Goal: The first product is a novel smart wrist strap, including our disruptive strain gauge sensor technology. Exploiting on a large set of defined natural user interface (nui) gestures, your smart strap becomes a true soft body conforming game controller. Miniaturized electronics will be integrated in the strap itself. As a result, any traditional watch can be converted into a smart watch with ease
Realization: Gesture and Motion Artefact tests have been successfully completed (video-demonstration). The integration process inclusive miniaturization has been started. A first prodcuct launch is planned within 18 months after full financing of the project.
Motivation: The novel Soft Condensed Matter Sensor (SCMS) technology was originally designed to capture soft body dynamics around the wrist. Dynamics can be interpreted either as motion artefacts/noise or gesture. Capturing motion as well as new strain levels, with this information a large set of defined natural user interface (nui) gestures can be detected and exploited on. Including this into an ordinary strap band, a soft body conforming gesture control device becomes available. Game controlling becomes natural. SCMS technology even allows for vital signs capturing such as the radial arteria pulse wave. As such, applications beyond gesture control become feasible.
STBL with its partners are seeking for funding and production partnerships including the traditional watch maker and strap band industries in order to bring a system to market with has the potential for broad applications. With smart straps, any ordinary watch can be enhanced to a smart watch without interfering with traditional (mechanical) watch housings.