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October 21, 2014 12:15 ET

MeU Launches Wearable LED Display, the MeU Square

MeU Delivers the Ideal, Customizable Platform for Use in Fashion, Marketing, Cycling and Urban Informatics

TORONTO, ON--(Marketwired - Oct 21, 2014) - Wearable technology company, MeU, announces today the launch of its wearable LED display, the MeU Square, for customizing clothing and accessories. Managed by a smartphone application, MeU Square enables the user to display any text, image, or pattern to instantly communicate with their surroundings.

"We seek to improve communication with our surroundings, including important alerts and updates that you may not get otherwise, like when the next bus is coming," said Robert Tu, CEO and Founder of MeU. "The display is a great combination of function and design. The display's open-source technology sets no limits to the designer's creativity across many applications and is the perfect platform for the maker and developer communities."

Cycling, urban informatics, marketing and fashion are the applications the MeU team is working on. Cyclists can use the customizable display to communicate with other road users by sending a flashing pattern or signals to the panel on the cyclist's back. The leader of a large hike can for instance quickly keep all participants informed about the next steps or a construction worker can wear a blinking pattern to better alert those passing by of himself and the potentially unsafe conditions. The ability to display public transit updates on the vests of employees or receive weather alerts from pedestrians all allow the city to run smoother. Having been featured in Toronto's first men's fashion week, the product can also portray a dynamic fashion statement.

The full-color LED matrix display consists of 256 LEDs, a microcontroller, and a Bluetooth radio that allows wireless communication with other devices. Being flexible and thin, the panel conforms to the body and can be worn with any style of clothing. After downloading the smartphone app, the user can choose from existing icons and animations or create their own content to send to the LED display.

"We're looking for tech savvy developers, who are open to working with the initial developer kit," adds Tu. "The kit includes the MeU Square, a rechargeable battery, a micro USB cable, and the MeU Demo Mobile App."

The MeU Square will be available for pre-order for $270 USD. To find out more about MeU, visit www.themeu.net. To pre-order, visit Indiegogo.

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