At the moment, wearable devices do not have any standards regarding wireless performance. Our focus is to develop high-quality wireless communication performance measurement methods for measuring the performance of wearable products like sports watches, smartwatches, activity bands, and location recording devices. The project will also implement a measurement system in our laboratory environment in 2016.
RF ecosystem in Finland has wearable product developers, antenna simulation, design and manufacturing capabilities, chipset development competences, and measurement abilities. By collecting individual companies’ skills into one group, we will accumulate a lot of larger skill sets compared to individual businesses on their own.
Our project is one of the HillaSpearhead projects. Hilla is a new large program focusing on accelerating research to business and ICT to new industries through smart specialization. Verkotan is co-operating in the project with Polar Electro Oy (wearable devices manufacturer), Pulse Electronics Corp. (Antenna designer), CWC (University of Oulu )(research) and VTT Electronics (research).