Tag Archive: IoT

  • Did James Bond gadgets predict the future?

    June 5, 2017 By Cate Lawrence

    The death of Sir Roger Moore this last week has got us here at nexpaq thinking about all things James Bond. The films are renowned for bizarre but entertaining plots like the storyline of A View to a Kill (1985)  about a microchip capable of withstanding a nuclear electromagnetic pulse that could otherwise destroy a normal chip, created by a tech film that working to create an earthquake to obliterate Silicon Valley. Sir Roger Moore played secret agent James Bond... 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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    Cyborgs: Another Reason to Love Modularity

    October 24, 2016 By Cate Lawrence

    As technology moves at a rapid pace it’s easy to get caught up in the latest trends and fads without considering the many hours of planning, research, prototyping and manufacturing that have gone into creating hardware devices that have a transformative function in the lives of many people.  One area where this is most evident is through wearable body parts and devices that are getting lighter, more agile and smarter with every year that passes. From Cochlear implants to artificial hearts, the notion... View Article

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    Recipe to Prepare for Your Perfect Arrival on Mars

    October 17, 2016 By Cate Lawrence

    Creative and scientific minds have been captivated by the notion of not only travel to Mars but habitation on the red planet as it’s first human citizens. Whether you envisage a journey to Mars as a tourist destination or a chance to start over from the mistakes made on planet earth, there’s plenty of investment past and present into people who want to make it a reality. From Elon Musk’s Space X to the rather ill-fated Biosphere 2 and current... View Article

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    7 Medical Devices We’d Like to Go Modular

    September 30, 2016 By Cate Lawrence

    Every day, there seems to be another advancement in medicine. Whilst medical treatments increase the longevity and quality of life, the way that health is monitored is changing. The increasing popularity of wearable devices and health apps enables people to get greater insight into their health than ever before as wearable devices can track sleep duration and quality, calorie intake, acceleration, frequency, duration, intensity and patterns of movement and health markers such as heart rate and blood pressure. It follows... View Article

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    5 Reasons Why Amsterdam Is the World’s Smartest City

    September 28, 2016 By Cate Lawrence

    When you think of Amsterdam you tend to think of a city of canals, cannabis and culture with a cycle-mad population. But beyond the overt tourist towns is a city that has embedded the Internet of Things into its ecosystem so successfully that it’s considered one of Europe’s (and arguably the world’s), most successful smart city. Despite the virtues of healthy cycling Amsterdam’s relatively small size, density and fixed urban infrastructure means that urban growth can contribute to increased problems... View Article

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    Why (and How To) Build a Smart City?

    September 22, 2016

    It seems almost every time you read about local urban development in the media it is with the message about a particular city becoming or showcasing their successes as a ‘smart city’. Since the development of the public internet, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, sensor technology and the Internet of Things we have seen smart cities around the world develop and flourish from Austria to Zagreb and everywhere in between. There are certain characteristics that seems synonymous with smart cities and it’s worth... View Article

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    6 Ways IoT is Facilitating Better Homes and Workplaces

    September 19, 2016

    Connected homes and buildings are growing increasingly common as people opt to automate their existing home with smart devices which enable security, lighting and utility regulation and monitoring, to name but a few functions. In the US automated security systems are the most popular form of home automation yet are still only – of homes. Where IoT is set to come into it’s own is in the design and construction in the near and distant future. We are just about... View Article

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