STMicroelectronics powers Nike+ FuelBand

Telecom Lead India: STMicroelectronics, a provider of
semiconductors and MEMS (Micro-Electro-Mechanical Systems), has announced that
it is providing key products that are being adopted for use in health- and
fitness-monitoring products such as the Nike+ FuelBand, a wristband fitness

The company said that its 3-axis accelerometer has
enabled this FuelBand to track user activity, such as running, walking,
dancing, and dozens of everyday actions.


The 3-axis accelerometer brings complex signal-processing
capabilities that let the device differentiate between simple gestures and
active motion.


The device features 120 LEDs comprising the display and a
Fuel” indicator that racks up points as the wearer exercises.


The FuelBand is powered by ST’s ultra-low power STM32L
microcontroller. The company claims that its technology provides the 32-bit
performance and processing capacity.


Furthermore, the STM32 architecture delivers real-time
responsiveness, power efficiency, and highly integrated peripherals and memory
required for even the most demanding embedded applications.


The company said that the wristband relies on ST’s
low-power technology, which makes it capable of operating for up to four fully
active days without recharging.


Benedetto Vigna, executive vice president, general
manager of the Analog, MEMS & Sensors Group at STMicroelectronics said that
the Nike+ FuelBand is a great example of how companies in vastly different
industries are collaborating to design new products which have the potential to
profoundly affect the wellbeing of people all over the world.


STMicroelectronics launches iNEMO Multi-Sensor MEMS inertial


Last month, STMicroelectronics launched
iNEMO inertial module, a miniature 6-axis sensor device with custom
motion-recognition capabilities.


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