The fabric sensors are coming, and with $10-million in series A venture funding from San Francisco-based Bullpen Capital, BeBop Sensors (bebopsensors.com) wants to be among the first of the sensor companies in that space to arrive. Its primary automotive destination: Your car seat and possibly your kid’s car seat.
More and more things are becoming Internet-connected every day, and now some money is getting behind the makers of smart fabric sensors. BeBop Sensors, a company that makes the sensors, just closed a $10 million investment from Bullpen Capital in San Francisco. Although not a household brand name, BeBop designs and manufactures smart fabric sensors… Read more »
Led by Keith McMillen, Founder & CEO, BeBop Sensors designs, manufactures, and delivers smart fabric sensors to Fortune 500 companies in the Health, Automotive, IoT, and AR/VR markets. Leveraging its sensors, which measure physicality, sensing pressure, XYZ location, bend, motion, rotation, angle, and torsion, for precise analysis of data.
BeBop Sensors, Leader in Smart Fabric Sensors, Announces Close of $10M+ Series A Funding Led by Bullpen Capital
BeBop Sensors, Inc., the world leader in smart fabric sensors, announced today the close of its $10 Million+ Series A funding led by San Francisco-based Bullpen Capital, a leader in post-seed funding. With millions of sensors in daily use, BeBop Sensors designs, manufactures, and delivers smart fabric sensors to Fortune 500 companies in the Health,… Read more »
Bebop Sensors, World Leader In Smart Fabric Sensors, Announces Close Of $10m+ Series A Funding led By Bullpen Capital
BeBop Sensors Has Multiple Design Wins with Fortune 500 Companies in Health, Automotive, IoT, and AR/VR Markets BeBop’s Products Include Forte Data Glove, Smart Helmet, Automotive Occupant Classification System, Smart Foot Mat & Track Pad Press Release: http://www.thomas-pr.com/bebop/bebopsensorsbullpenrelease.html Berkeley, CA, April 18, 2018 — BeBop Sensors, Inc. www.bebopsensors.com, the world leader in smart fabric sensors, announced… Read more »
“You can only play a drum a few ways, but BopPad allows you to take that skill set and play drums in a way you’ve never played before,” said Alex Swain (drummer, Deltron 3030) and Dan the Automator (producer, Deltron 3030, Gorillaz). BeBop Sensors CEO Keith McMillen said, “BeBop needed a way to test its Generation 8 Smart Sensor Fabric in… Read more »
Wednesday, April 18, 2018 Industry Topic: Sensors that take the ‘Virtual’ out of VR Student Topic: The hidden path: charge transport through the in-gap states in amorphous TiO2 thin films Keith McMillen CEO and Founder Keith McMillen has started four companies and has sold two of them with a 3rd (KMI) already in mass production…. Read more »
Motion controllers such as the Oculus Touch or Vive wands do a great job of getting VR users to control and explore the VR environment, but none have exactly matched the accuracy and versatility of the human hand. Recognizing this issue, BeBop Sensors unveiled its wireless data glove at CES 2018, a device designed specifically… Read more »
BeBop makes fabric sensors that are piezo-resistive, they showed off their latest product the Forte Wireless Glove that can sense finger movements and incorporates haptic feedback. Ideally used in VR applications, this glove can work for 15 hours on a single charge, it is a one size fits all model, very fast response up to… Read more »
Motion controllers such as the Oculus Touch or Vive wands do a great job in letting virtual reality (VR) users control and explore the VR environment, but no controller can quite match the precision and versatility of the human hand. Recognising this, BeBop Sensors will be exhibiting its wireless data glove at CES 2018, a… Read more »
BeBop Sensors has announced that it will be showing off its Forte Wireless Data Glove at the upcoming CES 2018 in Las Vegas, in January. The company refers to its new product as “the first fully featured affordable data glove to incorporate haptics, and super accurate rapid sensing for gaming and AR/VR environments for a more realistic VR… Read more »
For AR/VR Applications, Environments, & Gaming Berkeley, CA, December 13, 2017 — BeBop Sensors, Inc. www.bebopsensors.com, the leader in smart fabric sensor technology, announced today that they will be exhibiting at CES 2018, Booth #52868 at the Sands, Eureka Park. BeBop Sensors will introduce at CES the Forte Wireless Data Glove, the first fully featured affordable… Read more »
First Fully Featured, Ultra-Comfortable, High Performance, Affordable Data Glove for VR & AR — Incorporates 6 Unique Haptics, Wireless Technology, & Super Accurate Rapid Sensing Priced on Par with Handheld Motion Sensing Controllers Video at: https://youtu.be/UBakV63xi64 Berkeley, CA, November 15, 2017 — BeBop Sensors, Inc. www.bebopsensors.com, the leader in smart fabric sensor technology, announced today the… Read more »
A tecnologia está cada vez mais se esgueirando para a moda e não está limitada somente aos wearables e vestidos com LEDs que se acendem ou mudam de cores. Os tecidos inteligentes tem a capacidade de se comunicar, produzir energia, monitorar e incorporar alguns componentes digitais avançadas para fechar a lacuna entre a eletrônica e… Read more »
Although the HTC Vive, Oculus Rift, and now the Samsung Gear VR ship with motion controllers, they do not fully emulate the movements of the hands and fingers. Instead, our physical hands and digits are wrapped around hardware and pressing buttons while simultaneously rendered as stationary models in the virtual world. Bebop Sensors wants to… Read more »
As virtual reality (VR) develops and becomes ever more realistic and immersive, the demand for more naturalistic and intuitive controls continues to rise. It’s difficult to resist the impulse to try and grab and object you need when you can see it right in front of you in the VR environment. This is where devices… Read more »
Launches Low Cost Full-Featured Data Gloves with Haptic Feedback for VR/AR Applications Senses Knuckle & Abduction Motions of the Human Hand in 5, 10, & 14 Sensor Versions Video at: https://youtu.be/fM1UTwnIn6Q Berkeley, CA, May 31, 2017 — BeBop Sensors, Inc. www.bebopsensors.com, the leader in smart fabric sensor technology, announced today BeBop Sensors designed Marcel Modular Data… Read more »
Technology is developing at an incredible pace. However, most of the time we only see it in it’s finished form and completely gloss over the amazing work and research that goes into making it. BeBop Sensors is one of the companies that you probably haven’t heard of, but have benefitted from their work and their… Read more »
First System to Capture Complete High-Speed Movie of Entire Impact Incident from the Head’s Point of View for First Responders & Trauma Analysis. Employs 40 Sensors in Helmet Liner — Scans Skull at 400 Times per Second Berkeley, CA, November 16, 2016 — BeBop Sensors, Inc. www.bebopsensors.com, the leader in smart fabric sensor technology, announced today… Read more »
BeBop Sensors from California introduced a new application for safer airbag deployment. BeBop’s smart fabrics can be custom designed for any seat in any car, be it in the front or back row.
What BeBop has created is a smart OCS system that can provide a greater level of detail by being able to distinguish a car seat occupant’s size, weight and movements in real time. The latter includes sensing when someone is leaning forward or backward, right or left and crossing their legs. It can also detect… Read more »
Smart fabrics have huge potential in wearable technology. BeBop Sensors found an incredible useful application for smart fabrics in cars. The new BeBop Sensors Automotive Occupant Classification System (OCS) featuring embedded car seat sensors with intelligent car occupant sensing technology for safer airbag deployment.
BeBop’s high-resolution OCS sensing system is designed to distinguish subtle details and changes to an occupant’s position and movements in real time, are lightweight, have no moving parts are waterproof and are automotive grade. They can also be customized for any seat in the front or back row.
BeBop Sensors to Improve Automotive Safety Intelligent Fabric Sensors in Seats Enable SmarterOccupant Classification System (OCS) Berkeley, CA, May 9, 2016 — BeBop Sensors http://www.bebopsensors.com, the leader in smart fabric sensor technology, today announced an automotive seat sensor system designed to improve occupant sensing, classification, and safety. Current OCS Systems: Automotive Occupant Classification Systems (OCS)… Read more »
“Cool Vendors in Using IoT-Enabled Humans Instead of Robots” – Gartner Group Vendors Selected for the “Cool Vendor” Report are Innovative, Impactful & Intriguing BeBop Provides Patented Smart Fabric Sensor Technology to OEMs for Wearables, Sports, Healthcare, Automotive, & Manufacturing — over 2 Million Smart Fabric Sensors in Daily Use Berkeley, CA, May 6, 2016… Read more »
The applications vary from pressure sensors in a car seat to help determine the weight of the driver as a factor of airbag deployment to hospital bed sheets to help predict the risk of bedsores. The automotive industry is where its lead products will go first.
Interview with BeBop Sensors at the IDTechEx Wearable USA event. BeBop uses smart fabrics to create sensor solutions for OEMs.
Berkeley-based BeBop Sensors promises smart fabric technology and embedded sensors to adapt any surface into a piece of technology that can interpret and comprehend the touch, force, location, size, weight, and even shape of anything it comes into contact with.
Keith McMillen, Founder and CEO of BeBop Sensors reveals why BeBop sensors are a breakthrough in wearable technology.
Using Monolithic Fabric Sensor Technology, these fabric sensors measure physicality and produce 3D maps of pressure, angle, rotation and bend. This technology has a number of practical uses for the medical, wearable and sports markets.
BeBop Sensors To Showcase Award-Winning Fabric Sensor Solutions At IDTechEx Wearable USA Conference Nov. 18-19 In Santa Clara, CA IDTECHEX – BEBOP SENSORS BOOTH #A18 BeBop Will Demonstrate Latest Wearables, IoT, Medical, Automotive & Robotics Market Innovations at Leading Silicon Valley Wearable Tech Conference Keith McMillen, Founder & CEO, BeBop Sensors, to Speak on Thurs,… Read more »
We see good opportunities in automotive, sports, health and industrial markets. There is quite an amazing need for flexible, accurate sensors. We solve problems that other companies didn’t even know existed.
“We’re fascinated by the BeBop wearable sensors and their application towards music, animation, aerospace, video games, art, healthcare, robotics, athletic equipment, fashion, military uses, automotive design and more.”
“One of the most enduring images of VR over the years has been controlling a videogame with gloves. Well possibly one company with a solution is BeBop Sensors with the Data Gloves.”
“This is the basis for a variety of technologies, ranging from tools for automobiles, tools for sports, healthcare and beyond. Since its launch in 2014’s fourth quarter, BeBop has brought out 14 new sensors for original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) to put to use. Since BeBop uses a particular technology that brings together all the sensors… Read more »
BeBop Smart Fabric Sensor Company Recognized for Commercially Scalable Solutions for Global OEMs & Best Practices Berkeley, CA, June 15, 2015 — BeBop Sensors, Inc. bebopsensors.com, the leader in smart fabric sensor technology, announced today that it has received the 2015 Frost & Sullivan North American Technology Innovation Award for its fabric sensor technology. Frost… Read more »
On the sport side you can accurately measure paces, how quickly an athlete responds to a firing pistol at the start of a race, how high he jumps if he plays basketball and so on. This tech can help pick out better performers and help train them more efficiently.
The Wearable Smart Fabric Sensor is an ultra slim fabric that unifies all of the necessary sensors, traces and electronic components into a single layer. The circuits are printed directly on to the fabric using embedded ink, which Bebop has developed throughout extensive work with DuPont Microcircuit Materials (DMM).
Their core technology is using a fabric that is piezo-resistive and utilizes circuits that have inks that are conductive, resistive, and dielectric to create a custom pressure and touch sensor. The sensor technology is quite stable and has been in production for several years, producing millions of units.
BeBop layers printed circuits onto polyester felts, synthetic silk weaves, and spandex of various thicknesses to create a web of sensors connected to sewn-in microcontrollers… Rather than measure speed or heartbeat, BeBop’s layered sensors can measure bend, location, motion, rotation, angle, and torque with applications from athletic clothing to smart insoles.
“According to one innovator, smart fabric is posed to become the future of clothing everywhere. Keith McMillen has been a leader in the music technology industry for almost 30 years; however, his new goal is to integrate smart technology into everyday clothing, active wear, and almost anything else that can be worn”
The material could be used on the wearable water reservoirs carried by troops, allowing commanding officers to detect when soldiers are in danger of becoming dehydrated, he said. If a soldier was wearing a suit made of the smart fabric, “you could also measure the activity of the person in a very subtle way that… Read more »
One company poised to capitalize on this performance-crazed market is Berkeley, California-based, BeBop Sensors. BeBop’s proprietary Monolithic Fabric Sensor Technology integrates all of the sensors, traces and electronics into a single piece of fabric, thus enabling increased sensitivity, resolution, range of deployment and robustness in a practical size.
“BeBop Sensors recently unveiled an ultra-thin “smart fabric” that gives real-time information on motion, bending and pressure. They see applications in everything from ski jackets to baseball gloves and yoga mats.”
“A company called BeBop Sensors, based in Berkeley, California, recently unveiled a new kind of smart fabric that looks like it could revolutionize the “smart clothing” subcategory in the wide world of wearables….Considering the ongoing conversation regarding athlete safety and concussion risk, this is the kind of wearable that could help measure and diagnose head… Read more »
“The new fabric sensors can be used to answer phone calls right from your shirt. You can also place in your shoes to measure your stride and count your steps. Think about putting in gym mats to show the placement of hands and feet on the mat, or putting them in your steering wheel to… Read more »
“It does not matter if it is integrated in clothing, footwear, or sports gear, the number of potential application fields do seem to be rather boundless when one thinks about it…”
“Berkeley-based BeBop Sensors unveiled a new fabric Monday, that is so intelligent, they kept it top-secret. This fabric has tiny fabric sensors that can talk to your iPhone, diagnose your health, even make you a better athlete.”
“Wearable technology is a hot topic right now, and it seems like BeBop Sensors is staking claim in the industry at the right time.”
“The sensors can also be used as buttons, so that controls could be built right into the sleeve of a shirt or jacket in order to control wearable or other mobile devices. The material could also be incorporated into external objects, such as exercise mats or seating, which could be used to monitor the subject’s… Read more »