Wearable Technology

Wearable Tech

Softeq powers fancy devices that resonate with the market here and now, and builds solutions for tomorrow’s best-selling gadgets and next-gen form-factors.

Wearable Tech

With full stack development capabilities at hand and strong foothold in multiple domains underlying wearable device creation, we’ve got you covered for device design, complex embedded solutions, and end-to-end gadget to application ecosystems.

Exploring the Wild and Unlocking Device Potential

Stepping into the wearable tech space is connected with a swath of questions to keep in mind: redefined UX, low memory footprint, possible power drains, limited screen real estate, if any, and intermittent connection. Softeq has an eye toward technology: having started from electronics design and embedded software development and expanded into web and mobile directions, today Softeq’s engineers are capable to deliver on hardware, software and networking lines. Such a gamut of skills perfectly fits into the required expertise, rarely found at a single company, to put a wearable technology undertaking into practice, and embraces the following application areas:

  • Wearable cameras
  • Fitness bracelets
  • Activity trackers
  • Vital signs monitors
  • Healthcare devices
  • Fabric-contained devices
  • Shoe-contained devices
  • Surveillance devices
  • Wearable computers
  • Smart watches
  • Smartglasses
  • Virtual and mixed reality devices
  • Augmented Reality headsets
  • Entertainment and smart accessories
 

Featured Projects

R&D for an Advanced Wearable Tech Solution That Helps Improve Sports Biomechanics

 

A Proof-of-concept Mobile Sports App: Analyzing Surfer Performance Based on Real Time Sensor Data Processing and Visualization

 

Fusing Fashion with Technology: A BLE enabled Luxury Wearable Accessory with Unique Smart Capabilities

 

Smart Dog Collar for Precise Pet Activity Monitoring and Safety Control

 

A Cross-platform C++ Library for a Desktop App: Enabling Action Camera Media Upload to Major Social Networks

 

Smart Golf Shoes for Weight Balance Visualization Helping Sportsmen Deliver Smoother Strokes

To help professional golfers improve their performance, a leading sports apparel manufacturer conceived a MacOS app that would allow visualization of their weight distribution for golf swings, long drivers, and other shots. The MacOS app collects this data from the pressure sensors embedded in the golf shoes through smart middleware developed by Softeq and presents the user a neat infographic for a detailed analysis.

A Face Recognition Demo for Google Glass

To test the waters of the pre-production version of Google Glass, Softeq's R&D team investigated the solution’s capabilities building an OpenCV-driven camera application that uses a predefined database of faces to learn Neural Networks. The app provides for face detection and image processing capabilities with the results output on the screen.

Bluetooth Badge Bridging IR-sensors and iDevices

Softeq helped an entertainment industry giant test the feasibility of a new wearable tech solution for one of its well-loved attractions. The innovative form-factor — a Bluetooth-powered badge — is pinned to the visitor’s clothes. It receives the raw data from infrared sensors installed across the venue and transmits to an iOS app for further analysis. Softeq’s embedded software development team delivered the prototype in next to no time despite the solution’s technical complexity mostly caused by Apple’s limitations on data transfer between connected devices.

Firmware for Phosphor Watches: Seven Touchscreen Smartphone-like Features Packed in 192 kB Firmware

 

An Assistive Technology Telecare Solution: Comprehensive R&D Works to Lock in a Successful Hardware and Software Implementation

 

BlinkFX’s Wink: Redefining the Live Show Experience with an Innovative Wirelessly Controlled LED Lighting Device

 

DURATEQ Assistive Technology Device: Nation’s Favorite Landmarks Open Up for Guests with Disabilities

 

 

Multiple Endpoints, Interaction Options, Use Case Scenarios

Wearable tech ecosystem extends the frontiers of what a conventional user experience is thought of. UX with wearable technology goes far beyond screen boundaries and touch-based controls. Softeq takes advantage of its hands-on experience gained from numerous trailblazing tech collaborations in game and mobile space, featuring AR and VR functionality, gesture controls, eye tracking, motion capture, on-screen information overlays and voice recognition to make the electric design and UX design of a wearable solution a perfect blend of aesthetics and functionality — appealing non-intrusive industrial design, intuitive controls, and convenient data visualization. 

Be it a consumer-facing product launch or WYOD idea for business or field operation settings, Softeq is ready to scratch the surface with tech feasibility investigation and proof-of-concept apps development. With a complete grasp, we hunker down to implement the tested concept into either a single-purpose or fully-fledged device that captures and processes signals from wearable sensor systems, optimize it for low-power performance getting to the firmware level, build architecture for M2M communication or efficient data exchange between embedded sensors and data storages, and to introduce the most convenient data visualization ways and intuitive controls on the user side.

Critical Info at Your Fingertips

Softeq has worked with a variety of fitness trackers with heart-rate monitors, pedometers, sleep sensors, including the iWatch and Android Wear powered devices:

  • Wrist bands
  • Smartwatches
  • Chest straps
  • Clip-ons
  • Earplugs
  • Fabric-contained devices
  • Shoe-contained devices

Hands-Free Guidance & Control

We help companies find efficient use cases in the corporate application of wearables and various attachable data loggers, as well as connected equipment and robotics:

  • AR-equipped scanners
  • Head-mounted displays
  • Smart glasses
  • Smart controller gloves
  • Smart scales
  • Digital concierges
  • Lighting devices and wearable LED-wristbands
 

Remain On the Alert

We consider safety to be an important use case for wearables. Apart from the emergency apps that can work with sensor data provided by nearly any device mentioned above, Softeq can help develop the potential of:

  • High-tech contact lens
  • Wearable cameras and camera-based accessories
  • Smartglasses
  • Pet tracking collars
  • Surveillance devices

Attired in Fashionable Tech

Our team offers unique experience of working with precious metals used for enclosure and unconventional form-factors making the future of tech-imbued jewelry:

  • Smart bands for watches
  • Smart bracelets, earrings, and pendants
  • Other fashion accessories with embedded sensors
 

Tackling Diminutive Device Limitations Head-on

Since its early days Softeq has been creating hardware design and low-level system solutions to maximize the efficiency of innovative electronic devices, and boasts in-depth driver development knowledge to address the key points, connected with design and development of wearable solutions:

  • Reliability and durability
  • User-friendly device design
  • Extended sensory UX
  • Battery heating
  • Performance
  • Network continuity
 

Awards and Recognition

Awards

Circumventing Inherent OS Constraints

Softeq accumulates a few decades of firmware and embedded development experience to successfully solve issues that lie at the heart of wearables. In the first place, the Softeq team has the required qualifications to get down to the system level to customize it, bypass performance constraints or extend the capabilities of innovative gadgets, powered by an embedded OS or RTOS from Embedded Linux and Android Wear to Windows CE, Nucleus RTOS, FreeRTOS, and others. On a separate note, Softeq is an official licensee of Apple’s MFi Program testifying to our capabilities to deliver integrated solutions for gadgets connected to iOS devices.

Ready to Hit the Mainstream with Your Wearable Project?

Why choose someone who will just bake in application logics into the hardware casing of your wearable product and then head to the market in search of other vendors that will do the rest, if you can cover both hardware and software, and more with one company? Contact Softeq now — our competence makes for product design, firmware power, data layers, and high-level apps, all in one place!

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