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One to watch for manufacturers of new smart wearables

One to watch for manufacturers of new smart wearables

Feb 12, 2018 United Kingdom
Smart wearables currently perform services such as measuring calorie consumption, the number of steps taken, and how long the wearer sleeps. The appetite amongst consumers is growing, but so too is the technology and capabilities of the items themselves.
Wearable helps fight addiction

Wearable helps fight addiction

Feb 9, 2018 United States
WearIT is a scientific framework that uses a wearable device — such as a Fitbit or Apple watch — along with a smartphone and a web server to detect indicators of stress and/or anxiety in the person wearing the device.
Potentially life-saving health monitor

Potentially life-saving health monitor

Jan 19, 2018 United Kingdom
Sick babies in remote parts of the world could be monitored from afar, thanks to new wearable technology.
Personal thermostat startup heats up for commercialisation

Personal thermostat startup heats up for commercialisation

Oct 2, 2017 United States
Sitting in a stifling subway car or walking Boston's cold winter streets may soon become more bearable, thanks to a "personal thermostat" wristband.
Good vibrations reduce muscle aches

Good vibrations reduce muscle aches

Sep 12, 2017 New Zealand
New research shows wearable vibration technology can reduce muscle aches and pain after strenuous exercise, benefiting those suffering from tired and sore bodies.
Interactive visual novel

Interactive visual novel

Sep 6, 2017 Canada
Makers of the popular customizable smartband, Nex, has announced the introduction of its first choose your own adventure visual novel.
Can LTE kickstart the smart watch industry?

Can LTE kickstart the smart watch industry?

Aug 10, 2017 Worldwide
There are numerous rumours floating around the internet this week regarding the Apple Watch 3 and its ability to connect to the internet. While the smart watch industry and wearables more generally have seen a lot of success in recent years and more so forecast for the future, the Apple Watch and many of its competitors have been tied to a smartphone via a Bluetooth connection, restricting its value to little more than a second screen.
IDTechEx TVWearable to prevent sexual assault

Wearable to prevent sexual assault

Aug 8, 2017 United States
The team demonstrate the practicality of their unobtrusive design with user studies that support the technological development.
IDTechEx TVBiofeedback technology helping improve balance in Parkinson's patients

Biofeedback technology helping improve balance in Parkinson's patients

Jul 11, 2017 United States
A research team is developing a system that guides patients through a series of balance exercises using wearable technology.
The flexible future of electronics

The flexible future of electronics

Jul 7, 2017 United States
Flexible hybrid electronics can be bent or stretched. Picture pulling a wand from your pocket, unfurling a scroll, and watching a movie on a desktop-size screen.
IDTechEx TVWearable payments trial

Wearable payments trial

Jun 30, 2017 Netherlands
A select group of Amsterdam bank ABN Amro customers has begun piloting payments using NFC-enabled rings supplied by Kerv and smartwatches.