30 Nov '14, 1pm

Wireless for #wearables - #Embedded Computing Design

Wireless for #wearables - #Embedded Computing Design

As wearable devices need more throughput, and as more accurate location positioning and distance measurement becomes important, UWB will be a building block for wearable device infrastructure. This increased location accuracy and throughput will enable wearable devices to really compute. In the past two years, wearable computing has gone from an unrealistic Star Trek-like fantasy to the next hot market that everyone's trying to enter. In only two years, Google Glass, I'm Watch, Sony SmartWatch, Samsung Galaxy Gear, and, most recently, the Apple Watch have all moved wearable devices into the forefront of the world's attention. The $700 million smartwatch market in 2012 has become a $2.5 billion market in 2014 . More recently, we've seen a burst of new fitness tracker wristbands, Bluetooth rings, LifeBlogging devices, and other more esoteric wearable devices reach market. Th...

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