Fullpower Announces a Non-Exclusive License to Some of Its Technology and Patents to Swiss-Based MMT

Fullpower Technologies is happy to announce that it has non-exclusively licensed some of its patents to Manufacture Modules Technologies Sarl. to incorporate existing MotionX® and Sleeptracker® technology into analog quartz, mechanical, and electro-mechanical watches such as the Horological Smartwatch. Manufacture Modules Technologies’ and Fullpower’s patents cover key features and functionality of the Horological Smartwatch.

Manufacture Modules Technologies Sarl. (MMT) is the Swiss company established in Geneva in 2015 for the development and commercialization of Horological Smartwatch modules, firmware, apps and cloud. MMT offers a tightly integrated end-to-end solution for Horological Smartwatches: firmware, iOS and Android apps, Cloud, OTA, manufacturing and service applications. MMT modules have been implemented by brands such as Frederique Constant, Movado, Mondaine, Ferragamo and Alpina. The company has a production of over 70,000 modules.

For more information on MMT, please contact Philippe Fraboulet, Manufacture Modules Technologies Sarl., Chemin du Pré-Fleuri 5, 1128 Plan-les-Ouates, Geneva. Tel: +41 22 884 1490. Email: press@mmt.ch.

Fullpower, based in Silicon Valley and founded in 2003 by Philippe Kahn, creator of the first camera-phone, is the leader for IoT and wearable cloud-based solutions powered by data science, AI and machine-learning. The Fullpower technology and IP portfolio covers the Sleeptracker® and the MotionX® technology platforms for IoT and wearable. Fullpower’s business model is to license technology and patents to industry leaders such as Nike, Simmons, Serta, Movado, MMT and others.

For more information on Fullpower, please contact Leslie Ruble at leslie@fullpower.com.

BEAUTYREST® DEBUTS NEW STANDALONE SLEEP TECHNOLOGY

(ATLANTA – July 29, 2016) – On the heels of its breakthrough introduction of the SmartMotion™ Base, the Beautyrest® brand debuts Sleeptracker® by Beautyrest, the bedding industry’s first standalone sleep tracking device compatible with each of our mattresses and foundations.
“Sleeptracker by Beautyrest brings our years of sleep expertise to the consumer tech category, providing a highly accurate, totally non-invasive, robust and easy-to-use solution designed to help consumers sleep better and smarter,” said Michael DeFranks, Vice President, Advanced Technology at Serta Simmons Bedding.

The device is comprised of a processor and two sensors that slip between the mattress and foundation to track sleep like the SmartMotion Base. Sleeptracker by Beautyrest uses the Sleeptracker smartphone app to monitor elements of motion, heart rate and breathing rate to assess sleep patterns for up to two sleepers – including REM sleep. The Sleeptracker app is available for download on the App Store and Google Play.

“Sleeptracker is the most advanced cloud-based Internet of Things data science platform for sleep, and we are delighted to partner with Beautyrest for continued success in the market,” said Arthur Kinsolving, Chief Technology Officer at Fullpower, the company behind Sleeptracker technology.

Sleeptracker by Beautyrest will be available in Q4 of 2016 and packaged as a standalone product to be sold at mattress and furniture retailers, as well as anywhere “Smart Home” consumer electronics are sold.

“We’re excited to be the first bedding manufacturer to offer a standalone sleep technology that creates an opportunity for a step-up across any sale – any of our mattresses or foundations or independent of a mattress purchase altogether,” said DeFranks. “We see this as a great value-add for our valued industry retail partners and beyond.”

Sleeptracker by Beautyrest is the latest offering in products from Beautyrest designed to help consumers sleep better and smarter. In January 2016, Beautyrest introduced the SmartMotion Base powered by Sleeptracker, which monitors real-time vitals and sleep patterns to generate custom tips to help optimize sleep, which customers can also track through the Sleeptracker app.

View the full press release at http://www.prnewswire.com/

A Story of Innovation: Parisian Pioneer Behind Our Everyday Tech

An interview with Danielle Newnham for her book in 2013 and 3 years later and shows how we brought the Fullpower IoT agile development platform to market with the Sleeptracker Smartbed and Nike+ as wearables commoditized.

The place of innovation and invention: An interview with Danielle Newnham for her book in 2013 and 3 years later and shows how we brought the Fullpower IoT agile development platform to market with the Sleeptracker Smartbed and Nike+ as wearables commoditized.

https://medium.com/swlh/a-story-of-innovation-parisian-pioneer-behind-our-everyday-tech-146c79ec77df#.pjqz985l9

Evolution of the Camera Phone

Evolution of the Camera Phone

When children are the magical catalyst that makes it all happen with Mom and Dad. Thank you Sophie Kahn , “The Camera-Phone Baby” for being such a talented inspiration!

Philippe Kahn's first camera phone picture of daughter, Sophie Kahn

Read the article at http://www.stuff.tv/sg/features/evolution-camera-phone

The top 20 Universities In the world and their most successful alumni, including Larry Page (Google), Gordon Moore (Intel), Elon Musk (Tesla, SpaceX) and Philippe Kahn (Camera-Phone, Fullpower).

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ETH Zurich in Switzerland,  one of the top leading universities in technology and science in the worldwhere Einstein studied and taught was founded in 1855, currently counts over 18,500 students including 4,000 doctoral students from 110 countries. The ETH has helped educate some of the world’s most famous big thinkers, including Albert Einstein and many Nobel prize winners. Fullpower CEO and founder Philippe Kahn was selected as the notable alumni for The ETH world ranking. Alumni Philippe Kahn is known for making the first camera phone solution to share pictures instantly on public networks, and has founded three successful technology companies: LightSurf Technologies, Starfish Software, and now Fullpower Technologies, creator of the Sleeptracker IoT Smartbed platform.

 

Philippe Kahn, notable ETH Zurich alumni

ETH Zurich is consistently ranked among the top 5 universities in the world in engineering, science and technology together with Stanford, Berkeley, MIT, Cambridge University  in the QS World University Rankings.

The list of schools includes the ETH Switzerland, the University of Pennsylvania (USA), Harvard University (USA), Yale University (USA), University of Southern California (USA), Princeton University (USA), Cornell University (USA), Stanford University (USA), The University of California, Berkeley (USA), University of Mumbai (INDIA), London School of Economics and Political Science (UK), Lomonosov Moscow State University (RUSSIA), University of Texas (USA), Dartmouth College (USA), University of Michigan (USA), New York University (USA), Duke University (USA), Columbia University (USA), Brown University (USA), Massachusetts Institute of Technology  (USA)

View the article at The Hans India

 

Philippe Kahn to Speak at Future Connected Cars Event

Fireside chat will examine links between the Connected Car and the Quantified Self

SAN FRANCISCO, CA (May 9th, 2016) Fullpower announced today that Philippe Kahn will be participating in a fireside chat on May 12th at 9:30am as part of The Future Connected Cars USA event. Led by Roger Lanctot, Associate Director at Strategy Analytics, the fireside chat will focus on “Examining the Connected Car – Implications of Consumer Attitudes to Data Privacy.” Manuela Papadopol, Director of Global Marketing at Elektrobit, will also participate.

Philippe will discuss that while driving is part of what we do, like exercise and sleep it is essentially a sedentary “sitting is the new smoking” activity that needs to be balanced out. Any driving or commuting adds a sedentary element to our lifestyles, and the quantified self (IoT) helps us to look at the whole picture. Philippe will also cover extreme versions of this that can have unintended consequences.

“Connected cars are exciting and fun,” said Philippe Kahn, CEO and founder of Fullpower, the creative team behind the Sleeptracker® IoT Smartbed technology platform and the MotionX® Wearable Technology platform. “Self driving cars have a bright future and touch many parts of our lives.”

The Future Connected Cars USA event takes place May 10th-12th at the Santa Clara Exhibition Center and is co-located with Internet of Things World. Learn more at https://usa.connectedcarsworld.com/.

About Fullpower
Founded in 2003, Fullpower leads the IoT and wearable revolution with the IoT Smartbed powered by Sleeptracker® and distributed by Simmons and Serta, and wearable solutions powered by MotionX® and distributed by Nike, Movado and others. The Sleeptracker® and MotionX® technology platforms for IoT and wearable are designed to deliver optimal accuracy, repeatability, scalability and reliability. The Sleeptracker and MotionX end-to-end platforms are collections of tightly coupled and integrated technology components that include sensor-fusion firmware, communication stacks, smartphone apps, and 24/7 cloud infrastructure powered by data science. The Fullpower IoT and wearable patent portfolio includes more than 120 patents. More information at www.fullpower.com.

Are You Ready for SensorWorld?

Sensors, sensors, everywhere sensors. In our clothes, our shoes, air conditioners, cars, diapers and beds. And what are all these sensors doing? They’re collecting and analyzing data of course – billions of discrete pieces of information every picosecond of every day so we can, a) make informed decisions and, b) automate all of the things connected by the IoT (Internet of Things). Soon sensors embedded in my pajamas will determine I’m dehydrated from having a little too much fun the night before, then send a message to the 3-D food printer in my kitchen to make a drink designed to replenish my electrolytes. Sensors will also heat my house the minute my car heads for home and tell me when my 16-year old is driving over the speed limit.

Sound far-fetched? It shouldn’t.

Recently, Senior Editor of Wired Magazine, Bill Wasik, reported, “A new device revolution is at hand: just as mobile phones and tablets displaced the once-dominant PC, wearable devices are poised to push smartphones aside.” In truth, the U.S. sensor market is expected to surpass $15 billion in 2016, causing On World to forecast that by 2017, global shipments of wearable, implantable, and mobile health and fitness devices will be up 552% from 2012.

Welcome to SensorWorld.

Now sensors and data analytics are preparing to go where ‘no man has gone before.’ Tackling an activity we spend a third of our lives ignoring: sleep! Why sleep? The National Sleep Foundation reports that 43% of Americans rarely get a good night’s sleep, and 60% experience a sleep problem almost every night. A recent Gallup poll revealed that since 1942, the amount of sleep we get has decreased roughly a half an hour per night and continues to trend downward. And the Center for Disease Prevention and Control (CDC) claims over 9 million Americans currently rely on a pharmaceutical to fall asleep.

According to technology pioneer, and inventor of the world’s first camera phone,Philippe Kahn, our growing problem with sleep began during the Industrial Revolution when “the mythical eight-hour sleep night” was fabricated to extract longer hours from factory workers. “Before the Industrial Revolution,” Kahn explained, “people were mostly sleeping in two shifts… nobody was really sleeping eight hours straight.” He continued, “The concept that we have to sleep in uninterrupted ways all the time, in a perfectly quiet environment, in a perfectly dark room… to me is a misconception and something that is misleading people to understand how to optimize their sleep.”

Kahn stumbled on the idea of “budgeting” sleep on a record-setting, two-man Transpacific sailing trip in 2009. With a two-person crew, each person is allowed to sleep for only brief periods of time. So Kahn decided to use his sailboat as a laboratory to determine the amount of sleep that produced the highest levels of alertness and energy. He discovered that number was twenty-six minutes. From that point on Kahn began modeling his sleep after his dog – short periods of deep rest with the ability to wake at a moment’s notice in a high state of “readiness,” and then quickly return to a deep sleep. Kahn claims that from an evolutionary standpoint this is the way humans were designed to sleep – they function best when sleep is “budgeted” for, and “optimized,” in the same way we do investment planning – only when it comes to sleep, returns are measured in terms of health and productivity.

Enter Kahn’s latest breakthrough in sensor and data analytics technology: the Smart Bed. The Smart Bed replaces the traditional “box-spring” with a sensor-based unit designed to monitor movement, body temperature and other metrics so we can optimize when and how much we sleep. The Smart Bed and Sleep Tracker was developed by Kahn’s company Fullpower – an enterprise focused on precise, non-invasive data monitoring and analysis. According to Kahn, sleep was a logical application for his company because of the number of hours humans spend sleeping, the mythology surrounding the need for a continuous eight-hour rest, and his personal revelations while sailing. Kahn observes, “Sleep is a bit like the deep ocean. We know it is there but we don’t understand it well. Modern science doesn’t understand sleep very well because it is very difficult to monitor sleep in a non-invasive way.” With the new Smart Bed, Kahn is poised to revolutionize the way humans rest and the effect this will have on efficiency, output, health and ultimately, longevity.

While Fullpower is pushing the frontiers of sleep technology, other companies are leveraging sensor and data analytics technologies to optimize other areas. Pixie Scientific, is embedding sensors into “smart diapers” that will allow diseases, dehydration and nutritional deficiencies to be detected in diapers. Intel’s new Smart Band tracks, monitors and analyzes the tremor patterns of Parkinson’s patients, and a new generation of smart pills and monitoring patches from Proteus are in the works. Peter Reinhart, Director of the Institute for Applied Life Sciences for the University of Massachusetts recently revealed that sensor technologies would soon shift from diagnosis to treatment, “As we get better and better at this, we’re going to find that new therapeutic options are going to be open to us. Identifying an Alzheimer’s patient at the [observable] behavioral point, when 70 percent of the brain mass has already disappeared, really limits the number of therapeutic options you can provide that patient. If you could identify someone like that seven or eight years earlier, it now opens up a very different array of intervention strategies.”

But, as Kahn points out, collecting and translating data is only half the story. The other half is connecting to devices, which will be automatically instructed by the analyzed data. Google’s Nest offers a home app that uses sensors, analytics and the internet to connect everything from your thermostat to your fire alarms and home security system. Apple has launched a similar IoT application called HomeKit. According to Kahn, the Smart Bed will have the ability to turn your bedroom thermostat down when your body is at rest and turn the heat back up when the bed senses you are waking. It will lift the shades in your bedroom, signal the hot water heater to ready the shower, and the coffee machine to prepare your coffee just the way you like it. And if that sounds like the stuff of science fiction, look again. Theo Priestly, technology strategist and Forbes contributor claims the IoT will be comprised of 50 billion interconnected devices before 2020 – representing a whopping $19 trillion market. Fitbit, smart watches, smart clothing, diapers and beds are just the beginning. Within the next five years, sensors will monitor, customize and automate everything.

Are you ready for SensorWorld?

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Read the original article @ Huffington Post

The Costa Report interview with Philippe Kahn

Week of Mar 21, 2016 : Philippe Kahn

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Philippe Kahn is a entrepreneur, technology innovator, and founder of four technology companies: Fullpower Technologies, LightSurf Technologies, Starfish Software and Borland. Kahn is credited with creating the first complete camera phone solution, sharing pictures instantly on public networks, and is considered a pioneer for wearable technology, and intellectual property. He is also the inventor of 100 technology patents covering wearable & IoT, eyewear, smartphone, mobile, imaging, wireless, synchronization and medical technologies. Currently the CEO of Fullpower, Kahn leads the creative team behind the MotionX 24/7 wearable technology platform, an innovation at the core of solutions by Nike and Jawbone among others.

Vist Rebeccacosta.com to listen.

The new performance creative: Where emotion, data and technology converge

Columnist Scott Rayden says marketers who want to stay ahead of the curve need to successfully integrate data and technology with creative that connects with consumers.

 

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Creative over the years has ranged from being driven by pure emotion to being driven by pure data. Both are equally important, and the convergence of the two is what is steering today’s most effective creative. As for tomorrow’s best creative, one of the biggest shifts we are seeing now is how technology is impacting the output.

Successful brands and agencies of the future will be able to connect creative with emotion, data and technology to connect, engage and make a meaningful and emotional connection.

This post will examine the role that each of the three plays in performance/acquisition-focused marketing.

To convert, you must first connect

Let’s first examine the role of emotion with creative and how it plays an important role in getting a customer to convert. I’m a firm believer that some of the best creative comes from the heart and not always from data.

One of my favorite examples of a brand that understands how to design to create an emotional connection is Nike. Most of Nike’s creative is focused around elite athletes and the athletic experience, not the company’s products. Here’s an example:

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Another great example of creative being driven by emotion: the banner ads that we started seeing in the early 2000s that basically looked like games. Definitely an opposite example from Nike, but it was a very clever and effective way to tap into someone’s playful state. Here’s one you might remember:

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These wildly different approaches can have equally good results in getting the consumer to engage and convert. Nike’s approach, in my eyes, focuses more on bringing people into its ecosystem by connecting them to athletes and a culture.

The second example is a more direct engagement/conversion approach, but it worked like a charm by getting people to engage in the ad and take a more direct conversion path.

Truth (and performance) in numbers

Next let’s examine data. Today’s marketers have access to more data than ever before, and that accessibility has changed the way creative behaves within a marketing organization.

Audience data, usability data and engagement data are great examples of what creatives today leverage to design a more meaningful connection with a consumer that will drive long-term revenue for the brand.

One big shift that this data has brought is allowing creatives to focus not just on a campaign or an ad, but on the entire customer journey and experience.

To take it one step further, the best creative marketers use data to design a unique customer journey and experience for each individual, making each user’s experience unique and personalized.

Creative driven by data allows brands to establish a personalized connection and give consumers what they want when they want it. And it works on me, just like it works on any other consumer.

As CMO of 3Q Digital, I’m always supportive of solutions to help my team become more effective… so this ad was right on target:

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So far, we’ve painted a decent picture of what’s possible with performance creative. But the third factor is helping to set the bar even higher.

Technical beauty

Two kinds of technology are increasingly being layered onto good emotional, data-driven creative concepts to drive even greater performance.

The first kind, which includes testing platforms like Adobe’s Test & Target and Optimizely, takes good concepts and helps them evolve into iterative successes. Creatives in the space no longer can focus on a single one-and-done piece of creative.

Testing platforms have helped ad creatives evolve into living, breathing, always-evolving assets. The best creative marketers going forward need to stop thinking about the one perfect message and focus on creating assets that can be constantly tweaked to increase engagement.

The second technology that is changing the way creative functions in the marketing world is DMPs (data management platforms). Creative can now take hundreds and thousands of different forms depending on who is viewing it, when they are viewing it, on what device they view it and with what intent.

DMPs play a role in personalization and helping brands create unique real-time experiences that ultimately drive a one-to-one relationship between the brand and consumer.

The best marketing creatives today think differently. They are a mix of Michelangelo, Albert Einstein and Philippe Kahn. They understand the need to integrate data and technology into their desire to create beautiful assets that drive an emotional engagement between brand and consumer.

As a marketer, I see this as one of the most exciting shifts happening in our space today. As a consumer, I’m seeing a more personalized experience designed for my likes, interests and desires.

So where does that leave you as a company? If you haven’t yet invested in tools and talent to pull all three of these levers, I suggest you start the hunt ASAP.

If you have invested, and you’re still trying to establish the right weight and synchronicity of the three, you’re ahead of the curve now — but you’ll have to continue to invest in each to stay there.

 


 

Read the original post by  @ Marketingland.com

Optimize Your Sleep Performance: Beautyrest SmartMotion™ Base

Innovation has led to the creation of the breakthrough sleep solution – Beautyrest SmartMotion™ base powered by Sleeptracker® technology. SmartMotion™ bases allow consumers to optimize their sleep through a fully integrated and non-invasive sleep tracking technology that translates their nighttime habits into life transforming solutions. With the technology seamlessly integrated into the base, Beautyrest SmartMotion™ base has the flexibility to work with any mattress. The SmartMotion base accurately tracks deep, light and REM sleep without the assistance of a wearable device or wires, making this a truly non-invasive sleep solution.

Equipped with accurate and powerful sleep tracking technology, Beautyrest SmartMotion™ bases offer a clear step-up story for adjustable bases at retail – all while remaining within the same price range as standard adjustable bases ($1,199 – $2,299).

“Beautyrest SmartMotion™ is a game-changer in an over commoditized category. This is technology unlike anything seen in the Market as it is seamlessly integrated into a motion base so you don’t need to wear anything to track your sleep. With it, we’re able to drive category growth and add true value to retailers and consumers alike,” said Jeff Willard, Executive Vice President of Marketing for Simmons Bedding Company, LLC (“Simmons”).

In addition to easily tracking your sleep to provide real-time feedback and tips to help you sleep better, SmartMotion™ bases boast:

Individualized Sleep Tracking
Advanced, non-invasive sensors accurately monitor up to two sleepers independently in order to display separate sleep data, reporting and coaching designed for improved sleep performance for both.

Integrated Sensors
Our sleep tracking sensors are integrated into the Base and undetectable during sleep. No wearable device is necessary so you sleep freely.

Sleep Cycle Alarm
Based on pre-selected earliest and latest wake times, our advanced alarm system detects when sleepers are in a light stage of sleep to wake them at the optimal moment to feel refreshed.

Customized Coaching
The SmartMotion™ System monitors your inputs (i.e. heart rate, respiration rate and movement), compares your sleep history with individuals like you and synthesizes your information into real-time solutions designed to help you achieve an improved level of sleep.

“The SmartMotion™ base powered by Sleeptracker® technology is the culmination of over 250 man years of research and development and delivers the first complete Sleeptracker® smartbed Internet of Things platform in the industry,” said Philippe Kahn, CEO and founder of Fullpower – the company behind Sleeptracker® technology.