January, 2014

smart clothing winner

smart clothing winner

We came back from Munich and not empty handed but with a prize!

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Mondevices have won a special prize for best Smart Clothing solution for a smart button product.

Here is the link to their PR and a excerpt from it below:
http://bit.ly/monbabywon2014wt and the transcript is

here: 140128_PR_WT IWC_Winner
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And, last but not least, the best Smart Clothing solution, also a special prize, went to Smart Button by Artur Technologies LLC. The button can be attached to any pajama or nightgown to monitor sleep movements, activities, and breathing in real-time, streaming the data to a mobile device.
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Now Mondevices is listed in WT hall of fame:

http://www.wearable-technologies.com/innovation-worldcup/hall-of-fame/

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Thank you Munich!

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Creating hypnogram from accelerometer based signal

Creating hypnogram from accelerometer based signal

Presented here are results of preliminary sleep analysis. This paper documents an attempt to create a hypnogram (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hypnogram)
using purely sleep activity data recorded by Monbaby (http://mondevices.com/monbaby) sensor. The subject was yours truly.

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Typically hypnograms are done using EEG, this is an attempt to do it using 3D accelerometer signal.

Below is a hypnogram of normal, healthy adult copied from the Wikipedia article.

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Methodology was to convert raw output of accelerometer into a proxy signal that represents activity – first graph above on the first figure.
Second graph is aggregation of number of abrupt movements plotted over time, time interval for aggregation is 30 minutes. The interval divided into 5 quantiles that represent 5 stages of sleep. They are represented as horizontal dotted lines on a second graph. Anything above the top line is Wake state, everything below bottom, deep sleep. Not sure if this method can detect REM state, but it will be among lower quantiles.

So far those are inconclusive results and the method to derive hypnogram from accelerometer data remains untested. But it looks sufficiently encouraging to continue research.

-Arturas Vaitaitis Ph.D.2014-01-24

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Prepping for a crowd-funding campaign

We are preparing for a Kickstarter/Indiegogo campaign and here is our latest video

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Mondevices is a finalist in 2014 WT competition and going to Munich!!!

I’ve submitted idea behind Monbaby technology as a “smart button” idea to WT 2014 competition and won a finalist placement in a special category: “Smart Textiles”. As a result Mondevices are invited to WT 2014 conference in Munich and we are going!!!

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Here is the expert from their press release:

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The Count-down is on: Wearable Technologies Innovation World Cup Announces Finalists
Winners will be awarded at the Wearable Technologies Conference 2014 Europe
Herrsching, Jan. 13 2014 – End of November 2013 the leading competition for innovative wearable technologies, the Wearable Technologies Innovation World Cup, closed its database – and the excitement began. Since then, an international panel of experts has evaluated all entries. With over 600 participants from 69 countries, the panel had a huge number of groundbreaking solutions to choose from, showing how big the potential for the growth of wearable tech is and will continue to be. After a challenging evaluation time, the jury selected the five best of each category.
Andrea Onetti General Manager of Analog and Audio Systems Division at STMicroelectronics says: “It was extremely difficult to narrow the field and choose the best solutions from among all these cutting-edge submissions the Innovation World Cup received. The submissions showed an outstanding level of innovation and ingenuity. The great number of submissions also proves how important the wearable technologies market is and what a great success the Wearable Technologies Innovation World Cup is”.
The finalists from the categories Sports & Fitness, Healthcare & Wellness, Security & Prevention, and Gaming & Lifestyle and the special categories Evolve Insurance Award and Smart Clothing will present their staggering solutions at the Wearable Technologies Conference 2014 Europe hosted at the International Congress Center Munich on January 27, 2014.

Special Prizes Evolve Insurance Award and Smart Clothing
Bodytel Europe GmbH introduces a telemedicine solution, used for the remote monitoring of patients with cardiac and real failure, COPD, asthma, diabetes, hypertension, and obesity. The vital sensors measure and transmit the parameter via Bluetooth to and Android App and web portal, enabling the easy collection of therapy relevant activities and events.
With its WaterBlock™ the US-company HzO submitted a unique solution for water and liquid protection in all kinds of electronics and wearables. It is a robust nano coating that creates a protective barrier on the inside of the device, enabling damage to the vulnerable circuitry inside the gadget.
KeLiWei Electronic Equipment submitted “the smallest portable monitor” that measures heart rate, blood pressure, oxygen saturation, and respiration rate. Equipped with a Bluetooth low energy chip, the system can transmit the data and the real time waveform to a smartphone and upload the measured results to the “cloud” healthcare server for further diagnosis.
The “Smart Button” by Artur Technologies LLC is a universal sleep analyzer that can be attached to any article of clothing and is applicable to all ages. It measures movements, activity, and breathing in real-time and streams this data to a smartphone app via Bluetooth Low Energy.
After the finalists’ presentations the part of the evening, everybody has been waiting for starts: The awarding of the best solution in each category, including the special prizes Smart Clothing and Evolve Insurance Award.

However, there can only be one WT Innovator of the Year. Out of these exciting finalists, the WT Innovator of the Year will be announced. The award ceremony will take place at the Wearable Technologies Conference 2014 Europe on January 27, 2014 hosted at the International Congress Center Munich in the Blue Hall.
To register for the Wearable Technologies Conference 2014 Europe visit: http://www.wearable-technologies.com/events/wearable-technologies-conference-2014-i-europe
About the WT Innovation World Cup
The Innovation World Cup was first launched in 2009. The world’s leading innovation competition in wearable technologies invites contestants from all over the world to submit innovative solutions for wearable technologies in the areas of sports & fitness, healthcare & wellness, gaming & lifestyle and security & prevention. This year the WT Innovation World Cup also includes three Special Prizes. An international panel of industry experts will select the most innovative products according to criteria such as level of innovation, marketability, and usability.
The WT Innovation World Cup is sponsored by STMicroelectronics, Texas Instruments, Samsung Semiconductor Europe, Allianz Digital Accelerator, AiQ Smart Clothing, C. Schneider – New Solutions, VARTA Microbattery. Further partners include SIIA, Medica, ISPO, Continua Health Alliance and Wearable Technologies Group, as well as the regional and media partners Plug and Play Tech Center, Cluster 55, Taitra, Team Cote D’Azur, Comm4Innov, Innovative City Convention, CSEM, and AlpICT.
About 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.

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