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Wearable for women's safety wins $1 million XPrize

Wearable for women's safety wins $1 million XPrize

Jun 14, 2018 India
Leaf Wearables- an Indian startup which raised $250,000 in 2016 to launch their first product SAFER- A Smart Pendant for Women Safety, has now won the $1 million Women's Safety XPRIZE.
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IDTechEx TVWearable allows users to control smart tech with hand gestures

Wearable allows users to control smart tech with hand gestures

May 28, 2018 United States
New technology could make controlling text or other mobile applications as simple as "1-2-3." Using acoustic chirps emitted from a ring and received by a wristband, like a smartwatch, the system is able to recognize 22 different micro finger gestures that could be programmed to various commands — including a T9 keyboard interface, a set of numbers, or application commands like playing or stopping music.
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Fossil Group and PUMA sprinting into watches and wearables

Fossil Group and PUMA sprinting into watches and wearables

Apr 26, 2018 United States
Fossil Group Inc and PUMA SE signed a global license partnership agreement for the design, development and distribution of PUMA watches and smartwatches through 2028.
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Nanoparticle films for high-density data storage

Nanoparticle films for high-density data storage

Apr 10, 2018 United States
New holographic data storage medium could enable wearable technology that captures and stores detailed 3-D images.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.