarded a total of US$800,000.

Nov 3, 2014Chip Shot: Nixie Wins $500,000 Grand Prize in Intel Make It Wearable Challenge

Today Nixie was named the grand prize winner of the Intel Make It Wearable challenge, a global initiative that Intel announced at CES 2014 to fuel creativity and challenge innovators to evolve personal computing using Intel® Edison technology. Winning the $500,000 grand prize, Nixie is the first wearable camera that can fly, unfolds and takes flight on cue to take the perfect shot from unique perspectives. Second prize winner, Open Bionics was awarded $200,000, using low cost, high efficiency 3-D printing and scanning to bring customized products to amputees for less than $1,000. Third prize winner and recipient of $100,000, ProGlove is offering an enterprise invention that seeks to reduce physical work stress, improve ergonomics and reduce costly workplace mistakes. Watch the webcast replay.

Intel Make It Wearable Winners -- 3-Nov-2014

Nov 5, 2014Make it Wearable Winners Talk Wearable Prototypes: This video shows highlights from the top three winners’ presentations at the Intel Make it Wearable finals held in early November 2014. @FlyNixie shows their wearable drone camera, perfect for taking selfies. @OpenBionics shows their open source robotic limb, and #ProGlove shows their smart glove for B2B and humanitarian uses. All wearable prototypes at Make it Wearable use the Intel® Edison module.

Nov 3, 2014: VentureBeat interview about the Nixie flyable and wearable camera with Jelena Jovanovic, COO / Co-Founder at Nixie Labs

Oct 1, 2014Make It Wearable Finalists – Meet Team Nixie: Team Nixie (http://flynixie.com) is developing the first wearable drone camera, which can be worn around your wrist. The team will be presenting their prototype for the Intel Make It Wearable Challenge Finale on November 3, 2014 in San Francisco. Learn more about Make It Wearable and follow the race to the finish line at http://makeit.intel.com. To find out more about Team Nixie, see their work at http://flynixie.com or follow them on https://www.facebook.com/flynixie.

Oct 8, 2014Make it Wearable Finalists – Meet Team Open Bionics: Team Open Bionics is developing a 3D-printed prosthetic with the functionalities of a high-end device, but for a much lower cost. The team will be presenting their prototype for the Intel Make It Wearable challenge finale on November 3, 2014 in San Francisco.

Oct 20, 2014Make It Wearable Finalists – Meet Team ProGlove: ProGlove (www.proglove.de) is a sensor-based “smart glove” that can boost productivity for manufacturing jobs. The team behind it will be presenting their prototype for the Intel Make It Wearable challenge finale on November 3, 2014 in San Francisco.

ProGlove, a smart glove designed specifically designed for the professional production process, such as car manufacturers. More a “tool” than trendy accessory, the ProGlove hosts a slew of sensors to offer information on what the wearer is working with, such as the ability to scan barcodes, detect the thickness of a material, displaying an object’s temperature, voltage, offer instructions and more. So this workglove can identify parts or tools as the assembly worker touches them and provide instructions or training on the fly. It could also track the worker’s movements, heart rate, mood, and productivity.

Previously they would have had a hand held machine they would have had to pass the item over of physically pick up a unit and scan the device. This change alone provides apparent benefits to the company in just 3 months. You can also analyze big data from the glove and its environment and enable early warning system to be recognized to prevent problems in the assembly line. The ProGlove has already generated a significant amount of buzz in terms of companies reaching out to query implementation in their facilities. Workers already wear gloves on the job, including sensors to detect heat and cold, or vibrations to generate intelligent feed back will make the worker and the business more intelligent.

The story of the development is described in the Make It Wearable – ProGlove article of November 3 by Intel iQ.

We are still looking forward for wearables in healthcare solutions of the similarly advanced types as the above ones.

The potential is enormous as evidenced with A day in the life of a Clinician in the 2020’s vision video from Intel (Sept 30, 2014). See how technology will transform the way physicians treat their patients. Watch this video to learn how wearable’s, rich digital collaboration, and enabling personalised medicine through genomics will be part of a physician’s workflow as we enter the 2020s.


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