Batteries

Wearable Sensors and Batteries at HIMSS 2019

Walt Maclay is honored to have spoken at HIMSS 2019 Conference in February. In the talk, Walt discussed the many challenges in sensor measurements such as heart rate, blood glucose, blood pressure, temperature, and blood oxygen, and the challenges of battery life in wearable devices.   Wearable Devices 2019 from Walt Maclay Also see a [...]

March 12th, 2019|Categories: Batteries, Ultra Low Power, V2019, Wearable Devices|

Highlights from HIMSS 2019

We really enjoyed attending the HIMSS 2019 Conference in February. It was fun to meet new folks and renew connections with others. Walt Maclay spoke at a well attended "Wearable Devices and Batteries" session. It generated interest in our Universal Health-Sensor Platform and our work on wearable devices. Thanks to Deborah Borfitz for the interview [...]

March 4th, 2019|Categories: Batteries, Medical Devices, V2019, Wearable Devices|

Wireless Charging

Leave your cables at home Wireless charging eliminates the cable typically required to charge wearable devices, mobile phones and cordless appliances. With a wireless charger, the battery inside any battery-powered appliance can be charged by simply placing the appliance close to a wireless power transmitter or a designated charging station. Tightly coupled wireless charging technology [...]

March 4th, 2019|Categories: Batteries, News, Ultra Low Power, V2019, Wearable Devices, Wireless|

6 innovative technologies in AR/VR

AR/VR technologies have become big industries with mainstream availability. Total spending on AR/VR products and services was $11 billion in 2017 and expected to grow to be $215 billion in 2021. Augmented reality (AR) is an "augmented" view of the physical, real-world environment which displays computer-generated  sound, video, graphics or GPS data while still viewing [...]

Battery Limitations for Wearable Devices

Transcript of Walt Maclay "Battery Limitations for Wearable Devices" video Walt Maclay:  If battery technology advanced like semiconductors have, you would have a device the size of a pinhead that could power your car and it'd cost a penny. Unfortunately, we're never going to have that. If you want to get much, much denser [...]

May 22nd, 2018|Categories: Batteries, News, Ultra Low Power, Video, Wearable Devices|

Electronic Design: “These Presentations Turned Heads at MDTX Day 2” by Chris DeMartino

We are excited to at MDTX 2018 and thrilled to be listing in Chris DeMartino's "These Presentations Turned Heads at MDTX Day 2" article about the conference. Here is what Chris DeMartino, Technical Editor at Electronic Design, had to say about Walt Maclay's talk. "Walt Maclay of Voler Systems focused in on “Building a Better [...]

April 9th, 2018|Categories: Batteries, Medical Devices, News, Sensors, V2018, Wearable Devices|

Walt Maclay Speaking at HardwareCon 2017

Walt Maclay will be speaking at HardwareCon 2017. A two-day conference exclusively for hardware startup entrepreneurs, and is structured to help founders catapult their businesses to the next levels of success. Walt will be sharing ultra low-power design techniques. We hope to see you there! Ultra Low-power design techniques Gone are the days when laptops drive the definition of [...]

February 5th, 2017|Categories: Batteries, News, Ultra Low Power, V2017|

5x Battery Life for Electric IMP based Product

Recently, we worked with a startup to improve the battery life for their connected product. It was based on the Murata's impModule™ module with an ARM processor and WiFi transceiver. They needed a battery life of many weeks, and it was less than one week. First, we looked at various parts of the circuit and [...]

January 28th, 2017|Categories: Batteries, IoT, Recent Electronic & Embedded Design Projects, Ultra Low Power, V2017|

ReadWrite: Why We Need Battery Innovation—Now

We are excited to have an article in ReadWrite (formerly WearableWorld).  In the article Larry Burgess explains the latest options for powering wearable devices. He highlights the quest for the development of smaller, more efficient, and longer-lasting energy sources. He covers battery size, shape, capacity, and reliability for a number of energy source options: Lithium [...]

August 23rd, 2015|Categories: Batteries, News, Ultra Low Power|

Future of Design: Low Power

Gone are the days when laptops drive the definition of low-power.  Suppliers rely more and more on consultants to provide specific skills needed to design today’s exploding array of battery operated devices including wearable devices, home health, mhealth and implantable devices.  The most challenging problem is to support wireless devices with sufficiently long range and [...]

March 11th, 2015|Categories: Batteries, News, Trends, Ultra Low Power|