Sponsors 2018



Giesecke+Devrient – Creating Confidence
G+D Mobile Security is part of the G+D Group with more than 11,000 employees worldwide. Our staff of 5,700 experts in over 40 sales and partner offices is glad to advise and support you with years of experience and comprehensive solutions that let you meet the challenges of a connected world and capitalize on its opportunities.

G+D Mobile Security offers a one-stop shop for both active and passive wearables with our proven wearables enablement platform. To support all aspects of the wearables value chain, we have end-to-end solutions for original equipment manufacturers, financial institutions, transit agencies, and mobile network operators. With established relationships, pre-certified components, and standards compliance, G+D Mobile Security can fast-track your wearables deployment for virtually any use case with unmatched security, functionality, and speed-to-market – to ensure your wearables program successfully leads the market.



AliveCor, Inc. is pioneering the creation of FDA-cleared & CE marked machine learning techniques to enable proactive heart care and is recognised around the world for transforming cardiac care. The FDA-cleared, CE Marked, KardiaMobile is the most clinically validated mobile ECG solution on the market. It is recommended by leading cardiologists and used by people worldwide for accurate ECG recordings. KardiaMobile, and KardiaBand, when paired with the Kardia app provide instant analysis for detecting atrial fibrillation (AF) and normal sinus rhythm in an ECG. Kardia is the first A.I. enabled platform to help clinicians manage patients for the early detection of atrial fibrillation, the most common cardiac arrhythmia and one that leads to a five times greater risk of stroke. KardiaBand is the first FDA-cleared medical device accessory for Apple Watch. AliveCor was recognized by Fast Company as one of 2017’s most innovative companies in health (#3). AliveCor is a privately-held company headquartered in Mountain View, Calif. For more information


ZSK Technical Embroidery Systems
ZSK Technical Embroidery Systems is a Division of ZSK Stickmaschinen GmbH. ZSK is the leading German manufacturer of industrial embroidery machines „Made in Germany“. Located in Krefeld, Germany, ZSK offers machines with up to 56 embroidery heads for textile finishing and innovative technical embroidery systems. Furthermore, ZSK offers a unique support for their customers during their development of technical embroidery products.

ZSK Technical Embroidery Systems are designated to lay wires, fibres or tubes on a fabric and place them in any shape required for e.g. sensors, heating systems, conductive paths, structural reinforcement integrated in any textile structure. Some Examples for the application of this technology for WEARABLES are sensors (temperature, moisture, stretch) or heating systems as well as fine wire areas as connectors for electronics or signal transmission.

Other technical embroidery technologies can be used to embroider conductive threads. WEARABLE applications are e.g. textile electrodes in different required shapes and structure or conductive paths or pads for the connection between electronic and textile. By using an attachment for functional sequin devices, sequins with LEDs can be automatically placed on a fabric or garments as well as on baseball caps. The connection of the LED- sequin and connection paths will be done by embroidery of conductive threads.


Amplified Robot

Amplified Robot
Amplified Robot is a London based New Technology company that specialises in providing award winning solutions for the Retail, Education, Training, Medical, Advertising, Tourism, Property, Publishing and Media sectors. Using Augmented Reality, Virtual Reality and 360º VR.


Alive Sciences
Developed by Sarasota, Florida-based Alive Sciences, the Rothman Index is a patented, first-of-its kind, early-warning system that uses unique healthcare measures including vital signs and questions about any symptoms you may have to form a composite health score.

Drawing on the proven ability of the Rothman Index to detect subtle but significant health trends, Alive Sciences has developed this health indicator helping you recognize important changes in your condition in a timely manner. It takes just a few minutes to capture your key vital signs, answer a few questions and calculate your score from the comfort of your home. Then, you can share your results with those you trust, including your physicians if desired.

For physicians, caregivers and other providers, the Rothman Index provides real-time often unrecognized changes in condition resulting in better care, medication adherence and more.

Along with providing timely information to care providers, becoming a consistent user of the Rothman Index empowers you to make better decisions about your own health and wellness.

The Rothman Index can be conveniently installed on your iOS or Android smartphone or tablet.

When patients are engaged in their healthcare, have access to medical records and are educated and involved in their treatment options, they are healthier and have better outcomes at less cost.
Learn more at: www.alivesci.com


Bittium is a trusted Finnish company with over 30 years of experience in advanced radio communication technologies and biosignal processing. Bittium provides professional design services and technology expertise in the areas of wireless devices, network infrastructure, and IoT solutions. The company also conducts R&D in the technology areas of 5G, Artificial Intelligence (AI), Robotic Process Automation (RPA), and Cloud Solutions. Bittium’s competitiveness is based on strong technology and security expertise and an established reputation for reliability and quality. For more information
please visit www.bittium.com


Founders and top Nokia engineers Janne and Matti worked on the first prototypes of QuietOn in 2015 after discovering that noise cancelling technology could drastically reduce stress on their business flights. Since then we've had massive success on our IndieGogo campaign, receiving huge support, both in feedback and funding, raising over 1.3 million USD, and shipping more than 15,000 units to over 120 countries. Come and join us on stand H20

Round Concept


Amplified Robot

In November 2017, Oura Health announced its second-generation smart ring that tracks sleep, recovery and daily activities: the new Oura ring. The new ring and the companion app offer daily advice to help users learn how to get more restorative sleep and align their lifestyle to their natural circadian rhythm. The guidance helps users understand how their body responds to their lifestyle. By analyzing sleep, activity levels and physiological responses of the body it provides personalized insights to maintain good health and optimal performance.



Blazewear clothing is an exciting innovation in functional clothing providing a full range of electrically heated garments for people of all ages across all sectors. Battery operated electrically heated clothing products with far infrared funtion to provide deep penetrating heat to all area of the body.



WITgrip (Wearable Interactive Technology Grip) is a patented solution that allows for smart devices to be worn on the side of the wrist and is proud to officially launch at the Wearable Technology Show 2018. Developed in the UK by Dr. Raj Partheban and a team of product design specialists, the unique WITgrip design is the only comfortable way of securing devices to the side of the wrist.

It offers the best, and most logical, position for a prolonged interaction with the technology that we wear, as well a gateway to interaction with the technology that surrounds us. The broad patent extends to cover flexible, wrap-around screen devices worn on the wrist, as well as smartphones, fitness trackers, medical devices and smartwatches, tapping into trends and the evolving world of wearable technologies.

Potential partners wishing to make these types of devices and lead the wearable technology industry by filling this important gap, or those who may help broker a deal or be an agent for the process, are invited to visit WITgrip in the exhibition or the press lounge, or to get in contact, to discuss this innovation further.

Sponsors 2017

Innovation Zone Sponsors

Amplified Robot

The Thrive team invent, innovate and deliver Wearable Technology from Idea to global mass production. We work with agile and innovative UK and European companies to realise their vision for connected, high impact IoT applications.

We believe in a healthy, sustainable and hyper connected world, where modern technology is an enhancing and equitable solution to technological shortcomings of the past.


In 2003 we developed an innovative way to obtain location. Using Wi-Fi signals would be faster, more precise and battery-friendly than GPS and cell-towers alone. We foresaw the mass adoption and proliferation of mobile technology that would make our idea useful for every device on the planet. We got to work on collecting the locations of billions of Wi-Fi access points worldwide and building the infrastructure and software to deliver the information.


AIQ Smart Clothing

AIQ Smart Clothing
AiQ Smart Clothing Inc. is where electronics merge with textiles to create fashionable, functional, comfortable solutions to meet your everyday needs; whether it’s in sports & fitness, outdoor & leisure, home & leisure, home care & health care. We have the drive and capability to make Smart Clothing concepts into reality.


Bittium provides innovative design and R&D services for customers with prerequisites to develop unique, purpose-built wearables and IoT devices according to their needs and industry-specific requirements. Bittium’s strong expertise in wireless technologies, system design, and small form-factor antenna design enables high-quality product development with end-to-end security solutions. Bittium is a trusted design service provider for customers and partners in healthcare, telecom and industrial sectors.

DS Zodiac

DS Zodiac
Cfilorux makes possible the encoding of vivid, arbitrary personal memory sequences to a degree previously unimagined: forensic resequencing of the events surrounding moments of crisis/resolution, victory/defeat, "i will." if time is the question, then cfilorux will help illuminate the answer.


Epson is a global innovation leader dedicated to exceeding expectations with solutions for markets as diverse as the office, home, commerce and industry. Epson's lineup ranges from inkjet printers, printing systems and 3LCD projectors to industrial robots, smart glasses and sensing systems and is based on original compact, energy-saving and high-precision technologies. Led by the Japan-based Seiko Epson Corporation, the Epson Group comprises more than 72,000 employees in 94 companies around the world, and is proud of its ongoing contributions to the global environment and the communities in which it operates.


Firstbeat is the leading provider of physiological analytics for sports and well-being. We transform heartbeat data into personalized information on exercise, stress and recovery. Hundreds of elite sports teams, wellness professionals, and millions of consumers worldwide trust Firstbeat to enhance performance and well-being.

Powering over 70 consumer devices such as those of Samsung, Garmin, Huawei, Jabra, Sony and Suunto, Firstbeat analyzes your heartbeat to produce meaningful insights for training, wellbeing and performance


We are a smart sensor company, with a new class of patented smart pressure sensitive materials which will enable new switches and sensors to be printed onto textiles.
Our sensors are ideally suited for use in the rapidly growing field of connected textiles and pressure mats
We can work with you to design innovative solutions based on your requirements.
On stand 244 you can see and feel the unique tactile sensing qualities that Infi-Tex can add to textiles
Come and Feel the Force!!!!!



Kinneir Dufort

Kinneir Dufort
Kinneir Dufort is an expert partner, helping companies research, innovate, design and develop successful new products and brand experiences.
Our award winning teams work internationally with global corporations and small to medium enterprises and entrepreneurs. We undertake innovation, research, design and development programmes in diverse categories including: healthcare, telecommunications, consumer goods, food & drink, home & personal care, and industrial products.
Our reputation for excellence and quality is backed up by quality systems approved to ISO 9001 and ISO 13485.
Our approach incorporates: research, ideation, product, brand and packaging, graphic design, user interface and human-factors, engineering, electronics and software and rapid prototyping.



Performance Sports Track:

At MYZONE® we reward EFFORT to tackle the pervasive problem of ‘diminishing motivation within exercisers’. We do this by leveraging on feedback loops, social accountability and gamification through the use of the most relevant, accurate, and versatile heart rate technology to serve this purpose.

The platform provides meaningful simple colour coded feedback on exercise intensity to gamify effort, and create a golf handicap for exercise to provide a level playing field to drive motivation and engagement through a dedicated social network.

AXA Global Health

Digital Health Innovation
AXA Global Health

AXA is the world's leading insurance brand. AXA's mission is to help customers live their lives with more peace of mind. We protect properties: the property-casualty business includes the insurance of personal property (cars, homes) and liability (personal or professional). It covers a broad range of products and services designed for our individual and business clients. We protect people: our individual and group life insurance policies encompass both savings and retirement products, on the one hand, and other health and personal protection products. We protect assets: the asset management business involves investing and managing assets for the Group's insurance companies and their clients, as well as for third parties, both retail and institutional clients. With over 103 million customers in 64 countries and 166 000 employees, AXA's strong global franchises and three lines of expertise provide a distinctive business portfolio