Italian startup shows secure wearable

Italian startup shows secure wearable

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By Nick Flaherty

A startup in Turin, Italy, has used a range of technologies from Infineon Technologies for a wireless wearable bracelet with gesture detection and secure payment capability.

The bracelet, called get, was developed by Deed in Turin. It uses the PSoC 6 microcontroller with dual-core M4/M0 architecture paired with Infineon’s AIROC WiFi & Bluetooth Combo chip, Secora connect security chips and Xensiv MEMS sensor.

“We wanted to build get as the next leap into wearable evolution,” said Edoardo Parini, CEO and founder of Deed. “The bracelet offers pioneeristic features, with new and higher security standards, unique ID acquisition method for contactless payment and a revolutionary, screenless user experience. It is the perfect bridge between ‘you‘ and ‘your’ digital-self!”

Patented techniques allow a seamless, ultralight and water resistant wearable made up of several layers of high-tech fabrics. Inside of it, there is a rigid-flex Printed Circuit Board (PCB). The intuitive Human Machine Interface (HMI) allows for the most natural way to operate the wearable without having to swipe on screens or touch any display. Motion sensors with Artificial intelligence (AI), for gesture recognition allow to interpret human gestures, for example, to pick up a call, to check the time or to make payments.

Consumers can use it to listen to audio or answer calls by holding their finger to their ear by ‘wrist bone conduction’, sending the sound through the body to the inner ear. Contactless payments can be released after individual electrocardiogram-based biometric identification. Besides that the bracelet also allows fitness and health monitoring.

“Semiconductor solutions from Infineon are at the heart of digital transformation and IoT innovation. They are the link between the real and the digital world”, said Thomas Rosteck, Division President Connected Secure Systems. “Infineon’s wide-angled commitment and easy-to-integrate IoT solutions give start-ups and developers the hardware and software they need to succeed. We let them concentrate solely on their products and accelerate the time-to-market of innovative offerings.”

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