PragmatIC (Cambridge, UK), a leader in flexible electronics, has appointed Erik Langaker as independent chair to complement its existing board of directors. This appointment comes alongside additional funding of over £13M to support ongoing production ramp-up, accelerate manufacturing optimisation and drive continued product innovation.
As the kickoff to the 2020 NFL season nears, Zebra Technologies Corporation (Lincolnshire, Illinois), an innovator at the front line of business with solutions and partners that deliver a performance edge, recently announced it is capturing essential data for the Chicago Bears NFL team to help provide them with a competitive advantage. Zebra will use its RFID technology to track player and ball information for each of the Bears’ practice sessions and games for the upcoming season, allowing the team to better strategise and evaluate on-field performance.
Identiv, Inc. (Fremont, California) has developed a new body temperature measurement patch. The near field communication (NFC)-enabled transponder supports the reopening of public spaces, including theme parks and stadiums, and helps operators keep attendees and employees comfortable, confident, and safe. The product also supports global governments and healthcare workers that need to periodically monitor quarantined patients diagnosed with COVID-19. The new solution combines the simplicity of using NFC and the smart technology potential of the Internet of Things (IoT), making body temperature monitoring easier than ever.