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Getting Data into the Cloud

The challenge of IoT and connected devices is getting data from the device sensor to the cloud, that is, getting access through the internet to where that data is used, processed, and stored. The ubiquitous use of WiFi and Bluetooth through smartphones, along with the widespread availability of cell towers and public WiFi access points, [...]

July 19th, 2017|Categories: IoT, V2017, Wearable Devices, Wireless|

Wearable Device Design Mistakes

Frequently, we are called in to perform design reviews of wearable devices. Here are a couple of common design mistakes we see for wearable devices: Design draws too much power To save power, you will want to turn off portions of your design when you're not using them.  Design and testing of shut-down and sleep [...]

July 5th, 2017|Categories: V2017, Wearable Devices|

Hackathons – Kickoff for Innovation

Hackathons are increasingly being used to inspire innovation. A hackathon is a design sprint-like event in which development engineers, users, and other subject-matter experts collaborate intensively for a short period of time, typically a day or a weekend. Hackathons are useful for companies to generate promising product ideas and stimulate the creative and problem-solving juices [...]

July 1st, 2017|Categories: V2017|

June 2017: Quick Update

No better way to start the day than by receiving a thank you from a client! I want to thank you for your work on this project. Voler’s approach from quoting the project to completing the work was a rewarding experience, particularly the way risk is built into the proposed budget. I have let others within the [...]

June 6th, 2017|Categories: News, V2017|

Happy with their effectiveness and professionalism

"I appreciate the great work that Voler has been performing. Voler's team has assisted us with many problems, fixed code from an outside consultant, added features that were required by the company and aided in the training of company employees on the current code. We have been very happy with their effectiveness and professionalism." - [...]

May 30th, 2017|Categories: Customer References, News, Testimonials, V2017|

Volume 2017, Issue 2 Newsletter

In This Issue: Biosensors: Avoiding errors measuring physiological functions like EKG, heart rate, and temperature Wearable medical devices are biosensors attached to the human body to detect and monitor changes and capture biological / physiological data. These devices are usually non-invasive devices that function autonomously. Monitoring older adults and subjects with chronic conditions in the [...]

May 23rd, 2017|Categories: News, Newsletters, V2017|

LoRaWAN

Cost, power, IP, and latency issues are driving IoT designers away from current standards like Zigbee and toward an emerging set of long-range wireless solutions. LoRa, an abbreviation of "Long Range", is one such technology that is gaining traction. LoRaWAN™ (Long Range WAN) is an emerging LPWAN specification developed by the LoRa® Alliance (www.lora-alliance.org). Like all [...]

May 16th, 2017|Categories: IoT, V2017, Wireless|

Biosensors: Avoiding errors measuring physiological functions like EKG, heart rate, and temperature

Wearable medical devices are biosensors attached to the human body to detect and monitor changes and capture biological / physiological data. These devices are usually non-invasive devices that function autonomously. Monitoring older adults and subjects with chronic conditions in the home and community are a growing focus of these applications. Common types of physiological functions [...]

May 11th, 2017|Categories: Medical Devices, Sensors, V2017, Wearable Devices|

New Regulations for CE: Changing Landscape for Medical Devices in Europe

by Walt Maclay At the 10x Medical Device Conference, which was held in San Diego the first week of May, I learned that major changes have been made in CE requirements for medical devices. After a long delay, the new rules were finally adopted in April of this year. The requirements are becoming more stringent, [...]

May 6th, 2017|Categories: Medical Devices, News|

Motion Control: Accelerometers, Gyroscopes, and Magnetometers

Accelerometers, gyroscopes and magnetometers all can be used to measure motion. These are packaged similarly to other integrated circuits and may provide either analog or digital outputs. They are widely used in smartphones, gaming devices, cameras, and many other applications. Panasonic, Robert Bosch GmbH, InvenSense, Seiko Epson, Sensonor, STMicroelectronics, Freescale Semiconductor, and Analog Devices are major manufacturers. MEMS [...]

April 24th, 2017|Categories: Motion Control, V2017|