27 Jan '15, 1am

Capacitive sensing improves #wearable devices:

Capacitive sensing improves #wearable devices:

Smart, connected wearable devices are definitely trend. Fitness trackers keep count of how many calories users burn and even monitor sleep patterns. Smart watches let users know when there are new text or social media messages and wireless headsets and headphones detect when they are being worn. These wearable smart devices make life easier for the user. Wearable devices are usually light and small. Typical characteristics include: Small Displays (LED or LCD) Limited Space for User Interface Need to be Easy to Access Have Low Power Requirements Need to be Low in Cost Many wearable devices, however, still have clunky click buttons for a user interface. Some products have only one button to turn on the display and click through many options. Space is the issue on most of these products. They have to be small, but there isn’t room for multiple buttons without detracting from ...

Full article: http://www.edn.com/design/sensors/4438469/Capacitive-sens...

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electronicsweekly.com 22 Jan '15, 10am

Aside from the many medical wearable devices used for general wellness and monitoring, such as glucose and blood pressure ...