An activity tracking device is worn on the body and used to collect, process, explain and outline the collected data with the goal of improving both health and fitness performance. These devices are also able to wirelessly transfer this data to another smart device for storage or further processing.
NXP’s power-efficient, edge-computing MCUs, secure connectivity options and sensors are a great match for designing an activity and wellness tracker.
Explaining the basic concepts and requirements of embedded graphics applications, helping software and hardware engineers easily understand the fundamental concepts behind color display technology, which consumers expect more and more in varied applications from automotive to industrial markets.
The SDCD function within FXLS89x2 incorporates a flexible digital window comparator
useful for implementing several different interrupt event generation functions. The SDCD
block operates in either relative or absolute modes and features user programmable
thresholds, debounce time, event polarity detection and interrupt generation logic.
Despite the popularity of body-worn wearables such as fitness trackers and smartwatches, manufacturers are expanding the scope to include any portable device we interact with including smart patches and smart clothing. Discreet and nearly invisible personal devices will encourage acceptance by reluctant users who want to avoid calling attention to a disability or medical need.
Within the new era often referred to as the Internet of Things (IoT)—the billions of “smart”, connected applications and devices in use today and expected in the coming decade—embedded technology is no longer just about the mechanical production of basic goods. The Internet of Things is an era of data and control automation, where connected devices and end nodes gather information and communicate with “smart” systems to solve real time problems (e.g. automatically adjusti