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September 25, 2017
Wearables NEWS 
 
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Artificial "skin" gives robotic hand a sense of touch

A team of researchers from the University of Houston has reported a breakthrough in stretchable electronics that can serve as an artificial skin, allowing a robotic hand to sense the difference between hot and cold, while also offering advantages for a wide range of biomedical devices.


Canadian creates next gen breakthrough in haptics

Nanoport Technology Inc., a Silicon Valley-based R&D lab creating next-generation breakthroughs in mobile, has revealed a first-of-its-kind haptic technology that adds new tactile feel to mobile devices at a fraction of the power.


Worldwide wearable device sales to grow 17% this year

Gartner says sales of Smartwatches to total 41.5 million units in 2017


CPEIA rebrands as intelliFLEX Innovation Alliance

The intelliFLEX Innovation Alliance is the new name and new brand identity of the Canadian Printable Electronics Industry Association (CPEIA).
 
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Speed the development of wearable devices with a solid, targeted platform

The IoT world is expanding on all fronts, including the demand for wearable devices for a range of consumer needs and also for medical devices that can free wearers from home confinement. A targeted MCU/RTOS combination with the proper features can speed development for successful designs. » Read More
 
PRODUCTS 
 

Piezo solution delivers notifications to wearable devices

MURATA PJFV series low power consumption (6 mW, A3Vdc) miniature (10.5 mm x 3.8 mm x 2 mm) vibrators employing piezoelectric ceramics to provide vibration notifications and announcements to wearable devices. » Read More

Wearable connectivity technology is fully cleanable

FISCHER LP360 rugged connector is low profile, allowing for easy integration into clothing and 360 mating to optimize cable management. » Read More

Bluetooth 5 SoC serves wide range of wearable applications

NORDIC SEMICONDUCTOR nRF52810 Bluetooth low energy SoCs provides the key performance benefits of Bluetooth 5 to wearable applications. » Read More

System on module, dev kit supports next gen wearables

INTRINSYC TECHNOLOGIES Open Q 2100 SOM(system on module) and its companion Open Q 2100 Development Kit, is an ultra-small form-factor (15mm x 31.5mm) computing module based on the Qualcomm Snapdragon Wear 2100 platform. » Read More
 
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EPTECH Quebec City

September 26
Location: Hotel Plaza Quebec
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Innovation 360

September 25 - 26
Location: Centre Mont-Royal
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Tech Vancouver Meetup

September 28
Location: Vancouver
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