Tail-Wagging Wearable Wins Big

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For centuries, poets, novelists, songwriters, filmmakers, and many others have tried to describe the intricate love and trust of the human-canine relationship, with varying degrees of success. But rather than describe it, one technology innovator has developed a device to strengthen and enhance that relationship. We chatted with Herbie Calves, CMO of Link AKC, which makes a Bluetooth- and GPS -enabled collar for humankind's best friend. Check out our conversation, in which Herbie describes how the... Continue Reading

Now That’s a Fish Story

The Internet of Things extends further every day—almost anywhere imaginable. Now, it extends to your favorite fishing hole, too. At CES this year, as we delved into the new and exciting ways Bluetooth technology is being used to make the world a more connected place, we chatted with Nic Wilson, Co-Founder and CEO of Anglr Labs. Nic is a fisherman, and after a friendly argument about how many fish he and his friends had caught one day, he was inspired to develop a technology-based way to stop all... Continue Reading

Battling Beasts with Bluetooth Board Games

Update: Sensible Objects recently attended Discover Blue: London where they showed off its Bluetooth game, Beasts of Balance. read the Q&A and watch the video to see this physical, and virtual, world game.  Board games have been enjoying a surge in popularity in recent years. From age-old favourite Monopoly to more recent classics such as Settlers of Catan, sitting around a table to play games is back in vogue. And for lovers of games like Jenga, there’s a new kid on the block, and he’s sporting Bluetooth technology. Continue Reading

Bluetooth Communicator Beams up Star Trek Fans at Discover Blue

Bluetooth Communicator Beams up Star Trek Fans at Discover Blue

We recently hosted our annual UK media and analyst event, Discover Blue: London. Several innovative companies which are creating amazing products using Bluetooth technology joined us. We had a chance to walk around and do some interviews to learn more about how they are creating with Bluetooth and to get a deeper look at their solution. The first in this series, The Wand Company, used Bluetooth to create a fully-working Star Trek™ Communicator. This is a geeks’ dream come true. All the technology... Continue Reading

Meet the Bluetooth Pioneer: Sanjana Shah

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There were roughly 10 billion “things” connected to the Internet at the end of 2015, and it is projected that this number will jump to 34 billion devices by 2020. With such significant growth in connected devices—and, with it, our insight into the data around us and its impact on our environment—it’s no wonder that governments are expected to turn to the IoT to increase productivity, decrease costs, and improve the quality of life. According to some reports, governments will be the second-largest... Continue Reading

Meet the Bluetooth Pioneer: Josh Kaplan

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Josh Kaplan’s idea for his Bluetooth Breakthrough Award entry, BrailleBoard, stemmed from a desire to give social power to visually impaired teens. The flip-open keyboard case is Bluetooth enabled, featuring Braille characters and large-print contrasting letters on the keys that help the visually impaired not only text and type on their smartphones in an easy manner but allow them full use of their phone’s features.Josh and his team of innovators met while participating in the SEED SPOT NEXT Program, Continue Reading

Battling Beasts with Bluetooth Board Games

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Board games have been enjoying a surge in popularity in recent years. From age-old favourite Monopoly to more recent classics such as Settlers of Catan, sitting around a table to play games is back in vogue. And for lovers of games like Jenga, there’s a new kid on the block, and he’s sporting Bluetooth technology.Fabulous Beasts is a tablet-based puzzle game made real, where small animal figures are scanned into the game via a base unit and then balanced precariously on top of each other. We caught... Continue Reading

With New Bluetooth Antenna, You Can Go Off-the-Grid but not Out-of-Touch

With New Bluetooth Antenna, You Can Go Off-the-Grid but not Out-of-Touch

We’ve all experienced the 21st century panic when our cell phone suddenly doesn’t have a signal. And it always seems to happen in the worst possible situations: when you’re far off the beaten trail, lost in a crowd, or in the eye of the storm. But for those who take the motto “be prepared” to heart, there’s a new option.The goTenna is a small, portable Bluetooth technology antenna that wirelessly connects to your smartphone and generates a long-range, point-to-point VHF radio signal that can be... Continue Reading

Bluetooth Provides Advanced Warning for IBS Sufferers

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It may sound like a joke, but for people who suffer from incontinence or Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)—or care for those who do—getting to a toilet in time is no laughing matter. For those individuals, a new wearable device with Bluetooth Smart technology may be a life changer.The D Free is a matchbook-sized device that adheres to a person’s abdomen so that its sensors can detect intestinal movement or swelling before the individual may be aware of it. Using low-power, reliable Bluetooth Smart... Continue Reading

Smart Cane with Bluetooth Communication Helps Blind Users Recognize Family and Friends

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The addition of facial recognition, GPS, and Bluetooth Smart technologies to the traditional white cane may make a big difference in the lives of the seeing-impaired. Students at Birmingham City University have developed the XploR model of smart mobility cane that aids navigation using GPS and can recognize familiar faces from up to 10 meters away using smartphone technology for facial recognition. The cane vibrates when it detects a recognizable image from those stored on an internal SD memory... Continue Reading