Category Archives: Fitness

Less Silicon, More Brain

It all started in 1976 with a pressure control sensor in an automotive design. The sensor revolution began, and we had no idea that in forty short years we would be looking at sensors and MEMS-enabled systems that would drive around thirty million connected devices. In this week’s Fish Fry, we bring you the coolest innovations and groundbreaking designs from this year’s MEMS Executive Congress in Scottsdale Arizona. We’ve got a selection of interviews from the Technology Showcase including a new always-on piezoelectric MEMS microphone, a biometric gaming application that uses real-time biometric data, the world’s first SmartCase with built-in microprocessing technology, and much more.

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Links for November 11, 2016

More information about the MEMS and Sensors Executive Congress

More information about Vesper

More information about Valencell

More information about IDT - Integrated Device Technology

More information about i-BLADES

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Accuracy in Motion

We all want to trust that our wearable device is measuring our health and fitness accurately, but what does that truly mean? In this week’s Fish Fry, Dr. Steven LeBoeuf (President - Valencell) and I discuss the forces driving the wearable market today, what the future holds for wearable technology, and why he thinks inaccuracy and “death by discharge” are two of the biggest design challenges facing wearable technology designers today. Also this week, we check out how you can enter the MEMS & Sensors Technology Showcase at this year's MEMS Executive Congress and how Cadence Design Systems' new Virtuoso ADE Product Suite can address the different requirements and challenges for your team's analog design tools.

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Links for August 12, 2016

More information about Valencell

More information about the 2016 MEMS Executive Congress

Enter your design in the MEMS & Sensors Technology Showcase

New Episode of Chalk Talk: Introduction to the New Virtuoso ADE Product Suite

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Paging Dr. MEMS

Last week, we investigated how new MEMS-enhanced devices are changing the way we interact with our tennis rackets, beer kegs, and video games (you know, the important stuff), but this week, we’re going past the world of CE to a land where the power budgets are tight, the BOMs are tighter, and the number of sensors soars into the millions. Yep, we’re talking about MEMS in the medical machine. My guest is Rick Russell, President of Merit Sensor Systems. Rick is here to introduce us to a whole new world of pressure sensors, explain why Merit has their own wafer fab, and map out where the MEMS market is headed in the future. Then, keeping with our medical theme, we also check out a new MEMS-enhanced eating-sensing earpiece looking for some Indigogo cash that will not only listen to your bites but also have you talking to your food. 

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Links for November 14, 2014

More information about Merit Sensor Systems

More information about BitBite

Fish Fry Episode about the HapiFork

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Taking it Past the Limit

What do head injuries, beer, and smart tennis rackets have in common? The MEMS Executive Congress, that's what! (Thought I was going somewhere else with that, didn't ya?) Keeping with our Friday Fun theme, this week's Fish Fry digs into how MEMS-enhanced designs can measure the amount of beer left in your keg, alert your coach about a potential head injury, and improve your tennis game. We chat about several cool designs submitted to this year's MEMS Executive Congress Technology Showcase by companies Nod Labs, Babolat, and Kegdata. Also this week, we look at the way Force Impact Technologies wants to change how we address head injuries on the ball field. 

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Links for November 7, 2014

More information about the MEMS Executive Congress

More information about the MEMS Executive Congress' Technology Showcase

More information about Kegdata

More information about Nod Labs

More information about Babolat Play

More information about Force Impact Technologies

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Hello Rubber, Meet Road

This here twin-turbo EEJournal.com podcastin’ hot rod is headed to the IoT finish line - one biometric at a time. In this week’s Fish Fry, we investigate biometric data sensors and how one company is making sure that our fitness is actually what we think it is. My guest is Valencell President Steven LeBoeuf. Steven and I are going to chat about the future of the wearable market, precision biometrics, Valencell’s new state-of-the-art sports testing lab, and a little bit about professional cartooning. Get your wearable motor runnin' folks!

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Links for October 17, 2014

More information about Valencell

Valencell Opens New State of the Art Sports Testing Lab to Support the Development and Validation of Highly Accurate, Precise Biometric Wearables

New Episode of Chalk Talk: 4-Channel Analog Front End Solution

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