Blackdown Bees

Blackdown Bees


Posted on Jul 1, 2018

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We design and manufacture Top Bar Hives on the Blackdown Hills in the South West of England.   We keep bees (black bees and locally adapted ‘mongrels’) in three apiaries across the Blackdown Hills. Our bees are managed chemical free and with the minimum of intervention. We happily collect swarms across the Blackdowns. Natural beekeeping templates: inspection record hive record Current weather conditions at our main...

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Emily’s Numbers

Emily’s Numbers


Posted on Jan 15, 2018

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Emily’s Numbers is a story about a girl who learns to express her creativity through counting. Her journey explores the deep patterns of everyday numbers and why the primes occur as they do. Publisher: Arch Interface Author:  Joss Langford ISBN: 978-1999947507 Available: Amazon, other online stores and through your local bookshop. 30% of all publisher proceeds will be donated to Somerset Unit for Radiotherapy Equipment (SURE)....

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Activinsights Band

Activinsights Band


Posted on Apr 20, 2015

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A full service and product development to create a professional wearable for physical activity & sleep measurement. The aesthetics for this application require the device to be unobtrusive yet differentiated from consumer propositions. The advanced electronics and firmware design provide a one year battery life without charging with the ability to detect a wide range of behaviours. Service elements include secure cloud behavioural...

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Sedentary Sphere

Sedentary Sphere


Posted on Feb 19, 2015

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The Sedentary Sphere is a method for visualising the output of a wrist-worn triaxial accelerometer. It aids the development of algorithms for the analysis and identification of sedentary behaviours. It is well known that the output of an accelerometer within a moving wearable can be used to approximate energy expenditures, steps taken and activity type. However, when stationary the predominant signal is from the Earth’s...

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Forecast

Forecast


Posted on Feb 19, 2015

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The key to wearables is that they aim to create behaviour change. Joss Langford, technical director of Activinsights, a UK wearables maker, recites an industry axiom he has learnt over the years: “We want to help people while that are still customers and before they become patients. We have to look at prevention rather than just reaction.” Except from Matt Alagiah’s article in The Monocle Forecast 2015....

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