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Garmin Acquires Firstbeat Analytics

Garmin Acquires Finnish Company Firstbeat Analytics

Garmin announced that it has purchased Firstbeat Technologies’ Firstbeat Analytics, a Finnish company that Garmin relies on to turn data from its wearables into actionable health and performance information. Firstbeat Technologies will continue operating its Wellness and Professional Sports businesses. The financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. Read more Firstbeat Introduces Firstbeat Sports […]
Empatica E4 migraine study

Wearable Sensor Cannot Accurately Detect Migraine Attacks Beforehand, Reveals Small Finnish Study

A migraine is a moderate or severe headache felt as a throbbing pain on one side of the head. It is a chronic, incapacitating neurovascular disorder. In the United States, approximately 1 in 7 adults and 1 in 5 of those in their peak employment years (aged 18 to 54 years) reported severe headaches or […]
Oura raises 28 million dollars

Smart Ring Startup Oura Enters New Era with a $28 Million Series B Funding

Oura Health, an Oulu, Finland-based startup that makes smart activity- and sleep-tracking ring, has raised $28 million in a new Series B funding round. The funding round was backed by Google’s Gradient Ventures, Forerunner Ventures, and Square, reports MobiHealthNews. Eurie Kim, Partner at Forerunner Ventures and Jesse Dorogusker, Head of Hardware at Square will join […]
University of Helsinki and MIT wearables for babies

University of Helsinki and MIT Researchers Develop Movement Suit, Smart Diaper for Remote Monitoring...

Two academic institutions have developed smart technology for remote monitoring of babies. Researchers from the University of Helsinki have developed a smart jumpsuit, or a garment that accurately measures the spontaneous and voluntary movement of infants from the age of five months. Details on their motility help in assessing abnormal neurological development, among other things. […]
Picosun ALD

Picosun Successfully Uses its ALD Technology to Manufacture Lithium Ion Thin Film Battery

Picosun Group, a Finnish company, well-known for its AGILE ALD (Atomic Layer Deposition) thin film coating technology for global industries, reported excellent results in using ALD in the manufacturing of lithium ion thin film battery materials. Read more PolyU Researchers Develop Flexible High-Energy Textile Lithium Battery for Wearables ALD is the leading thin film technology […]
Senseg First Ever Actuators

Senseg Produces First Ever Flexible Actuators with Roll-to-Roll Technology

Senseg, a leading manufacturer of electrostatic sensors based in Finland, announced that it has created a new category of flexible electronics by launching a family of roll-to-roll manufactured actuators for use in traditional flat actuator applications as well as for new applications, such as wearables, soft robotics, VR/AR devices, and interior integrated sensors. The new […]