MicroPed (formerly OpenPed) is a product development project with the goal of creating a small and inexpensive wireless pedometer (a.k.a. activity tracker). Hardware and possibly software will be open source. (We need to work through library licensing issues on the software to make sure we we can open the software).
- Small enough to fit in a wallet, or attach it to a shoe’s laces and not have it annoy the wearer.
- Can operate for a year without needing any servicing, including battery charge or replacement.
- Syncs data to smart phone, computer, smart watch, and so forth.
- Waterproof, able to survive swimming and washing machines.
- Can survive being run over by a car or truck.
Details of OpenPed’s development will be covered in my book, Prototype to Product: A Practical Guide to Getting to Market (O’Reilly Media).