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Molecular Sensor: new connected device from SCIO


An Israeli company has developed a pocket-sized molecular sensor, called Scio, that can be used to identify objects. The data is sent to your smartphone. Scio is currently a Kickstarter project that is well over its $200,000 goal. They have raised $1.6 million.

The device analyzes food, plants, medicine and other objects. Here is a list of some of what the company says Scio can do:

  • Get nutritional facts about different kinds of food.
  • GSee how ripe an Avocado is, through the peel!
  • GFind out the quality of your cooking oil.
  • GKnow the well being of your plants.
  • GAnalyze soil or hydroponic solutions.
  • GAuthenticate medications or supplements.
  • GUpload and tag the spectrum of any material on Earth to our database.

Scio includes a light source that illuminates the sample and an optical sensor called a spectrometer that collects the light reflected from the sample. This data is then used to identify the sample in the cloud and the results are sent to your smartphone. Optimally, the technology in Scio will eventually be available within your smartphone. The company says it designed a tiny spectrometer from ground up for the Scio. The company expects the final shipment for the device will be in December 2014.

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Withings: the Health connected


Withings launches the Pulse and O2 Health overhaul its implementation Mate .

The Withings Pulse O2 has a strap that can be worn like a watch. Like its predecessor, the Pulse O2 to track user activity , analyze sleep patterns and heart rate measurements . This improved version offers a vital new function: the blood oxygen level via an optoelectronic sensor LED on the back of the device – a first for the activity trackers . Knowledge of oxygen in the blood may be essential for climbers , athletes and people with respiratory conditions such as asthma or other lung diseases with pulmonary disease (COPD ) problems.

Withings has also released a major update to the application Health Mate at the center of the user experience for all of its products. The Web application and Mobile has been redesigned to provide coaching in real time depending on the health goals of the user. A smart formatting helps to highlight the progress of users, health notifications encourage the adoption of good habits, virtual trophies motivate the user and the “ranking” uses the spirit of competition to promote good health. All items are displayed in real time with a new chronological .

Withings: http://vitrine.withings.com/

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Babolat Play: the connected tennis racket


Babolat Pure Drive Play is the first racket connected to the world. It is marketed starting May at a price of 400 euros. The first racket connected Play Pure Drive, Babolat signed will allow to analyze and improve your game

It is not anymore a prototype.

This time it is more than just a prototype (see http://worldofinnovations.net/2013/04/02/show-how-babolat-innovate-to-be-in-the-competition/). Already marketed in the United States since December, it will land on the grounds of French Tennis in May.

Play racket connected Babolat Pure Drive is equipped with sensors in its handle. Motion sensors that allow the particular racket collect data on your game: number of forehand, backhand, to smash, services. It also measures the endurance, power, spin and even the point of impact of the ball on the screen.

Much data that can later be synchronized via Bluetooth on a smartphone. With this information, professional and amateur players can analyze their games and therefore improve. Smaller, the opportunity to compare themselves to other users of the racket including Rafael Nadal.

Babolat Play: http://en.babolatplay.com/

FloorInMotion: wearable object from Tarkett


FloorInMotion coating is connected to detect falls in the elderly in order to assist them in the shortest possible time while promoting their independence and remain at home.

The “Silver Economy” becomes a major issue in society. And growth stimulates innovation into objects connected to the elderly, to assist them in daily life and reduce their loss of independence.

Faced with an aging population, the market for the elderly is growing. In fact, 22% of world population will be over 60 years old in 2050 (see http://foweb.unfpa.org/SWP2011/reports/FR-SWOP2011.pdf).

Introducing FloorInMotion

The world population aging has become in recent years a social issue and public health for the entire country. And most causes of loss of autonomy of the elderly is often domestic fall.

More people age progresses, the risk of falling is important , especially during the night or in the ponds. After a fall, waiting until the arrival of assistance can lead to medical complications. Unfortunately, falls are the leading cause of death in people over 65 in France for instance each year, 400,000 elderly fall accidentally and 12,000 people die from such a fall .

With his knowledge of the healthcare market , Tarkett has developed an innovative solution that detects abnormal situations. Patient side , the benefit to patients and their families is important because this system is discreet and not visible. That is why it is very popular with residents because it respects the dignity and privacy , unlike video surveillance or electronic bracelet.

Connected to equipment automation, the system also provides FloorInMotion comfort of daily life : the rising of the patient or during the night, the floor detects movement, which makes it possible to activate lights or open the shutters automatically .

Operation FloorInMotion

Tarket FloorInMotion designed as a simple and complete solution of an installed under the floor sensor that detects abnormal movements or fall of an individual. This sensor is connected to an electronic card that processes the signal from patient movement .

The FloorInMotion system Tarkett has a direct connection with the alert system, which helps prevent backup in case of fall and intervene promptly in case of problems . Tarkett also thought to provide a discrete monitoring service for caregivers , accessible computer ( tablet or smartphone ) that keeps track of patient activities without infringing on the privacy of residents.

For health care teams , it is a relief to know that incidents will be quickly identified. In case of a fall , medical teams can intervene immediately and bring relief faster , reducing the effects on the health of residents .


Floor In Motion is the result of an ambitious program of the Department of Research & Innovation Tarkett , expertise in health and conducted numerous partnerships with hospitals, nursing homes and universities. The Tarkett Group has expanded its area of ​​expertise in developing in-house expertise in specific electronic and connected objects .

Floor in motion is primarily marketed to health institutions at the end of 2014 in Europe and North America.

Tarkett: http://www.tarkett.com