You know a tech trend is here to stay when it becomes meta.
MetaWear Coin, created by MbientLab, is a blank wearable hardware that allows users to creat their own program. It is fully loaded with an accelerometer, thermistor, a certified Bluetooth low-energy sensor, and an ARM system-on-a-chip. Its printed circuit board contains 256KB flash memory and 16KB RAM, and runs on a CR2032 cell battery (easy to find and lats up to six months). The case is shatter- and water-resistant and it's designed with a single button and an LED. Via its MetaSense software, lets users analyze data, log info, and control the coin.
As Aliya Barnwell observes,
The Coin has a ton of possibilities. Add a UV sensor and you get MetaUV, a necklace that can warn you when to put on sunscreen. Or use multiple MetaWears for one app. The MbientLab team demoed the Coin’s flexibility with MetaPunch, a boxing glove that measures your impact force
As we wrote previously, UV sensors have been popular in other wearable devices.
In addition to creating their own projects, users can access MbientLab existing Android and iOS APIs, and the Apple notification app. MbientLab offers an app on Google Play and the App Store, and a projects page where users can post their work and search for inspiration.
Source: Digital Trends