FULLPOWER is a privately held intellectual property and technology
licensing company based in
Santa Cruz, California
Santa Cruz, California . Fullpower's
cloud-based IoT and wearable solutions are used in products from Nike
Simmons Bedding Company
Simmons Bedding Company , Serta and others to track
activity and monitor sleep.
* 1 History
* 2 MotionX
* 3 Wearable devices and end-to-end infrastructure
* 4 Patents
* 5 References
* 6 External links
Fullpower was founded in
Santa Cruz, California
Santa Cruz, California in 2003 by Philippe
Sonia Lee . The inspiration behind some of the key Fullpower
technology stems from Kahn's passion for sailing; Kahn created
prototype sleep trackers using biosensors that optimized 26-minute
power naps to maximize sleep benefits and sail time.
Kahn and Lee previously founded two other companies: Starfish
Software developed intellectual property for device synchronization,
especially for wireless devices, and
LightSurf created the camera
phone , allowing users to share pictures instantly on public networks.
Both companies were acquired for hundreds of millions of dollars by
MotionX brand logo Nike+ Running App, powered by MotionX,
on an iPhone 4
The MotionX Platform announced in 2008 is a suite of coupled and
integrated firmware, software and communication components for
wearable wireless devices. The MotionX Platform is used by several
wearable product brands, including Nike , Manufacture Modules
Technologies (MMT) ,
Frederique Constant ,
Mondaine , Jawbone
In 2008 Fullpower announced applications for Apple\'s iPhone and iPod
touch under the brand MotionX. The first application released was
MotionX-Poker, a multi-touch and motion-based dice game for the iPhone
available for sale through Apple's App Store .
Fullpower released MotionX-
GPS on the iPhone in October 2008.
GPS is a handheld
GPS Multi-Sport app for runners, hikers,
sailors, stand up paddle boarding (SUP), cyclists, geocachers , and
other outdoor sport enthusiasts. It leverages the iPhone built-in GPS
chip as well as other on-board sensors to provide location data.
GPS supports map data provided by
USGS and others.
GPS Drive for the iPhone, a door-to-door pedestrian and
driving navigation application, was released in September 2009. With
the announcement of the iPad in May 2010, MotionX released customized
versions of its navigation application for the iPad.
On September 7, 2010, Nike released the Nike+
GPS App (now called
Nike+ Running) that tracks human motion using the accelerometer and
GPS sensors of the iPhone. MotionX provides the underlying motion
sensing technology for the Nike+
GPS Application. The application was
selected as one of the
Wall Street Journal
Wall Street Journal 's ten best iPhone Apps of
At the 2011
Consumer Electronics Show
Consumer Electronics Show ,
JVC and Pioneer Corporation
announced car stereo systems that integrate with the MotionX-
application so that driving directions are shown on the in-car screen
and audio verbal directions are heard over the car speakers. This was
said to be the first time a commercially available iPhone navigation
application used an after-market in-car screen as a display.
In February 2012, the MotionX 24/7 application was announced for the
Apple App Store. The application has functions for sleep analysis,
heart rate monitoring, and activity monitoring.
WEARABLE DEVICES AND END-TO-END INFRASTRUCTURE
Jawbone UP Band with MotionX technology inside
Jawbone launched the UP band with ID design by Yves Behar and powered
by the MotionX technology in November 2011. The device analyzes the
user's activity and sleep with the sensors built into the band. A
vibrator in the band is used to wake the users up at the optimal time
in a given time window and provided inactivity alerts when the user
has been idle longer than a set time interval. MotionX technology is
also in the less expensive UP Move that launched in November 2014.
Like previous UP bands, the UP Move coin-cell battery powered pod
counts steps and tracks sleep, but it does not have the vibrating
Movado Museum Sport Motion Smartwatch powered by
Fullpower formed the joint venture Manufacture Modules Technologies
(MMT) in 2015 with Union Horlogere Holdings and launched the MotionX
Horological Smartwatch Open Platform for the Swiss watch industry.
Fullpower creates and manages the circuit design, firmware,
smartphone applications, as well as the cloud Infrastructure. MMT
manages the Swiss watch movement development and production as well as
licensing and support for the Swiss watch industry.
The initial partners were
Frederique Constant , the Geneva-based
luxury watch manufacturer of classical watches;
Alpina , the Swiss
Sports Watch manufacturer founded in 1883; and
Mondaine , known for
its SBB Swiss Railway watches. Together, they are offering ten
different models in designer collections for both women and men.
Frederique Constant announced in June 2015 that their horological
smartwatches were available in stores, and
Mondaine started a limited
pre-order of their Helvetica 1 Smart watch in July 2015.
In November 2015,
Movado , a luxury watchmaker founded in 1881,
announced the release of the
Movado Motion collection of fine Swiss
made watches, powered by MMT’s MotionX technology platform. The
collection includes the women’s Bellina and the men’s Museum Sport
In January, 2016,
Simmons Bedding Company
Simmons Bedding Company and Serta announced plans
for a “smart bed” powered by Fullpower’s Sleeptracker sensor
technology. The Beautyrest SmartMotion base powered by Sleeptracker
offers sleep tracking technology that can work with any mattress to
track deep, light and REM sleep. Serta Sleep
GPS with Sleeptracker
Technology is used in the Motion Custom II model.
The Beautyrest Sleeptracker monitor launched in March 2017 as the
bedding industry’s first cloud-based, stand-alone solution capable
of monitoring two individuals simultaneously and providing
personalized tips to improve sleep. Fullpower's Sleeptracker
Artificial Intelligence Engine patented technology powers the end to
end system. In June 2017, Tomorrow Sleep also started selling
Sleeptracker monitors powered by Fullpower technology.
As of December 2016 the Fullpower wearable patent portfolio includes
more than 125 patents issued or pending covering Sleeptracker,
MotionX, bands, pods, smart watches, eyewear, clothing, sensor-fusion,
health, medical, wellness and machine learning.
Some of Fullpower’s issued US patents include:
* US patent number 9,474,876 B1 covers a sleep monitoring system,
including a “method or apparatus to improve sleep efficacy” by
monitoring user’s sleep patterns continuously and making adjustments
to various types of sleep aids accordingly.
* US patent number 9,192,326 covers covering a sleep monitoring
system, including monitoring a user’s movement to determine when the
user is falling asleep, as well as distinguishing between power naps
and longer sleeps. This enables the user to optimize their sleep
patterns, including setting wake up alarms allowing them to wake at
the optimal time in their sleep cycle to feel more refreshed.
* US patent number 8,996,332 covers key practical aspects of
monitoring human activity, specifically identifying motion states of
the user. Automatic activity identification is important for
smartwatches and advanced fitness trackers.
* US patent number 8,568,310 is "a method of using a motion sensor
and a location-based sensor together to perform sensor fusion,
enabling activity identification," according to the patent
description. Other related US Patents include numbers 8,187,182,
7,647,195, 7,970,586, and 8,320,578.
* US patent number 8,187,182 outlines a method and apparatus using
sensor fusion for accurate activity identification. US patent number
7,705,723 outlines a method and apparatus to provide outbreak
notifications based on historical location data.
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Retrieved November 3, 2011.
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* ^ Pogue, David (2012-11-14). "2 Wristbands Keep Tabs on Fitness".
The New York Times. Retrieved 2013-01-16.
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* ^ "
Frederique Constant Horological Smartwatches Now Available In
Stores, Powered By Silicon Valley\'s Fullpower Technology Platform –
Frederique Constant". Frederiqueconstant.com. Retrieved 2017-05-02.
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Mondaine Beats Tag Heuer to the
Luxury Swiss Smartwatch Punch". Forbes.
* ^ Kristina Rodulfo (November 16, 2015). "
Movado Debuts a
Smartwatch that Actually Looks Like a Watch". Elle.
* ^ "Serta Debuts All-New iComfort Mattresses at Las Vegas Market".
Press Release. Serta. January 24, 2016. Retrieved August 17, 2016.
* ^ "Beautyrest Launches New Sleeptracker Monitor with Fullpower as
Technology Partner". Santa Cruz Tech Beat. 2017-03-22. Retrieved
* ^ Emily Singer (June 27, 2017). "The New Mattress Company Selling
More Than Just a Bed". Gear Patrol. Retrieved June 28, 2017.
* ^ Olivier Müller (February 27, 2015). "The horological
smartwatch is here!". WorldTempus. Retrieved March 1, 2015.
* ^ Darryl K. Taft (October 31, 2013). "Fullpower Awarded Key
Patents for Wearable Technology". eWeek. Retrieved November 1, 2013.
* ^ "Fullpower Receives Another Important Patent for Improving
Sleep". Prnewswire.com. 2016-10-18. Retrieved 2017-05-02.
* ^ "It knows when you are sleeping, it knows when you\'re awake".
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