Take Your Prototype To The Next Level With WEAR Sustain

prototype development

Wearable technologies Engage with Artists for Responsible innovation (WEAR Sustain) is a European Commission funded (yay! for Europe!), 2 year, €3m Horizon 2020 project, which aims to connect people from art, design and creative industries with technology and engineering professionals. The aim? To develop sustainable and ethical wearable and e-textile products, utilising the breathtaking opportunities Wearables and IoT presents to … Read More

The Dawn of Wireless Charging

wireless charging

Ok – so the heart rate has gone down again, life can slowly get back to normal. Apple have finally released the product we all already knew about. One upgrade to the flagship phones is wireless charging. If we are being technically correct, consumer grade wireless charging solutions have been kicking around for at least a decade. The basic technology … Read More

Big news at the Central Research Laboratory

central research laboratory

I was in London last week and decided to pop along to an event at the CRL (Maker Connections) in Hayes and Harrington. What with Cross Rail and mega development, the area is changing faster than a Lean Startup. It was great to catch up with Mat Hunter (mega experienced hardware developer) and also a previous NDP mentor, Mandy Nyarko, who is … Read More

NDP CEO Jacob Skinner is Riding For Charity

Riding For Charity

So I have signed up to ride from Paris to London next month in aid of charity ‘Room to Read’. Room to Read targets a fundamental solution to many of the worlds problems, that of education. By establishing schooling for girls and children across the developing world, Room to Read have supported over 10 million kids worldwide. This 3 day 320km … Read More

What are the trends for Wearable Tech?

wearable technology trends

Hopes were high for a wearable tech boom in 2016. The burgeoning market was poised to capitalise on the widespread adoption of ever smarter smartphones. However, at the end of 2016, some of the industry players who had been at the forefront of both brand and device awareness have either left the wearables scene or struggled to maintain a profitable … Read More

Wearables 2.0 – The End Of The Beginning

seamless integration

The world is embarking on an IoT revolution that is already reshaping the future. With the dawn of Wearables 2.0, what does the future hold? It will change forever the interaction between people, technology and the wider environment. It will ultimately cause us to reassess the value chain in a data driven world, the benefits of social cohesion and can … Read More

Geolocation – Wear are we?!


Image source: myorpheo.com Geolocation is a constantly improving technology with a myriad of potential uses. By utilizing combinations of common mobile device technologies like GPS, RFID, Wi-Fi positioning, NFC, Bluetooth beacons, and MEMS sensors, it is possible to locate and track devices (and their users) nearly anywhere. With purposeful implementation and a little imagination, the possibilities for geolocation’s usefulness will … Read More

What we’ve learned from Wearable Technology Show, London

wearable technology show

So, we are back at base after a great Wearable Technology Show 2017. We were fortunate enough to meet a huge range of interesting people looking to take good ideas to market. We also had really interesting discussion with many thought leaders, suppliers and long term collaborators at the show, whose insight and vision are so important in the shaping of … Read More

Our First Day at the Wearable Tech Show

wearable tech show

We are looking forward to another day at the Wearable Technology Show #WTS2017. Day one was very busy at the NDP stand, where there seems no shortage of appetite for ideas and innovation in the Wearables space. Stefan Chmelik was at the stand doing press work around the new Sensate product NDP have developed. We are giving away three of … Read More

Wearables London Pre-WTS2017 Meetup

So in the build up to the Wearable Tech Show at ExCel today, we hooked up with Wearables London and FashNerd for a pre-show event organised by Carl Thomas of Audiowings. Random location aside, James Hayward of IDTechEx put forward a well justified reality check on the Wearable Tech industry. It was great to hear that the Wearables market is … Read More