Consumer electronics - opportunities in the face of troubling security road blocks

While the activity at last week's 2015 CES has led the CEA to optimistically predict worldwide sales of consumer electronics at $223 billion, problems relating to network security could sidetrack such projections.

Embedded news: Week of Jan. 5 - 9, 2015

Embedded industry news for this week at the 2015 CES from Bosch, Broadcom, Conexant, GreenPeak, Intel, Imagination, Lutron, LG Electronics, Monotype, Nvidia, NXP, PNI Sensor, Phaedrus Systems, Qualcomm, Qt Company, Skylink, Sony, Weaved Inc., and Zeidman Technologies.

Securing the IoT: Part 1 - Public key cryptography

The authors detail security risks facing the developer of an Internet of Things device and recommend the best public key-based algorithms to use.

The role of Bluetooth Low Energy in wearable IoT designs

Why the Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) specification is emerging as the best wireless protocol for use in wearable Internet of Things and how to develop designs targeted for the newest and fastest developing segments of the consumer electronics market.

Vision in wearable devices: Expanded application and function choices

Increasingly capable and cost-effective processors, image sensors, and memories, along with robust algorithms, now make it practical to incorporate computer vision into wearable devices.

Using 3D sensors to bring depth discernment to embedded vision apps

Assessing the depth sensor technology alternatives available for building vision applications with the ability to sense objects in three dimensions.

Dual-sensor fusion for indoor localization and tracking

The design of a wearable smart phone based camera that fuses data from wireless sensor networks , GPS, Bluetooth, and other modalities to provide accurate location positioning.

The basics of designing wearable electronics with microcontrollers

The basics requirements of first-generation wearable electronic devices and how to pick the right microcontroller or application processor for your design.

Failure modes of wearable electronics

This article will provide insight into the environments and issues that can specifically impact wearable electronics and provide guidance on methodologies for assuring reliability.

Sensor fusion brings situational awareness to health devices

A data-centric sensor fusion architecture is essential for building situationally-aware applications.

PinchWatch: A Wearable Device for One-Handed Microinteractions

PinchWatch, a one-handed device with a wrist-worn display on which users invoke functions by pinching and enter parameters by sliding or dialing motions with the thumb on the palm.

Smartphone-based sensor fusion for improved vehicular navigation

A sensor fusion algorithm on a smartphone which combines GPS data with angular velocity information from the gyroscope sensors of the smartphone and an automobile's speed information from the vehicle’s CAN-Bus via a wireless (CAN-BT) adapter.


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