Monnit Corporation today released a new line of Wi-Fi sensors, known as MoWi. These sensors use an integrated, 2.4GHz – 802.11b/g, FCC/CE certified radio transmitter that allows them to work with Wi-Fi networks globally.
MoWi sensors are available in 12 of the most popular sensing types including; temperature, humidity, door and window (open/close), motion, water, activity, dry contact and button. Focused on simplicity, MoWi says their wireless sensors can be setup, gathering data and notifying users of concerns in just a few minutes.
The MonnitLink Ethernet gateway allows your Monnit WiFi Sensors to communicate with the iMonnit Online Monitoring and Notification System without the need for a PC. The online data monitoring system, aggregates sensor information and sends notifications via text or email if user defined conditions are met or exceeded.
Starting at $149, MoWi sensors are immediately available. Monnit also provides MoWi sensors to OEM’s and Reseller’s through EMSensors.com, which allows for white labeling (private branding) of both the wireless sensor hardware and the online monitoring software.
In (somewhat) related news, Massachusetts-based startup MC10 has demonstrated a new skin sensing technology called a “bio-stamp”.
The bio-stamp can measure a person’s heart rate or EKG when worn on the skin or measure signals from the brain if worn on the forehead. Future uses could include minimally invasive or implantable medical devices. Reebok-CCM Hockey and MC10 are working on a wearable sports impact indicator that identifies impacts to the head during play. It will be commercially available later this year.
The quantified self is a movement to incorporate technology into data acquisition on aspects of a person’s daily life. ABI Research says wearable fitness and medical sensors. Such devices include heart-rate monitors, glucose measurement sensors, sleep monitors, activity sensors, and others.
Over the next five years, the market for wearable wireless devices will grow to 169.5 million devices in 2017, up from 20.77 million in 2011, a CAGR of 41%.
Juniper Research predicts by the year 2014, there will be a total of 2.7 million annual mobile health monitoring events globally, generating some $1.9 billion by 2014.
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