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15 Jan 2017
StingRay device
PRESS RELEASE - Introducing StingRay

StingRay is a compact device* (*microchips, resistors, capacitors and other components combined together on a circuit board with a USB connector) that can accurately collect movement, environmental and health data at high speeds. Multiple StingRay devices could be used at the same time, enabling the capture of specific movements and environmental data; making it a very responsive sensor device.

StingRay is 39.5mm long and 17mm wide, its thickness is governed by the micro USB connector, which is 3mm. Adding additional capability through the on board connector would add at least 0.5mm to the thickness depending upon the connector type. Our heart rate monitor connector has been mounted on flexible PCB, which enables a variety of pickup locations to be used on the body, and opens wide design choices/considerations for encapsulating StingRay.

We are launching our StingRay project on Kickstarter on 22 January 2017

StingRay Features

Data Features:
Pressure (Operating range: 20 kPa to 110 kPa absolute pressure)
Altitude (The altitude is calculated from the pressure, in metres)
Temperature (-40 to 85°C)
Heart Rate (beats per minute)
Blood Oximetry Measurement (% of oxygen saturation)
3 Acceleration Channels (+/- 2g to +/- 16g)
3 Angular Rate Channels (+/- 245 dps to +/- 2000 dps)
3 Magnetic Field Channels (+/- 4 gauss to +/- 16 gauss)

Core Features:
Bluetooth Low Energy
SQI Flash Memory
64Mbits CPU - ARM Cortex M4F @ 64MHz
Flash - 256 kB
Universal Serial Bus (Fully USB 2.0 Compliant)
GPIO & i2C expansion connector
LIPO Charger
Multifunction LED Indicator
Autonomous Tracking

Why have we invested in the development of StingRay as an open platform?
To enable anyone with basic technology skills to integrate StingRay into their project, because we want our technology to help individuals and small companies bring innovation into the market place.

At mYmotion we have combined sensors with Bluetooth technology to help you take that technological leap forward. StingRay has an open command line Bluetooth Low Energy API for control, accessing data and managing settings

The clever technology that has been incorporated into StingRay is capable of processing many different types of data, making it very transferable and not just limited to applications within sport. During two years of development it became apparent that we were actually creating a device capable of multi-platform functions with a diverse range of applications, more that we ever imagined.

We know wearable technology is advancing rapidly and with StingRay's capabilities being so versatile it could be incorporated within clothing, sports wear and equipment to give regular data feedback during activity.

Recording activity levels at an incredible speed, capturing individual limb movements and provide accurate data that could revolutionise lives. StingRay could help people monitor their health, maximise their potential, competitive edge, fitness levels or simply provide valuable information to help understand more about the body and how to avoid injury.

StingRay delivers a seriously heavy punch for such a small device.

We have thought of a few potential applications:  

Well Being
Heart Rate
Sport Occupational Health
Time and Motion analysis
Environmental Monitoring
Weather Station
Impact / Collision Detection
Drones / UAVs
Hobbyist Remote Control devices
Monitoring the elderly
Proximity Detection
Advanced 2D and 3D Gesture Detection
Ambient Light Sensor
Digital UV Index Sensor
Performing Arts Motion Capture
GPS Augmentation
Pilot Health 
River fluid dynamics
Attitude/angle detection
Climate control

The Market
Why have we invested in the development of StingRay? Because we want our technology to help individuals and small companies bring innovation into the market place.

You may already be familiar with wearable technology products such as Nike Fuel Band, Samsung Galaxy Gear, Google Glass, etc. IHS Electronics and Media, an acclaimed organisation in this field, predicts that the global market for microelectromechanical (MEMS) motion sensors will grow by $41.3, $60.8, and $91.5 during the years 2014, 2015, and 2016 respectively.

Many experts in the industry, such as tech author and investor Cheryl Swanson, feel that the most significant innovations in MEMS motion sensor technology will come from relatively unknown companies.

Our Inspiration

The idea of monitoring specific areas of movement came about following a shoulder injury from kayaking.
How could you effectively and efficiently monitor individual limbs and the body as a whole in motion?
Enabling the capture of data that could provide valuable information and understanding about the body, the way limbs and the body moves and ultimately performs. This gathered information could potentially enable us to improve performance, become faster, further understand our body and hopefully remain injury free. Accuracy and regular readings have been of paramount importance in the development of StingRay.

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StingRay App for iPhones now available in App Store

Launching on Kickstarter on 22 January 2017 with a £15,000 funding goal to enable the footprint of StingRay to be further reduced and support R&D for wearable carrier options.