zGlue believes in a future where you, and I can create our very own wearable devices. Joining the likes of Adafruit, whose whole business model is built on helping people build circuits into clothing and accessories, zGlue promotes a future where an engineering degree is not required. Using their technology, any individual can build a personalised hardware product as “easily and quickly as building a web application is today”.
DIY Wearables Get A Helping hand
Their DIY vision came about in 2014. This was the time they realised that there was a need for a different kind of technology. “We saw that people needed technology that is cheaper than SoC, smaller than PCB, and with a much easier and faster path from prototype to production than traditional design and manufacturing services can offer,” stated their website. Continuing, “We knew that a new and different kind of company was needed to build it. That’s why we founded zGlue”.
Invested by Sonny Vu, former CEO and founder of Misfit, the great thing about zGlue is that its IoT platform allows chips to be fully customised, eliminating the difficulties, high costs, long time to design and scale up, and risks associated with traditional semiconductor design. As the IoT market continues to grow at a breakneck pace, conventional monolithic SoC (System on a Chip) integration cannot meet the intense time-to-market and cost demands.
“zGlue wants to build a future where an idea can turn into a software model in minutes and into a finished hardware product in just days.”
Ideal for the creation of small wearables, zOrigin is the first product built using the revolutionary zGlue chip-stacking technology to make a custom-tailored. The startups objective to give everyone unlimited freedom for creating things that are smaller, faster, and cheaper than what standard SoC and PCB integration technologies can offer. zGlue wants to build a future where an idea can turn into a software model in minutes and into a finished hardware product in just days. “We want everyone to have access to the power of Moore’s Law, know the wonder of semiconductors, and experience the quality, speed, and scale of tomorrow’s technology. We’re not there yet, but we know the future is near”, stated their website.
Available for a very affordable $149.00 USD, you will be able to enjoy this innovation as of August 2018.
Founding editor-in-chief of FashNerd.com, Muchaneta is currently one of the leading influencers writing about the merger of fashion with technology and wearable technology. She has also given talks at Premiere Vision, Munich Fabric Start and Pure London, to name a few. Besides working as a fashion innovation consultant for various fashion companies like LVMH Atelier, Muchaneta has also contributed to Vogue Business, is a senior contributor at The Interline and an associate lecturer at London College of Fashion, UAL.