Mobile World Congress 2016. Days 2-3 Highlights
The MWC event is incredibly enormous and so is the potential of ideas and projects that people share at this event. You can see the wireless projector from SK that projects HD video on any surface, has a 2 hour battery life, and fits in your palm of your hand. You experience a Virtual Reality rollercoaster with Samsung’s ‘VR Feature with 4D’.
We were excited to visit the Wearable Technologies conference and confirm our expectations of how the smart and connected world of things is evolving. Below is what Comboapp liked most:
1) Smart watch revolution
Smartwatches are all over news titles and blog reviews and there is a good reason for it. This device becomes a main connector between the human body and monitors. It can track almost anything from sleep quality, like the app we worked with – MobileSleepDoc, to emotions.
MainTool says that smartwatches are supposed to be the next big thing. Geeksme claims that even love can be measured. Apart from fitness and sleep tracking, their watch is designed to track intensity, speed, quality of sexual activity, and help evaluate the way a person felt during sex.
2) Fitness moves wearables forward
Sport and healthcare industries were always early adopters of new technologies. Now they inspire companies to create futuristic wearables.
Kinematix designed smart insoles that track a person’s movement. This is very valuable information for runners as this insoles show the behavior of both feet on the ground. With the information received, you can build a personalized running plan and avoid injuries from bad running technique.
First V1sion presented Smart Jersey, an actual jersey that tracks sport activity. It weighs 300 grams and has a battery life of up to 2 hours with a full HD camera. Yes, a jersey with a camera! There are also different versions for each sport type, as fabric should vary depending on type of activity.
Talking about fabrics, one more curious device from ComfTech was the smart garment with sensors that are integrated into the fabric. As a result, you get an imperceptible and easy to care wearable that also serves as clothing.
3) Smart headphones for adults and unborn babies
IBM has displayed headphones with 4GB memory, a heart rate monitor, mic, and oxygen saturation sensor. These are basically microcomputers that lead us to the era of cognitive Internet of Things.
We couldn’t ignore the presentation of the already famous Babypod. This is a device that helps broadcast music to an unborn baby. With positive reviews from BBC, Guardian and other major media sources, we expect it to be very popular.
4) One more time about connected everything
We talked about connectivity as a trend in a previous post, but when it comes to world-changing technologies, it’s never enough.
Atooma presented a cloud that lets you manage all of your devices, IoTs and apps. It claims that big companies, like Samsung, will create a global ecosystem where things will interact with different devices, connected cars and homes through apps.
According to PWC, the connected living market is estimated to be worth 1 trillion by 2020, connected cars will triple over the next 5 years and new digital players will enter traditional markets.