• Why modular design makes easy work of outdoor adventures

    April 20, 2017 By Cate Lawrence

     It stands to reason that people involved in outdoor pursuits such as camping and hiking want their equipment to be versatile and multifunctional. Most outdoor equipment needs to be compact and easily transportable. Items that serve more than one purpose are preferable to single use items in terms of portability and sustainability. Outdoor wear has long adopted this ethos with items such as modular gloves and trousers popular to wear. Advances in design (including the materials goods are made from)... View Article

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    New Module Development Alert: The Dual Sim Card Module By Qutiger

    April 7, 2017 By Cate Lawrence

    Qutiger is a Shenzhen based hardware company that makes a diverse range of connected products including smart thermometers, keyboards, game pads and dual sims. We are collaborating with them to produce a dual sim module. The dual sim will be a micro sim that is compatible with iOS and Android phones. Dual SIM cards allow separate numbers for personal and business calls on the same handset making it a great convenience for those that really want to separate business and... View Article

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    nexpaq Brings Modular Tech to MIT University

    March 28, 2017

    As part of the student led MakeMIT 2017 hackathon, nexpaq launched it’s beta products at Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Cambridge. Nexpaq distributed over a 100 phonepaqs and batpaqs with a selection of modules to the student population, kickstarter backers around the world, and others who registered for the beta. The beta is all about real user testing, with the aim for nexpaq to refine its’ products from positive and negative feedback from the community. The beta launch enable our... View Article

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    Why the Future of Health is Remote and Modular

    March 17, 2017 By Cate Lawrence

    Every year medical devices increase in capability due to developments in biotech, robotics and connected devices. Simultaneously the patient experience is changing: health consumers are by and large tech literate, mobile and accustomed to the on-demand services and information and possess similar expectations of medical services. Remote medicine and telemedicine are becoming more standard as health providers and insurers begin to solidify their support behind telemedicine, in particular the financial benefits to both sectors. In conjunction  we see the development... View Article

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    New Module Development Alert: The Remote Control Module By Radcon

    March 10, 2017 By Cate Lawrence

    Radcon.io is  a leading hardware design firm specializing in connected technology (IoT). Based in the world’s hardware hub, Shenzhen, they provide a full suite of services that transform concepts into real-world products.  They bridge the gap between electronic design and functionality, with services ranging from digital/analog circuit and multi-layer PCB design, to IoT and wearable design. They also provide engineering and manufacturing support with projects optimized from the start to protect against setbacks through product evaluation and verification and certification... View Article

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    Mini Series Part 3: The Alcohol Module

    February 6, 2017

    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

    February 1, 2017 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

    January 24, 2017

    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

    January 23, 2017 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

    January 9, 2017

    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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