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Embarcadero Technologies makes it easy for developers to build connected apps for IoT wearables, gadgets, devices, sensors and cloud services
with its Appmethod software development platform

SAN FRANCISCO – October 22, 2014 – Embarcadero Technologies, a leading provider of software solutions for application and database development, is featuring the Emotiv EPOC brain-to-computer interface in this week’s “Developing the Internet of Things (IoT) Showcase.” The EPOC is a neuroheadset designed for practical, contextualized research applications, providing access to high quality, raw electroencephalography (EEG) data.

The Emotiv EPOC is a connected, wearable device for the IoT marketplace that records electrical signals along the scalp, and transmits that data wirelessly to PCs, tablets and smartphones. Using the Appmethod software development platform, developers can create applications for the EPOC, opening up opportunities to the new world of connected apps and gadgets that can be controlled by thought, head rotation (gesture input), emotions, and facial expressions.

Wearable devices are at the forefront of the expanding IoT landscape, with innovative new products such as the Emotiv EPOC, Apple Watch, FitBit, Samsung Gear and the Motorola Moto360 emerging each week. All of these wearables interface with a user’s mobile or desktop device through connected apps. Using a single app development platform and shared C++ codebase, Appmethod provides the tools developers need to build natively compiled apps for multiple form factors, and easily extend those applications to mobile devices or desktop platforms, including Android, iOS, Windows and OS X, via Bluetooth and Wi-Fi app tethering.

The Emotiv EPOC provides the brain-to-computer interface using a proprietary wireless, 2.4GHz band. Using electrodes that read raw EEG data, the EPOC picks up brainwaves through its various sensors and reference receivers, and converts that data into a signal that can be read by a computer. For head tracking it also includes a head mounted gyroscope. The sensor input comes in 4 different categories: head rotation, facial expressions, emotions and direct thought control. Applications for the Emotiv EPOC may include:

  • The gyroscope functionality can be used by persons with disabilities to control a computer mouse, wheelchair control or home automation system
  • The Neuroheadset can be used for mental typing applications and innovative gameplay mechanics driven by thought

About the “Developing the Internet of Things Showcase”

Each week, Embarcadero is highlighting the benefits that Appmethod delivers to developers that want to create apps for the myriad new IoT devices available in the market, including wearables, devices, gadgets, sensors and cloud services. Among the IoT devices featured to date in the “Developing the Internet of Things Showcase” are the AR.Drone, Moto 360 Smartwatch, Zephyr HxM Heart Rate Monitor, and Google Glass.

Appmethod Download

A free version of Appmethod can be downloaded from appmethod.com/sign-up. Additional information is also available from appmethod.com and blog.appmethod.com, as well as on the new Embarcadero Community site.

About Embarcadero Technologies

Embarcadero Technologies, Inc. is a leading provider of award-winning tools for application developers and database professionals so they can design systems right, build them faster and run them better, regardless of their platform or programming language. Ninety of the Fortune 100 and an active community of more than three million users worldwide rely on Embarcadero products to increase productivity, reduce costs, simplify change management and compliance, and accelerate innovation. Founded in 1993, Embarcadero is headquartered in San Francisco, with offices located around the world. To learn more, please visit http://www.embarcadero.com/.


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