Telehealth specialist Withings has launched what it calls a new “smart sleep” system designed to monitor and improve an individual’s sleeping experience.
Unveiled at this week’s Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, the system – branded Withings Aura – includes two devices, one of which slips under a user’s mattress while the other sits on a bedside table or cabinet.
The devices work together to record and monitor a range of factors that can help users understand more about their sleeping experience.
Bosch Healthcare and Remedy Health Media have announced the availability of a new service aimed at helping healthcare patients to better comply with medical care and improve their self-management skills.
Branded Health Buddy Web, the service represents the first commercial product resulting from the partnership the two companies formed in August 2013, and is said to combine Bosch’s (Stuttgart, Germany) evidence-based health management programs for post-acute and chronic medical and mental health conditions with Remedy’s (New York City, NY, USA) “patient engagement design”.
M2M player Gemalto has released a new module supporting 4G connectivity and suitable for use across a range of vertical sectors, including the healthcare industry.
The module maker has already developed products specifically for the automotive market but says it is expanding LTE connectivity to the “industrial sector” with its new PLS8 solution.
Digital security player Gemalto and telematics specialist Hirschmann Solutions have unveiled details of a new partnership on the remote subscription management of advanced M2M applications.
The companies say their solution combines Hirschmann’s (Neckartenzlingen, Germany) global asset tracking solution with modules from Gemalto (Amsterdam, Netherlands) that support high-speed connectivity on a range of networks.
Telematics specialist Harman has secured a deal with Daimler to equip vehicles with new control units providing connectivity to the carmaker’s intelligent traffic management centers.
Harman (Stamford, CT, USA) will also install so-called micro-electrical mechanical system (MEMS) microphones in Daimler (Stuttgart, Germany) vehicles – representing the first time microphones with MEMS technology have been used by Harman in the automotive sector.
Software player PointGrab has teamed up with integrated circuits specialist Sunplus Innovation Technology on a new gesture control solution aimed at the global home appliances market.
The service will allow customers to control a range of home appliances simply by pointing at them, says PointGrab (Hod Hasharon, Israel), and is aimed at making home appliances easier to operate and consume less energy.
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Engineering and electronics player Bosch has set up a new company whose purpose will be to develop new products and services for the M2M market.
The company says the new Bosch Connected Devices and Solutions will initially focus on developing sensor-based applications for intelligently networked homes – so-called ‘smart homes’ – as well as for activities in the fields of traffic, transportation and logistics.
Chip maker STMicroelectronics (ST) has become the latest member of the ARM mbed Project aimed at accelerating Internet of Things development.
Its involvement means that developers will be able to use ST’s (Geneva, Switzerland) STM32 range of microcontrollers with mbed software and development tools, giving them more freedom and flexibility when designing intelligent electronics products.
UK semiconductor player ARM (Cambridge, UK) established the mbed Project with a view to spurring the development of ARM-based devices for use with M2M services.
Nordic M2M operator Telenor Connexion is claiming to be the first company in the region to have developed an end-to-end solution for companies that want to connect their products.
Branded Telenor Cloud Connect, the service is intended to help customers bring new offerings to the market “quickly and easily”, and become more competitive and efficient.
Telenor Connexion (Stockholm, Sweden) says it is collaborating with partner companies to manage “all the complexity … from beginning to end”.