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BeBop To Launch At IDTechEx Wearable USA Conference Held Nov. 16-17 In Santa Clara, CA – Keith Mcmillen, Founder & CEO, Bebop Sensors, To Speak Wed., Nov. 16 At 4:45 PM On Sensor Fabrics & Safety

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Berkeley, CA, November 16, 2016 — BeBop Sensors, Inc., the leader in smart fabric sensor technology, announced today the BeBop Sensors Smart Helmet Sensor System, the first helmet system employing a Force Location Sensor System which uses BeBop’s revolutionary flexible fabric sensors for high resolution, location-specific impact information. BeBop’s Smart Helmet Sensor System is the first to capture a complete high-speed movie of the entire impact incident from the head’s point of view, providing real-time feedback with a customizable set of commands to a paired Bluetooth device for first responders and post-trauma study. The BeBop Sensors Smart Helmet Sensor System will be launched today at the IDTechEx Wearable USA Conference, held November 16-17, 2016 at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, California, BeBop Booth #A18.

Provides State-of-the-Art Analysis & Safety Response Commands without False Triggers from Accidental Drops The Smart Helmet System provides state-of-the-art analysis tools that track the exact impact location and velocity thresholds. The system can also be programmed to trigger safety response commands, such as an emergency call or other response. Other safety helmets deploy accelerometer based technology, but do not have the ability to detect the exact impact point and history, causing false triggers during accidental drops. Bebop achieves the ability to track exact impact point by using a latticed array of over 40 sensors embedded in the helmet liner, so multiple impacts are tracked and recorded in real-time and stored in F-RAM. The helmet system uses Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) connection for data transmission, measuring 6-axis IMU acceleration up to 160 Gravities. Upon first indication of a potential incident, the sensor wakes up within milliseconds, then scans the entire skull 400 times per second, storing 16 seconds of event data internally, awaiting download. The lattice sensor arrangement allows custom design for any OEM helmet across innumerable use cases where intelligent, real-time monitoring safety mechanisms are required.

Valuable First Responder Information

“Strikes to the pterion (temple area) are far more dangerous than to the frontal bone. Knowing where the strike originated and how it propagates during the event can provide valuable first responder information as well as input for decision making to dial an emergency 911 number for assistance,” said Keith McMillen, BeBop Founder and CEO.

BeBop Sensors IDTechEx Booth & Speech

BeBop will be showcasing its Smart Helmet Sensor System as a Gold Sponsor at this year’s IDTechEx Wearable USA Conference in the Santa Clara Convention Center, Santa Clara, California, held on November 16-17, 2016 Booth #A18. Come by the booth and hit the helmeted display mannequin BOB (Bang On Brain) to see real-time analysis and display. Keith McMillen, Founder & CEO, Bebop Sensors will speak on “Safety Applications for Fabric Sensors” at the IDTechEx Wearable USA on Wed., November 16th at 4:45 PM at the Santa Clara Convention Center, Great America Ballroom F Track 3.

To schedule press meetings with BeBop Sensor at IDTechEx Wearable USA, contact: Karen Thomas/Eva Yutani, Thomas PR (631) 549-7575



WHERE: IDTechEx Wearable USA, Santa Clara Convention Center, 5001 Great America Pkwy, Santa Clara, CA 95054?

DATE: Wed., November 16th – Thurs., November 17th, 2016


TOPIC: “Safety Applications for Fabric Sensors”

DATE: Wed., November 16, 2016

TIME: 4:45 PM – 5:10 PM

WHERE: IDTechEx USA, Santa Clara Convention Center, Great America Ballroom F Track 3


About BeBop Sensors

BeBop uses smart fabrics to create elegant sensor solutions for OEMs. Where things or people interact, BeBop Sensors comprehends force, location, size, weight, shape and presence across any size, resolution and geometry. BeBop technology is robust and proven with over a million sensors in daily use. Based in Berkeley, California, BeBop Sensors makes things knowable for product designers and visionaries. For more information and demonstrations, see the BeBop Sensors website

About Keith McMillen, Founder & CEO, BeBop Sensors

BeBop Sensors’ Founder & CEO, Keith McMillen has started and sold two companies in his 30+ years innovating in the sensor and audio market. Zeta Music revolutionized stringed instruments and was sold to Gibson Guitars in 1992. Octiv, started in 2000, received funding from 3i and Intel Capital and was sold to Plantronics (NYSE:PLT) in 2005. McMillen is the inventor on numerous patents, has released hundreds of profitable products and published dozens of scholarly papers, as well as winning a Guthman Award in 2010. He received a BS in Acoustics from University of Illinois at Urbana. For more information, see:

About IDTechEx

IDTechEx Wearable USA focuses on critical enabling technologies that shape the future of wearable technologies, including low-power electronics, wireless power transfer, thin and flexible energy storage, energy harvesting, smart textiles, and flexible/stretchable electronics. The Wearable conference is co-located alongside a series of highly relevant and synergic tradeshows and conferences on Printed Electronics, Energy Harvesting and Storage, and the Internet of Things. For more information, see:

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