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Fullpower awarded another important patent

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February 13, 2015 — Santa Cruz, CA

Automatic Activity Identification Patent Critical for Smartwatches and Activity Trackers Awarded to the Fullpower MotionX Platform

[Editor’s note: Santa Cruz Tech Beat published this related article, Fullpower Awarded Patent Critical for Wearable Devices, December 11, 2014]

Fullpower announced February 4 that it has been awarded another important patent covering key practical aspects of automatic activity identification in wearables with a February 2008 priority date. Automatic activity identification is crucial for most smartwatches and advanced fitness trackers such as the Jawbone UP24™, UP MOVE™, UP3™ and many upcoming smartwatches.

“Smartwatches and advanced activity trackers get turbo-charged by automatic activity identification and early priority date IP is critical,” said Philippe Kahn, CEO of Fullpower. “As the sensing technology leader for smartwatches and activity trackers, our IP portfolio represents a sizable strategic advantage for our partners such as Nike, Jawbone and others.”

These patents are part of an intellectual property portfolio from Fullpower that includes more than 47 issued patents with over 77 patents pending. Broad coverage for the MotionX® Technology Platform and Sleeptracker® technology introduces a new and necessary approach for continuous activity and sleep monitoring and analysis, with applications spanning a variety of smartwatches and activity trackers as well as health and fitness, medical, business, lifestyle and navigation applications. Fullpower’s ongoing innovation translates into continually broadening and deepening of this patent portfolio.

The patent for invention number 8,949,070 relates to gesture and current user activity recognition. This patent supplements the Fullpower patent portfolio for the MotionX Sensor-Fusion technology.

Originally posted: http://news.motionx.com/motionx/2015/02/04/automatic-activity-identification-patent-critical-for-smartwatches-and-activity-trackers-awarded-to-the-fullpower-motionx-platform/

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