PITTSBURGH, PA -- MEMS Industry Group (MIG)'s annual MEMS & Sensors Technology Showcase at MEMS Executive Congress US 2015 (November 4-6, 2015 in Napa, CA) will highlight some of the newest and most compelling MEMS/sensors-based applications and technologies on the market. MIG today announced the shortlist of finalists who will compete for the title of winner at this year's event.
MonBaby Breathing and Rollover Monitor
Anxious parents can sleep more soundly now that MonBaby is on the scene. An award-winning baby monitor that snaps like a button onto any article of a child's clothing, MonBaby gives new parents peace of mind and helps them to sleep better knowing that they will receive an audible alarm on their smartphone if the baby rolls onto his or her stomach during sleep or stops breathing.
Bosch eBike Systems
Peddling up that big hill may soon get a lot easier with new cycling technology from the automotive and manufacturing industry giant, Robert Bosch GmbH, which is now working with various cycling brands to create electric pedal-assist bikes sold at independent bicycle shops throughout North America. Bosch eBike Systems boosts a bicyclist's human power with electric power at speeds up to 20 mph. The core components that give Bosch eBike Systems cyclists that "tailwind" feeling are a Bosch microprocessor and three sensors that measure a bicyclist's torque, cadence and wheel speed 1,000 times per second.
Voltafield Magnetic Sensor
What's the new key component for e-compass and motion sensing in wearables? The makers of Voltafield's ultra-low power miniature magnetic sensor are hoping that their chip's Anisotropic Magneto-Resistive (AMR) sensor technology -- which reduces by 10x the power consumption of a traditional Hall magnetic sensor -- is the clear answer. Voltafield integrates 3-axis magnetic sensors and signal conditioning circuits on monolithic silicon together with Wafer Level Chip Scale Package (WLCSP) to form a software programmable 1.1mm x 1.1mm device.
Horse Sense Shoes
Have you ever wished that a horse could talk? Introducing a different breed of wearable wellness that saves horses lives, Horse Sense Shoes has developed an equestrian wearable that is making understanding horse health possible. Horse Sense Shoes feature non-invasive, Freescale Semiconductor MEMS multi-sensor devices, which are typically accelerometers and pressure sensors that can measure weight variations and motion patterns as informational indicators on the status and health of the horse. Residing under the horse's hooves, these MEMS sensors can detect joint problems, laminitis or lameness early enough for effective treatment, potentially saving a horse's life.
Cambridge CMOS Sensors Gas Sensor
Cambridge CMOS Sensors CCS811 offers a breath of fresh air in a tiny ultra-low power device. This metal oxide gas sensor co-packaged with a micro controller unit delivers a self-contained solution for assessing air quality in indoor environments. Whether embedded in a smartphone or integrated into a standalone device, CCS811 generates alerts to provide intuitive ways to evaluate air quality, opening up new application areas for improved health and wellbeing such as ambient air quality monitoring and breathe analysis in smartphones, tablets, wearables and Internet of Things (IoT) devices.
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