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Wearable Reference Design

The ARM mbed Wearable Reference Design offers open-source resources to enable rapid innovation on an energy-efficient platform that allows you and your team to focus adding your own value add features. Design connected experiences that last for weeks on a single charge.

With example code, layout and hardware design resources, this collaborative effort from the mbed Partnership gives you everything you need to go from prototype to product quickly, with tested methodologies as the foundation.

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Design Resources

Software

Software

Build programs, yotta modules and third party binaries.

Software Resources »

Electronics

Electronics

PCB schematics, board layouts and bills of materials.


Electronics Resources »

Mechanical

Mechanical

Component CAD files, design drawings and manufacturing documentation.

Mechanical Resources »

Reference Design Capabilities

Using the Wearable Reference Design, you can cut the time it takes to build a prototype device down to weeks, rather than months. By building on or simplifying the capabilities that we provide in the design resources, you can easily differentiate your final device.


Communication

Communication

Provide communication and notification over BLE and NFC.

Location Services

Location Services

Find location over GPS.

Motion Sensing

Motion Sensing

Identify angular rotation, acceleration and geomagnetic fields with the 9-axis sensor.

Biometrics

Biometrics

Use the fingerprint scanner for biometric security.

Ambient Light

Ambient Light

Detect ambient light and nearby objects.

Input

Input

Receive inputs through capacitive touch sensors and tactile buttons.

Force Feedback

Force Feedback

Buzzer and vibration motor to provide feedback.

Power Measurement

Power Measurement

Monitor power usage for the example applications.

Customize

Customize

Modify the reference design to add your own functionality and value.

Features and Target Applications

Features

Ultra Energy-Efficient: Tested to deliver 8-week long battery life.

Ready for interoperable connectivity: Optimized to run mbed OS, the modular, efficient OS build to enable IoT at scale.

Ease of use: APIs designed with wearable applications in mind – optimized for battery powered resource constrained devices.

Modular: Include or exclude features as needed.

Expandable: To support extensive UI capabilities, connectivity stacks and ease development effort for software developers.

Target Applications

The Wearable Reference Design can be used to implement activity trackers, wearable healthcare devices, smart watches, wrist-mounted communication devices, heart rate or vital signs monitors, and of course, your own innovative wearable devices.

We provide the reference design in a watch form-factor, but it can easily be used to design for other form-factors too, such as embedded wearables in clothing, or head-mounted devices.

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