Intel Demonstrates Smart Bracelet Empowered by Curie Module Technology

By CIOReview | Wednesday, September 2, 2015

FREMONT, CA: The event Intel Developer Forum 2015 saw the display of several new smart devices that proved connectivity and wearables is the next big thing to watch out for.

Brian Krzanich, CEO, Intel says that the wearable ecosystem is one of the emerging and most vibrant areas of computing. At the event Krzanich showed off how Intel’s button sized Curie Module was able to control robot spiders with nothing much but few hand gestures. Intel Curie Module is a low-power hardware module that could be used to build wearables out of anything.

The Smart bracelet with the Curie module is also capable of doing lot more things like instruct smart devices and robots. Other possible scope of use of Curie module include: in chemical factories where robots are used for help without putting employees in danger; smart gloves; can be used by athletes to measure their performance with smart wearable devices. They are also changing the way athletes get trained. Previously, they were only used for special athletes. But now the emerging technological innovations have made them reachable to all.

The module makes use of the new version of Intel’s Quark Chip, the Quark SE, to enable wearable technologies, which can be integrated to small devices such as a coat button. Curie runs Viper, an open-source software that can take the information from the internal working of the device and use it for activity recognition or step tracking.

Curie module enables multiple device experience with firmware and software development kit applications including features such as: Low-power, 32-bit Intel QuarkTM microcontroller; 384kB flash memory, 80kB SRAM; Low-power, integrated DSP sensor hub and pattern-matching technology; Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE); Six-axis combo sensor with accelerometer and gyroscope; Battery charging circuitry (PMIC); and Accurate gesture recognition.

It is used by device enciphering systems. When the bracelet gets the Bluetooth connection with the PC, the user does not have to enter the password to log into the system, as the bracelet does it. When the bracelet is taken away or taken off, the password is required to be entered to authorize.