A BLE-enabled wearable accessory with smart capabilities
Smart jewelry bracelet
T&M (time and materials)
The team also created production tools to ensure product integrity in mass production. The accessory lets women monitor their health and safety conditions.
WiseWear Corporation, a manufacturer of luxury wearable health and fitness devices, turned to Softeq to create firmware for a smart bracelet and pair the device to a smartphone. Using the accessory, women can monitor their physical activity and notify relatives or the police in case of an emergency.
The firmware establishes a secure two-way connection between a smartphone and the bracelet via BLE while keeping power consumption to a minimum. This allows the bracelet to:
To enable the desired functionality, our team had to solve several technology challenges:
The solution leverages the security capabilities implemented within the BLE technology — BLE gatt. It allows establishing exclusive connections, meaning that a BLE peripheral can only be connected to one central device (a mobile phone, etc.) at a time.
Optimizing the device power consumption
To allow the device to be capable of processing data for 5 days without recharging, the team implemented the deep-sleep mode interrupted by external hardware calls sent by the BLE module.
Unpairing from a smartphone
If the phone has been lost leaving the wearable jewelry disconnected for 3 days, the accessory automatically gets unpaired from the missing phone to allow pairing with a new smartphone.
The resulting solution demonstrates smart capabilities, transmitting BLE through metal 5 times further than conventional Bluetooth. The collaboration continues, with Softeq being engaged in integration of the smart solution with Google Fit and Apple Health Kit that will enable users to track their health and fitness data aggregated from multiple apps.