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The future of StingRay - conceptual video.
What can StingRay do?
It can monitor your movements - separate limbs moving (if more than one StingRay is worn and they are placed on legs and arms). It can accurately record your heart rate, and oxygen levels. This is particularly interesting if you do HIIT (High Intensity Interval Training) and want to know if you are in the MAX zone.
It can also record and monitor UV, temperature, altitude and proximity.
StingRay contains a small carefully designed compact processor that can accurately collect movement and environmental data at high speeds. StingRay needs to be able to sit tightly onto your body to ensure it receives really accurate readings. It is has the ability to take readings every 20ms, that is 50 times per second! Now that is incredible.
We think it is possibly the most accurate motion environmental data capturing device around.
How do you use StingRay?
Multiple StingRay devices could be worn at one time (and supported on the app) making them ideal wearable health motion sensors, offering an easy to use way to monitor chronic illnesses such as diabetes and cardiovascular diseases. Moreover, StingRay can record activity levels, individual limb movements, providing data that could revolutionise our lives. StingRay data could help people maximise their potential, competitive edge, fitness levels or simply provide valuable information to help people understand more about the body and how to avoid injury.
How does wearable sensor technology work?
Wearable sensors work through inertial measurement units (IMU), a 9-axis or 6-axis combination technology enhanced with sensor fusion software. These are the same tools that are used to measure the orientation, velocity, and gravitational forces of aircrafts, satellites, unmanned aerial vehicles, etc. These units are equipped with accelerometers that can detect acceleration rate and other important information. IMUs with gyroscope are also capable of measuring roll, pitch, and other rotational attributes. The most efficient IMUs come with magnetometers, and are used in applications that require oriental drift calibration.
If this sounds too technical, please see our Technical Made Easy page.
Our plan is to develop and deliver a 9-axis, continuous motion tracking device that can be used to track and monitor user motion and telemetry for a wide variety of important health and fitness applications.
StingRay features could used in the following applications
Sport Occupational Health
Time and Motion analysis
Impact / Collision Detection
Drones / UAVs
Hobbyist Remote Control devices
Monitoring the elderly
Advanced 2D and 3D Gesture Detection
Ambient Light Sensor
Digital UV Index Sensor
Performing Arts Motion Capture
River fluid dynamics
StingRay device offers:
Multifunction LED Indicator
24hr Battery and Tracking Life
StingRay could be placed in various locations on your body (either in adapted clothing or a silicone casing, which we hope to develop in 2017) to capture data and monitor performance, and it is possible to use multiple devices at any one time.
Seriously technical information
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)
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
Multifunction LED Indicator
StingRay will be featuring on Kickstarter - crowdfunding platform from 22 January 2017
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