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Smart Mobile Embedded Systems since 2002

Smart Mobile Embedded Systems since 2002

About Us

We develop Human Centric Solutions

Phideas combine the best technologies into innovative solutions to protect and defend life and to enhance the quality of life of vulnerable people and citizens in the city.

Phideas was founded in November 2002 by highly qualified and experienced engineers who decided to join forces to combine the best technologies in developing state-of-the-art tailored Advanced & Smart Electronic Monitoring Systems for public safety. The company has early been identified as a High Potential Start Up by the Irish Government and been awarded with grants, local and international patent funding and support by Enterprise Ireland.

Since our foundation in 2002 we’ve won some awards and having survived two major worldwide economic crisis we’re still here. We've been involved in top-notch projects in different exciting areas such as Electronic Monitoring, Digital Health, Biometrics or Urban Innovation. Our technological expertise is constantly being refreshed as to quickly adapt to the challenges posed by new emerging markets – such as the security of the Internet of Things or big data privacy in smart cities – and come up with elegant solutions.

Our Vision

A system which increases everyone’s confidence about their loved ones’ security and their own safety will have benefits for the whole of society. At Phideas we want to do our best to assist people in regaining their sense of control over their lives, patients take ownership of their personal health and citizens regain power over their city.

Our Mission

Phideas is engaged in the design, development, sale, support and consultancy of innovative solutions for the security, the safety and the well-being of the population. Phideas assess organisations looking to provide security, healthcare monitoring and smart city solutions. Our mission is to combine the best technologies into innovative solutions to protect and defend life and to enhance the quality of life of vulnerable people and citizens in the city.


Indoor / Outdoor Positioning

Indoor/Outdoor positioning is our core expertise at Phideas. As a matter of fact the solution we founded Phideas for is an Advanced & Smart Electronic System called Gabriel™ to protect children against abductions where smart geolocation plays a critical role. That system we filed a patent for in 2004 also involves early warning and machine learning.


Back in 2002 our initial solution involved a Smart Portable Device (SPD) which is a wearable piece to be carried by the person whose location and vitals are to be monitored. Over the years the electronics involved in the SPD have become smaller and smaller with increased capabilities thus reducing the footprint considerably. Since then we’ve been gaining considerable expertise in electronics for wearable projects.

Internet of Things

In our solutions we’re always looking at making devices communicate with each other in order to solve a particular problem. As such peer-to-peer communications between electronic monitoring devices either via bluetooth low-energy, WiFi or cellular networks has always played an important part. We’ve done considerable R&D on connected objects always looking into communications security.

Our services

Ideas that lead to innovative solutions

Bespoke Solutions

From initial requirements to rapid prototyping. Based on your requirements we can develop a proof of concept / MVP so you can carry on a pilot scheme. We’ll also help you bring your product to market. We know how challenging that can be. We’ve been there.


Do you have a project involving GPS or beacons? A wearable perhaps and you’re not sure about the electronics? A connected object or remote sensor involving data collection and analysis? You have the resources but you don’t have the expertise. We can help. At Phideas we have the expertise you need to assist your team complete your project successfully.


Is there a particular area you’d like to explore for your project but you don’t have a R&D dpt/team? At Phideas we know how time consuming R&D can be. The knowledge we’ve gained and the investigation process we’ve implemented all over those years allow us to accelerate R&D and come up with innovative proposals that considerably reduces time-to-market. Sometimes we bring in expert partners for specific projects. At last we also have experience in IP protection and can advise on the best way to move forward should your organisation decide to apply for a patent.


  1. 186,000 elderly people are now wearing Phideas e-Health smartwatch in China to facilitate remote health monitoring to hospital doctors and carers. Each watch is equipped with various sensors constantly reporting data of medical interest – such has heart rate measurements – to servers. Phideas is now looking for partners to […]

  2. Chengdu, June 2016. Alfonso de Arribas de Renedo – CEO of Phideas – is currently participating in 2016 China Global Innovation & Entrepreneurship Fair in Chengdu. Alfonso de Arribas de Renedo – Phideas CEO – (right) with Jean-Marie Rousseau du Barry – TAO Itineris CEO – (left) at 2016 China […]

  3. Dublin, Tuesday October 20th 2015. Phideas CEO Alfonso de Arribas de Renedo has been invited to be a speaker at the 10th EU-China Business & Technology Cooperation Fair which is China’s leading event for cooperation between European and Chinese organisations in areas such as ICT and Smart Cities, sustainability, environmental […]

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Timeline posts
  1. Data analysis is an essential part of Big Data. A variety of tools and programming languages allow to analyze data streams and combine different data sources for new insights. Here's an infographic comparing two of those tools. R Vs Python elaborated by the guys from Datacamp.

  2. The Internet of Things connect devices such as everyday consumers objectsand industrial equipment onto the Internet enabling information gathering and management of these devices via software, apps, etc. to increase efficiency, enable new services, or achieve other heath, safety, or environmental benefits. The Internet of Things is used in connected homes, wearables, connected cities, connected cars, industrial Internet. Smartphones have now become the personal gateway to the IoT. Since the IoT by definition generate voluminous amounts of unstructured data, the availability of big data analytics is a key enabler.

  3. Wearable technology is a technology incorporated into things you wear. It could be anything from a smart watch, augmented reality glasses, a personal health monitor in the form of a bracelet, a shirt, etc. Wearable technology is increasingly becoming part of our day-to-day lives and less intrusive - something at Phideas we've been very keen on since our foundation in 2002.

  4. This wearable technology infographic takes a look at the future of wearable technology and how organizations are attempting to address needs that consumers never knew they had. The most well known wearable tech items on the market today are aimed at integrating current technologies and increasing efficiency on the go.

  5. Smart Systems and the Internet Of Things are driven by a combination of sensors and actuators, connectivity, people and processes. GPS location data receivers, eyes and ears using cameras and microphone along with sensory organs that can measure everything from temperature to pressure changes. Networked inputs can be combined into bi-directional systems that integrate data, people, processes and systems for better decision making. The interactions between these entities are creating new types of smart applications and services such as smart parking sensors, activity trackers, smart thermostats, smart outlets, etc. Diverse applications include smart cities e.g. transport and mobility, buildings infrastructure, also health, home consumer and more. Compound applications include smart cities and transportation, smart home and healthcare, etc.

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Ireland (HQ): 38/39 Fitzwilliam Square, Dublin 2, Ireland - China: Chengdu, Sichuan Province, China

Do you have a geolocation tracking, connected health, big data or urban innovation project? We can help!