Nearable

Nearable

A small Bluetooth device from Estimote, Inc. that transmits information to computers and smartphones. Nearables are a proximity beacon designed for security, tracking and marketing purposes. Introduced in 2014, a Nearable software development kit (SDK) is available for creating apps. See proximity beacon, Internet of Things and smart object.


Pick It Up and Get Info
Estimote introduced stickers with built-in accelerometers for retail merchandise. When someone picks up an item with the sticker attached, it triggers a computer to display specific product information on the wall monitor nearby. (Image courtesy of Estimote, Inc., www.estimote.com)
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Meroni, "Design and development of a nearable wireless system to control indoor air quality and indoor lighting quality," Sensors, vol.
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Specifically, Skyworks' high efficiency, front-end systems have been adopted by XY Findables, a market provider of nearable technology, to increase battery life and nearly double the range when compared to other personal item finders.
Attributes Description Zero fails Highly reliable algorithms Sustainability Power-aware adaptive algorithms Cooperation Tap-based human-machine interaction Standardization BLE connectivity Human in the loop Feedback on worker performance Health Human well-being measurements Intelligence Movement characterisation Nearable Indoor proximity detection Collaboration Plug-and-play solution for BLE mesh Productivity Supervision for enhancing productivity TABLE 3: Assembly successful recognition using 3 or 6 axes.
With the likes of Estimote (beacons and now nearables), their developer SDK allows deploy-
Wearables have taken the main stage, but 2015 will see the rise of new smart devices, such as hearables--smart hearing devices --and nearables. For example, Starwood Hotels and Resorts introduced virtual doors, made unlockable via smartphone.
(The stickers build on Estimote's previously launched beacons, which also employ Nordic technology.) Estimote stickers then can be used to provide microlocation and contextual data about nearables to any Bluetooth Smart-ready device.