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THE BEST OF THE BEST: OUR TOP 5 OF 2015

07 Jan 2016
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While all the content we put out last year was pretty awesome (sorry, our New Year’s resolution was NOT to be more modest #werethebest), there were a few standout pieces that garnered us the most views and, if our blog posts were high-school seniors, would have earned the yearbook superlative “Most Popular.”

So summon the excitement of an early 2000’s-era teenager watching MTV’s TRL  Top Ten countdown, because these are five of Chaotic Moon’s top posts of 2015…

THINGS GOT (SK)INTIMATE

While 2014 was dubbed “The Year of the Wearable” by multiple tech experts and publications, Engadget referred to 2015 as “The Year That Wearables Begin to Grow Up,” and at Chaotic Moon, we started looking into the idea of biowearables: wearable technology that isn’t just, say, strapped to the user’s wrist, but interacts WITH their wrist; technology that is, in a sense, part of the user.

 

So we wrote about it. And people read.

WE WENT TECH FOR TAT

And SPEAKING OF BIOWEARABLES, Tech Tats scored an insane amount of attention and press from outlets around the world (and a LOT of @chaoticmoon love on Twitter), but one of the sweetest pieces of coverage came in the form of a Newsweek article, which—if you’re not familiar with what definitely qualifies as one of the coolest projects to come out of CMR&D yet—will give you a little insight.

THE BRITISH ARE COMING CAME

The Chaotic Moon Smartest Cart, the biggest thing to happen to grocery shopping since…um…sliced bread, hit overseas airwaves when a BBC crew came and filmed the autonomous shopping cart for an episode of Tomorrow’s Food.

 

We celebrated with tea and crumpets (and, apparently, stereotypes).

WE ROLLED OUT A WHEELCHAIR FITNESS TRACKER

We built the world’s first wheelchair fitness tracker, which implements Hall effect sensors, a barometer, a gyroscope and an accelerometer to collect data like speed, acceleration, distance, altitude, incline and decline, along with GPS info. Not only does this data have fitness applications when interpreted for additional variables within the equations used to generate BMI, caloric burn, etc., but when aggregated, it could also be implemented for uses such as terrain mapping. Basically, it was a pretty big deal.

 

(Don’t get it? Maybe just watch the video.)

THE PRESS WAS IMPRESSED

Chaotic Moon CEO Ben Lamm broke down his 6 Tips for Building an Amazing Company for the Austin Business Journal. And given the fact that he built Chaotic Moon, which—from a totally unbiased perspective—we’d say is pretty awesome, basically he knows what he’s talking about.

 

(We weren’t kidding about the whole not-becoming-more-modest thing.)

 

Want more? Check out our highlight reel from the first half of 2015!