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    Mini Series Part 3: The Alcohol Module

    By david p

    In an era of biotechnology, more and more people are using sensor technology as a means to understand their physiology. From wearable gadgets to sleep trackers, we are delving into the notion of the quantified self, with the view to understand our functional self and how to best improve our physical and mental health. The alcohol sensor module is an important tool to understand the impact of alcohol on the body. It’s worth stating, the device shouldn’t be utilised to... View Article

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    Why Modular Designs are Gaining Ground Into our Life

    By Cate Lawrence

    Modular design relies on a backbone of standardization. There must be a core or central design premise of structure that can be replicated across each design. This is joined by accompanying modules or units that can be customized according the purpose, price, location etc. There’s the scope for many items to be made modular as it offers numerous benefits. We’ve been considering our products in the bigger modular ecosphere which has given us cause to consider the benefits of modularity... View Article

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    Mini Series Part 2: The Temperature & Humidity Module


    We rely on accurate, real time accounts of the weather on a daily basis and the most common measurement is temperature. From determining whether to go for a picnic or what clothing to wear that day we make on decisions on the temperature of the day. Humidity sensors can also be used as a monitoring and preventive measure for people with illnesses that are affected by humidity such as migraines and respiratory conditions. A humidity sensor (or hygrometer) senses, measures... View Article

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    10 modular designs taking over the world

    By Cate Lawrence

    Here at nexpaq we’re big fans of all things modular. Modular products are by virtue scalable, flexible, and economical, particularly in terms of economics and environmental footprint in regard to reducing the need for replacing entire products when all but one module are functioning. Intrinsic to the modular aesthetic is a nexus between standardization and customization.  Is a concept that extends to the design of technology, architecture, toys and fashion. Here’s some of our favourite examples: * Modular computers The... View Article

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    Mini Series Part 1: The Air Quality Module


    Air pollution is a significant problem in many parts of the world. It’s not uncommon to see pictures of parts of China through a haze of smog. However the problem of air pollution is not limited to China, impacting in cities ranging from Berlin, Krakow and London to California and New Delhi.  It’s cited that 6.5 million deaths per year can be attributed to air pollution according to the World Health Organisation (WHO), much greater than the number from HIV/AIDS,... View Article

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    How Modular IoT Technology Will Help Manage Thunderstorm Asthma

    By Cate Lawrence

    Imagine a situation where thousands of people all of a sudden find themselves unable to breathe. Thousands of people present themselves to hospitals and doctors surgeries struggling with wheezing, coughing and a shortness of breath. Some are turning blue. 1900 people call emergency services for an ambulance over 5 hours, the demand far exceeding supply. Many people end up in hospital and 8 die. It’s not a gas leak or smoke from an industrial fire. Instead, it’s the respiratory condition... View Article

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    You Are the Avatar: The New Era of RPG’s

    By Cate Lawrence

    Massive multiplayer online role playing games (MMORPG) bring computer gaming into the virtual world. Think characters that coexist in a world of their choosing (typically embracing all or facets of space, science fiction, fantasy and historical fiction). It’s a form of gaming that distinguishes itself from standard RPG as the characters continue to evolve even when you are offline and away from the game. Some well known examples include World of Warcraft and Final Fantastic XXIV. What these games all... View Article

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    Getting to Know Dan Makoski: The “MODfather”

    By Steve Safarowic

    One of the indicators of success in startup communities is the company that you keep. When you meet people that share your vision, especially when you are trying to do something that disrupts an industry,  you know you are really onto something. As you are no doubt aware, Google has pulled the plug on it’s modular smartphone, Project Ara. This was sad news for us at nexpaq as Project Ara went into development around the same time as us and... View Article

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    Disrupting Your Brain: The Cloud’s the Limit

    By Cate Lawrence

    Futurist forecasters, technologists and transhumanists, are all thinking about a world where the relationship between medical science and technology reveals greater knowledge about the human brain and how we understand, supplement and improve our understanding of brain functionality. The reality is that the technology has made scientific discoveries more common and more precise, perhaps nowhere more radically than in medical science. Neuroscience in particular has been subject to some of the most advanced developments from treating debilitating illnesses to training... View Article

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    Dan Makoski Visits nexpaq Factory in Shanghai

    By Cate Lawrence

    Recently Dan Makoski traveled to our Quanta factories in Shanghai where nexpaq products are being manufactured. Whilst visiting, Dan has met with the on-site nexpaq engineers, collaborating and providing insight for the upcoming round of beta units being produced. He shared his thoughts with us: “I was struck by how well the team was working together to solve all the typical challenges that need to be overcome in the final stages of manufacturing, and how close we are to being... View Article

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